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Purposeful economics

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England, was the guest speaker at the 'Purpose of Finance' series of the Master of Finance (MFin) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School. Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England,…

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Financial Times: Asset managers ‘have something to hide’ from pension trustees

David Pitt-Watson, Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on pension fee transparency and says that independent governance committees (IGCs) set up to ensure workplace pension savers receive value for money are ineffective. David comments: “It is really important…

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Financial Times: Politician’s sprinkling of stardust boosts the funds industry

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses the appeal of recruiting former politicians to asset management firms. "They are giving their name to a business and investors will be drawn to that. If the…

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Financial Times: Investors revolt against directors with too many jobs

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the clash between investors and company directors. “It’s really rare that a company will go to an AGM and allow itself to be defeated,” he says.…

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Financial Times: Fund chiefs aid activist raiders but in Britain politeness is key

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on asset managers and active company ownership. “It should be completely normal that shareholders are active as owners of companies, that they are asking good questions and…

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