Workshop to explore the impact of financial social networks on the stock market – The Brock News

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The way people access financial advice is changing.

While financial advice was traditionally shared by industry professionals, the emergence of social networks dedicated to finance has given individuals easy access to information, helping them to become more comfortable trading and investing. themselves.

On Thursday, September 29, international scholar Nadia Massoud will be at the Goodman School of Business to share research based on the financial social network StockTwits in her workshop, “What Determines Influence in Social Finance?” The case of StockTwits.

Massoud, Professor of Finance at the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne, will also discuss how information travels through these networks, potential biases and misinformation, and the impact of the aforementioned topics on the stock market.

Massoud has worked as a professor of finance since 2000. Prior to joining Melbourne Business School, she was an associate professor of finance at the Schulich School of Business at York University and the University of Alberta. Massoud also has extensive consulting experience with financial intermediaries and has consulted for the Bank of Canada.

This talk is part of the CPA Center for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting (CPA-CPPIA) Brownbag Series and will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at GSB 310. Goodman faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in participating are encouraged to email Crystal Li at [email protected] to reserve a spot.

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