Brian Waters points to a formula on his slide deck during the talk.

Model Behavior: How a Financial Theorist’s Insights Help Explain Activity in Markets

April 6, 2023

Brian Waters had students playing games to understand strategy and decision-making during the annual Pardo Memorial Finance Lecture Series.

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Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse ‘Eerily Reminiscent’ of 2008 Crisis, Leeds Experts Say

March 13, 2023

Why didn’t we learn from this movie the last time we saw it? And what do we do to prevent this from becoming a trilogy?

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Burridge Center Celebrates 25 Years of Student Impact

Sept. 13, 2022

Years of rich connections and experiences at Burridge have altered countless student futures. Burridge Center for Finance Program Director Matt Fleming, Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations Rich Wobbekind, Dick Burridge Jr., and Burridge Center Exectuive Director Sheila Duffy were among those who celebrated the center's 25th anniversary at...

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Lecture Series Honors Alumnus Who Was ‘A Presence—Not Just in Size, But in Terms of His Voice’

March 31, 2022

Leeds professor delivers inaugural talk in Steven Lindstrom Pardo Memorial Finance Lecture Series. Leeds professor Shaun Davies opened his talk by explaining the daunting research and publication process, as well as the value new research offers to a classroom. He also shared stories of his friendship with Steve Pardo, his...

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In Search for New Executive Director, Burridge Center Finds a Leader—and Mentor

Jan. 12, 2022

Sheila Duffy brings history from Wall Street, nonprofits to Leeds. 'The industry is breaking old models, so we need to make sure we're teaching our students to be creative,' says Sheila Duffy, the newly appointed executive director of the Burridge Center at Leeds. In selecting Sheila Duffy as its new...

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The Financial Dangers Lurking in Echo Chambers

Nov. 15, 2021

Confirmation bias on social media is nothing new in politics and news. New research shows it's a challenge in investing, too. As ongoing revelations about Facebook’s algorithm are showing, social media’s ability to shape our attitudes by steering users into echo chambers is raising questions about our national discourse and...

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For Investors Who Miss Their Retirement Targets, Fees in TDFs May Be to Blame

Oct. 8, 2021

Leeds research finds target-date fund sponsors overcharged investors by $30 billion from 2008 to 2019. If, in 2006, you had put $1 million into one of the nation’s largest target-date funds, that investment today would be worth about $2.2 million. Not a bad return, right? But TDFs have substantial fees...

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Case Competitions, Etc.

Sept. 27, 2021

Case Competitions Case Competition Season is upon us! Here are just a few with registration currently open: Bloomberg Trading Challenge CFA Research Challenge CME Trading Challenge Total Impact Portfolio Challenge Each have different rules and timelines. If you register, please list myself ( ) or the faculty member you...

Fall 2021

Sept. 3, 2021

Women in Finance (links to website) Meetings are Wednesdays @ 4PM - Room 313 Senior Panel meeting this Wednesday, Sept 1st! Chipotle will be provided, please use this link to let us know if you plan on attending! Senior Panel Speakers Julia DellaSalle Summer 2021 Wealth Management US Private Bank...

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Spring 2021 Welcome

Jan. 21, 2021

Burridge Center Open Office Hours Spring 2021 Tuesday/Thursday 10-11AM, and by appointment. Zoom Link New (Virtual) Burridge Center Treks The Burridge Center is working closely with our Board of Advisors to provide Exploratory and Industry Treks. Exploratory Treks are for students who are not currently seeking jobs. Industry Treks are...