Liquid Consumption - why the consumer increasingly prefers access to goods and services over ownership

Author(s):

Fleura Bardhi

 et al.

The 'sharing economy' indicates the increasing importance to consumers of flexible access to goods and services. This paper presents the concept of liquid consumption to explain this shift away from ownership, and suggests how firms can capitalise on it.

Updated: 04/04/2017
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Views: 1,082

Using behavioural interventions to address the inadequacy of retirement provision in the UK

Presenting three thought papers which consider how behavioural impediments to informed decision making regarding pension investments can be overcome.

Updated: 17/03/2017
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Views: 1,132

Why Active Managers are well placed to take advantage of social, economic, and political regime change in 2017

Author(s):

Chris Wagstaff

Topic:
Finance

The increases in volatility and lower stock correlations likely to result from political and economic upheaval could provide precisely the environment in which skilled stock pickers can thrive.

Updated: 09/03/2017
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Views: 1,055

A fairer approach to means testing for social care funding in England

Author(s):

Les Mayhew

Industry:
Public Policy

The government's complex method of means testing for social care should be replaced by a fairer and simplified approach, according to a new study from Cass Business School.

Updated: 04/01/2017
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Views: 1,335

Does the tone of central bank announcements have an effect on asset prices?

Author(s):

Maik Schmeling

 et al.
Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

Joint research from Cass Business School and the Copenhagen Business School has found that the toneof central bank communications has a significant effect on prices in equity, fixed income and option markets.

Updated: 28/11/2016
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Views: 1,343

Measuring the success of the recent wave of UK acquisitions by listed Chinese companies

Author(s):

Scott Moeller

 et al.
Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Any Industry

Listed Chinese companies have been increasingly active in acquiring UK businesses in recent years. New research from Cass Business School assesses how successful these acquisitions have been in creating shareholder value.

Updated: 07/11/2016
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Views: 1,927

Fund Management - experience does not necessarily mean better performance

Author(s):

Andrew Clare

Topic:
Finance

New study finds that a fund manager's experience and performance do not always go hand in hand

Updated: 12/10/2016
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Views: 1,465

Why is it cheaper to trade debt with a shorter maturity?

Author(s):

Max Bruche

 et al.

This research models the debt maturity choice of firms in the presence of fixed issuance costs in the primary market and searches frictions in the secondary market for debt.

Updated: 07/10/2016
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Views: 1,138

Fallen Angels - do downgraded bonds offer an opportunity for investment?

The Centre for Asset Management Research at Cass Business School, City, University of London in cooperation with Invesco Powershares has launched a white paper which looks at the investment potential offered by downgraded bonds.

Updated: 04/10/2016
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Views: 1,192