SMIF Advisors

Advisory Board

Brett J.L. Landry, Dean of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Ruth May, Associate Dean of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
Michael Cosgrove, Professor of Economics
Matt Brann, CFA, Managing Director of Banyan Partners
Jenny Gu, CFA, Assistant Professor of Finance

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Jenny Gu, Assistant Professor of Finance, received her doctorate in Finance from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. During the last six years, Dr. Gu has been teaching the following finance courses at the University of Arkansas and University of Dallas Principles of Microeconomics, Financial Modeling, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Investments, Managerial Finance, Intermediate Corporate Finance, and Corporate Treasury Management.

Dr. Jenny Gu also has completed the requirements to receive the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation by successfully passing the three Level exams and is currently a CFA charter holder.

Dr. Gu's current research focuses on bond credit ratings and opacity of the financial institutions. Most of her research projects are inspired by the recent financial crisis, focusing primarily on risk. Specifically, the topics include the timeliness and stability of default risk announcements made by rating agencies, the signaling of risk made by firms, how systemic risks occur and spread, potential prevention of systematic risk, etc.

Professional Memberships
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Financial Management Association (FMA)
Southern Finance Association (SFA)
Beta Gamma Sigma
Awards
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Outstanding Teaching Award (2011)
Research Assistantship, University of Arkansas (2006 2010)
Doctoral Academy Fellowship, University of Arkansas (2006 2010)
Summer Research Grant, University of Arkansas (2009, 2010)

News

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