Expert on financial disruption and fintech
Raghavendra Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also a past president of the European Finance Association, and a past editor of Financial Management. He is a founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN).
He is an Associate Editor at several journals including the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others. His research, published in journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, has won several awards including the EFA Barclays Global Investor Award, the Chinese Finance Association Best Paper in Corporate Finance and the Financial Management Association “Best of the Best” Award. He won the Ig Nobel Prize in Management in 2015, a prize awarded for research that makes people laugh, and then think.
Apart from Haas and the University of Cambridge, Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO), Paris Dauphine, Purdue University, and UCLA. He was a Club 7 member (for teaching excellence) at Berkeley Haas in 2009, 2010, and 2018. He has also won the Dean’s Outstanding MBA core course teaching award 2005 and 2007 and the 2001 School of Management Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at Purdue University. In 2008-2009, Rau was Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco.