Gatton College of Business and Economics senior finance majors Tyler May, Joseph Back and Joy Gilfillan brought home the grand prize at this year’s national stock pitch competition hosted recently by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. The competition brings students together with leaders from the investment community to showcase their skills in equity research and fundamental analysis, and to pitch stocks and get industry pros to evaluate them and give feedback on their work.


Will Gerken's article, co-authored with Steve Dimmock, entitled "How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team" was just published in the Harvard Business Review.


Joy Gilfillan, Joseph Back, and Tyler May, finance seniors from the Gatton College participated and won this years national stock pitch competition, hosted by the Terry Business College within the University of Georgia. The previous students participated within the Fall 2017, Finance 485 pitch competition, moving on to represent the class within the national competition which accepted submissions from over 40 private and public universities throughout the US.


Dr. Mark Liu, Associate Professor of Finance, has been invited as a guest editor of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal’s special issue on Asian Risk Management.


Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation featured a post on Will Gerken's article

(co-authored with Stephen Dimmock, Zoran Ivkovich, and Scott Weisbenner) entitled "Capital Gains Lock-In and Governance Choices".

The blog post can be found here: https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2018/02/18/capital-gains-lock-in-and-governance-choices/


The CFA Research Challenge Team won the 10th Annual CFA Society Louisville Research Challenge held on February 7, 2018 against a field of local colleges such as University of Louisville and Indiana. The team consists of Gatton students: Joseph Back, Camden Booker, Tyler Harris and Kevin Short. The team was also assisted by industry mentor Jeff Thomison. The team will next compete at the CFA Americas (winning teams from other CFA chapters in North and South America) in Boston, MA on March 19-20, 2018.


Congratulations to Leo Li, David Rubenstein, Eric Winkler for passing Level I of the CFA exam. This exam is the first step in earning the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. This exam has only a 43% pass rate. All three students were awarded scholarships through Gatton to take the exam.


The Gatton College of Business and Economics is proud to announce the first University of Kentucky stock pitch competition in spring 2018. This event provides an opportunity for students to carry out creative, value-added research in stock investing and to obtain real-world insights about business. Sponsored by the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and the Gatton College, the competition is open to all students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or master’s-level programs at the University of Kentucky.


Leonce Bargeron presented “What is revealed when firms repurchase against short selling?” (with Alice Bonaime) at the 2018 American Finance Association meeting in Philadelphia.


The Pelissier Scholarship and NYC Trip Application for 2018 is now open through January 26, 2018. The visit will be in New York City from May 16, 2018 to May 24, 2018. Visits to Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, KKR, Mizuho, Redburn, NYSE and other firms will be scheduled during the period. Visits will vary in length from one to three hours and occasionally may exceed three hours. Evening visits may be scheduled. A faculty member will be leading the trip.