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Counterintuitive bias

A new study at Cambridge Judge Business School finds that ‘gender-based attention bias’ toward women mutual fund managers works both ways, lowering fund-flow volatility, and this could boost the current low number of women fund managers. Professor Raghavendra Rau The…

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Toeing the line

Conformity with environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices can carry negative reputation 'spillovers' when peers are publicly criticised, says paper at Cambridge Judge recognised for two Academy of Management awards. Companies seek the "safety of conformity" in an environment of…

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Demand for information

by Dr Shiqi Chen, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Shiqi Chen We are entering into an era of Big Data, in which the demand and supply of data and information are growing…

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Opposing views

The likelihood of activist hedge funds targeting and making money is higher when large short sellers also target the same company, finds a new study co-authored by Dr Pedro Saffi of Cambridge Judge Business School. Dr Pedro Saffi Activist hedge…

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Investors’ Chronicle: Trapped by our past

According to a study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, fund managers “who as children had seen their parents divorce or one of them die took less risk with their…

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Co-ordinated engagements

A research paper co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School on how investors can influence companies on environmental and social issues is named best paper in the annual Brandes Institute Prize. Professor Elroy Dimson A study authored by three people with…

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Responsible Investor: Why accounting really matters for climate change, and what you need to know about it

David Pitt-Watson, Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about a new accounting approach which is compatible with climate sustainability. “Investors have been clear that they want the companies they own to commit to a business model which is…

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Institutional Investing: Large short sellers in the area? Activist campaigns are more likely to succeed

A study on hedge fund activism co-authored by Dr Pedro Saffi, Reader in Financial Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in the article. The study found that “activist investors are more likely to start new campaigns in companies that…

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Green enterprise

Investors are drawn to climate-change entrepreneurs as society realises it faces a 'world war'-like threat requiring sustained engagement, says Chris Coleridge of Cambridge Judge Business School. By Dr Chris Coleridge Dr Chris Coleridge Entrepreneurs and not just big corporates are…

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Deeper measurement

Outcome and impacts are key for environmental, social and governance issues, Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville of Cambridge Judge says in Harvard Business Review article. Companies need to do a better job of measuring outcomes and impacts related to environmental, social and…

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