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Quelle surprise...

its likely a bad thing.

https://endpts.com/do-exec-departures-portend-clinical-disas...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-02/biotech-e...

Citi’s Yigal Nochomovitz based that conclusion on 79 instances of positive and negative study results, finding that 70% of the time when an executive left ahead of data, it meant the study wasn’t successful.

Small N, but there is probably something to it. Additionally, if I can ever get time, it would be interesting to see if there was a specific flavor of exec leaving that makes a bigger difference (CFO, CEO, etc)
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