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Law Professor Henry Hu Named First Director of SEC’s New Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation

School of Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu has been named director of the newly established Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mary L. Schapiro, chairwoman of the SEC, announced on Sept. 16.

Personality, age and background influence your investment decisions more than you might think, finance prof says

Personality, age and background influence your investment decisions more than you might think, finance prof says

Anatomy of an Investor: Theories on how to play the stock market abound. Buy low, buy companies whose leadership you admire, invest in organizations that reflect your personal values. And don't count out the ever-popular strategy of throwing darts at the newspaper's financial pages. Every investor hopes he or she has figured out how to beat the system and turn a huge profit.

Faculty experts provide analysis on nation’s financial crisis

Faculty experts provide analysis on nation’s financial crisis

Balance Due: The United States is in the midst of an economic crisis that is threatening the country's financial stability, as well as the global economy. The crisis began with a collapse in the subprime mortgage market, and, in short order, longstanding institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as several well-known banks, failed, filed for bankruptcy or were taken over.