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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 →

Money Management and the Military

In a previous post, we gave a preview of the CFR Colloquium. One paper presented there analyzes the impact of a fund managers’ military background on fund flows. Alexander Cochardt, Stephan Heller, and Vitaly Orlov, University of St. Gallen published… Continue Reading →

Do Fund Managers Improve with Age?

Experience can be helpful – at work, but also in everyday life. In this post, we showed that prior work experience outside the investment industry helps mutual fund managers. Other studies find that experience as a fund manager may also… Continue Reading →

Do Investors Profit from Prior Work Experience? Paper Accepted at Review of Financial Studies Provides an Answer

How does prior work experience affect investment choices? This question is crucial for our understanding of financial markets – especially the investment industry. We are proud to announce that the paper “The Investment Value of Mutual Fund Managers’ Experience outside… Continue Reading →

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