Assistant Professor of Finance at the Anderson School of Management Subramanian R. Iyer speaks on "Insider Trading: A clear or murky concept?" on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. at Parish Memorial Library.

Iyer says insider trading is perceived to be some form of illegal activity. However, insider trading includes legal and illegal trades. Documentation released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission implies insider trading hurts stockholders. He says the problem is finding the distinction between public and private information.

Iyer has worked in the financial services industry. In India, he has taught mathematics and finance as an adjunct faculty at a private institution and a university affiliated college. He earned his Ph.D. in Finance from Oklahoma State University in 2012, and has published papers and authored book chapters and textbook contributions. He reviews papers for journals, and presents papers at conference such as the Financial Management Association International and the Southwestern Finance Association.

Parish Memorial Library staff are hosting a lecture series in October and November. The Parish Memorial Library serves three main academic communities at UNM: the Anderson School of Management, the Department of Economics and the School of Public Administration.

Business Librarian Todd Quinn who arranged this year’s lectures said, “The PML lecture series is a way for us to provide faculty a platform to highlight their research. Many times students and colleagues only see faculty teach and in meetings, but this allows them to showcase their research projects, gather feedback from the UNM community, and to inspire students in their academic endeavors.”

All lectures will be held in Parish Library on the first floor, and are free and open to all.