Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance
Founder and Academic Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)
MBA (IIM Bangalore), MSc, PhD (INSEAD)
My research interests include how investors and firms acquire and use information. I’m a past president of the European Finance Association and was previously Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco. I’m an Associate Editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance, among others.
I’m a member of the Finance subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which focuses on the investment and financial decisions of firms and institutions.
News and insights
A just-completed study entitled “Hazed and Confused” finds a clear effect decades later on CEOs who had prenatal exposure to toxic U.S. “Superfund” sites as designated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which are typically the most hazardous contaminated sites in the U.S. such as landfills, mining sites and manufacturing plants, with EPA documents showing that most of them were actively polluted for decades over the 20th Century.
Three Cambridge Judge faculty – Lucio Sarno, Raghavenda Rau and Elroy Dimson – are cited in study as among the most prolific authors of papers in top finance journals.
FS Tech | 4 April 2023
Raghavendra Rau, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, is featured in this article about crypto ATMs.
Beijing-collar guests – Tenured Chair Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge interprets education and financial innovation
Raghavendra Rau, Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, delivered a speech at the Jingling Nobel Prize Innovation Forum and International School Award Ceremony, providing an in-depth interpretation of innovation in the field of education and finance.
Raghavendra (Raghu) Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in this article about Web3.
Investor’s Chronicle, 10 March 2022
Ideas Farm – When a gap is a chasm
Executive Courses, 25 February 2022
Executive education courses in Fintech
Phys.org, 7 February 2022
Understanding what determines the benefits of bribery
The Guardian, 5 February 2022
Battle lines drawn over the future of UK’s biggest pension fund
Financial Times, 14 November 2021
UK university pensions suffer from misplaced prudence
Business Weekly, 22 October 2021
Cambridge Judge Business School finds hope for change in gender bias study
LexBlog, 12 October 2021
Do investors pay less attention to women fund managers?
Investors’ Chronicle, 13 May 2021
Trapped by our past
BBC News Indonesia, 15 March 2021
Stories of successful artists becoming billionaires by selling digital works through crypto art
The Washington Post, 6 February 2021
Bumble gave women more power in dating. Now the app is giving women power in the boardroom
Cong Luan, 15 September 2020
The latest research on the “night go” of multinational corporations
The Economist, 28 August 2020
Bribery pays – if you don’t get caught
The Times, 10 June 2020
An award-winning study of ‘time’
Cambridge Business Magazine, 1 January 2015
£23bn vanishes from economy as bosses put spending on hold
S&P Global, 31 March 2020
Fintechs, challengers keen to help distribute UK government’s coronavirus loans
S&P Global, 8 January 2020
European P2P lending prone to mispricing and inefficiencies, new study claims
Wired, 26 December 2019
Everything and nothing is a tech company now
Portfolio Adviser, 13 August 2019
Asking fund managers sensitive questions about their childhood
Investment Europe, 7 August 2019
‘Tell me about your childhood’ may become required RFP question
The Irish Times, 23 July 2019
A fund manager’s childhood can tell a lot about their attitude to risk
Institutional Investor, 20 May 2019
Broken homes produce more cautious fund managers
Bloomberg, 18 June 2018
The stockpop from a crypto rebrand doesn’t last
Business Because, 15 January 2018
From blockchain to bitcoin, the cryptocurrency craze is gripping business schools
CNBC, 5 January 2018
Five predictions for digital currencies in 2018