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Cdfis Stepping Into The Breach: An Impact Evaluation—Summary Report, Michael Swack, Eric Hangen, Jack Northrup 2015 University of New Hampshire

Cdfis Stepping Into The Breach: An Impact Evaluation—Summary Report, Michael Swack, Eric Hangen, Jack Northrup

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

This report summarizes research undertaken by the Carsey School of Public Policy to evaluate impacts of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund on CDFIs and of the CDFI industry on the people and communities it serves. In summary, we find a variety of evidence indicating that CDFIs are advancing the statutory purposes of the CDFI Fund to promote economic revitalization and community development through the provision of credit, capital and financial services to underserved populations and communities in the United States


Getting The Most Out Of Your 401(K), Emily G. Brown JD, Jeanne Medeiros JD 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

Getting The Most Out Of Your 401(K), Emily G. Brown Jd, Jeanne Medeiros Jd

Pension Action Center Publications

Planning for your retirement is an active and ongoing endeavor. It requires a certain amount of diligence and knowledge to ensure you have an adequate amount of financial stability at retirement. In order to safeguard your economic security, it is important to know if you are getting the most out of your 401(k) retirement savings account. This factsheet provides basic information about enrolling in a 401(k) retirement savings account and important items to keep in mind once you are enrolled.


From Pit To Electronic Trading: Impact On Price Volatility, Lucjan T. Orlowski 2015 Sacred Heart University

From Pit To Electronic Trading: Impact On Price Volatility, Lucjan T. Orlowski

WCOB Faculty Publications

This paper investigates the dynamics of price volatility and trading volume of 10-year U.S. Treasury note futures within the context of transition from pit to electronic trading. The analysis is conducted over four discernible phases of futures trading evolution: the pit-only phase, the leap to electronic trading, and the electronic trading dominant phase, which is divided further into two periods, the before and after the financial crisis of 2007/2009. Generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity with in-mean conditional variance and generalized error distribution parameterization (GARCH-M-GED) tests are conducted to examine the conditional volatility of total returns index as a function ...


Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock

Faculty Scholarship

This chapter of the Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance examines the role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the role of regulation in encouraging institutional investors to become active stewards. I approach these topics through asking what lessons we can draw from the U.S. experience for the E.U.’s 2014 proposed amendments to the Shareholder Rights Directive.

I begin by defining the institutional investor category, and summarizing the growth of institutional investors’ equity holdings over time. I then briefly survey how institutional investors themselves are governed and how they organize share voting. This leads me ...


Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed 2015 University of Saskatchewan

Financial Institutions And The Taxi-Cab Industry: An Exploratory Study In Canada, Amarjit Gill, Nahum Biger, Leo Paul Dana, John D D. Obradovich, Ansari Mohamed

Leo- Paul Dana

A current challenge taxi-cab owner/operators face in Canada is the lack of financing for taxi-cabs. This article examines business opportunities and lending risk; it also provides risk management strategies for financial institutions to manage the risk of lending to the taxi-cab industry. Members of the boards of directors and shareholders from the Canadian taxi-cab industry, and lenders from financial institutions that do not provide financing to taxi-cab owner/operators, were interviewed. Board members and shareholders were asked about their perceptions regarding business opportunity, risk, and their willingness to provide collateral for taxi-cab loans. Lenders of financial institutions were asked ...


Cyclical Economic Impacts On Aggregated Fiscal Imbalance Levels In The United States, Douglas Arthur Merriman 2015 Walden University

Cyclical Economic Impacts On Aggregated Fiscal Imbalance Levels In The United States, Douglas Arthur Merriman

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Cyclical Economic Impacts on Aggregated Fiscal Imbalance Levels in the United States

by

Douglas A. Merriman

MSM, University of Maryland University College, 2004

BS, Central Washington University, 1983

Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy

Applied Management and Decision Science

Walden University

July 2015

The impacts of cyclical economic volatility on state-level fiscal imbalance levels have gained attention, given that beginning in late 2007, the United States experienced the deepest and longest-lasting recession in its history. The problem addressed by this study was whether there was a statistically significant relationship between certain ...


An Analysis Of Mortgage Modification In Chapter 13: The Viable Options For Debtors During Primary Residence Mortgage Modification, Tara M. Parente 2015 Barry University

An Analysis Of Mortgage Modification In Chapter 13: The Viable Options For Debtors During Primary Residence Mortgage Modification, Tara M. Parente

Tara M. Parente

This paper explores viable options for debtors during primary residence mortgage modification under a Chapter 13 plan. Primarily, this paper highlights the sub-prime mortgage crisis and how it exacerbated the use of consumer bankruptcy. Furthermore, this paper explains the effects of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Prevention Act of 2005 and its limitations on a debtors' ability to modify a mortgage on a principal mortgage.


Exploring Small Ghanaian And U.S. Banks' Efficiency During The 2007-2009 Financial Crisis, Reuben Ashitey Amarh 2015 Walden University

Exploring Small Ghanaian And U.S. Banks' Efficiency During The 2007-2009 Financial Crisis, Reuben Ashitey Amarh

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The adverse effect of small bank closures in the United States from 2007 to 2009 required $7 trillion from United States taxpayers to rescue the United States economy. This comparative case study explored the reasons that led to differences in efficiency in small banks in the United States and Ghana during the 2007 to 2009 period. This research was driven by the contingency theory, which states leaders perform well if they change their styles of leadership to suit the situation at hand. Semistructured interviews were employed to gather data from 20 senior and chief executives of small banks: 10 from ...


Dynamically Hedging Oil And Currency Futures Using Receding Horizontal Control And Stochastic Programming, Paul Edward Cottrell 2015 Walden University

Dynamically Hedging Oil And Currency Futures Using Receding Horizontal Control And Stochastic Programming, Paul Edward Cottrell

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

There is a lack of research in the area of hedging future contracts, especially in illiquid or very volatile market conditions. It is important to understand the volatility of the oil and currency markets because reduced fluctuations in these markets could lead to better hedging performance. This study compared different hedging methods by using a hedging error metric, supplementing the Receding Horizontal Control and Stochastic Programming (RHCSP) method by utilizing the London Interbank Offered Rate with the Levy process. The RHCSP hedging method was investigated to determine if improved hedging error was accomplished compared to the Black-Scholes, Leland, and Whalley ...


Determining Your Total Net Worth, Denver Burke 2014 SelectedWorks

Determining Your Total Net Worth, Denver Burke

Denver Burke

No abstract provided.


4th And 205: How A Rush Of Global Comments Blocked The Sec’S First Attempted Punt Of Attorney-Client Privilege Under Sarbanes-Oxley, John Paul Lucci 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

4th And 205: How A Rush Of Global Comments Blocked The Sec’S First Attempted Punt Of Attorney-Client Privilege Under Sarbanes-Oxley, John Paul Lucci

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Closer Look At The Impact Of Quantitative Easing On The Capital Markets: Garch Analysis Of The Exchange Traded Funds Market, Nicholas R. Duafala 2014 Hood College

A Closer Look At The Impact Of Quantitative Easing On The Capital Markets: Garch Analysis Of The Exchange Traded Funds Market, Nicholas R. Duafala

Undergraduate Economic Review

This paper analyzes the effects of quantitative easing (QE) on the capital markets by modeling exchange traded funds (ETFs) returns using a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) methodology. The results show that the 10-Year Treasury yields are significant in the returns of some sectors of the economy more so than others, and the Federal Funds Futures trading volume is significant in all ETFs return volatility. The implications of these results not only provide information about the reaction of the ETF market and QE, but also provide insight for developing investment strategies.


New Student Investment Club Launches, Bridget M. lyons 2014 Sacred Heart University

New Student Investment Club Launches, Bridget M. Lyons

Bridget Lyons

Sacred Heart University has launched a new extracurricular student venture where return on investment IS the return on investment! The mission of the SHU Student Investment Club will be to engage students—under the watchful guidance of faculty and professional financial advisers—to make prudent financial investments aimed at enriching the University’s endowment while teaching valuable skills and providing practical hands-on experiences.


Understanding The Specialized Language Of Retirement Plans, Emily G. Brown JD, Jeanne Medeiros JD 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Understanding The Specialized Language Of Retirement Plans, Emily G. Brown Jd, Jeanne Medeiros Jd

Pension Action Center Publications

Whether you are a participant in a defined benefit plan or a defined contribution plan, the realm of pension benefits can be tricky and confusing to navigate. Some of the terminology used might be unfamiliar to the average person. This glossary of common terms associated with retirement plans is meant to serve as a helpful resource for plan participants.


Understanding The Differences Between Defined Benefit Pension And Defined Contribution, Emily G. Brown JD, Jeanne Medeiros JD 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Understanding The Differences Between Defined Benefit Pension And Defined Contribution, Emily G. Brown Jd, Jeanne Medeiros Jd

Pension Action Center Publications

In recent years, more and more employers are offering employees defined contribution plans instead of defined benefit plans. Although, there has been a shift away from the defined benefit pension plan, it is important for employees to understand the difference and value of both pension plans.

Each type of pension plan has both advantages and disadvantages. What may appear as an advantage to one person might seem to be a disadvantage to another person. For example, a person who spends all or most of her career with a single employer will have very different concerns from someone who changes jobs ...


Padipoker.Com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, di rosie 2014 AMA Computer Learning Center - Cubao, Quezon City

Padipoker.Com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia, Di Rosie

di rosie

Data Peserta Kontes SEO 855Online: NAMA: Yanurizca Kusworo EMAIL: yuditakusworo@gmail.com BANK: BCA 0331859655 a/n Yanurizca Kusworo PADIPOKER.com Agent Judi Poker Situs Poker Online Teraman Dan Terpercaya Indonesia adalah pemimpin dunia dalam game online dan taruhan olahraga dengan lebih dari 450.000 klien di 100 negara di seluruh dunia. Perusahaan ini resmi didirikan di Swedia pada tahun 2006 dan saat ini berlisensi melalui Malta. Betsafe menawarkan beberapa produk dan layanan game yang berbeda, tetapi banyak pelanggan telah menyatakan bahwa Sportsbook nya adalah kepala di antara mereka. Perusahaan mengambil taruhan pada berbagai olahraga, dan taruhan individu dapat dibuat ...


Financial Advice For Professional Sportspeople, John Karaffa 2014 Liberty University

Financial Advice For Professional Sportspeople, John Karaffa

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Theories And Practices Of Islamic Finance And Exchange Laws: Poverty Of Interest, Ahmed E. SOUAIAIA 2014 University of Iowa

Theories And Practices Of Islamic Finance And Exchange Laws: Poverty Of Interest, Ahmed E. Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

While Islamic scriptures clearly prohibit profiting from the poor, supposedly sharī'ah-compliant Islamic financial and exchange laws circumvent prohibitions and limitations on ribā, monopolism, debt, and risk while failing to address the fundamental purpose behind the prohibitions—mitigating poverty. This work provides a historical survey of the principles that shape Islamic finance and exchange laws, reviews classical and modern interpretations and practices in the banking and exchange sectors, and suggests a normative model rooted in the interpretation of Islamic sources of law reconstructed from paradigmatic cases. Financial systems that overlook the nexus between poverty and usury harm both the economy ...


Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema 2014 Dordt College

Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema

Faculty Work

Presentation covers opportunities to engage 3rd-12th grade students in hands-on financial and economic materials that meet Iowa's content requirements. This session will introduce you to the Dordt College Center for Economic Education, the services available and free resources available to teachers.


Shu Announces New Master’S In Finance And Investment Management Degree, Kwamie Dunbar 2014 Sacred Heart University

Shu Announces New Master’S In Finance And Investment Management Degree, Kwamie Dunbar

Kwamie Dunbar

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business will be launching a new master’s in finance and investment management degree in the fall of 2015. Kwamie Dunbar, assistant professor of finance, is the interim director of the new program.


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