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Research Papers  Only 4 out of 356 Spanish Pension Funds Outperformed the IBEX 35 Over the Past 15 Years

Fernández, Pablo; Fernández Acín, Pablo; Fernández Acín, Isabel For the 15 years ending December 2017, while the average annual return for Spain's equities benchmark, the IBEX 35, exceeded 8 percent and its 15-year government bonds returned 4.6 percent, Spanish pension funds returned a more paltry 3.0 percent, according a report overseen by Pablo Fernández. Read article

Studies and Reports  VC and Private Equity: Where Next to Invest -- Taking Brexit Into Account

Groh, Alexander; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Lieser, Karsten; Biesinger, Markus Beyond the U.S. and U.K., where are the most promising spots for private equity and VC fund investments? The VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index ranks 125 countries -- and makes predictions for a post-Brexit world. Read article

Research Papers  Banking Risk: Time to Separate CEO Compensation From Shareholders' Interests

Eufinger, Christian; Gill, Andrej When CEO pay is aligned with shareholders' interests, bank executives may be incentivized to take on too much risk, says IESE's Christian Eufinger. This is not a corporate governance failure, but a problem stemming from government guarantees -- one with a proposed solution. Read article
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