My San Antonio– In September 2008, Tim McMullan was working for one of the top investment firms in southwestern Connecticut. A year later, he had become his own boss.
CT Post– In May of 1896, when General Electric Co. joined 11 other companies in the debut of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, GE was the shining star of the dawning century, a technology manufacturer among bulk commodity firms with names like American Sugar, U.S. Leather, National Lead and United States Rubber.
Stamford Advocate – An embattled investment banking giant has downsized significantly in recent years in Connecticut. But a departure does not appear imminent.
Stamford Advocate – The Royal Bank of Scotland’s daisy-wheel logo still stands on top of 600 Washington Blvd. — even after many rounds of cutbacks at the downtown financial hub.
Battered by weak earnings and legal and regulatory pressures, the bank has slashed some 700 jobs in the past three years at its Americas headquarters. In an industry that has undergone seismic changes in the past decade, RBS is unlikely to bring back the lost positions. But the bank says Stamford remains vital to its business, and the firm’s strong ties to the area suggest it will carry on its curtailed Connecticut operations.
National Association of Women MBAs Thanks UConn for Its ‘Vital’ Contributions to Program’s Success
A plaque was presented in appreciation for the UConn School of Business hosting the 2016 NAWMBA Conference and Career Fair in Stamford last October. The plaque thanks the School and describes its contribution as vital to the success of the educational and networking conference.
AmericanTowns.com – Reelected: Dr. John Knopf is currently the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at the School of Business, UConn-Stamford. He has taught at a number of universities, including Towson State, NYU, Gothenburg, Pace and Seton Hall, and at the University of Connecticut since 2004. In addition, he has either written Expert Opinion Letters and/or Conducted Training for, among others, Credit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, ING, Metropolitan Life and Morgan Stanley. John serves on the Editorial Board of the UConn School of Business Magazine and the Journal of Emerging Market Finance and is the recipient of a number of awards and grants. He is also the author of numerous publications. John received his BA from Ithaca College, his MBA from Loyola College, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Finance from NYU.
The CLS Blue Sky Blog – Do managers seek control of the firm, or the level of ownership consistent with entrenchment? Entrenched managers own shares within a range which is high enough to give them control, but sufficiently low to make other shareholders bear the brunt of their non-value maximizing actions. There is a large literature on how entrenched managers can benefit themselves by extracting wealth from other shareholders, but conclusive evidence that managers seek entrenchment is currently lacking.