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  • Finance Endowment Established to Honor Jim Wansley- April 6th, 2016

    Jim Wansley joined the Haslam College of Business in 1988, and has since served as head of the Department of Finance for more than two decades. In honor of Wansley’s distinguished leadership and service, the Haslam College of Business has established the Jim Wansley Finance Excellence Endowment. Dean Stephen L.…

  • Social Issue Investing Does Not Increase Value According to UT Study- January 27th, 2016

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is associated with lower shareholder value, according to a new study by Tracie Woidtke, head of the finance department at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. While examining the role of state and municipal pension funds as activist investors, Woidtke found the…

  • Woidtke Named New Head of Finance- December 17th, 2015

    Tracie Woidtke, the David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank of Tennessee Professor of Banking and Finance, has been named head of the Department of Finance at the Haslam College of Business, effective Jan. 1. “I feel privileged to be a part of the finance department and welcome the opportunity to serve…

  • More Bloomberg Terminals Coming to Haslam Thanks to Regions Foundation- December 6th, 2015

    A recent gift from the Regions Foundation has allowed the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business to purchase four additional Bloomberg terminals. The additions mean Haslam will have the second most terminals among its Southeastern Conference peers. “Bloomberg is considered the ‘gold standard’ amongst financial databases,” said Laura Seery Cole,…

  • Haslam Student Attends Capitalism Seminar- May 27th, 2015

    James McDowell, a senior in finance and economics, recently attended the Communicating Capitalism seminar in Clemson, South Carolina, on a full scholarship. McDowell received the scholarship after submitting a short essay to the Foundation for Economic Education on the financial impact of corporate ethics. McDowell was alerted to the seminar…

  • Political Speech Study by Larry Fauver- March 16th, 2014

    The tone and content of a politician’s speech affects whether businesses make financial and employment investments in that politician’s state, according to a new study co-authored by Larry Fauver, the James F. Smith Jr. Professor of Financial Institutions in the College of Business Administration. The study examined gubernatorial speeches in…

  • UT Team Outperforms Market in TVA Investment Challenge- March 12th, 2014

    A team of College of Business Administration students competing in the 2013 TVA Investment Challenge outperformed the market and earned almost $6,000 for its successful performance.  Photo: (left to right) Kevin Ryan, Ryan Alley, Vijay Patel, Monty Islam, Darren Williams, Louis Trapnell, Jacob Clabo, Dania Li, Jake Darlington, Nate Massey,…

  • UT Study: Political Speeches Affect Businesses’ Investments in States- January 9th, 2014

    KNOXVILLE—The tone and content of a politician’s speech affects whether businesses make financial and employment investments in that politician’s state, according to a new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Larry Fauver, the James F. Smith Jr. Professor of Financial Institutions in the UT College of Business Administration, co-authored…

  • UT Welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program- November 20th, 2013

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has become part of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program, a consortium that includes less than 120 universities worldwide and less than 75 in the Americas. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is a respected and recognized investment credential. To earn the CFA designation, individuals…

  • Fidelity Investments Contributes to UT Scholarship in Honor of Phillip Fulmer- November 13th, 2013

    KNOXVILLE—Fidelity Investments has made a leadership gift to grow the Phillip Fulmer Masters Investment Learning Center Endowed Scholarship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The company originally established the scholarship endowment one year ago. The scholarship endowment will benefit students majoring in finance and working in the Masters Investment Learning…