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Centre for Endowment Asset Management

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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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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

CNBC: New research going back 120 years backs up Warren Buffett’s simple advice on investing

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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Bloomberg: Invest in art or stocks? Keynes has an answer (well, sort of)

According to a study at Cambridge Judge Business School, John Maynard Keyes made “extraordinary” returns as a collector of Picasso, Matisse and …

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The Times: John Maynard Keynes’s art collection yields a stunning return

John Maynard Keynes made “extraordinary” returns as a collector of Picasso, Matisse and other modern masters, while highlighting the limitations of art …

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