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Academic Areas > Finance > Center for Excellence in Investment Management
Center for Excellence in Investment Management (CIM) provides resources that facilitate knowledge creation and dissemination throughout the ever-expanding frontiers of finance. CIM helps students, researchers, and practitioners keep pace with the rapidly evolving financial services industry through a variety of programs, publications, and outreach.
CIM Mission
·   Prepare Kenan-Flagler students for the most challenging jobs in cutting edge finance.
·   Promote academic and applied research in advanced financial strategies.
·    Engage leading practitioners in research, teaching, and current issues through special events, executive development workshops, and joint projects.
      Preparing  Students                                                                                                                   
       The Capital Markets Lab integrates real-world financial tools and the finance curriculum at Kenan-Flagler  
       Professional Development Workshops and the Speakers Series                                                       
       CIM sponsors Kenan-Flagler's participation as a CFA Program University Partner 
      Promoting Knowledge Creation                                                                                                  
       CIM provides support for faculty research initiatives.  (See below for links.)
       Funding and administrative support from CIM supports the Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC)    
       Ph.D. students at Kenan-Flagler are eligible for competitive grants and fellowships from CIM  
      Engaging Leading Practitioners                                                                                                  
       Annual Private Equity Conference brings together practitioners, academics, and regulators
       North Carolina Investment Institute and Investment Outlook events
       Alpha Challenge
       Investment Management and CIM advisory boards
Recent Research
July 2013: Economic Analysis of North Carolina Investment Management Industry, by Prof. Gregory W. Brown, Andrew Cooper, and Colby Isabel.
May 2013: Do Private Equity Funds Game Returns? by Gregory W. Brown, Oleg Gredil, Steven N. Kaplan
March 2013: Asymmetric information and the pecking (dis)order by Paolo Fulghieri, Diego Garcia, Dirk Hackbarth
March 2013: Revealing shorts: An examination of large short position disclosures by Charles M. Jones, Adam V. Reed, William Waller
January 2012: Why Gaussian Macro-Finance Term Structure Models Are (Nearly) Unconstrained Factor-VARs by Scott Joslin, Anh Le, Kenneth J. Singleton
November 2012: Production-Based Term Structure of Equity Returns by Hengjie Ai, Mariano M. Croce, Anthony M. Diercks, Kai Li
For more information, contact Christian Lundblad, Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Managerment at Kenan-Flagler Business School, at 919.962.8441 or