Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wait, what? Shareholders prefer their corporations to pay taxes?

They do when incentives like shareholder credits for corporate taxes paid exist.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Analyst's Residing Country and Research Report Bias

In the era of globalization, firms are increasingly followed by analysts from their own countries and also by analysts from other countries; in the mean time, analysts follow firms in their own countries as well as firms in other countries.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Necessary evil or valued team member?

Relationships matter when auditors and IT specialists work together but they don’t always see their relationship the same way, or in a good way.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Which is More Motivating, Cash Rewards or Gift Card Rewards?

When employees compete against one another to earn rewards, the type of reward they compete over affects their motivation!

Friday, November 30, 2018

SAF Grads Excel in the 2018 CPA CFE Exam Results

SAF CPA students once again proves that Waterloo dominates in the area of accounting education. The 2018 CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) results showcases one of our own, Qianyu Zhang (MAcc '18), in capturing the coveted National Gold Medal, along with 15 other SAF graduates who were named to the National Honour Roll. Congratulations to all our SAF graduates to which we will be celebrating their successes at the SAF Annual Honour Roll Celebration event in late January.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fall 2018 Velocity Fund Finals

Velocity Fund Finalists Winners 2018

Inventive startups win $130,000 at yesterday's 23rd staging of the University of Waterloo's Velocity Fund Finals (VFF). These companies developing bionic arms that learn, a new type of water treatment system, a scalable biological manufacturing platform, and a smart monitoring system for stream traps took home the top prizes. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Managing Climate and Carbon Risk in Investment Portfolios

Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Coming home to SAF

On September 1st, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and the University of Waterloo welcomed Dr. Steve Fortin (PhD, CPA, CA, ICD.D) as the new School Director.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2018 Investment Research Challenge

The School of Accounting and Finance's (SAF) sixth Annual Investment Research Challenge proved to be another memorable experiential opportunity for SAF students. Serving as a training ground for students who have gone on to win external competitions, including the global championship for the 2016 CFA Research Challenge, 18 student teams competed in July for a top prize of $2,000.