Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt Researchers Call for More Transparency With Passive Investing Revenue

Buying and holding securities in passive investments such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index mutual funds (IMFs) saves investors significantly on transaction costs and management fees. A new study by Jesse A. Blocher, assistant professor of finance at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and Robert E. Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of […]

Vanderbilt University

Creator of ‘Fear Gauge’ Sounds Alarm Over Volatility-Linked ETFs

Robert Whaley, Valere Blaire Potter Professor of Finance and the creator of a widely watched measure of stockmarket volatility, is sounding the alarm over exchange-traded products that try to track his index. The story was also reported by MarketWatch and Barron’s.