Newsletter

November 2019

Kenan Institute Partners with SAS to Explore AI Innovations

The Kenan Institute and software giant SAS joined forces to host the inaugural AI Innovations Forum, which provided a look at the most challenging issues and exciting opportunities in artificial intelligence applications for business today.

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October 2019

Dr. K.V. Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, Discusses Economic Reforms

India’s chief economic advisor sat down with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professors Anusha Chari and Christian Lundblad for a standing room-only fireside chat on his plans to spur growth in the world’s seventh-largest economy.

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September 2019

Private Equity Research Consortium and Burgiss Data Partnership Featured in Wall Street Journal's Private Equity Pro

The Kenan Institute-affiliated Institute for Private Capital and data provider Burgiss celebrated their 10-year partnership with plans to make fund holding data available for academic research through the Private Equity Research Consortium. In a Wall Street Journal Pro article, columnist Luis Garcia discussed how the data partnership will reshape the debate surrounding private equity.

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August 2019

Ghysels Named to N.C. Blockchain Initiative

Kenan Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Eric Ghysels has been named to N.C. Lt. Governor Dan Forest’s North Carolina Blockchain Initiative, a nonpartisan plan to strengthen the state as a leader in technological innovation.

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July 2019

Artificial Intelligence Alter Egos: Who Benefits from Robo-investing?

Artificial intelligence enhancements are increasingly shaping our financial decision-making. But with what result? In this Institute Insights video, Professor Eric Ghysels discusses how he and his colleagues explored strategies commonly used in robo-advising to shed light on potential benefits this emerging industry may provide for certain segments of the population.

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June 2019

Center for Sustainable Enterprise Celebrates 20 Years

CSE is 20! The center celebrated with a video look back, which debuted at the 11th annual Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Research Conference hosted in Chapel Hill June 5-7.

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May 2019

NCGrowth Spring Showcase in Rocky Mount
Participants at the NCGrowth Spring Showcase April 12 learned how the Kenan Institute-affiliated center is working with businesses and local governments to promote economic development and create equitable, sustainable opportunities – from a family business providing homecare services in 11 eastern North Carolina counties to a company creating oyster reefs to stop shoreline erosion around the globe. More

April 2019

Alternative Investments Conference
Since 2008, the Alternative Investments Conference has served as a forum for private equity, hedge fund, venture capital and other alternative asset professionals to network, share ideas and stay abreast of industry trends. On March 28 and 29, more than 200 attendees gathered for this year’s conference at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. More

March 2019

North Carolina Investment Forum
On Feb. 21, leading North Carolina investors, researchers and policymakers gathered at the Kenan Center to discuss challenges and opportunities for investment in the state, from the federal Opportunity Zones program to making the transition from angel to institutional investing. More