Isenberg in the News-September 16-27

September 30, 2013


A compilation that collects recent news about Isenberg that has appeared in the print and electronic media.

With Isenberg's annual Isenberg Career Day on the horizon, Danica Porter of Macy's, one of 80 companies that will attend, explains why Isenberg students and Macy's are such a good fit. More (9/26/13)


By the end of 2012--in just three years--the European Union's periphery nations--Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain--as an aggregate had restored their current account balances to mid-1990 levels, observed Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody's Investor Services. Dr. Vinhas de Souza spoke at Isenberg on September 20 in Moody's Finance Research Seminar series, sponsored by Moody's Corporation. More (9/25/13)


Ben Branch, a professor of finance at Isenberg, comments in the Springfield Republican/ on Massachusetts 5th District U.S. Representative hopeful Karen Spilka's support for a renewed Glass-Steagall Act and proposed higher capital holding requirements by large banks.  More (9/23/13)


Risk arbitragers can hamper an M&A deal by trying to prevent it from going through at a price they feel is too low, noted Isenberg finance professor Ben Branch in an article on the website, BuzzFeed. The article focused on activist investors impeding mergers and acquisitions. More (9/24/13)


Two Isenberg alumni with extensive senior executive experience captivated hundreds of students with career and business insights in the Dean's professional development seminar for first-year Isenberg students. David Fubini '76 (Marketing), Director with McKinsey & Company, and David O'Leary '81 MBA, former Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with State Street Corporation, gave students their take on networking, interviewing, teamwork, mentorships, and "hard" versus "soft" business skills. More (9/15/13)


Isenberg Career Day on October 3rd (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will attract 1,200 students and 80 employers to the Campus Center Auditorium. "The diverse scope of recruiting companies will ensure opportunities for students in all of our seven majors," notes Melissa Salva, Director of Recruiting Operations at Isenberg's Chase Career Center. Karin Gilmartin, Campus Talent Acquisition Leader with McGladrey LLP, describes her firm's interest in the event and Isenberg students. More (9/19/13)


The Minutemen Equity Fund (MEF), a portfolio managed principally by Isenberg students, has outperformed rival student-managed funds on the UMass Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell campuses. During the fiscal year spanning June 2012-May 2013, the MEF returned 15.62% on its portfolio, narrowly topping its closest rival, UMass Lowell. More (September 18, 2013)


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