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European divisions on display as Ursula von der Leyen wins narrow approval for E.U.’s top job
“The nomination of Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission highlight that the average European citizen has no visibility whatsoever of the political program and the consequences stemming from his choice,” said Alberto Alemanno, a professor of European law at the HEC business school in Paris, in an interview with the Washington Post.
Why private equity firms should include more women on deal teams
The body of data demonstrating that diversity improves performance has been growing in recent years, but, until now, there hasn’t been a close look at how gender diversity in private equity teams affects the performance of investments. Oliver Gottschalg, a professor at HEC Paris, studied performance at the PE deal level, and the results are compelling: Private equity investment committees that include women produce higher returns and lower risk of failure than all-male counterparts.
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Gender diversity increases performance and IRR - report
Investment committee teams with at least one female member perform better and have a lower risk of failure than all-male teams, a study has found.
HEC Paris and MVision Private Equity Advisers analysed nearly 2.500 buyout deals executed by 51 GPs within 220 funds in North America and Europe. The research looked at the gender balance on investment committee teams across three metrics: alpha, total value to paid-in multiple and internal rate of return.
Why Could Marrying Philanthropy With Executive Compensation End In Divorce?
Why do some firms seem to attract more media disapproval than others when it comes to CEO compensation perceived as excessive? And, crucially, do CEO attempts at philanthropy of the kind seen recently after the Notre Dame fire in Paris, ward off such media onslaughts to the former – or catalyze them?
HEC Paris strategy and business policy professor Georg Wernicke responds to both these questions in an op-ed published on Forbes.
Americans In Europe: What It’s Like To Get An MBA Abroad
For certain industries, Europe is the place to be. Madeleine Chabot went to HEC Paris because she was working in luxury goods, whose global capital is Paris. Having studied there, she is considering staying. “Initially, my plans were really to go straight back to the U.S. and to have a victory back to New York and this is really to solidify my stronghold in luxury. Over the past few months, the plan has gotten actually a little bit more flexible and I’m really open to staying in Europe, at least for the short term.”, she says, in an interview for Poets & Quants.