Finance

Stacks of hundred dollar bills
A growing number of people are considering investing in private equity funds. Given the low returns available elsewhere, they may be interested in putting money into funds that invest in startups or undertake acquisitions. In fact, even the smallest investors may start seeing private equity funds...
Buildings with Lehman Brothers written on their scrolling screens
Ever since the great financial crisis, financial reformers have pushed banks to prevent future taxpayer bailouts by adopting “bail-in” mechanisms. One increasingly popular strategy, encouraged by the Basel III framework for banking regulation, is for banks to issue “contingent convertible” bonds...
Anat Admati
Has the banking system been made sufficiently safe and healthy in the years since Lehman Brothers collapsed? To Stanford finance professor Anat Admati, the answer is an unequivocal no. She started scrutinizing the question four years ago, dismayed by what she and colleagues referred in a paper to...
Art piece "The Answer" by Ludwig Deutsch (1883)
Whether it was desire to promote the art of their homeland, or to go back to a time in history, these art collectors started with an inspiration that led them to purchase or commission their first piece of artwork. Now, these three art aficionados have amassed highly-regarded collections which...
Professor Joshua Rauh
The first massive open online course (MOOC) created and run by Stanford Graduate School of Business — called The Finance of Retirement and Pensions — concluded on January 24, 2014, with a live symposium on the Stanford campus featuring top-performing teams from the course’s final project. This...
Stanford GSB MOOC Symposium Presentations
The top performers out of 44,000 participants in the first massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Stanford Graduate School of Business converged at Stanford on Friday, January 24, 2014, to present during a live symposium titled “Innovative Ideas for the Future of U.S. Public Sector Pensions...
U.S. Social Security checks
To fiscal hawks, and some political centrists, “mandatory’’ entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security are at the heart of unsustainable, out-of-control federal spending. Mandatory programs, unlike “discretionary” programs, continue year after year and essentially run on autopilot...
Disaster relief efforts
Few companies took a bigger hit to their reputation in recent years than JPMorgan Chase. Among many other blows, it agreed to pay $20 billion this fall to settle federal investigations and investor lawsuits about misrepresenting the quality of mortgages it sold during the housing bubble. Small...

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