Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Compensation packages for insurance industry CEOs changed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, with bonuses reduced and other incentives increased, according to a new study from FIU Business. Total CEO compensation was positively related to return on assets (ROA) and firm size both before and after the financial crisis, the study found. However, […]

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Hedge funds that time the market ahead of positive and negative news within the manufacturing industry outperform competitors, research from FIU Business finds. The study found that timing the market ahead of positive and negative news within specific industries, versus overall market timing, pays off for skilled hedge fund managers and, ultimately, their investors. The […]

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Distinguished real estate research puts FIU Hollo School at top of international rankings.

For the fourth consecutive year, FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature. The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and university contributions to the field of real estate research from 2014-2018. “The key to our continuous success […]

Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Demand for homeownership is still trending downward in major markets, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the second quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership. The current index scores suggest […]

Demand for homeownership is falling in major markets, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Demand for homeownership is falling in major markets, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

If you’re looking to build wealth, renting a home may be wiser than buying, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the first quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership. Published […]

Telecommuting positively impacts job performance, FIU Business study reveals.

Telecommuting contributes to improved job performance for employees in complex jobs, allowing them to benefit from fewer interruptions common in an office setting, research from FIU Business finds. Overall, telecommuting has little negative impact on performance, even in jobs that require frequent interaction and communication with others. “We find that for most job characteristics we […]

South Florida housing market is stable but less healthy than in 2017, new Housing Health Index reveals.

South Florida housing market is stable but less healthy than in 2017, new Housing Health Index reveals.

Despite marked fluctuations and some ominous signs, the housing markets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties appeared relatively healthy during the fourth quarter of 2018, but less so than during the same period in 2017, according to the most recent Beracha Housing Health Index. “The market in Miami-Dade and Broward in general is expected to do […]

Housing market is healthy in South Florida, reveals Index out of FIU Business

Housing market is healthy in South Florida, reveals Index out of FIU Business

Despite marked fluctuations and some ominous signs, the housing market in Miami-Dade and Broward counties appeared relatively healthy during the third quarter of 2018, according to the most recent Beracha Housing Health Index. In each county, the index suggests what is likely to happen to home pricing in the next year for single-family and condominiums, […]

Buyer’s market slowly making gains in Miami, BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Buyer’s market slowly making gains in Miami, BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Miami, one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S., is moving slowly back into home-ownership territory, indicating that buying a home may beat renting, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index. Published quarterly, the index is produced by Eli Beracha and William Hardin, professors at FIU’s Hollo […]