The Finance Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience in the financial industry.
The Finance Area equips students with the skills to become globally oriented, financially sophisticated, and ethically minded in their use of finance to address complex global challenges. Through research and scholarship, the faculty studies the functioning of the global financial system to shape the responsible transformation of financial practice and global business. The finance faculty conducts research on a range of topics, from IPOs to personal wealth management.
Georgetown University finance professor James Angel and I connected on Skype at about 5 p.m. Eastern time on a Monday evening — markets had been closed for an hour. We pulled up the Nasdaq website and watched Facebook shares in after-hours trading. For the most part, trades were small — five-share trades, 1,000-share trades, 27-share trades. Angel said those small trades are probably retail investors. But then two huge trades came in for 300,000 Facebook shares a piece. We can’t tell who made those trades, but given their size, Angel said it’s probably an institutional trade — likely a mutual fund or a pension fund. “Somebody was eager to get that trade done today,” Angel said.
As we seek to deepen our collaborations with Washington, D.C.’s global business and policy community, we are excited to work closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration to combine our expertise to imagine the future of fintech and blockchain technology and their impacts on global business, policy, and competitiveness,” said Dr. Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “We seek to capitalize on our distinctive qualities, which include our D.C. location, our Jesuit values, and the broader community of thought leaders found throughout the University and our alumni network, to ensure our graduates and faculty are equipped to address the world’s most complex issues. This partnership is one example of how Georgetown McDonough is making an impact...."Serving as the Georgetown University point of contact for this agreement is the Center for Financial Markets and Policy (CFMP). Housed in the University’s Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, one of the top business schools in the Americas ranked by The Financial Times, the CFMP provides thought leadership for global finance by fostering discussion on critical policy and regulatory issues related to global financial markets. The CFMP will collaborate closely with its counterpart, ITA’s Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, whose main objectives are to help (1) strengthen global competitiveness of U.S. financial services firms and (2) expand access to finance for U.S. exporters and their foreign buyers.
“Having a ticker symbol that is unique, that is consistent with the company’s branding, is important because companies need to market their stock like they market their products,” said James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.