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Finance Faculty in the News

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • IEX Founder Brad Katsuyama Aims to Change How U.S. Stock Markets Function

    By seeking to expand, IEX is also becoming a bigger target. “You can expect the existing players to fight for their market share, which they’ve been doing for years in a dog-eat-dog business,” James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University, said. “Can IEX deliver a product that’s better than the other solutions that are out there? At the end of the day, that’s going to determine their success or failure.”


  • Bank of America's $17 Billion Penalty is Arguably Too Little, Definitely Too Late

    "Think of the message it sends," says James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "Let's say you're a sleazy bond trader and you can't think beyond this year's bonus, and you kind of look the other way at some of the dodgy stuff your department might be selling, and six years from now your employer pays the penalty. Is that going to deter you from doing anything bad?"


  • Dollar Stores Adapt to an Improving Economy

    Even some staples are a hard sell. Like food, which Sandeep Dahiya, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says dollar stores have been increasingly getting into. “The operations involved in selling something that has low shelf life is very different than selling soap. Soap doesn’t go bad... If that three pound chuck doesn’t get sold today tomorrow it will be thrown out,” he says.


  • Overstock’s Radical Plan to Reinvent the Stock Market With Bitcoin

    James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University and a visiting professor at the Wharton School of Business who specializes in the nuts and bolts of the economic system, calls this a “really interesting idea.” But he believes that the plan in unlikely to receive much support from the SEC and the Wall Street.


  • When is Joining a Bull Market Asking for Trouble?

    Wouldn’t it be great if the stock market was just more straightforward? When individual investors wait out an iffy market until stocks seem strong enough to buy, a decline could be imminent. Or, says James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, "since there are still plenty of people still on the sidelines, it could be a sign that the great bull market is going to get even stronger.”


  • Is the Economy Returning to an ‘Old Normal’?

    “James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, offers cautious short-term optimism and long-term concern. "The economy is improving at a glacially slow pace, and the auto industry is humming, and things may not be recovering as fast as we would like. But we’re getting closer to normal economic growth," Angel says. "In the long term, we are in a demographic transition, people are living longer and there is an entitlement crisis."”


  • Chinese Business Like Alibaba Face Trust Gap

    “China is such an important economy in the world and its companies are playing such important roles, they will have to mend their ways a little bit to gain acceptance in the global economy,” says Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and business administration at Georgetown University. “Both the West and the East will have to adapt as things change in the next 10 years."


  • Marijuana Stock Fans Fuming Mad at Feds for Trading Shutdown

    “If the SEC says something, it could jeopardize an investigation," says Professor Jim Angel of Georgetown University. " But it's extraordinarily frustrating as an investor." The SEC says it does this to protect the public and is "mindful of the seriousness of suspensions" according to its Investor Bulletin on Trading Suspensions. The SEC declined to comment beyond a series of press releases and orders.”


  • 6 Bond-Fund Building Blocks for Retirement Savers

    An article by William Droms: “A diversified portfolio of bond funds that differ in their objectives provides a portfolio that seeks to minimize the overall risk of fixed-income securities. Using mutual funds offers a simple and low-cost way to own a portfolio of U.S., international and global bonds that provide diversification across and within fixed-income asset categories.”