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Bloomberg: It’s good to be bad if you’re a bank

A study by Dr Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory at Cambridge Judge, finds negative media coverage proved beneficial to investment banks during the financial crisis. The study examined more than 3,500 IPOs in the US. “This study…

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Beneficial wrongdoing

Negative media coverage of investment bank conduct around the financial crisis actually increased their likelihood of IPO invitations because it signalled shared values to corporate customers, finds new study at Cambridge Judge Business School. Ever since the financial meltdown a…

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Masters of finance

Dr Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School reflects on the lack of sufficient reform in finance since the School's Master of Finance (MFin) degree programme launched in the wake of the financial crisis. Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor level) in…

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LSE blog: Ten years from the crash: Time to row back on financial regulation and compliance?

Geoff Meeks, Emeritus Professor of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-authored a blog about financial regulation to coincide with the imminent tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. “Misconduct flourishes in good times, and that's when it's…

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Industrial policy (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

The financial crisis has revived the notion of industrial policy in the UK. But how is it different today from the 'discredited' policies of the 1970s, and do we risk betting on winners once again? In this episode, joining podcast…

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Contingent convertibles: do they do what they are supposed to do?

by Dr Hui (Frank) Xu, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance When Lehman Brothers was in deep water in September 2008, the US federal government and the Federal Reserve decided not to bail…

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What caused the leverage cycle run-up to 2008 financial crisis?

by Dr Hui (Frank) Xu, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance The 2008 financial crisis has far-reaching impact on financial markets and real economy. Although academic researchers and public policymakers have reached a…

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Governance in the era of an information credibility crisis: what accountants should consider

A decade on from the 2008 financial crash, how has governance and transparency in accounting changed, and what challenges lie ahead? A cavalier attitude to governance is widely held to be one of the main rocks on which the ship…

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How data on short selling can help prevent financial crisis

During the financial crisis some bankers crossed the line. Pedro Saffi, University Lecturer in Finance, says data could help us make sure they don't make the same mistakes again. In 2008, Pedro Saffi, now University Lecturer in Finance at Cambridge…

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Averting the next crisis: why some banks are taking a revolutionary approach to training

Sir Paul Tucker, chairman of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, thinks central bankers will need to be experts in both financial economic and macroeconomics to protect the global economy from a future…

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