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News Article | May 12, 2017
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‘2017 seems to mark a turning point. PropTech has been building such mass and momentum that it will change the world.’ Will we soon be able to buy a house with the click of a button? A report released by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford today takes an expansive look at property technology (PropTech), and its findings detail the dramatic changes facing the real estate industry. The 95-page report was written by Andrew Baum, Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford Saïd and real estate industry veteran, using data from PropTech venture capital firm PiLabs and interviews from over 50 real estate professionals. ‘Proptech came from FinTech (Financial Technology), which brought us online banking, peer to peer lending and the crowdfunding movement,’ said Baum. ‘So, why have we not seen a similar revolution in real estate? The answer is that real estate tends to be conservative and closed off to innovation. However, thousands of extremely clever people backed by billions of dollars of investment are working hard to change the way it is traded, used and operated. 93% of tech start-ups fail to last more than three years, losing millions in investment, but those who prosper will have a radical impact. Change is coming, and my report provides a detailed examination of the forms it might take, as well explaining how we got to this point.’ The report also describes how PropTech is opening doors within the industry. ‘Real estate has typically lacked diversity,’ said Andrew, ‘all of that is now changing because of PropTech, and we are seeing people from a variety of backgrounds breaking into a sector that was previously inaccessible to them.’ The findings are not just relevant to real estate professionals – Baum believes the PropTech revolution is likely to impact us all. ‘It might be that in five to ten years’ time we will be using crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin or Blockchain to buy and sell our houses,’ he said. ‘Not only that, but the cost effectiveness of vertical living means we should be prepared to live in high-rise towers in which we commute to shared working spaces in the same building. 2017 seems to mark a turning point. PropTech has been building such mass and momentum that it will change the world.’ To speak with Professor Andrew Baum, please contact the press office: Tom Pilsworth, Press Coordinator, Saïd Business School T: +44 01865 288879 M: +44 07753277689 Email: thomas.pilsworth@sbs.ox.ac.uk About Saïd Business School Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems. In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2016) Oxford Saïd is ranked 11th. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of open enrolment programmes (May 2016) and 2nd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2017). The MBA is ranked 3rd in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Dec 2016) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2015). The Executive MBA is ranked 2nd worldwide in the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking (Sep 2015) and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2016). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 11th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2016). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2016) and 2nd in The Times (Sept 2016). For more information, see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/


News Article | May 17, 2017
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Said Business School is a vibrant and innovative business school embedded in the historic and prestigious University of Oxford. The school offers programs and research opportunities that have global impact and help individuals and organizations find ideas and valuable network to tackle world-wide problems. As one of the fastest growing business schools in the world, the school is ranked 1st in the UK in the FT's ranking of open enrollment programs in 2016, and 2nd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programs in 2017. The school's stated objective is to work with the broader University to address the most pressing challenges in business and society. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Said Business School explained: "The council will help ensure that our activities remain forward thinking and relevant, to meet our mission of developing leaders with a thorough understanding of business and importantly, its broader role in society. We are very grateful to the leaders who have joined the council - their advice and insights will be invaluable." The Oxford Said Global Leadership Council will be chaired by Sam Laidlaw, Executive Chairman of Neptune Oil and Gas Limited and former CEO of Centrica. The inaugural group consists of a global network of 28 current or former Chief Executives and Chairs of leading organizations from both the private and public sectors. Other than CreditEase, they also include Apple, Blackrock, McKinsey, L'Oreal, Santander, UBS, and other leading organizations. The council will help advance the school's unique business education model as an integral part of the wider University of Oxford. The council will advise on strategy and initiatives that promote the school's global profile, including its relations with the corporate sector, program development, and research. In June 2010, Peter Tufano, then Senior Associate Dean and Finance professor at Harvard Business School, first visited CreditEase and spoke with CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang and some of the company's employees. The discussion centered on the development of CreditEase's P2P lending business in China. Tufano tapped into his expertise in finance research and education, and examined the status of international P2P lending and microfinance in his sharing. In October 2014, Oxford Said hosted the Oxford China Business Forum in Beijing. The forum's attendees comprised of thought leaders in the academia and global business elites. The conversation revolved around the theme of "Transformational Change in China". CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang shared his entrepreneurial story and discussed the best practices for growth for innovative companies in China. CreditEase is a leading FinTech company in China, specializing in inclusive finance and wealth management. With continuous efforts to explore payment, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, robo-advisor, insurance tech, blockchain and other frontiers, CreditEase actively engages with global FinTech innovation through business incubation and investment. Better tech, better finance, better world. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crediteases-tang-joins-oxford-saids-new-global-leadership-council-300459035.html


News Article | May 17, 2017
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BEIJING, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CreditEase announces today that its founder and CEO Ning Tang has been appointed to the University of Oxford's Said Business School's ("Oxford Said") new Global Leadership Council. This council of senior global leaders will provide independent advice and guidance to the school. "I am humbled to be appointed to Oxford Said's Global Leadership Council and excited to be an active contributor to the school's mission as it strives ahead." enthuses Ning Tang, founder and CEO, CreditEase. "I look forward to working with the global leaders on the council, giving advice and providing insights to help foster forward thinking in addressing the world-scale challenges we face today." Said Business School is a vibrant and innovative business school embedded in the historic and prestigious University of Oxford. The school offers programs and research opportunities that have global impact and help individuals and organizations find ideas and valuable network to tackle world-wide problems. As one of the fastest growing business schools in the world, the school is ranked 1st in the UK in the FT's ranking of open enrollment programs in 2016, and 2nd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programs in 2017. The school's stated objective is to work with the broader University to address the most pressing challenges in business and society. Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Said Business School explained: "The council will help ensure that our activities remain forward thinking and relevant, to meet our mission of developing leaders with a thorough understanding of business and importantly, its broader role in society. We are very grateful to the leaders who have joined the council - their advice and insights will be invaluable." The Oxford Said Global Leadership Council will be chaired by Sam Laidlaw, Executive Chairman of Neptune Oil and Gas Limited and former CEO of Centrica. The inaugural group consists of a global network of 28 current or former Chief Executives and Chairs of leading organizations from both the private and public sectors. Other than CreditEase, they also include Apple, Blackrock, McKinsey, L'Oreal, Santander, UBS, and other leading organizations. The council will help advance the school's unique business education model as an integral part of the wider University of Oxford. The council will advise on strategy and initiatives that promote the school's global profile, including its relations with the corporate sector, program development, and research. In June 2010, Peter Tufano, then Senior Associate Dean and Finance professor at Harvard Business School, first visited CreditEase and spoke with CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang and some of the company's employees. The discussion centered on the development of CreditEase's P2P lending business in China. Tufano tapped into his expertise in finance research and education, and examined the status of international P2P lending and microfinance in his sharing. In October 2014, Oxford Said hosted the Oxford China Business Forum in Beijing. The forum's attendees comprised of thought leaders in the academia and global business elites. The conversation revolved around the theme of "Transformational Change in China". CreditEase's CEO Ning Tang shared his entrepreneurial story and discussed the best practices for growth for innovative companies in China. CreditEase is a leading FinTech company in China, specializing in inclusive finance and wealth management. With continuous efforts to explore payment, marketplace lending, crowdfunding, robo-advisor, insurance tech, blockchain and other frontiers, CreditEase actively engages with global FinTech innovation through business incubation and investment. Better tech, better finance, better world. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crediteases-tang-joins-oxford-saids-new-global-leadership-council-300459035.html


News Article | May 23, 2017
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The Centre for Finance, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CFTE) has launched its website, delivering its vision for the future of finance and announcing it's first 2 board members. -- The Centre forand(CFTE) launches today. CFTE is building the future of online education in finance, with an EdTech platform that supports finance professionals to adapt to a rapidly changing industry by providing a comprehensive understanding of the digital shift that is dramatically transforming finance. An exceptional advisory and academic board will support CFTE's mission with the first two board members being announced today asandOf the need for finance professionals to adapt, Huy Nguyen Trieu, Co-founder of CFTE and CEO of The Disruptive Group, stated,Artificial Intelligence and automation are rapidly transforming finance, and have a huge impact on jobs. For finance professionals, this could be seen as a threat to their jobs, but we think that there are great opportunities for those who acquire the right skills". CFTE's Co-founder Tram Anh Nguyen added, "We are convinced that innovation and technology are important to the future of finance, but we want to make sure that people remain at the centre of everything.This transformation in finance has long been happening and is accelerating. At its height, the US cash equities trading desk at Goldman Sachs' New York office employed 600 traders – now it has 2. Rather than being discouraged by this trend, CFTE wants to bridge the gap between old and new ways of thinking about finance – to bring a new understanding that emphasises the opportunities technology creates. According to CB Insights, investment in Fintech has increased by 500% from $2.5B in 2012 to $13.1B in 2016, and it's a trend that looks set to continue with countries like the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia emphasising a national Fintech strategy to boost the sector and create growth opportunities both in established financial institutions and start-ups.As someone who designed the first Fintech lectures at Oxford Said Business School, Huy notes, "Students and finance professionals are aware technology is changing the financial landscape, but find it difficult to adapt to such a fast-changing world". Both Huy and Tram Anh are passionate for CFTE to be a vehicle to empower people and believe close relationships with the education & private sector is a key factor to success. "Ultimately, we want to give people the tools to be the source of innovation at companies, to create the finance products of tomorrow", added Tram Anh.In order to accomplish this goal, CFTE has brought together some of the brightest and most respected minds in finance, technology, academia and entrepreneurship to join the academic and advisory boards.joins the advisory board. She is the Director of Innovation and Digital Centre of Excellence at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). A former visiting scientist at MIT with a background in computer engineering, she co-authored a leading paper on digitizing large organisations and is a regular lecturer in top universities. A contributor to the World Economic Forum on the 'Future of Financial Services' and of governments on Fintech, she brings industry knowledge to CFTE. At LBG, she has been instrumental in helping to devise a strategy to digitise the bank, establishing LBG's Innovation Labs to fast track the testing of new product ideas. "We are digital leaders – with more mobile phones than toothbrushes in the world, there are countless digital opportunities to make banking easier, simpler and more inclusive. CFTE wants to support and train all digital leaders for the benefits of customers and I am very pleased to join the advisory board", said Claire.joins the academic board. He is the founder and CEO of SuperCharger, the Hong Kong-based FinTech accelerator, and one of the most successful FinTech accelerators in Asia. He is also co-editor of the Fintech Book which sold in 100+ countries. On joining CFTE, "for a sustainable FinTech eco-system to exist, investing in Human Capital at the individual and national level is critical. Whilst Asia represent the largest FinTech market in the world it accounts for less than 10% of the professionals working in the sector. Upskilling, at scale, the future generation of entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs is the next moon-shot project, that CFTE will deliver", said Janos. Recognised as a "Top-35 Global FinTech leader", Janos sits on the FinTech advisory board of the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong. An expert in understanding the regulatory implications brought on by the development of FinTech, he co-authored several academic papers that now account for 1/3 of all global downloads.For further information or interview requests, please contact our press office: Aliasgar Makda on: aliasgar@cfte.education or +44 7516 114 733.CFTE is a new EdTech platform for the finance industry with a uniquely blended model, incorporating online modules and in-class learning delivered by world-class experts. It addresses the needs of finance professionals to up-skill in a rapidly changing industry being transformed by emerging technologies. The curriculum is being designed with the inputs from an exceptional advisory and academic board with further inputs from banking institutions, start-ups, FinTech experts, and technology leaders. The first modules go live in September and will be delivered via a blend of online and in-class learning. visit http://www.cfte.education


News Article | July 28, 2017
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Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has announced the appointment of Dr Peter Drobac as new Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr Drobac, who is well known in the field of social entrepreneurship, global health delivery and implementation science, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s university in Rwanda. ‘I am thrilled that Peter will be joining the school as the new Director of the Skoll Centre,’ said Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd. ‘Peter’s work has had a profound impact on the health of the people of Rwanda and across borders, and he has led interventions that have enabled the poorest in society to overcome poverty. His extensive experience in social change – applied more broadly - will ensure that we continue to address and deliver solutions to some of the most challenging issues the world is facing.’ Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation commented: ‘Peter Drobac embodies the spirit of the social entrepreneur: a tough-minded optimist who has devoted his life to redesigning systems bound by an unjust status quo. His decade-long work in Rwanda with Partners in Health has driven equilibrium change in healthcare delivery, from HIV to cancer. Under his leadership, Rwanda’s remarkable new University of Global Health Equity is a beacon for healthcare innovation. I can think of no one better suited than Peter to lead the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship forward.’ Dr Drobac, who will take up his position in October 2017, said: ‘In this age of global disruption, there is an urgent need to accelerate progress through social innovation. I am excited to join the extraordinary entrepreneurship community at Oxford Saïd and the Skoll Foundation to generate new insights, train tomorrow’s leaders, and engage a global community of social change agents.’ Launched in 2003, the Skoll Centre promotes a programme of education, research, and collaboration activities to accelerate the impact of entrepreneurial activity that aims to transform unjust and unsatisfactory systems and practices. For more information or to speak with Peter Tufano or Peter Drobac please contact the press office: Josie Powell, PR Manager, Saïd Business School T: +44 (0) 1865 288403 M: +44 (0)7711 387215 Email: josie.powell@sbs.ox.ac.uk or pressoffice@sbs.ox.ac.uk About Dr. Peter Drobac Peter Drobac, MD, MPH is the co-founder and Executive Director of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Partners In Health’s groundbreaking new university in Rwanda which aspires to train the next generation of global health leaders and to become a worldwide innovation hub for health care delivery science. For the past decade, Peter has played a key role in the remarkable transformation of Rwanda’s health system, which has helped a million people emerge from extreme poverty and delivered unprecedented gains in population health. As the Director of Partners In Health’s program in Rwanda, Peter helped to establish community-based health system incubators that developed care delivery innovations from HIV to cancer—many of which were brought to national scale. The University of Global Health Equity was established to disseminate Rwanda’s lessons across borders. Peter is an internist, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist with fifteen years of experience in global health delivery and implementation science. He continues to practice in Boston through the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and teaches global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School. About the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship The Skoll Centre is a leading academic institution for the advancement of social entrepreneurship worldwide. The Skoll Centre fosters innovative social transformation through world-class education, knowledge creation, and collaboration among business, policy, academic, and social leaders. It was founded in 2003 with a $7.5 million investment by the Skoll Foundation, the largest funding ever received by a business school for an international programme in social entrepreneurship. About Saïd Business School Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.


Why do some businesses thrive whilst many more struggle and fail? According to Jonathan Trevor, Associate Professor of Management Practice, and Barry Varcoe, Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, the answer is enterprise alignment. Superior enterprise alignment enables McDonalds, for example, to serve over 70 million customers a day – over 1% of the global population – and dominate its industry, as it has done for decades. McDonald’s winning formula is tight alignment of its strategy, organisational capabilities, resources, and management systems, all arranged systematically to support its long-term purpose. Whilst most executives today recognise that their enterprises should be aligned, they tend to focus on just one of these elements to the exclusion of the others. ‘What really matters for sustainable performance is how they all fit together. The enterprise value chain that connects an enterprise’s purpose to its performance is only as strong as its weakest link’ said Professor Trevor. Enterprise alignment has never been more important – and difficult - than in today’s hyper-competitive and challenging business environment. The disruptions of the 21st century marketplace mean that tried and tested approaches to market success have a short shelf life. ‘To win, business leaders need to step-up and continually refresh how they align all elements of their enterprise’s strategy and organization to the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century marketplace. Many simply rely on what’s worked for them in past, with entirely predictable results. They fail sooner or later,’ commented Trevor. In their latest article in Harvard Business Review Trevor and Varcoe pose a series of questions that challenge business leaders to test strength of alignment of their own enterprise. Superior enterprise alignment requires thoughtful, courageous and energetic leadership. Every element of the enterprise value chain supports the other. The penalty for misalignment is a dysfunctional business and poor performance. The authors suggest there are four reasons for the misalignment that cripples many organisations (in all sectors) including: The scale of the challenge however might be a step too far for many organisations. ‘We believe that persistent pressure for short-term results leads many leaders to baulk at the opportunity to implement difficult changes that would have positive and long-lasting organisational impact,’ concluded Varcoe. For more information or to speak to Jonathan Trevor please contact the press office: Josie Powell, PR Manager, Saïd Business School Mobile +44 (0)7711 387215; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288403 Email: josie.powell@sbs.ox.ac.uk or pressoffice@sbs.ox.ac.uk About Saïd Business School Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems. In the Financial Times European Business School ranking (Dec 2016) Oxford Saïd is ranked 11th. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of open enrolment programmes (May 2016) and 2nd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2016). The MBA is ranked 3rd in Businessweek’s full time MBA ranking outside the USA (Dec 2016) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2015). The Executive MBA is ranked 2nd worldwide in the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking (Sep 2015) and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2016). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 11th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2016). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (Jun 2016) and 2nd in The Times (Sept 2016). For more information, see http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/


Mayer C.,Said Business School
Oxford Review of Economic Policy | Year: 2015

Thirty years ago, the 1986 Oxford Review of Economic Policy assessment of financial innovation foretold the events leading up to the financial crisis and the factors that lay behind it. Those same insights suggest significant deficiencies in the response to the financial crisis and a failure to identify the limits to, as well as requirements for, strengthened regulation. In particular, there is a need for institutional reforms that have received insufficient attention to date. © The Author 2015.


Helm D.,New College | Mayer C.,Said Business School
Oxford Review of Economic Policy | Year: 2016

The paper records the substantial deficiencies that exist in the design and implementation of infrastructure programmes around the world. It points to three sources of failure. The first is a failure to recognize the systems nature of infrastructure and the implication of this for the appropriate tools of analysis that should be employed in infrastructure assessments. The second is a preoccupation with income and expenditure flows rather than balance sheets in reporting public- as well as private-sector infrastructure accounts. This has had profound and in many cases perverse implications for the ownership, funding, and operation of infrastructure. The third is inadequate governance of infrastructure programmes to overcome the significant commitment problems that afflict both private- and public-sector providers of infrastructure. The paper describes a set of responses that recognize the systems nature of infrastructure, the importance of balance sheets, and the need for commitment mechanisms in the private and public sectors to promote the efficient provision of infrastructure. © The Authors 2016. Published by Oxford University Press.


Harvey W.S.,Said Business School
Geography Compass | Year: 2010

This paper explores some of the methodological strategies for interviewing elites. The focus is on researching elite members, preparing for interviews and gaining access, as well as the associated power relationships. Examples are drawn from across the social sciences and from the author's doctoral and postdoctoral work with over one hundred members of business elites. It is argued that researchers should be more attentive towards the following three areas. First, providing flexibility when designing research projects and conducting interviews. Second, ensuring transparency when communicating with elite members. Third, maintaining good etiquette with all participants to ensure the highest professional standards. The overall aim of the paper is to provide an introduction for those who are new to the field of interviewing elite subjects. © 2010 The Author. Journal Compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Pinson P.,Technical University of Denmark | McSharry P.,Said Business School | McSharry P.,University of Oxford | Madsen H.,Technical University of Denmark
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society | Year: 2010

Reliability is seen as a primary requirement when verifying probabilistic forecasts, since a lack of reliability would introduce a systematic bias in subsequent decision-making. Reliability diagrams comprise popular and practical diagnostic tools for the reliability evaluation of density forecasts of continuous variables. Such diagrams relate to the assessment of the unconditional calibration of probabilistic forecasts. A reason for their appeal is that deviations from perfect reliability can be visually assessed based on deviations from the diagonal. Deviations from the diagonal may, however, be caused by both sampling effects and serial correlation in the forecast-verification pairs. We build on a recent proposal, consisting of associating reliability diagrams with consistency bars that would reflect the deviations from the diagonal that are potentially observable even if density forecasts are perfectly reliable. Our consistency bars, however, reflect potential deviations originating from the combined effects of limited counting statistics and serial correlation in the forecast-verification pairs. They are generated based on an original surrogate consistency resampling method. Its ability to provide consistency bars with a significantly better coverage against the independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) resampling alternative is shown from simulations. Finally, a practical example of the reliability assessment of non-parametric density forecasts of short-term wind-power generation is given. © 2010 Royal Meteorological Society.

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