The UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) will host its monthly Dean’s Speaker Series on Friday, April 24th, 2015, from 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Vladimir Gatchev, Ph.D., SunTrust Associate Professor of Finance, will speak on “The Impact of Reputation on Financial Institutions”.

The presentation will offer solutions to challenges that financial institutions face on a regular basis. Attendees will leave with answers to questions such as:

  • How do firms and underwriters choose each other?
  • What criteria do issuing firms use when looking for an underwriter?
  • What criteria do investment banks use when looking for firms to underwrite?
  • Gatchev received his Ph.D. in Finance at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. His teaching involves discussions of financial models, econometrics, financial management, investments, options and forecasting. He has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Financial Markets.

    The agenda for the Dean’s Speaker Series is as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. Networking
  • 8:00 a.m. Presentation
  • 8:20 a.m. Q&A
  • 9:00 a.m. Adjourn
  • The Dean’s Speaker Series, generously supported by CFE Federal Credit Union, is a monthly opportunity from the UCF College of Business Administration to learn about the provocative and new programs that our world class faculty are spearheading, researching, and teaching. This is an opportunity to be out on the edge of new business ideas and network with other business leaders in our community.

    A $20 registration fee includes breakfast and parking fees. For more information and registration, please visit

    About the College of Business Administration:

    Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.

    America’s Partnership University:
    The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with nearly 60,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit