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Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to Host Annual Open House

August 30, 2017

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will host its Annual Open House Thursday, September 7, during which the newly re-envisioned business policy think tank and its affiliated centers will educate and engage with the UNC-Chapel Hill community and beyond. More

Will aggressive fee-cutting at the state pension fund lead to lower returns?

July 14, 2017

Greg Brown, director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, comments on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s aggressive moves to slash the fees that the $92 billion state pension fund pays to outside money managers. More

Steadying the Ship

June 20, 2017

An experienced investment committee can put an institution on course to gain higher endowment returns. More

Investment Trends in Clean Energy

Blog Post
June 05, 2017

On April 21, the Kenan-Flagler Energy Club celebrated Earth Day with a lecture by alumnus Rob Glen (Arts & Sciences, ’78). A senior executive based in San Francisco for Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Glen sets the prominent industry analyst firm’s global service, analysis and customer strategies. He also leads its business relationships with organizations including Chevron, General Electric and Google. More

Sport Business

Blog Post
May 05, 2017

Over spring break, while many students were lounging on the beach, 19 of Dr. Deborah Stroman’s students were touring universities, sports clubs and arenas in Dublin and Cologne. This semester, Dr. Stroman teaches a global sport business course about the 500-billion-dollar sports business industry. More

UNC Symposium Informs Athletes on How to Build Wealth and Share It

April 25, 2017

For athletes, building wealth, securing a future after a playing career, and developing the ability to give back start with early and strategic planning. Those were just three of the big takeaways from a panel of authors, academics, former athletes and financial professionals at the Center for Sport Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More

Growth from the Ground Up

April 18, 2017 • NCGrowth

A Robeson County tortilla manufacturer is ready to increase his production from 25,000 pounds of tortillas a week to 120,000 pounds. UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA student Ben Holmes is helping him do just that — through NCGrowth, an affiliate of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise. More

Patrick Hartley Joins the Kenan Institute Team

Blog Post
April 13, 2017

Last month, Patrick Hartley, a distinguished member of the Kenan-Flagler community, joined the Kenan Institute as a Fellow. He has been a Professor of the Practice of Finance at Kenan-Flagler for nearly twelve years. Currently, he also serves as President of the board of directors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation. More

Kenan Research Fellow’s Study Finds Youth Apprenticeship Programs Are Mutually Beneficial

Blog Post
March 23, 2017

Apprenticeship programs provide hands-on training to young adults entering the workforce while functioning as a recruitment tool for companies looking for young talent. More

Kenan Investment Management Fellows Named

March 15, 2017 • Institute for Private Capital

The recipients of the Kenan Investment Management Fellowships for 2017 were announced by the Institute for Private Capital and Center for Excellence in Investment Management in partnership with the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. More