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America’s Ten Best US Undergrad Business Schools

Huntsman Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.

High school seniors planning ahead are probably thinking about what they might like to do when that special day comes and they are graduates. Some of them are likely considering attending a four-year undergraduate degree program in business, a good choice as it opens doors to many possible career paths. Now that the ‘what’ has been decided, the next step is to consider the ‘where.’

Since the difference between a well-respected degree and an only ‘so-so’ degree can spell the difference between a highly paying and emotionally rewarding job and a not such well compensated job, it is important to consider the rankings of today’s best business schools.

College Factual studied the schools for USA Today. Here are their findings which are published for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information about the schools and the methodology involved in finding the conclusions, go to the USA Today website.

1.    Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
2.    The Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley
3.    The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
4.    Bentley University
5.    Bryant University
6.    Georgetown University
7.    Pepperdine University
8.    Georgia Institute of Technology
9.    Gonzaga University
10.    Boston University

La Industria de los Fondos de Cobertura se Prepara para Hacer Publicidad

El mes pasado, la Comisión de la Bolsa de Valores (SEC) emitió una regla que le permitirá a los fondos de cobertura y otras firmas de inversiones privadas hacer publicidad públicamente.  La nueva medida cambiará la forma en que los fondos de cobertura se han presentado por 80 años; restringido por parámetros publicitarios destinados a proteger a los pequeños inversionistas.

Mientras que muchos están esperando cambios significativos en el mercado, Brooke Harlow de la Asociación de Gestores de Fondos cree que el  “el impacto de las nuevas reglas se manifestará de una forma menos sensacional pero más significativa para los inversores.” Ella explicó que debido al “levantamiento de la prohibición de una convocatoria general, el Congreso y la SEC han abierto la puerta a una mayor transparencia y intercambio de información entre los fondos y aquellos calificados para invertir con ellos.”

USA Today explica que “mientras que la regla autorizará a las firmas a recaudar cantidades ilimitadas vía publicidad masiva de ofertas privadas, requerirá varios pasos para asegurar que los compradores, denominado inversor acreditado, son ricos y capaces de evaluar el riesgo de la inversión.” El artículo agrega que “la regla también facilitará la posibilidad de que los negocios emergentes recauden fondos sin cumplir inmediatamente con las normas de divulgación de la SEC.”

De acuerdo con D. Brooke Harlow, una cosa es cierta: “Una industria muy competitiva está a punto de volverse más competitiva, con más fondos, utilizando un amplio rango de tácticas para atraer inversores de un grupo limitado de inversores calificados.”

Harlow continúa explicando que cuando el cambio ocurra, los fondos de cobertura harían bien en profundizar en nuevas áreas, incluyendo desarrollo de marca, relaciones con los medios, eventos y charlas, y medios digitales y sociales.

English Translation

 

Hedge Fund Industry Prepares to Advertise

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a rule that will enable hedge funds and other private investment firms to advertise publicly. The new development will change the way hedge funds have run for 80 years; restricted by advertising parameters aimed at protecting small investors.

While many are expecting a significant shift in the market, Brooke Harlow of the Managed Funds Association believes the “impact of the new rules is likely to manifest itself in a less sensational, yet more meaningful way for investors.” She explains that by “lifting the ban on general solicitation, Congress and the SEC have opened the door to greater transparency and information sharing between funds and those qualified to invest with them.”

USA Today explains that “while the rule would authorize firms to raise unlimited amounts via mass advertising of private offerings, it would require reasonable steps to ensure that buyers are so-called accredited investors- who are wealthier and deemed better able to gauge investment risks.” The article adds that “the rule would also make it easier for start-up businesses to raise funding without immediately requiring compliance with SEC disclosure rules.”

According to D. Brooke Harlow, one thing is certain: “A very competitive industry is about to get even more competitive, with more funds using a broader range of tactics to attract investors from a limited qualified investor pool.”

Harlow goes on to explain that as the change occurs, hedge funds would do well to delve into several new areas, including branding, media relations, events and speaking engagements, and digital and social media.

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