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John Maynard Keynes

Pre-modern derivative trading

A study of actual interwar commodity trades by John Maynard Keynes finds that pricing was as efficient as modern derivative trading using the Nobel Prize-winning BSM model developed a half-century later. One of the most important innovations in modern finance…

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Evidence Investor: Even Keynes couldn’t time the market

Dr David Chambers, Reader in Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, has been studying in detail the investment performance of the famous economist John Maynard Keynes. In an interview with Evidence Investor, David talks about lessons investors can learn from…

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Seeking Alpha: Keynes’ art

Research co-authored by Dr David Chambers and Professor Elroy Dimson of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM) at Cambridge Judge analyses the record of John Maynard Keynes as an art collector. The study found that returns on art…

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The Wall Street Journal: John Maynard Keynes: Courage is the key for investing

A study co-authored by Dr David Chambers, Reader in Finance and Academic Director of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management (CEAM), Cambridge Judge Business School, on the investment strategy of John Maynard Keynes is cited for its lessons in…

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Unconventional investments: what we can learn from Keynes

Why the lauded economist's unconventional views on active management and long term investment could unlock the potential of a modern investment strategy. You have probably heard of John Maynard Keynes. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest economists…

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Unconventional investments

Cambridge News: Keynes and the US universities’ money

An article by Dr David Chambers and Professor Elroy Dimson of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge on how British economist John Maynard Keynes influenced the management of US college endowments was awarded the Graham and…

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Prize-winning Keynes article

Article on how Keynes influenced management of US college endowments, authored by Dr David Chambers and Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge, wins award from Financial Analysts Journal. An article by David Chambers and Elroy Dimson of Cambridge Judge Business School…

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Forbes: Why currency trading is a bad idea: Keynes

John Maynard Keynes struggled as a foreign-exchange trader, finds the first detailed study of the famous economist as currency speculator. “If someone as economically literate and well-connected as Keynes found it difficult to time currencies, then the rest of us…

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Bloomberg View: FX traders, take heart: Even Keynes lost his shirt

John Maynard Keynes struggled as a foreign-exchange trader, finds the first detailed study of the famous economist as currency speculator. “If someone as economically literate and well-connected as Keynes found it difficult to time currencies, then the rest of us…

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The Times: Big Short put Keynes on the brink of bankruptcy

John Maynard Keynes was ‘a financial genius whose ideas dominated western economic policy making for 50 years’, writes Patrick Hosking in The Times. But it’s little know that Keynes was also trading in foreign currency. The latest study co-authored by…

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