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Guaranteed bonuses in high finance: to reward or retain?

by Dr Scott B. Guernsey, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Public distaste for high finance reached an all-time high in March of 2009, as the American International Group (AIG) insurance corporation announced…

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Inequality (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Since the early 1980s there has been widening income and wealth inequality in many industrialised countries. Why has this happened? Is it a problem? And if it is, what should we do about it? In this episode, joining podcast series…

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What causes the executive pay gap between public and private firms?

Jisok Kang, a CERF Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin), and his coauthors, Kee-Hong Bae and Albert Tsang, investigate the executive and CEO pay gap between public and private firms. The main focus of the project is…

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CEO pay paper award

Research on the link between compensation consultants and higher CEO pay wins Corporate Finance award from the Financial Management Association. A research paper from Cambridge Judge that found a clear link between the hiring of compensation consultants and higher CEO…

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BBC Radio 5 Live: The Phil Williams Show

Cameron called on employers to give staff a pay rise as the economy grows. Some experts are referring to this as "pre-election mood music". Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, said: We have…

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The Economist: Executive compensation: If you hire them, pay will come

The research on executive pay by Cambridge Judge’s Professor Raghu Rau, Dr Jenny Chu and PhD Jonathan Faasse is featured second time in The Economist. The study shows that executives are paid more if company hires 'compensation consultants'. Read the…

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The Huffington Post: If Pimco were a country, it would be the most unequal place on the planet

Ben Walsh looks at the pay inequality at the largest bond-fund manager in US, where the former top executives – Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian - received millions in bonuses in 2013. Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of…

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Compensation consultants lead to higher CEO pay

Consultants a 'justification device' for higher executive pay, says study at Cambridge Judge Business School. A study of more than 1,000 US companies over six years finds “strong empirical evidence” that executive-pay consultants have been hired as a “justification device”…

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People Management: Is CEO pay is out of control

According to the research from Incomes Data Services (IDS), the average FTSE 100 CEO earns 120 times more than the average full-time employee. Dr Jonathan Trevor, Lecturer in Human Resources & Organisations at Cambridge Judge Business School, shares his insights…

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The Economist: The final reckoning

In their study, Bang Dang Nguyen from Cambridge Judge Business School and Kasper Meisner Nielsen of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology looked at how firms’ shares react when the chief executive or another prominent manager dies suddenly.…

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