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It’s Whom You Know

In this post, we looked at the impact of prior work experience on analyst forecasts. But of course, it’s not only what you did before you became an analyst, it’s also whom you know.  This question is explore by Fang… Continue Reading →

Specialist vs. Generalist

Part of our research focuses on how experience shapes job performance in the money management industry. In the featured article, we consider experience outstide the investment industry – but does experience within the financial sector also matter? An analyst is… Continue Reading →

The Weak Sex? Female Fund Managers and Sentiment Shocks Part I

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day. Hence, in today’s and tomorrow’s post, we take a look at women in the workplace. After a couple of posts about academia (here and here), we are back to the industry – namely, the asset… Continue Reading →

It’s in the Structure – Predicting Bitcoins via Social Media

Yes, social media can predict returns in financial markets – as we discussed in a previous post. The general mechanism: investors gather information via social media, or social media captures their attention. Social media as a news channel? But which… Continue Reading →

Are You on the Guest List? Conferences as Private Parties

Are conferences private parties, and is it worth the effort to break in? In this post, we discussed the relation between attending the right conference and subsequent publication success. Recall that attending prestigious conferences improves the likelihood of publication in… Continue Reading →

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