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Examining bribery

New study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9 increases in the value of bribing firms, but the research punctures some common bribery beliefs. Professor Raghavendra Rau Bribery is a key…

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The Economist: Bribery pays – if you don’t get caught

A new study by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, on global corporate bribery is featured in The Economist. The study finds that $1 in bribes is linked to $6 to $9…

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The Times: £23bn vanishes from economy as bosses put spending on hold

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School comments on businesses' capital expenditure plans during uncertain times. Professor Rau says that a key point about planned capex is “its option value, which lasts only…

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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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S&P Global: Fintechs, challengers keen to help distribute UK government’s coronavirus loans

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on fintech and how they can help with Government's coronavirus loans. Professor Rau said that he welcomed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and is "cautiously…

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Fintech flexes its muscles

Fintech is deeply impacting the finance world, challenging orthodoxies and offering customers innovative ways to manage and maximise their finances. CJBS Faculty and Cambridge MBA alumni discuss what’s happening and what is next for this sector. How are financial firms…

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S&P Global: European P2P lending prone to mispricing and inefficiencies, new study claims

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on peer-to-peer lending platforms and says they can be “inefficient at matching risks with return, but the reality is more nuanced”. In an interview with…

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Wired: Everything and nothing is a tech company now

Raghu Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge, comments on how over the past decade many firms have become a "tech company" in one way or another. “In these new industries with the potential for enormous…

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Portfolio Adviser: Asking fund managers sensitive questions about their childhood

A study co-authored by Raghu Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, found that fund managers who experienced the death or divorce of a parent in their childhood go on to take significantly less…

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Investment Europe: ‘Tell me about your childhood’ may become required RFP question

Childhood trauma from a parent’s death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a new study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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