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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Why Robert Shiller Is Worried About the Trump Rally

The last time Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller heard stock-market investors talk like this was in the dot-com bubble, when traders were captivated by technological transformation. Today, everyone’s buzzing about Donald Trump and his bold plans to turbocharge the U.S. economy while seeming to ignore the downside risks. Shiller thinks the market is highly overpriced and could be primed for another crash.

You Can't Retire on the Trump Bump

The S&P 500 has returned more than 11 percent since the election of President Donald Trump, but that's lower than the 17 percent annualized market return since 2009. While most investors expect future returns to be similar to past returns, many companies that put individual investors' money to work for the long run have been arguing for lower long-term expectations.

If Not Dodd-Frank, Then... What?

Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently blasted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 as a loan-killing, anti-job disaster that would be repealed or drastically scaled back if he won the election. Now it looks like the opposition to Dodd-Frank is subsiding.

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.

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