Advisory Panel

Accounting & Taxation

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMADavid George Vequist IV, Ph.D.

Business Fundamentals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFEThomas Coe

Business Strategy

James Richardson, Ph.D.

Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bob Cohen, MBA

Economics

Brian Kench, Ph.D.Derek Abrams

Entrepreneurship

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.

Finance

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

Information Technology

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.

International Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.

Marketing

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA

Operations Management

James J. Stewart, DScPedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Org Behavior & HR

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

Delvin D. (Del) Hawley is Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Finance at the School of Business Administration, University of Mississippi. He has been on the Ole Miss faculty since 1986, has been Associate Dean since 1993, and currently serves as the CFO, COO, and CIO for the school. Dr. Hawley teaches corporate finance and entrepreneurship in the MBA Program and occasionally serves as an expert witness and consultant in cases involving business valuation and economic loss due to injury or death. He has more than 15 years of management experience in the retail industry. He holds a PhD in finance, an MBA in finance, and a BS in psychology from Michigan State University.

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Behold the Sheer Artistry of Tesla's Bond

For Tesla's true-believer shareholders, all that stands between CEO Elon Musk realizing his vision and validating their risky bet is adequate liquidity. The bond market, from that perspective, looks like an infinity pool of capital. Even so, it's $1.8 billion debut in the high-yield bond market is surprising for several reasons.

Who's Afraid of Low Volatility?

You can speculate on stocks going up or stocks going down, but you can also wager on how extreme the ups and downs will be. Investors who bet on calm have done stupendously well lately, but the persistence of extreme calm may have pushed investors toward strategies that could blow up if volatility returns.

It's Happening Again

It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and, at times, outright fraud. This time, it's the auto industry and not mortgages. Investors love the high-yield asset-backed securities composed from these loans, but some are starting to question whether the yield premium is worth the substantial and increasing risk.

New Lloyd, Same Goldman

Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs' second longest serving CEO, survived the financial crisis and then cancer. His recent decision to stay on as CEO has led to questions from investors and analysts about whether he can rejuvenate a business that has struggled to show revenue growth for the past five years and where trading market share has stayed flat as rivals gained ground.

The Tech Selloff Couldn't Come at a Worse Time for These Funds

Fortresses of calm three months ago, low-vol's newly minted members are behaving badly. Several large factor ETFs that are billed for their low volatility have recently been cauldrons of turbulence after a three-week span in which computer and Internet stocks went from being the market’s best to its worst performers.

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