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NFI Scholar Among Four Graduating Seniors Recognized with Rankin Award from Scott College of Business

April 15, 2014

William LehmanIndiana State University has honored four students with the Rankin Memorial Distinguished Senior Awards in recognition of their contributions to the betterment of the university. One of those was William Lehman who is graduating with a bachelor's degree in insurance and risk management and sales negotiations.

Named for Alan C. Rankin, the university's seventh president who served from 1965-1975, the awards recognize outstanding seniors who have demonstrated dedicated membership and leadership ability in campus organizations and in the community. Recipients must also have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

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Insurance Regulation: A New NFI Policy Brief

April 2, 2014

Edward J. KaneA new Policy Brief, 2014-PB-03, "Insurance Contracts and Derivatives that Substitute for them: How and Where Should Their Systemic and and Nonperformance Risks be Regulated?" by Networks Financial Institute Senior Fellow, Edward J. Kane is now available from our Policy Briefs page.

The paper explores state and federal regulation and the need to integrate federal regulation of swap-based substitutes for traditional insurance and reinsurance contracts into the state-based system.

All of NFI's publications are accessible from our publications pages.

Mutual Funds: A New Working Paper

April 1, 2014

M. Kabir HassanA new Working Paper, 2014-WP-01, "Partial Adjustment Toward Equilibrium Mutual Fund Allocations: Evidence from U.S.-based Equity Mutual Funds" by Networks Financial Institute Fellow, M. Kabir Hassan and Ph.D. student, William J. Hippler III, is now available from our Working Papers page.

The paper explores the management of mutual funds, especially tradeoff between the benefits of quick portfolio adjustment, the associated costs of adjustment and the speed at which such adjustments are made.

All of our publications are accessible from our publications pages.

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Networks Financial Institute (NFI) at Indiana State University was founded in 2003 with the help of a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation. NFI strives to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through student programs, financial literacy programs and thought leadership.

NFI exists to facilitate broad, collaborative thinking, dialogue and progress in the evolving financial services marketplace through three targeted initiatives:

The Networks Scholars program is intended to develop tomorrow's hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable, and inquisitive scholars into financial industry professionals. The program is a four-year scholarship for qualified freshmen accepted to Indiana State University, who choose to pursue a career in the financial services industry. More about the Networks Scholarship program.


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