Underperformance rife among active mutual fund managers

Almost all active fund managers fail to outperform the market once fees are extracted from returns, according to new research from Cass Business School.

Updated: 18/06/2014
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Views: 2,882

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: 1,272

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: 2,081

ECB Policy and Eurozone Fragility: Was De Grauwe Right?

Author(s):

Elena Kalotychou

 et al.
Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

This research tests De Grauwe's Eurozone fragility hypothesis, which states that member countries of a monetary union are vulnerable to a default paradoxically triggered by investors' attempts to avoid one.

Updated: 19/05/2014
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Views: 1,404

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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Views: 1,832

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: 1,809

How financial constraints can drive creativity

Author(s):

Irene Scopelliti

 et al.

One might naturally assume that a wealth of available resources would enable creativity to soar amongst product developers. Cass Research finds that in many cases quite the opposite is true.

Updated: 10/05/2014
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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: 1,086

Online Collaborative Learning readiness: The relationship with organisational culture

This research paper discusses the development of Online Collaborative Learning, and how it offers a means for more effective organisational learning.

Updated: 15/07/2014
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Views: 559