Elias L Ohneberg

Research Associate

Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM)

BSc (Utrecht University), MPhil, PhD (University of Cambridge)

My research interests include asset management, networks, and portfolio manager (employee) incentivisation. My recent work explores incentive problems in the asset management industry by highlighting the beneficial effects of employee satisfaction and the harmful effects of portfolio manager workplace connectedness on incentive alignment and, ultimately, performance in the mutual fund industry.

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What are the effects of favouritism on employee incentives and behaviour more generally? Do well-connected mutual fund managers exert less effort in managing their funds? Why do mutual fund companies tolerate favouritism? These are some of the questions explored by Elias Ohneberg, who is a research associate at the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance.

Happy employee.

Cambridge Judge PhD candidate and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) Research Associate, Elias Ohneberg looks at the effect of employee satisfaction on performance of those working in mutual funds.

Media coverage

MarketWatch | 26 February 2023

Do happier workers lead to better investment returns?

Brett Arend at ‘MarketWatch’ writes about research from Elias Ohneberg and Pedro Saffi that shows that if employees at a fund company are happy, the company’s mutual funds are likely to perform really well.