Professor Raghavendra Rau, Cambridge Judge Business School

In this business briefing, Professor Raghavendra Rau will take the opportunity to discuss why certain CEOs are very risk-averse while others appear to tolerate risk very well. Raghu, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, will show the relationship between a CEO’s early-life exposure to disasters and their attitude to risk-taking. Specifically, experiencing disasters without extremely negative consequences appears to desensitise CEOs to the negative consequences of risk. Conversely, where a CEO is exposed to the downside of risky situations when experiencing a disaster, he or she appears to be more cautious in their approach to risk. These results hold across various corporate policies and outcomes including leverage, stock volatility, cash holdings, acquisitiveness, and CEO compensation structure.

Professor Rau will be joined by Dr Amit Kapoor, Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Prosperity Institute of India, Editor in Chief of Thinkers in addition to being the President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness. Dr Kapoor will comment on the topic following Professor Rau’s presentation.

Cambridge Judge Business School is very grateful for the help of their co-hosts The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India and the UK India Business Council in organising this event.

Speaker bios

rau-raghavendra-137x137Professor Raghavendra Rau was Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from 2008-2009. He is Co-Editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, among others.

Dr Amit KapoorDr Amit Kapoor is President & CEO of India Council on Competitiveness; Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India & Prosperity Institute of India and Editor-in-Chief of Thinkers magazine. He is the chair for the Social Progress Imperative and Shared Value Project in India and sits on the board of Competitiveness initiatives in Mexico, Netherlands, Italy & France; Member of the Board of Strategic Management Forum in addition to being advisor to Thinkers50 and participant with the Global Solutions Network of Martin Prosperity Institute & Rotman School of Management.

He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School and an instructor with Harvard Business Publishing in the area of Strategy, Competitiveness and Business Models. He has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame at Harvard Business School. Amit has a PhD in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy

Amit is the author of India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India Manufacturing Competitiveness Report, India State Sustainability Report, Creative Economy of Indian States, Creative Economy of Indian Cities, Livability Report et al. He has also been a columnist with Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business & Governance Now, in addition to penning academic pieces.

Agenda

18:00-18:30 Arrival and registration
18:30-19:30 Business briefing
19:30-20:00 Networking drinks

Audience

Open to all – attendees are welcome to register up to two professional colleagues.

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Tower B, Infinity Towers
Haryana

India

Date & time

Date: 4 March 2015
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00

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Tower B, Infinity Towers
Haryana

India

Event timings

Date: 4 March 2015
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 20:00