Browsing: Academic Study

Governance and Alpha

09/25/2012
U.S. investors have been slower than their European counterparts to embrace research focused on a public company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) profile.  U.S. investors tend to be skeptical whether ...

Senators Best Hedge Funds

07/06/2011
Who profits more from non-public information – U.S. Senators or hedge funds?  Academic studies suggest that the stock portfolios of U.S. Senators significantly outperform most hedge funds, providing positive abnormal ...

Study – A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

06/30/2011
New York –  A recent study concludes that an early enough detection of financial shenanigans – decisions taken by a firm’s management with the intent of distorting the reported financial ...

Behavioral Finance lessons from BP

05/06/2011
New York – A forthcoming paper analyzes BP from a behavioral finance perspective. One of the main findings is that insufficient knowledge, or acknowledgment, of BP’s corporate culture led analysts ...

Dire Forecasts

04/12/2011
New York – A pending study has labeled the fund management as ‘overpaid’ and destroying $1.3 trillion in value each year.  Sell-side research is identified as contributing to the value ...

Sentiment Analysis in the News

12/23/2010
New York – Two interesting stories about trading strategies based on sentiment analysis. First, via Bloomberg, a new hedge fund that will use Twitter to predict moves in the stock ...

Do Buy Side Analysts Outperform the Sell Side?

09/05/2007
Buy side analysts demonstrate less accuracy in their buy/sell/hold recommendations than sell side analysts, according to a study conducted by professors at Harvard Business School.  The study tracked the recommendations ...