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The Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) is a research and education centre based within Cambridge Judge Business School. CEAM has an active role globally in furthering high-quality research into long-horizon investing. Combined with its teaching and information exchange, CEAM is establishing a platform to engage with institutions – like charities, foundations, educational endowments, and sovereign funds – who face a long-term investment focus. This work is impacting knowledge development, education and understanding about how best to confront the unique set of investment challenges faced by these institutions and enabling more focused and disciplined investment choices in the future.

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2021 European Investment Forum Research Prize

CEAM has awarded the Best Paper Award to Dr Lakshmi Naaraayanan and the Best Presentation Award to Dr Huan Tang at the European Investment Forum on 14 September 2021.

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Investing over the long-term

This area explores traditional investment themes like asset allocation, governance, risk and return, but with a research focus on how these relate to investors with a long investment horizon.

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Alternative assets over the long term

This area explores the long-term performance and behaviour of alternative asset classes like real estate and commodities as well as collectable assets like art, wine and coins.

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Financial history

This covers 18th century ‘structured finance’ and currency speculation in the Middle Ages, to stock market performance in the 20th and 21st centuries as well as an overview of Economist and investor John Maynard Keynes.

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Responsible investing

Our academic research in this area develops understanding and knowledge of how ESG factors influence investment decision-making, portfolio construction and company performance.

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News & insight

Market Watch: Opinion: Why this ETF of ‘sin’ stocks is likely to reward investors with saintly results

A study on sin stocks performance co-authored by Professor Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) at Cambridge…

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Financial Times: Beware the siren call of investment advertising

A report on investment returns co-authored by Professor Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business…

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Live Wire: Keynes as investor-speculator

A study on John Maynard Keynes’ investment returns co-authored by Dr David Chambers, Reader in Finance and Academic Director of the Centre…

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