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Invesco and Cambridge Judge Business School announce a 10-year collaboration

Invesco to support Cambridge Judge Business School’s research activities in long-term asset management, alternative finance and data-analytics.

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Global asset management firm Invesco and Cambridge Judge Business School today announced a 10-year collaboration under which Invesco will support research activities in long term asset management, alternative finance and data-analytics.

Christoph Loch
Professor Christoph Loch

“Collaborations such as this between industry and academia are vital in producing research that sits at the forefront of academia and practice. We are delighted to be working with Invesco, which will help both sides to learn and progress in these core areas,” said Professor Christoph Loch, Director of Cambridge Judge Business School. “We look forward to engaging with each other’s networks, sharing ideas and enhancing the impact of outward-looking research.”

Doug Sharp, CEO, Invesco EMEA said: “High-quality long-term research is essential in developing the knowledge and understanding that underpins best practice and innovation in the asset management industry. Invesco places great importance on participating in this discussion and driving thought leadership. We are delighted to be working with the University of Cambridge, whose reputation for research excellence is world-renowned. The knowledge, talent and ideas we will have access to through this collaboration will be of value to our clients and our investment teams.”

Cambridge Judge academics and administrators have worked closely over the past year with key people at Invesco in Henley, England, and throughout the global Invesco community including Atlanta, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and London. This work has demonstrated an excellent cultural fit between the two organisations, which both take a long-term perspective that aims to benefit individuals and society. Announcing this collaboration will further extend and deepen the relationship that has been established between the two organisations.

Invesco will support the business school’s Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Centre for Alternative Finance and Psychometrics Centre. It will also fund a 10-year Chair in the School’s Finance group, and research involving academic, regulatory and financial communities around the globe.

In addition to the new Invesco-named Chair in the Finance Group, one of eight subject groups at Cambridge Judge, Invesco will be recognised as a founding partner of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and a supporter of the Psychometrics Centre and the Centre for Endowment Asset Management.

The collaboration will also benefit other groups at Cambridge Judge beyond the specified areas, including teaching programmes and other research centres and subject groups at the School. To date, among other initiatives, Invesco and Cambridge Judge have shared insights through 33 events hosted in 18 locations across the globe. Areas of mutual interest include factor investing, active ownership, strategic asset allocation, ESG investing, alternative finance, crypto assets and blockchain, big data, and digital transformation and new asset classes.

In addition, the two organisations collaborated in student focussed events involving participants from various programmes at the Business School including the Cambridge MBA and Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) programmes and Executive Education. All these activities are expected to gain increasing traction through the collaboration announced today.