What does Mendoza offer to Undergraduates Interested in Finance?

We will discuss the various opportunities open to undergraduates interested in finance while highlighting how finance helps to "grow the good in business."

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Robert Battalio and Patty Brady

Mendoza College of Business

About the Lecturer

Robert Battalio is currently a professor of Finance at the University of Notre Dame. Robert has also served on the faculty of Georgia State University, as a visiting academic at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, and as the first NASD visiting academic fellow. His primary area of interest involves the relationship between financial market design and trading costs. He is currently studying whether the post-earnings announcement drift survives transactions costs, who trades on accruals information, trading costs in the equity option market, and price discovery in option markets. Robert’s work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, among others. Robert has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Newark Star Ledger, Inc Magazine, Business Week On-Line, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Letter, Christian Science Monitor, CNNfn, USA Today, Barrons, and Securities Week.

Ms. Brady joined NDIGI in 2021. She is responsible for designing and implementing strategic programs, leveraging key partnerships across the College and University, and working collaboratively with industry practitioners to promote NDIGI’s mission. Ms. Brady also co-teaches Equity Valuation in the Master of Science in Finance (‘MSF’) program and ‘The Art of Investing’ at the undergraduate level. Ms. Brady joined NDIGI from the Notre Dame Investment Office. She joined the investment team in 2004 and was part of the University’s Public Equity team, which focuses on U.S. long only, non‐U.S. long only, and global long‐short funds. She also helped oversee the University's Pension Plan investments and was a member of the University’s Retirement Plan Committee.