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Best first-day IPO

Cancer therapy company Monopar Therapeutics, led by Cambridge MBA Chandler Robinson, has very successful initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. Monopar, a Chicago-based company seeking to improve clinical outcomes for cancer patients, led by Cambridge Judge Business School graduate Chandler…

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The Economist: Naughty investment banks win more IPO business

A study by Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge, finds that Wall Street’s sins have a surprising side-effect: press reports of bad behaviour by investment banks during and after the financial crisis were good…

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Debt versus equity

Study co-authored by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School examines why some firms go public through initial public debt offerings rather than the more publicised initial public offerings of equity. The business-news headlines are often filled with the…

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Lessons for today’s investors from financial market history

From 18th century ‘structured finance’ and currency speculation in the Middle Ages, to stock market performance in the 20th and 21st centuries. A new book edited by two University of Cambridge academics chronicles the historical development of asset returns, stock…

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Review of UK small-cap returns

Numis report co-authored by Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge. The Numis Smaller Companies Index (NSCI), which measures returns from investing in small- and mid-cap UK companies, ended 2014 with a positive return of 0.8 per cent, almost identical to the…

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