Brian Gendreau is an expert in the Latin American business environment. He is a clinical professor of finance and Richardson Faculty Fellow. He teaches asset allocation, investment strategy, corporate finance, emerging markets finance, international finance and financial crises.
Areas of Expertise (10)
Latin American Business Environment
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Latin American Studies
Media Appearances (3)
Connecticut hedge funds still dominate, but face questions
Stamford Advocate online
“When I moved here in 2009, there weren’t many hedge funds in Florida,” said Brian Gendreau, a clinical professor of finance in the University of Florida’s business school. “The biggest problem they ran into was ‘infrastructure.’ Finding the right law firms for them was always a bit of a problem. Today, the barriers to those firms doing business here are lower. I hear a lot about hedge funds and private equity funds and mainline asset-management funds moving to Florida.”
Emerging markets in turmoil
CNN Business online
Investors had been venturing into emerging markets in search of higher yielding assets, but the recent rise in U.S. rates has prompted many traders to unwind those positions. "If you can get higher yield on riskless investment in U.S. Treasuries, that makes emerging markets look less attractive," said Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Cetera and a professor of emerging markets finance at the University of Florida."If you can get higher yield on riskless investment in U.S. Treasuries, that makes emerging markets look less attractive," said Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Cetera and a professor of emerging markets finance at the University of Florida.
Companies speeding up dividend payments
CNN Business online
While most experts say lawmakers and the White House will reach a compromise, many investors expect taxes on dividend payments to go up regardless of how the fiscal cliff is resolved, said Brian Gendreau, market strategist at Cetera Financial. "I'm not surprised this is happening," said Gendreau, who is also a professor of finance at the University of Florida. "It would make sense for companies to cut investors a break and accelerate dividend payments."
CVaR-LASSO Enhanced Index Replication (CLEIR): outperforming by minimizing downside riskApplied Economics
Brian Gendreau, et al.
Index-funds are one of the most popular investment vehicles among investors, with total assets indexed to the S&P500 exceeding $8.7 trillion at-the-end of 2016. Recently, enhanced-index-funds, which seek to outperform an index while maintaining a similar risk-profile, have grown in popularity. This paper proposes an enhanced-index-tracking method that uses the linear absolute shrinkage selection operator (LASSO) method to minimize the Conditional Value-at-Risk (CVaR) of the tracking error.
2019 Latin American Business Environment ReportUniversity of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
Brian C. Gendreau and Timothy E. Mclendon
This is the 20th edition of the Latin American Business Environment Report (LABER). The Report includes a review of the business, investment and legal environments in all of the Latin American states, including Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. As in past years the goal of the Report is to provide an accessible, balanced evaluation of the economic, social, political, policy and legal developments that affect the region’s business and investment climate.