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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 Dr Mehrshad Motahari The growing trend of replacing active investment managers with computer algorithms (The Economist, 2019) has led to a surge in…

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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 Guernsey, Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Finance and the Cambridge Endowment for Research and Finance (CERF).…

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

Dr Adelphe Ekponon 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 Ekponon and Kassi Assamoi (Liquidity Analyst at MUFG Securities and University of Warwick) examine a…

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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 Dr Mehrshad Motahari Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a major trend and has disrupted most industries in recent years. The financial services sector…

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Understanding the cross-section of international equity markets

Dr Argyris Tsiaras A large literature in international finance has established the relevance of a wide array of frictions in financial investments across borders leading to the concentration of equity investments within national borders (home bias in equity portfolios) and…

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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 Dr Scott B. Guernsey Ever since Milton Friedman's celebrated 1970 article – "The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits"…

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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 Dr Adelphe Ekponon In addition to internal funds, firms have two main sources of financing: equity and debt (in general, a mix of…

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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 Finance (CERF). The scheme is open to PhD students within the University of Cambridge who do research into…

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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 Dr Mehrshad Motahari The Nobel Prize–winning Cumulative Prospect Theory of Tversky and Kahneman (1992) has revolutionised our understanding of how humans make economic…

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Fintech disruption: is it good or bad for consumers?

Dr Scott B. Guernsey Financial technology ("fintech") is a rapidly growing industry that applies recent digital innovations and technology-enabled business model innovations to financial services. A common example is its application of smartphone technologies to banking. For instance, from the…

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