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UC Davis Symposium on Financial Institutions & Intermediaries 2011
Welcome to the Inaugural UC Davis Symposium on Financial Institutions & Intermediaries

Conference Schedule, 3102 Gallagher Hall
April 1, 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

6:30 PM-8:30 PM  Informal gathering at Bistro 33 for drinks & conversation 

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011

8:00 AM-8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast (Downstairs Atrium, Gallagher Hall)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Lukasz Pomorski, U. Toronto

Is Bigger Better? Size and performance in pension plan management
Discussant  Greg Kadlec, Virginia Tech

9:30am-10:30am

Ro Gutierrez, Univeristy of Oregon
On Economies of Scale and Persistent Performance in Corporate-Bond Mutual Funds
Discussant  Eric Zitzewitz, Dartmouth
Break  Downstairs Atrium (Coffee)

10:50am-11:50am

Prachi Deuskar, University of Illinois
The Good, the Bad or the Expensive – Which Mutual Fund Managers Join Hedge Funds
Discussant  David Musto, Wharton University of Pennslyvania
Keynote Luncheon  Ballroom, Davis Hyatt

1:30pm-2:30pm 

Chris Schwarz, UC Irvine
Trust and Delegation
Discussant  Gavin Cassar, Wharton University of Pennsylvania

2:30pm – 3:30pm 

Vikas Agarwal, Georgia State
Inferring Reporting – Related Biases in Hedge Fund Databases from Hedge Fund Equity
Discussant  Wayne Ferson, University of Southern California

3:50pm – 5:00pm  Panel hosted by Erik Sirri, Babson

Topic: ‘40 act funds in a hedge – fund world

Panelists

Alan Seigerman, Forward Funds
Craig Dandurand, CalPERS
Peter Algert, Algert Coldiron Investors
Shane Shepherd, Research Affiliates

5:30pm – 8:00pm  Dinner at Seasons

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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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.

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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.

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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.