Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a resurgence of interest in economic and financial history among investment professionals. In July 2015 the Centre for Endowment Asset Management hosted a workshop at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge to discuss what practitioners need to know about financial history.
It brought together many of world's leading academics in the area of financial market history, as well as some 30 senior investment professionals. This workshop was supported by the CFA Research Institute Foundation as well as Carn Marco Advisors, CFA Society United Kingdom, Credit Suisse, Fidelity International, J.P. Morgan, Newton Investment Management and Sandaire. The book, edited by Dr David Chambers and Professor Elroy Dimson, was published by the CFA Research Institute Foundation end of 2016. It consists of a series of chapters first presented as this workshop, together with several other important contributions.