William Diamond

William Diamond
  • Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2320 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • FNCE100 - CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 100 form the foundation for all elective finance courses. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure, and 5) dividend policy decisions. ACCT 101 + STAT 101 may be taken concurrently. Honors sections require MATH 114 as a prerequisite.

  • FNCE611 - CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course serves as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investments) for both non-majors and majors preparing for upper-level course work. The primary objective is to provide the framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory. The approach is rigorous and analytical. Topics covered include discounted cash flow techniques; corporate capital budgeting and valuation; investment decisions under uncertainty; capital asset pricing; options; and market efficiency. The course will also analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and related issues. Additional topics will differ according to individual instructors.

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The Downside to Playing It Safe in the Banking Industry

Recent Wharton research looks at why banks tend to invest in assets with the lowest risk, and how that behavior can affect the broader economy.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 4/6/2018
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