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Investment Europe: ‘Tell me about your childhood’ may become required RFP question

Childhood trauma from a parent’s death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a new study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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Ordeal & risk

Childhood trauma from a parent's death or divorce causes mutual fund managers to be more risk averse later in life, finds a new study co-authored by Professor Raghu Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Raghavendra Rau Finance professionals may…

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The Irish Times: A fund manager’s childhood can tell a lot about their attitude to risk

A study co-authored by Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, explores how traumatic experiences in childhood can affect the behaviour of professional investors. The study examined the investing activity of more than…

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Energy Live News: Cyberattacks on London’s power grid ‘could cost £111m a day’

A study on ‘cyber-physical’ attacks on London’s electricity network examines the relationship between economic damage and the number of substations, calculating that the potential impact could cost up to £111 million a day. Lead author Dr Edward Oughton, Research Associate…

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The New York Times: What should your city do if it’s hit by ransomware

Dr Jennifer Daffron, Research Associate at the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments about ransomware attacks in the New York Times. She explains that cities are now seen as low-hanging fruit by hackers because of “legacy…

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The Risk Prize

Research paper on how Ethiopian Airlines managed expansion risks wins the Cambridge-McKinsey Risk Prize at the annual summit of the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Left to right: Mark Porter, Aly Verjee, Eugenie Regan, Professor Daniel…

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Electrical risk

A new study on 'cyber-physical' attacks on London's electricity network examines the relationship between economic damage and the number of substations. In 2015, a "cyber-physical" attack (affecting sensors, computing and communications hardware/software) on the electricity distribution network in Ukraine led…

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Vice: The $1 trillion storm: How a single hurricane could rupture the world economy

A report by the Centre for Risk Studies (CRS) looking at the impact of natural catastrophes on financial markets is featured in the article. Oliver Carpenter, Research Assistant at CRS, said that losses from natural disasters like hurricanes are usually…

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Long-term economic outlook and equity prices

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Adelphe Ekponon The very first asset pricing models (also called Capital Asset Pricing Models or CAPM) have postulated that the only risk…

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Held to ransom

A global ransomware cyber attack could cost nearly $200 billion and affect more than 600,000 businesses, says report by the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge and other partners. A global ransomware cyber-attack could cost $193bn and affect more…

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