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Cass Professor awarded top 10 ranking

David Blake named among the most influential academics in institutional investing

Cass Professor David Blake has been listed among the 10 most influential academics in the institutional investing world.

The list, published for the first time by aiCIO magazine, highlights professors who have "significantly aided" pensions, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds.

Professor David Blake, who is founder of the UK's Pensions Institute, has made a series of groundbreaking contributions to the pensions industry.

Among his achievements, the rankings cite his 2006 research that kick-started the launch of a capital market which can be used to trade and transfer longevity risk. It is mostly through his efforts that risk can now be hedged.
"It is an honour to be recognised alongside so many distinguished academics whose work has influenced the institutional investing world," said Professor Blake.

Read the full The Professors 2013 list

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