London Business School’s latest news, awards, events and programmes
Indian start-up wins £4,800 grant
An Indian start-up company has been awarded a 500,000 rupee (£4,800) grant in a unique business plan competition organised by London Business School and investors in Mumbai.
The Bangalore-based career analytics company, Kunal Varma, was awarded the prize following a presentation in the Indian financial capital last week.
10 Mar 2014
London Business School’s bid to lower asset management fees
An executive fellow of London Business School has started a campaign to reduce asset management charges.
David Pitt-Watson, Executive Fellow, Finance, London Business School and a former director at Hermes Fund Managers, attended a recent National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) conference where he asked institutional investors to provide him with details about how much they pay.
He said that few investors have an understanding of how their fees are being made up, which has led to problems.
"It's rather like taking a credit card to pay your hotel, and pay a restaurant bill, and rather than being given your receipt, being told to look at your bank statement if you want to see how much you are paying", David explained.
David encouraged people in the industry to come together, because 20 pension schemes working together could lobby for fee cuts where schemes acting alone would find that impossible.
He argued that pension scheme deficits could be eradicated by a cut of 70 basis points, and added that he would be happy to become involved in lobbying for the change.
David concluded: "The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Change starts with information.”
10 Mar 2014
London Business School ranked in top 100 of all world universities
Global poll of senior academics recognises research reputation
London Business School’s reputation for research excellence today sees it placed in the top 0.5% of all universities.
06 Mar 2014
Acclaimed Indian fashion designers introduce students to creative explosion
London Business School students discover an industry going global
Renowned fashion designers Narendra Kumar and Azeem Khan are helping students from the prestigious London Business School to get under the skin of Indian fashion, discovering how it is evolving and going global.
25 Feb 2014
Entrepreneurs 'key to job creation'
Entrepreneurial businesses are likely to be the main source of new jobs in Dubai and around the world, a leading enterprise expert from London Business School says.
John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, London Business School, told CPI Financial: "In nearly every country, developed or otherwise, virtually all of the net new job creation is delivered by fast-growing entrepreneurial firms - not by large multinationals, who keep replacing people with machines and technology and not by start-ups or 'small businesses' either - too much churn, and too little growth in most of them."
18 Feb 2014