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  • Boston Finance Forum

    Over 250 alumni and guests gathered in Boston on May 16 for the our fourth Finance Forum. Attendees participated in a half day series of talks and discussions with the School’s finance faculty and other experts. Speakers included MIT Sloan faculty members: Andrew W. Lo, Deborah Lucas, Robert C. Merton, Jonathan Parker, Eric Rosenfeld, and Adrien Verdelahn. 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.
  • 11:30 am

    Registration

    12:00 pm

    Luncheon
    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

    Break

    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

    Break

    3:30 pm

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

    Panelists:
    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

    Welcome Remarks

    David Schmittlein, John C Head III, Dean; and David Modest, SB '76, PhD '81

    Lies My Finance Professor Told Me

    Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor; Director, Laboratory for Financial Engineering
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    Economic Stimulus and Household Spending

    Jonathan Parker, PhD '96, International Programs Professor in Management
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    Center for Finance and Policy: New Developments

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

    Moderated:Deborah J. Lucas; Panelists: Mark Kritzman, Eric Rosenfeld, Roger Stein, and Paul Willen
    View Presentation [PDF]

    Closing Remarks

    Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor; Director, Laboratory for Financial Engineering