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News and announcements

The most current articles and announcements related to the FMG, its staff and its associates are posted here.

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Prof Vayanos elected to the British Academy|

We are delighted to announce that Prof Dimitri Vayanos| (Director of the Paul Woolley Centre| and Professor of Finance, LSE) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy|. Each year, the British Academy elects into its Fellowship UK-based scholars who are highly distinguished academics and who are recognised for their outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. Prof Vayanos is one of only 42 new Fellows elected this year, 4 of whom are from LSE.

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Media articles|   

How to beat the professionals| , 25 April 2014

Research by FMG Director, Professor Christopher Polk|, is quoted in this article examining and disproving the common myth that for retail investors to beat the market they should act as professionals. You can view Prof Polk's paper 'Best Ideas' here.|






In the news| 

Charles Goodhart on Carney, rates and what to expect next|, 25 June 2014

Today the Bank of England (BoE) outlined steps to avert a housing boom. Professor Charles Goodhart|, former member of the BoE Monetary Policy Committee and current Programme Director at the FMG, spoke to SAXO TV ahead of the bank's announcement, about his prediction for interest rate rises and his concern about the lack of wage growth in the UK.