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Richard B. Evans

Associate Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 292A
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.S., MS, University of Utah
MA, Ph.D., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor Richard Evans' research deals broadly with investment decisions. His current research projects explore risk taking on the part of mutual fund managers, the role of broker intermediation in mutual fund investing and the impact of commission bundling and other trading costs on portfolio performance. His research has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies and cited by the New York TimesWall Street JournalThe Economist and Forbes magazine. He has presented his research to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Social Security Administration and the American Finance Association. Evans has also taught executive education courses for investment professionals from Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Citizens Bank and he is the advisor to Darden Capital Management, Darden's student run investment funds.

GBUS 8444: Investments
Credits: 2
This course will provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of investment decision making. The course is divided into three modules: asset allocation, manager selection, and market frictions. The first module examines the decision of how to allocate a portfolio across different asset classes (e.g., stocks, bonds, real estate).
GBUS 8445: Portfolio Management
Credits: 2
The Portfolio Management course is designed for students interested in careers in investment management. Students are required to have taken Valuation in Financial Markets (GBUS 7603) and Investments (GBUS 8444) prior to taking this course. The objective of the course is to help students develop the analytical tools and insight necessary to manage an investment portfolio.
GBUS 8500: Special Topics Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Each seminar is a course of study for students with special interests in business administration topics not currently included in the normal course offerings of the MBA Program. The seminar topics should be consistent with the objectives of the Second Year Program.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.