Knollwood Consulting Group, Inc.

71 Knollwood Drive
Rochester, New York 14618-3512
Phone: (716) 385-1726 or (607) 243-8719
Fax: (607) 243-8985


Knollwood Consulting Group specializes in providing economic and financial consulting services. We are prepared to give informed, impartial advice on a wide range of business and financial problems.

Questions about capital budgeting techniques or appropriate methods for measuring risk can be answered. We can assist in analyzing and understanding the many financial products and techniques that have recently become available. When unusual circumstances arise, the Knollwood Consulting Group can augment internal financial capabilities. The founders, G. William Schwert and Patricia M. Schwert, have extensive experience in a variety of financial, statistical and economic areas including:

G. William Schwert is the Distinguished University Professor of Finance and Statistics at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. A graduate of Trinity College, he earned his Doctorate at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Dr. Schwert is the managing editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and hes been an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and several other journals. He has been a director of the American Finance Association and the Chair of the Business and Economics Section of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Schwert's extensive academic research has focused on inflation and the stock and bond markets, on applications of time series forecasting techniques, and on stock market volatility. He has also studied a variety of issues concerning corporate control, including poison pills and anti-takeover devices and the effects of information leakage on takeover premiums. His recent work analyzes the causes and consequences of "hot issue" IPO markets. His scholarly papers have been published in many prestigious academic journals.

Patricia M. Schwert is a graduate of Brown University with a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive Development Program of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Ms. Schwert is a former director of the Rochester Society of Security Analysts. She has been employed by Manning & Napier Advisors Inc., Norstar Bank and as an Investment Officer at the University of Rochester. Ms. Schwert has extensive experience in equity analysis, cash management, portfolio management and the analysis of new financial products. Ms. Schwert is currently a Ph.D. student in the Warner School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester conducting research on creativity and gifted education.

G. William Schwert

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