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Jumping into alternative finance

Cambridge alumnus Hunter Sims (MBA 2018) shares his career insights after a leap from a finance career in banking in the USA, to heading up Operations at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. When Hunter…

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Machine learning challenges in finance

by Dr Mehrshad Motahari, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Mehrshad Motahari Machine learning (ML) is the most important branch of artificial intelligence (AI), providing tools with wide-ranging applications in finance. My…

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‘Underwhelming’ response

Despite G20 pledge to do 'whatever it takes', the IMF has offered only 'trivial' new funding toward a $2.5 trillion pandemic financing gap in developing countries, says new article co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School. The International Monetary Fund and…

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Negative interest rate: the interaction between monetary and financial regulatory policies

by Hormoz Ramian, Research Assistant, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The negative interest rate has been among the frontier policies to counter the recent economic downturns. The 2020 pandemic resurfaced the policy's role that…

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An MBA during global upheaval – COVID-19 vs 2008

How one Cambridge MBA’s experience in 2008 reveals lessons for MBAs of today: for Marina Maslowski Marsat (MBA 2008), embarking on the Cambridge MBA just as the global financial crisis broke in 2008 was a new challenge she hadn't anticipated.…

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How to achieve financial calm

Five insights on how to reduce money-related stress from Executive MBA alumnus Ken Okoroafor (EMBA 2014). Ken Okoroafor, an alumnus (EMBA 2014) of the Executive MBA programme at Cambridge Judge Business School, is co-founder with his wife Mary of The…

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Fenni Kang shortlisted for Women in Banking and Finance award

Executive MBA (EMBA) alumna Fenni Kang recognised in shortlist for WIBF Tech Star Award 2020. Desk Strategy Quantitative Analyst Fenni Kang (EMBA 2018) has been shortlisted for the 2020 WIBF Tech Star Award. The WIBF Tech Star Award celebrates outstanding…

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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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Discontinuous transformation

Leisurely pace of change not quick enough for many businesses in COVID-19 era. "Discontinuous" transformation rather than a leisurely pace of change will be needed at many businesses in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) era, Dr Kishore Sengupta of Cambridge Judge Business…

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Trust in finance

Trust among US finance professionals has declined far more sharply than in the general population, finds study that has implications for coronavirus bailout plans. The level of trust among US finance professionals has declined far more sharply than among the general population over the past four decades, finds…

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