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Sir Evelyn de Rothschild has given £1.85m to the Judge business school in Cambridge to fund the establishment of a named chair in finance.
The Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professorship of Finance will focus on the teaching of issues relating to venture capital. This will include a new open enrolment programme that targets Cambridge’s high technology entrepreneurs, a sector that accounts for some 10 per cent of Europe’s high-tech research and development investment.
The school will also launch a specialist Master in Finance programme for those with previous experience in the financial sector and will develop further courses on the MBA programme.The Judge is now searching for a top-notch finance professor to fill the chair.
“This generous endowment will mean major expansion of our faculty and the school’s teaching programme in the area of finance,” says Arnoud de Meyer, director of the Judge Business School. “This will allow us to maintain our pre-eminence as one of Europe’s leading business schools and compete internationally.”
The money has been donated by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and the Eranda Foundation, which he established.