The President of the World Bank, Robert B Zoellick, is to deliver the biennial Roskill Lecture at Cambridge University’s Churchill College this evening, one of the most prestigious events in the University calendar.
An exciting venture dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and information, the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is creating a worldwide ecosystem of searchable data and the tools to interpret that data. Founded by Cambridge economist Rufus Pollock, OKF has big ambitions in fields that range from sonnets to statistics.
Whether or not the planned intervention in the organisation of international banking sector succeeds, it will certainly impact on the City of London. Adrian Leonard, an Affiliate Researcher at the Centre for Financial History at Newnham College and the Centre for Risk Studies at Judge Business School, thinks his research into the history of the London insurance market offers hints for today’s policymakers.
Cambridge researchers have identified a group of traders consistently able to outperform the market, even during the credit crisis.