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Housed at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogues and conferences involving scholars and practitioners on key financial market issues. Through these activities, the center enriches the intellectual life of the University and the Washington-based policy community, and contributes to an informed public discussion regarding critical financial market debates.

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  • Crystal Palace: Waterford Wedgwood Turnaround Pays Off Big for KPS Capital

    Michael Psaros is a Georgetown alumnus and member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors. He is the co-founder and managing partner of KPS Capital.  

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  • An Interview With Jon Lynch

    Jon Lynch is an undergraduate alumnus and member of the Georgetown McDonough Board of Advisors. He was recently on campus for Spring Leadership meetings, and we sat down with him to discuss his career path and experiences at Georgetown.

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  • MATH Briefing Series: Public Sector Pensions – Challenges and Solutions

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in partnership with the Milken Institute, hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on “Public Sector Pension – Challenges and Solutions” on March 19, 2015, as part of the center’s Markets and the Hill (MATH) Briefing Series. The briefing addressed the current state of pensions for state and local government employees, the challenges these pension plans face in the medium to long term, and federal regulatory developments aimed at this issue.

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  • CEO of Morgan Stanley Discusses Financial Industry with Students

    James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, addressed nearly 200 students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Feb. 5, including many who have already accepted full-time positions and internships at the company.

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  • Reena Aggarwal Featured in Directors & Boards

    Reena Aggarwal, McDonough Professor of Business Administration, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance, and director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy, contributed a guest column to the third quarter 2014 issue of Directors & Boards.

    The column, “Negative Votes Have Consequences,” discusses whether shareholders’ dissenting votes have consequences for directors nominated for elections and cites Aggarwal’s study conducted with Sandeep Dahiya and N. Prabhala, “The Power of Shareholder Votes: Evidence from Director Elections.”

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  • Execs Give Students Glimpse of Life on Wall Street

    Women representing 10 top financial companies shared their advice on landing jobs and internships at the sixth annual Women on Wall Street event, held Jan. 8 for some 300 male and female students in Lohrfink Auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Financial Management Association.

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  • Center Holds Capitol Hill Briefing on Housing Finance Reform

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in partnership with the Milken Institute, recently hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on “Housing Finance Reform: Market Developments and Opportunities in 2015,” as part of the center’s Markets and the Hill (MATH) Briefing Series.

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  • Can Wall Street Stage an MBA Comeback?

    About 75 students attended the Wall Street Trek organized by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business this October, including Anuj Khatiwada, who worked in the education field for five years before heading to business school. He signed up for the trek because he knew he wanted to get a few years of experience in finance right out of school, an experience he believes will place him in a good position to land jobs in other sectors later in his career. During his trip to New York in October, he met bankers from Citibank, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Barclays, among others.

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  • Bonds: Anatomy of a Market Meltdown

    James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University, says the U.S. Treasury market should be regulated in a different way now that it has embraced electronic trading. “When people use computers to provide prices across markets [liquidity] can be withdrawn in a heartbeat,” he says. “How much market liquidity really exists under this type of market structure and what changes should be made are the questions for regulators.” 

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