Finance Matters

Finance Matters

Finance Matters: The MIT Sloan Finance Group Blog

Finance Matters is the MIT Sloan Finance Group’s platform for sharing the latest on Finance faculty research, perspectives on financial industry news, MIT Sloan finance-related events, and will feature guest posts from our faculty, students, alumni, and affiliates.

In Shanghai, charting the future of global finance

Posted by MIT Sloan Finance Group on July 31, 2013

Third MIT Sloan finance forum examines interconnected finance systems and China’s role in the world economy More than 200 finance professionals and MIT Sloan alumni gathered in Shanghai this month for a day of discussion on the future of modern finance, the third in a series of forums that bring MIT Sloan faculty around the world for frank discussions about finance and policy. “[MIT Sloan] has the responsibility to lead and develop what the world needs for finance,” dean David…

Unlocking the modern financial system

Posted by MIT Sloan Finance Group on June 27, 2013

Leading MIT Sloan finance faculty share research, ideas with alumni in London The financial system is evolving and businesses and regulators need to move quickly to keep pace with the speed of change. That was a key lesson at Financial System 2.0, a special event held in London on June 13 as part of the MIT Sloan Finance Forum series. Some 200 alumni and friends of the School attended the event, which saw MIT Sloan’s leading academics meet with experts…

How expensive is good financial advice?

Posted by Antoinette Schoar on June 6, 2013

The last two decades have seen a rise in the number of defined contribution plans such as 401(k) plans. As of 2011, Americans held $4.7 trillion in IRAs and defined contribution plans alone. These plans require ordinary citizens to make extremely complex investment decisions as they plan for retirement. For example, they must decide how much of their portfolios to put into stocks and how much to invest in bonds, the amount of risk to take, the right investment horizon,…

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