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Can robots beat the market?

by Dr Mehrshad Motahari, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The growing trend of replacing …

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Early coronavirus evidence on finance

Early-stage finance research exploring the impact of COVID-19 on important financial outcomes such as household spending and investor expectations, by Dr Scott …

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Are cryptocurrencies priced in the cross-section? A portfolio approach

Most papers, that study determinants of cryptocurrency prices, find no relation to existing market factors. In a work-in-progress, CCFin/CERF Research Associate Adelphe …

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Artificial intelligence in asset management: hype or breakthrough?

by Dr Mehrshad Motahari, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Artificial intelligence (AI) has become …

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Understanding the cross-section of international equity markets

A large literature in international finance has established the relevance of a wide array of frictions in financial investments across borders leading …

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The shareholder value of stakeholder orientation

by Dr Scott B. Guernsey, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Ever since Milton Friedman’s …

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Is debt financing by firms good for economic growth?

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance In addition to internal funds, …

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Scholarship scheme at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance

Applications are invited for doctoral funding for up to three years starting in October 2020 from the Cambridge Endowment for Research in …

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Market gamblers to blame?

by Dr Mehrshad Motahari, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The Nobel Prize–winning Cumulative Prospect …

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Fintech disruption: is it good or bad for consumers?

Financial technology (“fintech”) is a rapidly growing industry that applies recent digital innovations and technology-enabled business model innovations to financial services. A …

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Agency conflicts and costs of equity

The agency problem, in the context of separation in ownership (shareholders or the principals) and control (managers or the agents), is one …

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What determines cryptocurrency’s expected return?

by Dr Hui (Frank) Xu, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Since the emergence of …

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Shadow pills and visible value

The “poison pill” (formally known as a “shareholder rights plan”) has a long and contentious history in the United States as a …

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Keeping secrets from creditors

As described in the article “The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review“, published in the Journal of Economic Literature …

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Long-term economic outlook and equity prices

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The very first asset pricing …

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Brexit: investor paranoia and the financing cost of firms

Financial markets faced a bumpy ride in 2018. The Financial Times report that global bond and equity markets shrank $5tn last year. …

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Reinvesting market power for the betterment of shareholders

On the supply side, highly competitive industries are generally characterised as having many firms and low barriers to entry. The first condition …

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Guaranteed bonuses in high finance: to reward or retain?

by Dr Scott B. Guernsey, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Public distaste for high …

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Is diversification always good?

Probably every Fin 101 class teaches the principle of diversification: do not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification allows investors …

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Alternative finance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

We’ve heard all the buzz phrases, ranging from ‘peer-to-peer lending’ to ‘cryptocurrencies’. But behind the hype, what exactly is alternative finance, and …

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