Improv with an impact

With their President’s Engagement Prize, Wharton School seniors Philip Chen and Meera Menon plan to create The Unscripted Project, a nonprofit that will run 10-week improv courses in Philadelphia public schools, partnering with the Philly Improv Theater.

Louisa Shepard

When cash is tight, should you borrow from retirement?

While millions of Americans find themselves strapped for cash with reduced work or lost jobs, tapping retirement savings is fraught with risks that need careful consideration, according to experts at Wharton.

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Credit Suisse review of funds prompted by SoftBank’s multiple roles

David Erickson of the Wharton School said finance companies should disclose conflicts of interest to their investors.


The Wall Street Journal

Should you tap retirement funds in a crisis? Increasingly, people say yes

Research by Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School found that approximately 10% of people who borrow from their 401(k) plans default on the loans.



How AI is expanding the applications of robot advisory

Jill Fisch of the Law School commented on the use of algorithms in investing. “Robo advisors are a potential solution to the complexities of financial decision making,” she said.