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  • Boston Finance Forum

    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Mandarin Oriental
    776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
    12:00pm – 7:00pm

    MIT Sloan Finance Forums bring faculty presentations on cutting-edge research to alumni audiences around the world and focus on the role of MIT Sloan in defining the future of finance. This year, the forum will take place Friday, May 16 at the Boston Mandarin Oriental. MIT is often referred to as “home to the pioneers of modern finance,” a place where many breakthroughs in financial economics were conceptualized. With traditions deeply rooted in finance, today’s faculty remains committed to groundbreaking research with a focus on the future. Please join us at this event which will feature talks by faculty, alumni, and industry experts on evolving financial markets and policy changes, and will bring a global perspective to the challenges facing the industry.

  • 11:30 am


    12:00 pm

    Welcome Remarks

    David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

    12:15 pm

    Currency Risk
    Adrien Verdelhan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Douglas Drane Career Development Professor in Information Technology and Management

    1:00 pm


    1:15 pm

    Lies My Finance Professor Told Me
    Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor; Director, Laboratory for Financial Engineering

    2:00 pm

    Economic Stimulus and Household Spending
    Jonathan Parker, PhD '96, International Programs Professor in Management

    2:45 pm

    Center for Finance and Policy: New Developments
    Deborah J. Lucas, MIT Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance

    3:15 pm


    3:30 pm

    Panel Discussion: Systemic Risk
    Moderated:Deborah J. Lucas, MIT Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance

    Mark Kritzman, President & CEO, Windham Capital Management, LLC
    Eric Rosenfeld, SB '75, PhD '79, Senior Lecturer in Finance; Former Founding Partner, The Quantitative Alternatives, LLC
    Roger Stein, Chief Analytics Officer, State Street Global Exchange
    Paul Willen, Senior Economist & Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

    4:30 pm

    Observations on Future Trends in Asset Management: Goal-based Investing and Understanding Alpha, Sources, and Sustainability
    Robert C. Merton, PhD '70, School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

    5:15 pm

    Closing Remarks

    5:30 pm

    Cocktail Reception

    Register Here!

    If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Claudia de Jesus Suarez at cdjs@mit.edu or 617.253.3183.

    Registration will close Thursday, May 15, 2014.