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The Irish Times: A fund manager’s childhood can tell a lot about their attitude to risk

A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, explores how traumatic experiences in childhood can affect the behaviour of professional investors. The study examined the investing activity of more than…

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Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI)

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launches a new real-time index tracking the total electricity consumption of the Bitcoin network. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an academic research centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, today…

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Institutional Investor: Broken homes produce more cautious fund managers

Traumatic experiences in childhood can affect the behaviour of professional investors, says a study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. The study is based on data on more than 500…

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Alternative finance in Europe

In 2017, the alternative finance market throughout Europe (including the UK) grew by 36 per cent to €10.44 billion, predominantly in the UK, according to the 4th European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at…

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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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Bloomberg: The stockpop from a crypto rebrand doesn’t last

A paper co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is cited in the article. The paper looked at 95 stocks that added “.com” to their names during 1998 and 1999 and…

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Business Because: From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools

Business schools now offer a range of courses in cryptocurrencies and other financial technologies such as crowdfunding or robo-wealth-managers. Cambridge Judge Business School is in the midst of creating a number of fintech electives. Professor Raghavendra Rau said: “What’s different…

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CNBC: Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018

Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on a study he co-authored in 2000 that looked at internet-related company names – and parallels with “blockchain”-related company names today. Professor Rau commented: "What…

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Financial Times: Long Island Iced Tea’s blockchain pivot is the height of mania

A research paper co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in the article – which draws parallel to “internet”-related company names around 2000 and “blockchain”-related names today. (subscription). Read…

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Money Week: What’s in a name?

Can changing the name of a company bring hefty returns? It sure can, as per the recent example of Bioptix, a US company making diagnostic machinery for the biotech businesses. The firm announced it will start investing in cryptocurrency-related businesses…

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