What determines the strength of a patent?

Research conducted at Cass Business School has shown that the number of claims and classes in a patent can be informative as to the amount of protection that patent provides.

Updated: 03/06/2015
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What impact does a change of fund manager have on mutual fund performance?

Analysis of an extensive sample of UK fund manager changes over a fourteen year period demonstrates the clear effect management turnover has on the performance of UK mutual funds. The effect can be positive as well as negative.

Updated: 30/09/2014
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Views: 1,160

Distilling the Macroeconomic news flow

As macroeconomic news and financial data is reported with ever increasing frequency, this research proposes a simple but effective method for extracting information relevant for the tracking of current economic conditions.

Updated: 12/06/2014
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Views: 1,425

Acquiring Political Intelligence

In business, analytical intelligence is highly valued and emotional intelligence is appreciated more and more, but political intelligence is often overlooked. Cass Business School Professors Andre Spicer and Peter Fleming discuss what this particular skill involves, and how it helps people excel in business.

Updated: 05/06/2014
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Views: 2,334

The Share Economy - how companies are misreading the market

Author(s):

Fleura Bardhi

 et al.

Research at Cass has found that 'Share Economy' businesses such as Zipcar may appeal more to the pragmatism of consumers, and less to their ethics.

Updated: 15/05/2014
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Intelligent solutions for the Risk Management challenges facing UK pension schemes

Chris Wagstaff, Client Director Executive Education and Cass Visiting Fellow, presented his paper "Intelligent solutions for the risk management challenges facing UK pension schemes: a case study", at the 13th annual and internationally renowned Fund Manager Selection Conference.

Updated: 06/05/2014
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Views: 1,967

Persistent noise, investors’ expectations, and market meltdowns

Author(s):

Giovanni Cespa

 et al.
Industry:
Banking

What can trigger a meltdown in financial markets? This article posits that expectations dynamics in the presence of persistent market noise can play a part.

Updated: 06/05/2014
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Views: 1,224

Are Cash Flow Forecasts issued with Earnings Estimates when Earnings Quality is low?

Author(s):

Pawel Bilinski

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

This study examines the recent trend of analysts issuing cash flow forecasts to complement their earnings estimates.

Updated: 13/02/2014
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Views: 1,984

A non-parametric visual test of mixed hazard models

Mortality models are increasingly used to answer a number of pension related questions. This executive summary describes the development of a visualisation technique useful for the individual assessment of the quality of a mortality model.

Updated: 03/01/2014
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Views: 2,582