Center for Investor Welfare E-blast

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We have many exciting things happening this month, including an event panel and groundbreaking research.

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Research

Aggressive Trading Likely Leads to Large Losses
The Review of Financial Studies, 2009

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As more and more people invest to save for college educations and their retirements, research shows that aggressive trading in these accounts can lead to large losses. Professor Brad Barber has published “Just How Much Do Individual Investors Lose by Trading?” in The Review of Financial Studies in collaboration with Y-Tsung Lee of National Chengchi University, Y-Jane Liu of the Guanghua School, Peking University and National Chenggchi University, and Terrance Odean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Video

MBA Consulting Center in Action: Brocade

MBA Consulting Center in Action: Brocade

The GSM recently had the opportunity to partner up with Brocade on a specially tailored three-month project for Brocade’s treasury group. Students were tasked with developing a new theoretical methodology to explore prioritization and risk mitigation investment. See the video for a look at the full experience.

Faculty

Brad M. Barber
Professor of Finance

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Course Taught: Financial Theory and Policy

Research Expertise: Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior

Consulting: Litigation support for financial fraud, antitrust, lost profits cases

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Finance, University of Chicago
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • B.S., Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana

Fast Facts

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Overview

The Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility

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The Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility advocates for improved corporate practices, educates investors through research and outreach, and better prepare MBA students for today’s global business arena.

Directed by finance Professor Brad M. Barber, an internationally renowned expert on investor psychology and investing, the center draws on the expertise of Graduate School of Management faculty engaged in research related to investor welfare, corporate fraud, white-collar crime, corporate ethics and social responsibility.

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News Release

UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Spotlight Story

Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

Spotlight Story

MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

Spotlight Story

UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.