What constitutes a first class pension system? Adopting a global perspective of what defines a good retirement outcome.

This paper takes a comprehensive look at pension systems worldwide and the factors which contribute to that all-important holy grail: generating a comfortable retirement for savers.

Updated: 04/04/2017
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"Transforming everything...." - Cass Business School hosts Digital Consumption Symposium

The inaugural Digital Consumption Symposium was held at Cass Business School on 21st October 2016.

Updated: 04/04/2017
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Using behavioural interventions to address the inadequacy of retirement provision in the UK

Presenting three thought papers which consider how behavioural impediments to informed decision making regarding pension investments can be overcome.

Updated: 17/03/2017
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M&A - Research Shows the Number of Leaked Deals increased in 2015

Author(s):

Scott Moeller

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Any Industry

After reaching a six year low in 2014, the number of M&A deal leaks globally increased in 2015, according to recent research conducted by Intralinks and the M&A Research Centre (MARC) at Cass Business School.

Updated: 13/03/2017
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Why Active Managers are well placed to take advantage of social, economic, and political regime change in 2017

Author(s):

Chris Wagstaff

Topic:
Finance

The increases in volatility and lower stock correlations likely to result from political and economic upheaval could provide precisely the environment in which skilled stock pickers can thrive.

Updated: 09/03/2017
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Accruals, disclosure and the pricing of future earnings in the European market

Author(s):

Ivana Raonic

 et al.
Topic:
Accounting
Industry:
Banking



The present study examines the role of disclosure in assisting market participants to form expectations of future earnings from the accrual (i.e., the non cash) content of reported earnings. Prior research has shown that, in general, disclosure is able to enhance future earnings information in current stock returns.

In this paper, it is shown that the role of disclosure in revealing relevant information on the prospects of the firm depends on the nature of the accruals appearing in the financial statements.

Updated: 14/02/2017
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Thoughts and observations on the labour market situation for females in the United Arab Emirates

Professor Chris Rowley, Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management, was recently interviewed in the media in the Middle East on the important research undertaken on the unusual topic of maximising women's participation in the GCC workforce. The focus of the interview was in terms of the context of increasing levels of female education and growing numbers of female graduates.

Updated: 10/02/2017
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The third annual Cass-Capco conference of the Cass-Capco institute paper series on risk

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Podcast containing interviews, presentations and keynote address of the event at Cass Business School on 19 April 2010

Updated: 10/02/2017
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Apocalyptic demography? Putting longevity risk in perspective

Current life expectancy depends very much on demographic factors, particularly lifestyle, and varies from scheme to scheme, i.e. it is scheme specific. It is therefore very important that companies understand where their scheme sits in the population of pension schemes as far as life expectancy is concerned.

Updated: 10/02/2017
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Views: 12,228