Yaacov Kopeliovich

Answers to Your Questions About the Interest Rate Increase

UConn Today– The Federal Reserve Board announced Wednesday that it would raise interest rates just in time for the new year. During its meeting on Dec. 14, the Federal Open Market Committee voted for a 0.25 percentage-point increase, raising the federal funds interest rate to 0.75 percent. It was the first increase since an identical rate boost at this time last year, which was the first increase in almost a decade.

Yaacov Kopeliovich, assistant professor-in-residence in the Department of Finance, discusses what the increase means for the economy and consumers. Kopeliovich recently left a career in industry to join UConn. Now he instructs students on such current issues as the microstructure of specific markets and the contemporary way that financial institutions manage their financial assets and set their targets.

Student Interview: Yaacov Kopeliovich

EDHEC Business SchoolYou recently obtained a faculty position in the Finance department of the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. You are the first of our graduates in the executive track of the programme to become a permanent faculty member in an academic institution. This is quite a career change. Can you tell us what made this change possible?

On 31 August 2015 when I entered to give my first lecture as a new faculty of the finance department in the University of Connecticut, I completed a personal
journey transferring from industry to academia. Let me try to capture in a few sentences the main stages of this career change.

UConn Business School Announces 10 New Professors

Hartford Business Journal – The UConn School of Business has welcomed 10 new professors to this year’s faculty roster.

Reverse Stress Testing

Finance Professor Wins Best Paper Award for Creating Insightful, Novel Method of Risk Assessment

Finance professor Yaacov Kopeliovich and his RiXtrema research team colleagues have won the 2015 Peter L. Bernstein Award for Best Paper for their work titled, “Robust Risk Estimation and Hedging: A Reverse Stress Testing Approach.”

The article originally appeared in the Journal of Derivatives in May 2015. It was selected by a three-person review committee and was chosen from a pool of nominations from 11 top financial journals. The judges looked for an original or new approach to the field or subject of study; surprising and/or insightful results or implications; and both practical and academic relevance.Continue Reading

New Faculty Members

School of Business Welcomes 10 New Professors, Each ‘Well Chosen’

View of UConn School of Business (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
View of UConn School of Business (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

During the first faculty meeting of the new semester, Dean John A. Elliott formally welcomed 10 new faculty members to the UConn School of Business.

“The group is a mix of tenure track, in-residence and visiting professors. They range widely in experience, but each is well chosen,” he said. “Our students, our research mission, and our role in advancing the success of our corporate partners, and the state, will all be well served by their engagement.”Continue Reading