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Babson College ranked #11 in the US in Financial Management by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, among undergraduate business schools.

 

2014  

April

Richard Bliss was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor

February

Babson College placed 20th out of 52 teams at the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition this past weekend in Toronto. Supervised by Professor Ryan Davies, the team members were: Dineth Siriwardane, Robert Sternberg, Michael Winter, Walker Smith, Maria Pereda Ehrlich (all undergraduate juniors), and Eric Echelmeyer (2-year MBA). 

 This year's competition included cases on algorithmic trading, volatility strategies using options, institutional sales and trading, interest rate risk, quantitative open outcry, and commodities futures arbitrage. All of the cases required the construction of complex financial models, built using Excel VBA code and real-time data links.

 It is noteworthy that the team placed higher than teams representing some top ranked specialized and highly quantitative graduate programs, including:

University of Chicago - Financial Mathematics
UIUC
Stanford
Duke - Engineering
Ohio State
BU - Mathematical Finance
Cornell - Operations Research and Information Engineering
UCLA - Masters in Financial Engineering

 

2013

May

Professor Richard Bliss was once again honored with the prestigious Thomas Kennedy award for teaching excellence at the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday May 17, 2013. 

April

Babson hosts the 5th Annual Boston Area Finance Symposium.

February

A team of four undergraduates (Robert Sternberg, Kush Patel, Michael Winter and Dineth Siriwardane), supervised by Professor Ryan Davies, competed in the Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto. The team placed third (out of 48 teams) in the Quantitative Outcry case.

2012

August

Professor Ryan Davies is named faculty director of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance.

September

Professor Michael Goldstein was awarded the 2012 Award for Excellence in Scholarship

May

Professor Richard Bliss was honored with the prestigious Thomas Kennedy award for teaching excellence at the Graduate
Ceremony on Saturday May 19, 2012. 

2011

September

Professor Michael Goldstein was appointed as Chair of the Economic Advisory Committee of FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). 

professor Michael Goldstein was appointed as an Associate Editor of Financial Management.

Professor Richard Bliss received The Deans Excellence in Graduate Teaching award.  

Professor Ryan Davies received the Faculty Scholarship Award for his work on the microstructure of financial markets. 

March 3

Gang Hu was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

2010

November 13

A team of Babson seniors, Megan Cyr and Larina Kleynerman, placed 4th out of 26 teams at the Finance International Case Competition hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC. Professor Ryan Davies was the faculty advisor for the team.

October 23

A team of Babson students were invited to participate in the Tulane Energy Trading Competition at Tulane University. Professor Ryan Davies was the faculty advisor for the team.

September 13

Gang Hu received the Babson College Faculty Scholarship award.

June 2

Michael Goldstein will be participating in the SEC Market Structure Roundtable.

April

Ryan Davies was promoted to Associate Professor.

February 18-20

A team of Babson undergraduate students finished 2nd out of 44 teams at the 2010 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held at the University of Toronto. The team members were seniors Eric Drozdov, Tom Klein, Estelle Vaysburd and junior Khanh Ngo. The team received a cash prize of $2,500. The team was advised by finance professor, Ryan Davies. The competition involves multiple heats of five main cases: BP Commodity Case, Alpha ATS Sales and Trading Case, Quantitative Outcry, Credit Risk, and CIBC Algorithmic High Frequency Trading. Babson won the algorithmic trading case, beating undergraduate and graduate teams from top quantitative finance schools.

2009

November

A team of Babson undergraduate students lead by faculty advisor Professor Ryan Davies, won the bronze prize at the IIBD Case Competition at Hong Kong Baptist University. Team members were seniors Ada Chen (Quincy, MA), Tahira Adatia (Seattle, WA), Monique Stone (Franklin, MA), and junior Rajiv Singla (Rockville Centre, NY).

February 19-21

Babson wins first place! As faculty advisor Professor Ryan Davies lead a team of Babson undergraduate students, and won the Rotman International Trading Competition held at the University of Toronto. The team members were seniors Howard Soyfer, Gilbert Li, Serge Suchkov, and junior Eric Drozdov. The Babson team placed ahead of teams representing 38 top colleges and universities from around the world. The first place cash prize was $4,000.

2008

December 7

Michael Goldstein, Professor of Finance featured on NECN’s This Week in Business in a segment called “TWIB: Goldstein on jobs, auto industry.” Goldstein talks about the latest jobless figures, the future of the nation’s auto industry, President-elect Obama’s economic team and the recession.

October

Babson undergraduate team places second in the fourth annual Texas A&M F/X competition, and Babson undergraduate student Eric Drozduv came fifth overall in individual competition. The foreign exchange trading competition ran online from October 1st to 31st, and involved almost 300 students. The Babson team included: Matthew Acosta, Shueb Ahmed, Kari Dean, Eric Drozdov, Michael Hudecheck, Gilbert Li, Thomas Klein, Ross Klein, Howard Soyfer, and Sergey Suchkov.

September

Professor Michael Goldstein was awarded The Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award in grateful appreciation of significant contibutions and achievements in scholarly research.

March 20

Good news! The Finance Division ranked 6th overall in BusinessWeek’s “Specialty Rankings: Reshuffling the Deck” survey of undergraduate business school students. Students were asked to rank their schools on eleven different specialties, and these student-generated rankings were compared across all of the schools in the survey. Babson finished No. 6 in Financial Management.

March 13

Babson Professor and Director of the SEC's division of trading and markets Erik Sirri, was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

February 26

A team of Babson College Fund managers captured first place in the New England Investment Research Challenge sponsored by the Boston Security Analysts Society. This is the second consecutive year that the Babson College team of investment analysts took the top honors in the BSAS competition.

February 21-23

Babson team finishes among prize winners at the Rotman International Trading Competition. The competition, hosted by the University of Toronto, uses open outcry and electronic trading cases which closely mimic real-world markets. The Babson team competed against teams from 34 universities and colleges from around the world. The team placed in 7th place and won a cash prize of $800. The team was composed of undergrad junior Howard Soyfer, and MBA students Noj Zachariah, Jeff Liguori, and David Peltier. The team was advised by finance professor Ryan Davies.

February 22

Professor Ryan Davies rings opening bell at Toronto Stock Exchange.

February 12-17

Babson team competes at Marshall International Case Competition. Babson participates for the first time in this prestigious case competition, hosted by the University of Southern California, against teams from 30 top international business schools. The Babson team included undergrad seniors: Liz Allen, Olga Brik, Suzanne Cover, and Barry Chen. The team was advised by finance professor Ryan Davies.

2007

November

Babson Professor Jennifer Bethel was promoted to full Professor.

Babson Professors Gang Hu and Jennifer Bethel and Georgia Tech Progessor Qinghai Wang received a grant from Yale University’s Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance for their work in mergers and acquisitions.

November 14-18

Babson team wins finalist award at McCombs International Business Challenge. For the second year in a row, Babson team wins an award at this intense five day case competition at the University of Texas at Austin. Twenty top international business schools competed in the competition. Babson was represented by undergrad seniors: Mayra Roa, Olga Brik, Liz Allen, and Suzanne Cover. The team was advised by finance professor Ryan Davies.

October 12

Babson team participates in Travelers Finance Case Competition in Hartford, CT. The Babson team, coached by finance professor Ryan Davies, was composed of six undergraduate students: Barry Chen, Shueb Ahmed, Edward Chiu, David Brenner, Kari Dean, Sandra Popaja.

May

Babson Professor Michael Goldstein was promoted to Full Professor.

Babson College assistant finance professor Gang Hu is winner of the NASDAQ Award for the best paper on capital formation by the Western Finance Association.

Four Babson seniors teamed up with coach and finance professor Ryan Davies to compete in a 4-day event in Montreal. The Babson team placed 2nd in the Undergrad National Case Competition.

Finance Lecturer, Jack Alexander shows executives how to improve performance and build long-term shareholder value with his new biz book, Performance Dashboards and Analysis for Value Creation (Wiley November 2006).

Professor Michael Goldstein quoted in the Bloomberg article NYSE Plans to Close One of Trading Floor's Five Rooms (Update3).

2006

October 20

Professor Michael Goldstein appeared on the national PBS telecast of The News Hour with Jim Leher. Dr. Goldstein spoke on the Dow hitting 12,000 and the economy in general.

September 12

Professor Erik Sirri joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., as its next Director of the Division of Market Regulation.

2005

Babson College Professor of Finance Michael Goldstein was appointed chair of NASDAQ’s Economic Advisory Board. The primary function of the Economic Advisory Board (EAB) is to provide advice and guidance to the Board of Directors of NASDAQ on issues relating to market structure.