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The rise of the special purpose acquisition company

by Dr Sunwoo Hwang, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance 2020 has been the year of special purpose acquisition companies or SPACs. A SPAC is a blank check shell company designed to take…

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Growth theory

A broader look at how multinational enterprises grow profitably over time. How do multinational enterprises (MNEs) grow and prosper? The topic has fostered hundreds of research papers since the 1959 publication of a watershed book, The Theory of the Growth…

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Accelerating through crisis

How are Accelerate Cambridge startups adjusting in the current climate? Entrepreneurs supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Centre are adjusting their activities in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We spoke to some of them to find out how are they adapting in the current…

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Stock market volatility

Market volatility to COVID-19 crisis second only to 1987 stock market crash over past 120 years. Stock market volatility during the COVID-19 crisis has been second only to the October 1987 stock market crash over the past 120 years, Professor…

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Market integrity

Study on insider trading is relevant to coronavirus bailouts. The last big economic bailout in the United States was the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Plan (TARP) enacted during the financial crisis in 2008. That package is now dwarfed by…

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The ‘carry’ trade

The carry strategy in foreign exchange markets generates positive average returns over the long run, but it can experience losses when there are shifts from fixed to floating currency regimes, finds a new study co-authored by Dr David Chambers of…

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Reinvesting market power for the betterment of shareholders

Dr Scott B. Guernsey On the supply side, highly competitive industries are generally characterised as having many firms and low barriers to entry. The first condition implies that existing firms cannot dictate or influence prices, and the second that new…

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Prose on investing

Article co-authored by Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge is included in a new book, The Best Investment Writing, Volume Two. Professor Elroy Dimson An article on “The evolution of equity markets” co-authored by Professor Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Centre for…

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Adrian Kyriazi, Credit Suisse: Managing in submerging markets

Adrian Kyriazi, MD and Head of Greece/Cyprus, Poland & Eastern Europe at Credit Suisse Private Bank, talks about managing in submerging markets and the restructuring of the private bank's business as individual net worth in Greece sank by 40 per…

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Driving business in the global economy

Cambridge Judge Business School professor to speak at The Economist's High-Growth Markets Summit Professor Jaideep Prabhu from Cambridge Judge Business School has been invited to speak at The Economist's High-Growth Markets Summit, which is taking place on 20 and 21 September 2012…

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