Category Archives: Updates

Presidental Debate September 26, 2016


Hofstra University  is hosting the first presidental debate of 2016 election cycle   between the Democratic candiate Hillary H. Clinton  and the Republican candidate Donal J. Trum . This is the third presidential debate in a row that Hofstra University is hosting!!! Previusly Hofstra was the host for the last debate of election cycle, on October 15, 2008,  between Barack Obama and John McCain; and the second debate-townhall format style-, of election cycle, on October 16, 2012, between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney).

Ceremony for Hofstra students who complete the Bloomberg Essentials Program

Hofstra’s Zarb School of Business and Department of Finance offer students the opportunity to obtain Bloomberg Essentials designation by completing a self-study designed and provided by Bloomberg in the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room which is equipped with 34 Bloomberg Professional terminals. For the last 10 years, Hofstra students are trained in the state of the art trading room utilizing the resources of the facility which include various finance databases and analytical applications in addition to its centerpiece Bloomberg system.

During the 2013-2014 academic year, record number of students participated in Bloomberg workshops. Undergraduate and graduate Hofstra students from BBA, MBA and MS in Finance programs as well as from the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program successfully completed the BESS program.

As a reward for those Hofstra students’ dedication and performance, at the end of every academic year in the Spring Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu arranges a visit to the Bloomberg Headquarters in New York City which includes a tour of the Bloomberg’s high-tech building and the BESS Ceremony. Students who successfully completed their Bloomberg Essentials Program receive the acknowledgement of their designation during the ceremony from Bloomberg staff.

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3rd Annual Wall Street Trip for Class of 2014 Quant Finance students at Hofstra

Finance Department in the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University treats its graduating class of Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) students with its Annual Wall Street Trip which is organized by Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu and Dr. K.G. Viswanathan, who is the Chairperson of Finance Department.

3rd Annual Wall Street Trip took place on Thursday May 22nd, following the Sunday May 18 commencement ceremony where 50+ MSF and MSQF students graduated with their masters degrees. This year finance professors Dr. Sinan Cebenoyan and Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu accompanied their students.

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FinLinks @ RiskQuant is Updated

Reuters© Chart of the day, August 6, 2012 @ 3:37 pm By Felix Salmon

Time-lapse graphic showing the amount of high-frequency trading in the stock market from January 2007 to January 2012.

FinLinks© page contains contemporary and interesting multimedia links.

Dr.K’s Publications Page @ RiskQuant is Updated

Publications page contains the references and abstracts of Dr. Karagozoglu’s research publications in refereed academic journals as well as the list of his working papers.