CIM Summit 2024: Index Funds and Corporate R&D

Index funds have become the investment vehicle of choice for the smart retail investor in recent decades, attractive for their low fees and diversified portfolios.

But as index funds gain greater control of an increasing number of firms, the governance implications of shareholders is an important parameter. These has caused various debates regarding the governance and decision making particularly for longer-term oriented investments.

During the CIM Summit 2024, Casidhe Troyer, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, will refer to these implications by discussing research and examining the relationship between index ownership and corporate R&D strategy, in her presentation “You Get What You Pay For: The Rise of Index Funds and Corporate R&D.”

An expert in Investments

Dr. Casidhe Troyer is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. She studies innovation and technology strategy, with a particular focus on understanding how organizational structure and ownership structure affect how large firms both generate and respond to new technologies. Dr. Troyer holds a Ph.D. from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in economics with a concentration in poverty and human capability studies from Washington and Lee University. Prior to academia, she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, specialising in capital markets policy and research.

The future of business: Adapting to a changing landscape

In a time of technological advances, cultural changes and unprecedented global challenges, businesses are expected with absolute flexibility, not just to survive but also to thrive through change. The CIM Summit 2024 will have as theme, The Future of Business: Adapting to a Changing Landscape. It will take place on Saturday 6 of April at 08:30 at the Bank of Cyprus Corporate Headquarters (Ayia Paraskevi) in Nicosia, and renowned speakers will elaborate on strategies, which guaranteed success and are today undergoing a transformative shift, forcing businesses to reassess, adapt and innovate. The future of businesses nowadays, depends on their leaders, which need to understand this changing landscape as well as study the factors that influence global and local economies. The Summit will host world-renowned academics from Europe’s leading Business Schools and acclaimed executives, who will share their knowledge with the Summit’s attendees, representing the leading companies of Cyprus.

The Minister of Finance, Makis Keravnos, will address the Summit on behalf of H.E. President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Christodoulides. The CIM-Cyprus Business School CEO, Yangos Hadjiyannis, will also address the Summit. The CIM Summit’s speakers, Casidhe Troyer, Sue Dopson, Trudi Lang and David Stillwell, will elaborate on and discuss topics such as the rise of index funds and corporate R&D as well as economy’s modern trends and important parameters. In addition, they will refer to leadership topics and elaborate on how leaders can make a difference. Strategy, reorganization and modernization will also dominate the Summit’s agenda whereas the keynote speakers will attempt to predict the future of business through brainstorming and panel discussion.


The CIM Summit 2024 is addressed to Business Executives, Senior Government Officials, Marketing Managers, Human Resource Managers, Sales Managers, Production Managers, Logistics Managers, Brand Managers, and any other executives who would like to be informed on the latest trends in business.


For more information and registrations, click here.

Organiser: CIM-Cyprus Business School, Platinum Sponsor: Green Energy Group Gold Sponsor: NetU, Unicars Silver Sponsors: Alphamega Hypermarkets, Cablenet, C.A.PAPAELLINAS Group, Gan Direct, Iron Mountain Cyprus Ltd, McDonald’s, Energame, Philip Morris Bronze Sponsors: Cyfield Group, Gloria Jeans, KEAN, KPMG, MetLife, Payabl, Paul, Spyros Vassiliou & Associates LLC, Remedica, TBWA Entelia, Tototheo, Zorbas Group Supporters: Cyprus Forum, Landas Colour, LightBlack, Panayiotides Gifts and Textiles, Photos Photiades Group, Special Partner: Bank of Cyprus Coordinator: IMH

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