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Portfolio Adviser: Asking fund managers sensitive questions about their childhood

A study co-authored by Raghu Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that fund managers who experienced the death or divorce of a parent in their childhood go on to take significantly less…

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Ordeal & risk

Childhood trauma from a parent's death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a new study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Raghavendra Rau Finance professionals may…

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CEO study co-authored at Cambridge Judge wins “Ig Nobel” award

Research on the impact of childhood disasters on CEO risk-taking wins Ig Nobel Management Prize, awarded to achievements that make people laugh and think. A study co-authored at University of Cambridge Judge Business School that investigated how CEOs surviving traumatic…

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Why a disaster may not be disastrous

Research shows that the behaviour of business leaders could be directly linked to their experiences in childhood. What makes a great leader? Effectiveness? Experience? Volcanoes? It might seem unlikely, but new research from a team of academics, including Raghavendra Rau,…

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