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: 691

A new Affluence Index to help governments and pension providers improve forecasts of mortality rates

Academics have developed a new way to model socio-economic differences in mortality rates - using an affluence index.

Updated: 04/07/2016
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Views: 1,401

Venture Capital Contracting in Theory and Practice

Author(s):

Jens Burchardt

 et al.

This paper provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical literature review of venture capital contracts, highlighting discrepancies between theory and practice.

Updated: 05/07/2016
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Analyst Dividend Forecasts and their Usefulness to Investors

Author(s):

Pawel Bilinski

 et al.

Contrary to prevailing thought, dividends and dividend forecasting remain an active and important component of pricing in capital markets. This research examines the evidence.

Updated: 29/01/2016
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Views: 1,444

How Accounting Firms compete for Financial Advisory Roles in the M&A market

Accounting firms have regularly featured among the top M&A financial advisors in Thomson Reuter's ranking reports in recent years. This study looks at why and how they've managed to win business in an area traditionally dominated by investment banks.

Updated: 12/01/2016
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Pension pots and how to survive them

Most people would be better off drawing down money from their pension pot when they retire, research from Cass Business School finds.

Updated: 23/11/2015
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Smart Beta - a series of white papers sponsored by Invesco PowerShares

Commissioned by Invesco PowerShares and delivered by Cass Business School, City University London, these papers look at the origins, effectiveness and due diligence implications of smart beta.

Updated: 23/11/2015
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Views: 3,362

Away from prying eyes - what do remotely-located firms do with their cash?

Author(s):

Sabri Boubaker

 et al.

The location of a firm is an important consideration for investors. This research looks at how distance affects their ability to monitor an organisation's cash management, and how it may encourage abuse of cash holdings within.

Updated: 30/07/2015
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Views: 1,617

Strategic Distortions in Analyst Target Prices in the Presence of Short-term Institutional Investors

This study identifies a new source of conflicts of interest in analyst research that originates from the ownership composition of a stock

Updated: 24/03/2015
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Views: 3,612