Accounting & Finance news

Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity? 02/07/14

Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity?

Research by LUMS academics reveals that when incentives for criticality are high, analysts are prepared to challenge management directly about performance and to give investors an objective view of the firm through their research notes.

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Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking 04/06/14

Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking

It's time for a dispassionate assessment of the risks of shale gas extraction and whether they can be managed, argues Mark Shackleton.

LUMS on the up in latest Guardian league table 03/06/14

LUMS on the up in latest Guardian league table

Lancaster has charged ahead of its Russell Group peers to be ranked 10th in the Guardian League table 2015, confirming its place among the world’s elite institutions.

Global Banking & Finance Review: Long-term growth forecasts excessively optimistic 09/05/14

Global Banking & Finance Review: Long-term growth forecasts excessively optimistic

In an opinion piece in Global Banking & Finance Review, Dr Zhan Gao argues that an alternative approach to the excessively optimistic long-term growth forecasts used by finance analysts is needed.

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First KoLa Workshop on Finance and Econometrics 09/04/14

First KoLa Workshop on Finance and Econometrics

The first KoLa Workshop on Finance and Econometrics, jointly organised by the Department of Accounting and Finance at LUMS and the Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany, will take place from the 7 to 10 May 2014 at Lancaster University Management School.

LUMS professor invited to American Accounting Association workshop 07/04/14

LUMS professor invited to American Accounting Association workshop

Professor Ken Peasnell will be one of the four distinguished mentors at the Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop, to be held at the American Accounting Association (AAA) annual meeting in August.