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Yale School of Management Financial Tool Identifies High-Performing Mutual Funds

April 21st, 2003

New Haven, CT, April 21, 2003 – In the midst of the worst mutual fund performance in a decade, a Yale School of Management research team proposes a new financial model to identify mutual funds that will substantially outperform the market benchmark.

China: A World of Contrasts and Opportunities

April 21st, 2003

By The 2003 SOM China study trip members. Prepared by Jonathan Cohen. "Why did you come to China?" This was the often-repeated question that Chinese students, managers in both domestic and multinational companies, and even the US Consul General in Shanghai, asked us during our 15-day trip. Perhaps it was the diversity of our group that triggered the repetitive question. Of the 15 students that participated, there were 10 nationalities across 3 continents, 5 Mandarin speaking students, 3 second-year students and 12 first-years. Our whirlwind tour of China included visits to 6 cities (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Beijing), 20 Chinese and multinational firms in 10 sectors including financial services, law, consulting, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, energy telecommunications, media, consumer goods and real estate.

The Benefit of Patient Involvement in Medical Decisions by Professor Dick R. Wittink and Liana Fraenkel

April 15th, 2003

The nature of medical care is changing. The paternalistic model, in which physicians unilaterally decide which treatment is best for each patient, is gradually being replaced by an approach in which patients have an active role in health care decisions. In addition to adhering to the principles of informed consent and promoting patient autonomy, greater patient involvement appears to improve health outcomes. For example, adherence to complex regimens in the treatment of diabetes is greater if patients are active participants.

Yale SOM and SOMAA host the New York City Unveiling of Professor Robert Shiller's New Book

April 14th, 2003

The Yale School of Management's International Center for Finance and the Yale SOM Alumni Association of New York City, hosted a lively discussion of Professor Robert Shiller's new book, The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century, on April 8th at theYale Club of New York City. In the company of over 300 business leaders, alumni, and friends of the school, Professor Shiller unveiled his plan for our financial security by describing new ways to hedge against the ever-increasing risks that society faces. His previous book, the bestselling Irrational Exuberance, generated much interest around the world and warned of the likely explosion of the stock market bubble in the spring of 2000, and published a day before the market crash.

Yale School of Management Financial Tool Identifies High-Performing Mutual Funds

April 14th, 2003

New Haven, CT, April 15, 2003 – In the midst of the worst mutual fund performance in a decade, a Yale School of Management research team proposes a new financial model to identify mutual funds that will substantially outperform the market benchmark.

YES Innovation Summit and Y50K Entrepreneurship Competition Awards Ceremony

April 14th, 2003

On Saturday, April 12th the Yale Entrepreneurial Society (YES) held its second annual Innovation Summit and fourth annual Y50K Entrepreneurship Competition Awards Ceremony. The day consisted of a series of professional panels on social and pure for-profit entrepreneurship -- discussing such topics as technology's implications for media and use of the Internet to promote social causes. The day concluded when professional venture capitalists and industry leaders selected the winners of $100,000 in cash and prizes for best business plan in the categories of for-profit and social entrepreneurship.

The Muddled Debate about America's Medical Crisis: Or Why Overuse of Medical Care Is Not the Cause by Professor Theodore Marmor and Kip Sullivan

April 14th, 2003

Over the past half-century, Americans have repeatedly expressed support in opinion polls for universal health insurance to protect citizens from the devastating costs of illness. They have favored as well public financing of universal coverage plans without complex deductibles, benefit limits, or severe restrictions on their physicians. At the same time, many Americans have been repeatedly scared into thinking that universal health insurance is unaffordable. Americans, we have been told for decades, overuse medical care and such 'overuse' would only worsen if all Americans were insured.

Zhiwu Chen Professor of Finance Yale School of Management

April 13th, 2003

Zhiwu Chen is best known for his study on how different option-pricing models perform in practice. It is widely cited in academia and used in practice, where minute differences in valuation models can become the basis for multi-million dollar arbitrage trades. Zhiwu has recently developed a sophisticated technique, based on the science of derivatives, for determining whether stocks are fairly priced – a tool, which he is now using for money management.

Megunticook Scholars Program

April 13th, 2003

Launched for the first time last year as one of the key elements of the Yale School of Management's efforts to attract the most talented minorities to its MBA program, we once more are pleased to offer the Megunticook Scholars Program for students of African-American, Hispanic American, and Native American descent. Made possible through the generosity of Yale SOM alumnus Thomas Matlack '91, this program again will recognize two outstanding first-year MBA candidates who demonstrate a core intent to give back to their communities.

Yale SOM Alumnus, Richard Perlmutter '80, receives Grammy Nomination for Best Musical Album for Children

April 13th, 2003

Beethoven's Wig - Sing Along Symphonies by Richard Perlmutter has received many accolades, being described as "a perfect cross between entertainment and education, powered by lyric writing of exceptional craft and imagination.

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