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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The Master Chides His Students

Warren Buffett inspired a generation of financial pros to believe beating the market was possible. Lately, however, he's become an outspoken booster of low-cost funds that passively track stock market indices, saying that most money managers and investment consultants aren’t worth their fees. That's putting growing pressure on the financial advice industry to justify their worth to clients.

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

On Feb. 3, President Trump issued a memo ordering the Department of Labor to reconsider the fiduciary rule, which will require financial advisers to put their clients’ interests first when handling retirement accounts and makes it easier for investors to sue financial companies. Many on Wall Street hate it.

Apple, Microsoft Borrow Now Instead of Waiting for Tax Shift

This year, tax reform could give U.S. companies access to hundreds of billions of dollars they have stashed overseas. But uncertainty about if or when any tax reform will take effect, and what the reforms will be, means that borrowing is still the best bet for many companies.

Student Loans

Navient's student loan advice may have left borrowers confused — and poorer. Recently filed government lawsuits allege that, in an attempt to minimize its costs, Navient put some distressed borrowers in more debt by steering them into plans that put off payments and ballooned their balances and interest costs instead of recommending income-based repayment programs that are more expensive to administer. Regulators estimate that households’ debt burden may have been inflated by billions of dollars.

Snapchat Is Justifying Its $20 Billion Valuation by Emphasizing User Engagement

Snap Inc. is hoping to convince analysts and public market investors it’s worth upwards of $20 billion in an impending IPO by stressing that its users' "engagement" is more important to its valuation than monthly growth in active users. But its secrecy on what the engagement metrics are is making investors nervous.