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  Balancing the Trade-Offs Between Competition and Stability: Private Banks & Public Policy Premium

Vives, Xavier Does too much competition in banking hurt society? What policies can best protect and stabilize banking without stifling it? This article addresses the critical relationships between competition, regulation and stability, and the implications of coordinating banking regulations with competition policies. Read article

  Tweaking the Search Fund Model for Optimal Results

Johnson, Rob; Simon, Jan How might entrepreneurs and investors better align their interests in search funds? This is a subject widely discussed among serial investors and searchers. Professors Rob Johnson and Jan Simon analyze a few possible changes to incentive structures that may better motivate entrepreneurs while still rewarding investors. Read article

  Subpar Results From Spain's Investment Funds

Fernández, Pablo; Pershin, Vitaly; Fernández Acín, Pablo; Fernández Acín, Isabel How are Spain's investment funds doing? Research by Pablo Fernández says not so well. In fact, 95 percent of the professionally managed funds tracked from 2001 to 2016 underperformed the country's 15-year government bonds. Read article

  Management Truths in an Age of Fake News

Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Do newspapers, magazines or books have a future? Will terrestrial television exist as a meaningful player in five years' time? Amid attacks and dramatic changes, leading IESE professors and practitioners share the timeless tools needed to manage media and entertainment businesses. Read article

  10 Ideas to Optimize the Public Procurement of Medicine

Mur, Javier; Escudero, Antonio; Ribera, Jaume Sustainable public healthcare requires innovative solutions that allow for fast and fair access to medicine. A report from IESE aims to guide healthcare professionals to choose the best model for each situation. Read article

  Think Gold?: How Alternative Investments May Help Your Portfolio

Estrada, Javier Don't invest in gold because you think the price is about to go up; invest to diversify in times of crisis. When stocks and bonds are losing value, alternative assets -- including precious metals, commodities and real estate -- can help your portfolio, says IESE's Javier Estrada. Read article

  204 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Valuing a Company

Fernández, Pablo Can you imagine assigning a negative value to the shares of a company whose expected cash flows are positive? This is just one of the 204 mistakes in company valuations that Pablo Fernández compiles in a paper. Read article

  Risk, Expected Returns, and an "Absurd" Model

Fernández, Pablo Professor Pablo Fernández's no-holds-barred critique of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is now a chapter in the 2017 book Economic Ideas You Should Forget. So what's wrong with the Nobel-prize winning, immensely popular model? Read article

  How Are Spain's Pension Funds Doing?

Fernández, Pablo; Pershin, Vitaly; Fernández Acín, Pablo; Fernández Acín, Isabel While the average returns for Spain's government bonds and its benchmark IBEX-35 index were over 5 percent between 2001 and 2016, its pension funds didn't fare as well: average pension fund returns were only 2 percent over the same period. In light of this, Pablo Fernandez and his team question the funds' investment formula, management commissions and tax incentives. Read article

  Spanish Business Angels: Still Young, Still Male, Still Digital

Roure, Juan; San José, Amparo The profile of a typical Spanish business angel has remained fairly static over the last year: a young man who co-invests primarily in digital projects. Nevertheless, Juan Roure and Amparo de San José offer new insights in the second edition of the AEBAN report on business angels. Read article
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