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Crisis de empresa: el concurso como posible solución para la continuidad de la empresa

Date: 01/01/2021 Author(s): Jordi Carrillo; Héctor Sbert; Albert Fernández Document type: Technical Note Son muchas las empresas que en algún momento se enfrentan a situaciones de crisis financiera que les llevan a tener que tomar medidas de reestructuración y de refinanciación. Esta nota técnica describe la situación de concurso como una solución en la búsqueda de una continuidad del proyecto empresarial. Desde la Ley Concursal del 2003 al Texto Refundido ... More information

The Big Short: Short Selling Activity and Predictability in House Prices

Date: 01/12/2020 Author(s): Pedro Saffi; Carles Vergara Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We study how investors can use financial securities to speculate on the decrease of house prices. Unlike most asset types, houses are subject to high trading frictions and cannot be sold short directly. Using U.S. equity lending data from 2006 through 2013, we find evidence that an increase in the short selling activity of real estate investment trusts ... More information Read related article

Restructuring the Power Sector

Date: 01/12/2020 Author(s): Gina Martí; Leticia Pelizan Pavlak; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi Document type: Occasional Paper Its only May and Mr. Daniel Tadesse, Lumiland?s Ministry of Energy, just announced the third round of load shedding. Given the persistent water shortages and Lumiland?s dependence on hydropower, the Ministry has not been able to supply constant and reliant electricity. After having invested billions in the much-needed increase of generation capacity ... More information

Factor tilts and ssset allocation

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Javier Estrada Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Factor investing has received much attention from academics and practitioners, as well as from individual and institutional investors. It has become usual for investors that aim to enhance returns to add to the core of their portfolios a factor satellite, thus tilting their portfolios toward factors that have produced a long-term risk premium. However, ... More information

Informe Business Angels 2020. La Inversión en startups

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Juan Roure; Amparo de San José Riestra Document type: Study and Monograph El año 2019 fue positivo y de intensa actividad para la inversión en startups, con récord tanto de operaciones directas como a través de fondos de capital riesgo y plataformas de crowdequity. A pesar de la pandemia de la Covid-19, se prevé que el ritmo de inversión en el último trimestre de 2020 se mantendrá y el volumen de actividad será similar al ... More information


Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Luis Martin Cabiedes; Lenka Kolarova Document type: Case In January 2018, Cristina Nevado, an experienced business development professional, made a decision to join Chicfy. Cristina?s job description was Chief Operating Officer, and the reported mandate was to lead international expansion and growth, but, somewhat to her surprise, her first assignment was to lead the process of a new financing round. Before ... More information

Business Angels Investments 2020 Report - Spain

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Juan Roure; Amparo de San José Riestra Document type: Study and Monograph Prior to COVID-19, early-stage direct investment activity was expanding rapidly, contributing to Spain's general economic growth. After the onset of COVID-19, this report shows surprising data on how this activity not only resists the impact of the context but was even strengthened in some verticals. More information

Housing wealth, health and deaths of despair

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Ariadna Jou; Núria Mas; Carles Vergara Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We use household-level data to study the causal effects of exogenous changes in housing wealth on health and the drug crisis in the US attributed to “deaths of despair”. We find that a one standard deviation positive shock in housing wealth increases the probability of an improvement in self-reported health (mental health) by 1.0 (1.10) percentage ... More information

Why The Chinese Regulators Were Right To Cancel Ant Financials’ IPO

Date: 01/11/2020 Author(s): Nuno Fernandes Document type: Opinion The recent suspension of Ant Group’s IPO is producing increasingly clear aftershocks, including eroding the value of Ping An Insurance Group’s Lufax Holding Ltd., which in its attempt to change from a finance firm to a tech giant has become a prime target of short sellers. More information

How mixed ownership affects decision making in turbulent times: Evidence from the digital revolution in telecommunications

Date: 01/10/2020 Author(s): David Wehrheim; Hakki Dogan Dalay; Andrea Fosfuri; Christian Helmers Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This study examines how the ownership structure of corporations shapes their responses to discontinuous technological change. We analyze whether mixed ownership, a situation where following privatization a company's shares are held both privately and by the government, is associated with less innovation in response to discontinuous technological change. ... More information
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