Fads and fashions: If they are so bad, why are they so rapidly rich? - Professor Michael Mainelli - Gresham College Lectures

We all know that celebrities, sports stars, estate agents, banks, lawyers and airlines, along with CEO fat cats, are overpaid. Or do we? Are we paying for the price of failure or failing to price? In a world where so many people seem to be short-term managers of nothing, yet earners of everything, there are lessons we can learn about what can and can't be controlled. We will explore apparent risk/reward imbalances by looking especially at the differences between public and private health and consider whether things can be improved. Continuing Professional Development Attendance at these lectures can contribute towards the Continuing Professional Development requirements of the Securities & Investment Institute (SII) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Some other professional associations also accept these lectures under their CPD requirements. Further details of CPD entitlement can be obtained direct from members' professional bodies. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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