The dark side of alternative asset markets: networks, performance and risk taking

Hedge Fund network ties can lead to inferior performance and increased risks.

Updated: 03/11/2011
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Views: 7,052

Research into long term care for the elderly

Rickayzen and Walsh (2002), built a multiple state model which can be used to project the number of disabled people in the UK over the next 35 years. By focusing on the population who are over age 65 and projected to have severe disabilities, we are able to estimate the future long term care (LTC) demand over the next three decades.

Updated: 19/10/2011
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Views: 7,182

Cass Ethics with Lisa Cowan: humanitarian competition

Author(s):

Lisa Cowan

 et al.

In the seventh edition of Cass Ethics, Lisa Cowan Cass EMBA alumni introduces the Humanitarian Competition framework.

Updated: 21/10/2011
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Views: 8,503

Labour markets and inflation: implications for China and Europe

An interview forms the basis of this report and will focus on the important topic of China's labour market developments and the implications for Europe and businesses.

Updated: 04/12/2014
Comments: 17
Views: 17,973

Flexible working and performance: summary of the evidence for a business case

Interest in the outcomes of flexible working arrangements dates from the mid 1970s, when researchers attempted to assess the impact of the introduction of flexitime on worker performance.

Updated: 31/12/2014
Comments: 13
Views: 9,977

Scoping the charity outsourcing market

This research, commissioned by Charity Business (providers of outsourced services to the charity sector) in the summer of 2008, looks at the potential use of outsourcing in the voluntary sector, particularly in light of the current economic climate.

Updated: 31/12/2014
Comments: 11
Views: 8,020

Carry on speculating on the volatility of foreign exchange

Author(s):

Lucio Sarno

 et al.
Industry:
Banking

This article presents evidence of a new carry trade strategy - this time speculating on the volatility of foreign exchange.

Updated: 24/10/2011
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Views: 6,178

Cass Ethics with Jan Grasty: President of UN Women UK

Author(s):

Edouard Larpin

In the 10th edition of Cass Ethics, Jan Grasty, President of UN Women in the UK, discusses women discrimination in the UK and abroad and how the organisation is fighting it.

Updated: 21/10/2011
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Views: 8,929

Mutual fund performance: measurement and evidence

Author(s):

Keith Cuthbertson

 et al.
Industry:
Banking

The paper provides a critical review of empirical findings on the performance of mutual funds, mainly for the US and UK. Ex-post, there are around 0-5% of top performing UK and US equity mutual funds with truly positive-alpha performance (after fees) and around 20% of funds that have truly poor alpha performance, with about 75% of active fund s which are effectively zero-alpha funds. Key drivers of relative performance are, load fees, expenses and turnover.

Updated: 04/12/2014
Comments: 13
Views: 8,947