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  • London Finance Forum

    Nearly 150 MIT Sloan alumni and guests gathered in London on June 13, 2013 for the second MIT Sloan Finance Forum (the first was held in New York in April 2012). Attendees participated in a day-long series of talks and discussions with the School’s finance faculty and other experts. Speakers included MIT Sloan faculty members: Stewart Myers, Robert Merton, Andrew Lo, Antoinette Schoar, and Andrei Kirilenko. Additional speakers throughout the day included MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program Director Heidi Pickett, Gillian Tett, Markets and Finance Commentator and Assistant Editor of Financial Times, Patrik Edsparr PhD ’94, Co-founder, Tor Investment Management UK, LLP, Sadeq Sayeed SM’85, Chairman of Metage Capital Limited, and Andre Stern, Founding Partner and Principal of OxFORD Asset Management. The Finance Forums provide our alumni with unique lifelong learning opportunities in cities around the world, a chance to remain connected to the School by learning about new MIT Sloan programs and initiatives related to finance and hear from faculty about their current research. The next Finance Forum will be held in Shanghai on July 19.

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  • Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:30 – 6:00 p.m.
    Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf
    46 Westferry Circus | E14 8RS Canary Wharf | London

    Program Agenda
    Master of Ceremonies: Saman Majd, PhD ’85

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

    Registration and Continental Breakfast
    S.P. Kothari, Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management

    9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

    How to Think about Management Incentives and Corporate Governance
    Stewart C. Myers, Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance

    10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

    Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?
    Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor

    10:45 - 11:00 a.m.


    11:00 - 12:00 a.m.

    Panel: Hedge Funds 2.0
    Moderator: Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Markets and Finance Commentator, Financial Times


    • Patrik Edsparr, PhD ’94, Partner/Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, TOR Investment Management
    • Sadeq Sayeed, SM ’85, Chairman, Metage Capital Limited
    • André Stern, Founding Partner and Principal, OxFORD Asset Management


    12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    MIT Center for Finance and Policy
    Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance

    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


    1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Master of Finance: The New Asset Class
    Heidi Pickett, MIT Sloan Master of Finance Program

    2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

    Loyalty and Credit Risk
    Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (’49) Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance

    2:45 - 3:00 p.m.


    3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

    High Frequency Trading
    Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance

    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    On a New Approach for Analyzing and Managing Macrofinancial Risks
    Robert C. Merton, School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

    4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Closing Remarks

    4:45 - 6:00 p.m.


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