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Stewart C. Myers, Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management
Dr. Schmittlein has served as a consultant on these issues for numerous firms, e.g. American Express, American Home Products, AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Boston Scientific, Ford Motor Company, Gianni Versace S.p.A., Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, Revlon, Siebe PLC, The Oakland Raiders, The Quaker Oats Co., and Time Warner. He has over forty publications, most in leading journals in Marketing, Management, Economics and Statistics. He has been an area editor for Marketing Science and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Letters and Marketing Science.
Dr. Schmittlein serves on the International Advisory Board for Groupe HEC, on the Academic Advisory Board for the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), the International Advisory Council of the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University, and the Advisory Board for the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo University, and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Washington University’s John M. Olin School of Business. He has received awards for his research, his editorial work, and his teaching. His observations and research have been cited often in the popular press, including Advertising Age, Business 2.0, Business Week, China.com, Computerworld, Fortune, NPR’s Marketplace, People’s Daily Online, Reuters, The ABC Evening News with Peter Jennings, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Schmittlein has done extensive consulting work for corporate clients in a wide variety of industries, including consumer products, computer software, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, manufacturing, and management consulting.
Dr. Schmittlein is a member of the American Marketing Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).
Robert C. Merton, School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Heidi V. Pickett, Director of the MIT Sloan Master of Finance program, MIT Sloan School of Management
With over 20 years in finance services, Ms. Pickett has deep experience across a broad range of responsibilities in finance. She most recently served as Senior Managing Director of Global Business Integration for State Street Global Markets, where she managed the implementation of strategic and tactical business plans. Ms. Pickett’s global responsibilities required that she work with business lines across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to create and implement a distinct and competitive value proposition for sophisticated institutional investors. Initiatives included business development, innovative research programs, academic partnerships and operational excellence. Ms. Pickett was a member of State Street Global Markets’ Executive Management Group, State Street Associates, LLC Management Committee, Canada Executive Strategy Group and China Management Board. She also held a position on the board of State Street Global Markets, LLC, State Street’s broker-dealer. Prior to joining Global Markets, Ms. Pickett held senior positions in the Office of the CFO and Corporate Management at State Street.
Ms. Pickett’s global and local community interests focus on the education and well-being of women and girls. She is the recipient of the 2011 Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies and the President of the Verrill Foundation.
Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Ricardo J. Caballero, Ford International Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
His teaching and research fields are macroeconomics, international economics, and finance. His current research looks at global capital markets, speculative episodes and financial bubbles, systemic crises prevention mechanisms, and dynamic restructuring. His policy work focuses on aggregate risk management and insurance arrangements for emerging markets and developed economies. He has also written about aggregate consumption and investment, exchange rates, externalities, growth, price rigidity, and dynamic aggregation.
Caballero serves on the editorial board of several academic journals and was the winner (jointly with Eduardo Engle) of the 2002 Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society for “Explaining Investment Dynamics in U.S. Manufacturing: A Generalized(S,s) Approach”, Econometrica, 67(4), July 1999. In January 2009 Ricardo J. Caballero (jointly with Arvind Krishnamurthy) was awarded the Smith Breeden Prize by the American Finance Association for “Collective Risk Management in a Flight to Quality Episode”, Journal of Finance, 63(5), October 2008. More recently, Caballero (jointly with Takeo Hoshi and Anil Kashap) was awarded the Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for “Zombie Lending and Depressed Restructuring in Japan”, American Economic Review, 98(5), December 2008. In April 1998 Caballero was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society and subsequently of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April 2010.
Bennett Golub SB ’78, SM ’82, Chief Risk Officer, Black Rock, Inc.
Before taking on his current responsibilities, Dr. Golub was co-head and founder of BlackRock Solutions, BlackRock’s risk advisory business. While at BlackRock, he also served as the acting CEO of Trepp, LLC., a former BlackRock affiliate that pioneered the creation and distribution of data on collateralized commercial-backed securities. Prior to co-founding BlackRock in 1988, Dr. Golub was a Vice President at The First Boston Corporation where he established its Financial Engineering Group. During his tenure, the group structured over $25 billion of securities including many innovative collateralized mortgage obligations and asset-backed securities.
Dr. Golub co-authored Risk Management: Approaches for Fixed Income Markets (J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000) which also has Japanese and Chinese editions. He has authored or co-authored many articles, including “Asset Allocation and Risk Management for Sovereign Wealth Funds” (Sovereign Wealth Management), “New Benchmarks for Debt Instruments: No Room for Nostalgia in Fixed Income” (Risk Magazine), “Measuring Yield Curve Risk Using Principal Components Analysis and Value At Risk” (Journal of Portfolio Management), “Approaches for Measuring the Duration of Mortgage-Related Securities” (The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, 6th Edition), “Mark-to-Market Methodology, Mortgage Servicing Rights, and Hedging Effectiveness” (The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, 6th Edition), “Composite Portfolios Present Challenges” (Pension and Investments Magazine), “Lessons Worth Remembering from the Credit Crisis of 2007 – 2009” (Journal of Portfolio Management), and “Reflections on Risk Management After (or Between) the Storms (Journal of Portfolio Management). In 2001, Dr. Golub, with his colleague Charles Hallac, received the “Asset Management Risk Manager of the Year” award from Risk Magazine. He is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences and meetings and is affiliated with numerous professional and academic organizations, including being on the Boards of the International Association of Financial Engineer and the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Risk Finance.
Dr. Golub earned a SB degree and an SM degree in management in 1978 and 1982, respectively, and a PhD degree in applied economics and finance in 1984, all from the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Deborah J. Lucas, Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Previous appointments include Assistant Director at the Congressional Budget Office from 2009-2011; Donald C. Clark Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 1996-2009; Chief Economist at the Congressional Budget Office from 2000 to 2001; senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers from 1992 to 1993; and member of the Social Security Technical Advisory Panels of 1999–2000 and 2006–2007. Past editorial positions include co-editorship of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking and associate editorships for a number of finance and economics journals. She is the co-organizer of the group Capital Markets and the Economy at the NBER, and a past director of the American Finance Association. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a research associate of the NBER, and has served as a director on several corporate and non-profit boards.
She received her B.A., M.A., and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Stephen A. Ross, Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Ross is the author of more than 100 articles in economics and finance and is the coauthor of an introductory textbook in finance. He received his B.S. with honors from Caltech in 1965 where he majored in physics, and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1970. While he has worked on a variety of topics in economics and finance, he is probably best known for having invented the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and the Theory of Agency, and as the co-discoverer of risk neutral pricing and of the binomial model for pricing derivatives. Models developed by him and coworkers, including term structure models and option pricing models, are now standards for pricing in major securities trading firms. He has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Graham and Dodd Award for financial writing, the Pomerance Prize for excellence in the area of options research, the University of Chicago’s Leo Melamed Prize for the best research by a business school professor and the 1996 IAFE Financial Engineer of the Year Award. In 2006 he was the first recipient of the CME-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Application and in 2007 he won the Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize given by the Toulouse School of Economics. A Fellow of the Econometric Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and in 1988 was President of the American Finance Association.
Ross, Jeffrey, Antle LLC is a registered investment advisor and manages derivative portfolios and exposures designed to provide risk control solutions to institutional investors tailored to their needs and goals. Compensation Valuation, Inc., provides consulting advice for corporations on the value and exposure they have to the employee stock options they have issued. Ross has been a consultant to a number of investment banks as well as many major corporations, and he has served as an advisor to government departments such as the U.S. Treasury, the Commerce Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the EXIM Bank. He co-founded and was the co-chairman of Roll and Ross Asset Management Corp., an equity money manager, chairman of the American Express Advisory Panel, and a former director of General Re, CREF and Freddie Mac. He is currently Chairman of the Investment Advisory Board of IVC International, Ltd., a director of IV Capital, and a trustee of Caltech where he chairs the investment committee.
Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of the Practice of Finance
Prior to joining MIT, Kirilenko spent four years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as chief economist between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as chief economist, Kirilenko has been instrumental in building capacity on cost benefit considerations for the Commission's rules. He has also been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission's ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. Kirilenko has been very active in engaging with other regulatory agencies, the academic community, markets participants, and the general public on key regulatory and policy matters. He chaired two subcommittees of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee: the Subcommittee on Data Standardization and the Subcommittee on the Automated and High Frequency Trading. He also represented the CFTC at the Systemic Risk Committee and the Systemic Data Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (highest honor). Prior to joining the CFTC, Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards.
Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.