Learn to speak the language of the business world at UCR! The field of finance will develop your analytical and decision-making strengths in the context of coursework that is central to financial management and investments.
The UCR School of Business offers at least three elective courses per year that cover the most important areas of financial management — topics like important financial policy and strategy decisions, corporate governance and control, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management are spread throughout the curriculum.
We also offer at least three elective courses per year that cover key topics related to investing and investment management — topics like investment decision-making, portfolio management, options and futures, and professional investment management are covered in the standard mix of courses.
Our world-class UCR finance faculty works with leaders in management science, as well as other schools and departments at UCR, to offer a set of courses that is appropriate for those of you who have the analytical background and quantitative orientation to pursue a sequence of courses that can prepare you for financial engineering.
Hylander Financial Group Students practice investment skills acquired in the classroom.
The CFA Society of Los Angeles (CFALA) Established in 1931, the CFA Society of Los Angeles ("The Society") is a network of investment management professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. The CFA Society of Los Angeles is a member society of CFA Institute.
Finance Seminar Series
2019 - 2020 Finance Seminar Series
Date/Location Presenter Paper April 17, 2020 Reena Aggarwal TBA April 3, 2020 Jun-Koo Kang TBA March 13, 2020 Ingrid Werner TBA February 21, 2020 Yashar Barardehi TBA January 24, 2020 Zhi Da TBA November 8, 2019 Justin Birru TBA October 11, 2019 Ivalina Kalcheva The Repercussions of Two SEC Rules for Mutual Fund Investors: Evidence from Share Class Flows October 4, 2019 Finance PhD papers September 27, 2019 Sahn-Wook Huh Technology Competition and Informed Trading: Evidence from Weekly Patent Announcements
2018 - 2019 Finance Seminar Series
Date/Location Presenter Paper May 17, 2019 Juhani Linnainmaa Factor Momentum and the Momentum Factor May 10 2019 Alexander Barinov Firm Complexity and Post Earnings Announcement Drift April 12, 2019 Joey Engelburg Are Cross-Sectional Predictors Good Market-Level Predictors? March 15, 2019 Natasha Burns CEO Turnover: Cross-Country Effects March 1, 2019 Jinfei Sheng Asset Pricing in the Information Age: Employee Expectations and Stock Returns November 9, 2018 He Li Vertical Integration to Mitigate Internal Capital Market Inefficiencies: Theory and Evidence October 15, 2018 Giorgo Sertsios The Going Public Decision of Business Group Firms October 19, 2018 Michael Hertzel Speed Matters: Limited Attention and Supply-Chain Information Diffusion
2020 Citrus Finance Conference
April 24, 2020 9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506
2019 Citrus Finance Conference
International Asset Pricing
May 3, 2019, 9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506
Jules H. van Binsbergen, University of Pennsylvania, “Risk Free Interest Rates”
Discussant: Zhongjin Lu, University of Georgia
Charles Trzcinka, Indiana University, “Discretionary Trading Halts and Patient Investors”
Discussant: Christopher Schwarz, UC Irvine (20 min)
Mike Dong, UC Riverside, “Global Anomalies”
Sheridan Titman, The University of Texas at Austin, “A Dynamic Model of Characteristic-Based Return Predictability”
Discussant: Mete Kilic, University of Southern California
Robert J. Hodrick, Columbia University, “Taking the Cochrane-Piazzesi Term Structure Model Out of
Sample: More Data, Additional Currencies, and FX Implications”
Discussant: Nina Karnaukh, The Ohio State University
2018 Citrus Finance Conference
Empirical Asset Pricing
May 4, 2018, 9 AM – 7 PM Canyon Crest Country Club, 975 Country Club Dr., Riverside, CA 92506
Xiaoyan Zhang, Purdue University, “Tracking Retail Investor Activity”
Discussant: Bernard Herskovic, UCLA
Kewei Hou, Ohio State University, The Economics of Value Investing
Discussant: Robert Ready, University of Oregon
Alexander Barinov, UC Riverside, “Firm Complexity and Conglomerates Expected Returns”
Jeffrey Pontiff, Boston College, Analysts and Anomalies
Discussant: David Yang, UC Irvine (20 min)
Wayne Ferson, USC, Holdings‐based Fund Performance Measures: Estimation and Inference
Discussant: Scott Cederburg, University of Arizona (20 min)