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Nearly One Third of Actively Managed U.S. Mutual Funds Are 'Closet Indexers' Finds New Study from Yale SOM

August 21st, 2006

Finance professors at the Yale School of Management have devised a new method to measure the active management of mutual funds. This new measure, known as Active Share, reveals that nearly one third of the U.S. mutual fund industry is comprised of "closet indexers" – funds that claim to be actively managed but passively invest most of their assets in the benchmark index – while truly active funds account for only about a quarter of the market.

Indra K. Nooyi ’80 Named CEO of PepsiCo

August 16th, 2006

Indra K. Nooyi, a member of the Yale SOM Class of 1980, has been elected chief executive officer of PepsiCo by the company's board of directors, effective October 1, 2006. Nooyi will lead one of the world's largest convenient foods and beverages companies, with $33 billion in annual revenues.

Creative Business

August 11th, 2006

Are you a business type or a creative type? Professor Jonathan S.

Doing Well and Doing Good

August 10th, 2006

“I’m really making the most of my education,” Alexander Hovani ’06 says about his new job.

The Hybrid Professional

August 10th, 2006

Nekosi Nelson ‘06 has some advice for incoming MBA students: “The program is going to be what you make the program. It could be strictly the time in the classroom.

Developing the Yale Integrated MBA Curriculum

August 10th, 2006

Instituted in 2006-2007, the Yale Integrated MBA Curriculum has generated excitement in our community and among many who care about management education.

Shyam Sunder Named President of the American Accounting Association

August 9th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., August 9, 2006—Shyam Sunder, the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Yale School of Management, today begins his term as the 2006-2007 president of the American Accounting Association.

Study Explains Why – and When – People Rely on Intuitions to Make Choices

August 1st, 2006

New Haven, Conn., August 1, 2006—People often rely on their intuitions when making choices – whether they are deciding which sports team to bet on, politician to vote for, or job candidate to hire. A new study published in the August issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General explains why people are predisposed to trusting their intuitions even when presented with information that suggests that their intuition may be wrong.

Private Insurance Can Cure Pension Problems: A Commentary by Professor Barry Nalebuff

July 25th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., July 25, 2006 - Defined pension systems are broken says Professor Barry Nalebuff, the Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, but a new type of private insurance could help fix them. Listen to Professor Nalebuff's commentary "Private Insurance Can Cure Pension Problems" from the July 25, 2006 edition of Marketplace.

Jonathan Koppell Comments on Government Venture Capital Funds

July 18th, 2006

Jonathan Koppell discussed government agencies such as NASA and the CIA that are developing venture capital funds in Government Executive.