Insights From

Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

The Many Names and Global Reach of Socially Responsible Investing

What is socially responsible investing? Is its increasing momentum sustainable? And are international commitments to ESG practices making an impact? Darden Professors Mary Margaret Frank and Pedro Matos discuss issues related to this popular phenomenon.

Does a Crisis Lurk in the Shadows?

Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management Director Aaron Fernstrom (GEMBA ’15) explores the rapidly growing — and essentially unregulated — shadow banking market.

The Coming Financial Crisis

Another global financial crisis will come eventually, although when and why the next downturn will begin remains an unknown. So far, regulatory efforts have not eliminated the sources of financial instability.

Active vs. Passive Funds: The Mutual Fund Shell Game

Are the fees for actively managed mutual funds worth the cost? Although that debate is far from settled, the consensus seems to be “it depends."

Financial Globalization and the ‘Locust’ Myth

In a world of increased financial globalization, foreign investors have a bad reputation in some circles, sometimes being labeled “locusts” for what’s been seen as their plaguing effect on local companies and economies. But new research by Darden School of Business Professor Pedro Matos and three colleagues may soon turn that idea on its head.