Mayo Center Speaker Series

Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Speaker Series: Mayo Center for Asset Management Virtual Seminar Series

Speaker Series: Mayo Center for Asset Management Virtual Seminar Series

The Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers an ongoing virtual series. The purpose of the series is to provide a venue for the continued sharing of ideas and insights of practical relevance in the field of asset management. 

Speaker Series Schedule

 

Topic: SPACs

Date: Friday, 7 May 2021
Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST

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The Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for the next session of our Virtual Seminar Series. Over the past year, we have witnessed a boom in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). However, understanding the returns to SPAC investors has been complex as returns have varied greatly for sponsors and investors. In this session, we seek a deeper understanding of why certain companies go public via a SPAC merger despite their high costs by identifying the economic roles of SPAC sponsors and investors. We will be joined by Professor Ritter, also known as "Mr. IPO" for his work on initial public offerings. His recent research on SPACs has been heavily cited by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other major publications. Presented through Zoom, Friday 7 May 2021 at 1-2 p.m. EST. The Zoom Link will be distributed to all registrants prior to the session. 

Speaker:

Jay R. RitterJay R. Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, Eugene Brigham Dept. of Finance, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida 

 

 


Moderators:

Susan Chaplinsky, Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Pedro MatosPedro Matos, John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business