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Financial publishing accolades for LBS alumni


LBS alumni, Elroy Dimson PhD Finance, has co-authored two of the top Finance and Investment publications of the past year.  

With David Chambers, Elroy received the top prize from Savvy Investor for the Best Investment Paper of 2017 for editing Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today.

The report looks at the intriguing history of financial markets, including the 2008 financial crisis and some of the lessons learned that may help investors. Written by a collection of prominent industry professionals, each chapter covers a different facet of financial markets.

One of the key chapters was co-authored by Elroy Dimson with fellow LBS PhD Finance alumni Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton. Their chapter summarises global evidence on the risk and return from traditional assets such as equities, bonds, bills and exchange rates, so that investors can examine and analyse likely future investment outcomes.

The report received more than 2,000 views within just weeks of its release.

You can find Financial Market History  on the CFA Institute website: 

Global Investment Returns Yearbook

Elroy Dimson was also highly commended by Savvy Investor for the Best Asset Allocation Paper of 2017 for the Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2017.

Elroy has co-written the Global Investment Returns Yearbook with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton (also LBS PhD Finance alumni) annually since 2000. The trio of experts are recognised as the leading authorities on the analysis of the long-run performance and trends of stocks, bonds, cash, inflation and currencies.

The Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2017 explores a range of important investment themes (particularly recent monetary policy) and contains data for 26 countries and regions going back to 1900, and is another must-read report for investors.

You can download a summary version of the publication from the Credit Suisse website. 

About the Savvy Investor Awards

Savvy Investor is the world's leading research network for institutional investors. The Savvy Investor Awards celebrate the best investment and pensions papers across the year.

See all the Savvy Investor Award winners here.