Welcome From the Director

Robert E. Whaley, Director

Thank you for taking the time to visit the FMRC website. The Center’s principal objective is to stimulate research and increase contact among financial markets scholars from around the globe. A variety of programs here at Vanderbilt University have been established with that objective in mind. These programs include arrangements for visiting researchers, conferences, and financial support in the summer or at other times for clearly defined research projects.

FMRC Officers
  • Robert E. Whaley
  • Hans R. Stoll
    Founding Director
  • J.Dewey Daane
    Senior Advisor
  • Christoph Schenzler 
    Research Associate
  • Gina Repas

FMRC in the News

  • The Mutual Fund Wire, March 6, 2015
  • How Much Do Fundsters Rely on Securities Lending?
  • Vanderbilt researchers have found expense ratios for index mutual funds, especially ETFs, may not come anywhere close to revealing the fund sponsor’s real revenue from the fund. The study co-authored by Jesse Blocher, assistant professor of management, and Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance, is referenced. Blocher is…

  • Washington Examiner, February 23, 2015
  • U.S. Hasn’t ‘Learned All the Right Lessons’ from the Mortgage Crisis
  • Edward DeMarco, visiting professor of management at the Owen Graduate School of Management and former acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Administration, the new agency responsible for the caretaking of the mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is concerned that the U.S. government learned the wrong lessons from…