COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Finance Grad Receives Inaugural CFA Society Award

Lauren Killebrew has been named the inaugural recipient of Louisiana Tech’s Chartered Financial Analyst Society Annual Award of Finance. Awarded by the CFA Society of Mississippi, Killebrew received the honor for her outstanding academic achievements and interest in pursuing the CFA charter, widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.

Student Managed Investment Fund sees significant gains in volatile market

Students have managed institutional funds through periods of considerable uncertainty—trade wars with China, the COVID-19 pandemic, and elections. At present, the SMIF is considerably outperforming the benchmark with yearly gains of 37 percent in a market environment that has been, according to Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Bill McCumber, “challenging for the most experienced and thick-skinned professionals.”

Stafford publishes new theory in cybersecurity research

What is the most significant threat to workplace cyber security breaches? It may just be the complacency of the person in the cubicle next to you. Five years after first presenting his concept in 2016, Dr. Tom Stafford has published his grounded theory development of a mid-range Theory of Cybersecurity Complacency.