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Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will deliver a keynote speech on digital transformation and financial inclusion in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) at the annual conference of the Cambridge…

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Financial Times: Investors revolt against directors with too many jobs

David Pitt-Watson, Pembroke Visiting Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the clash between investors and company directors. “It’s really rare that a company will go to an AGM and allow itself to be defeated,” he says.…

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Are analysts whose forecast revisions correlate less with prior stock price changes better information producers and monitors?

Financial analysts are important information intermediaries in the capital markets because they engage in private information search, perform prospective analyses aimed at forecasting firms' future earnings and cash flows, and conduct retrospective analyses that interpret past events (Beaver, 1998). The…

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Working in Finance: the value of an EMBA

Three Cambridge Executive MBA students working in finance explain how their EMBA studies are preparing them for disruption, leadership development and future career prospects. The Cambridge Executive MBA programme attracts talented senior professionals from a variety of professions and industries.…

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Why accountants are a big deal when landing the big deals

As global mergers and acquisitions get set to accelerate over the coming years, accountants will find themselves busy. So what makes a great M&A accountant? In December the FT cast its eye over the global mergers and acquisitions landscape for…

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Quartz: Cambridge is teaching the world’s first business case study on weed

Cambridge Judge Business School and cannabis investor White Sheep Corp announced their collaboration on the first “seed-to-sale” accounting case study on the cannabis industry – “’High’ Profits From Accounting For Cannabis Plant Inventory”. The study is co-authored by Alan Jagolinzer,…

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Book-to-market ratio and inflexibility: the effect of unrecorded R&D capital

By Yuan Li, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin) and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance R&D investment has been playing an increasingly important role in the economy. However, accounting standard requires firms to immediately expense R&D as incurred.…

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New honour for Professor Elroy Dimson

Professor Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge Business School elected to Supervisory Council of the Geneva Finance Research Institute. Professor Elroy Dimson, Chairman of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been elected to the…

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What are bubbles?

Dr Qiusha Peng of the Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin) explains what bubbles mean to those in the financial world. Accompanying the high-flying US stocks this year, the topic "bubbles" recently is a star guest in the media. Talking with…

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Future finance and the Cambridge MBA advantage

As trends like passive finance, block chain and mobile banking ramp up their disruption of the global finance industry, how is the Cambridge MBA preparing candidates for the brave new future of finance? Life is getting ever faster and more…

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