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Speaker Series: Mayo Center for Asset Management Virtual Seminar Series

Speaker Series: Mayo Center for Asset Management Virtual Seminar Series

The Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers an ongoing virtual series. The purpose of the series is to provide a venue for the continued sharing of ideas and insights of practical relevance in the field of asset management. 
Upcoming Session

Topic: Carbon Transition Risk

Date: Friday, 10 December 2021
Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EDT

In partnership with FMA International, the Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for an upcoming session of our Virtual Seminar Series. We'll hear from Marcin Kacperczyk from Imperial College London Business School and Patrick Bolton from Columbia University on their joint research examining how firms and investors are addressing the challenge of climate change. The global drive towards a net zero economy exposes companies to carbon-transition risk, and our speakers will present their findings on how investors around the world are pricing these risks. Additionally, they will discuss the progress corporations have made disclosing carbon emissions, setting targets, and whether or not they have effectively reduced the emission intensity of their activities. Marcin and Patrick's presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Pedro Matos from UVA's Darden School of Business. Presented through Zoom, Friday 10 December 2021 at 1-2 p.m. EDT.

Speakers:

MarcinMarcin Kacperczyk, Professor of Finance, Imperial College London Business School

 

 

Patrick BoltonPatrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia University

 

 

Moderator:

Pedro MatosPedro Matos, John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

 

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  • Past Speakers

    The Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers an ongoing virtual series. The purpose of the series is to provide a venue for the continued sharing of ideas and insights of practical relevance in the field of asset management. 

    Topic: The State and Future of Private Equity

    Date: Friday, 19 November 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EDT

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    In partnership with FMA International, the Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for an upcoming session of our Virtual Seminar Series. The session features Professor Tim Jenkinson Professor of Finance at Oxford University's Saïd Business School, on the state and future of private equity. The private equity and credit asset classes have experienced significant growth recently, and Professor Jenkinson will share research from the Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC); his research utilizes exclusive data from Burgiss, the most in-depth dataset of its kind on venture, buyout, and real estate funds available for academic research. Professor Jenkinson's presentation will be followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Robert S. Harris, C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration at the UVA Darden School of Business. The Zoom link will be distributed to all registrants prior to the session.

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    Speaker:

    Tim JenkinsonTim Jenkinson, University of Oxford, Saïd Business School

     

     

     

    Moderator:

    Robert HarrisRobert S. Harris, C. Stewart Sheppard Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

     

     

     


     

    Topic: Disrupting Personal Finance with Robo Advisors

    Date: Friday, 1 October 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EDT

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    In partnership with FMA International, the Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for an upcoming session of our Virtual Seminar Series. This session will explore the promises and pitfalls of robo-advising. The FinTech revolution has brought with it many advances in asset management, including the area of dispensing personal financial advice without the interaction of human advisors. Our guest speaker will examine the uptake of this burgeoning tool and assess its impact on financial decision-making by investors – both the good and the bad. The Zoom link will be distributed to all registrants prior to the session. Presented through Zoom, Friday 1 October 2021 at 1-2 p.m. EDT.

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    Speaker:

    Alberto GP RossiAlberto Rossi, Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Finance, Director of the AI, Technology and Future of Work Initiative, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

     

     

    Moderator:

    Pedro MatosPedro Matos, John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

     

     

     


    Topic: SPACs

    Date: Friday, 7 May 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EDT

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    The Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for the next session of our Virtual Seminar Series. Over the past year, we have witnessed a boom in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). However, understanding the returns to SPAC investors has been complex as returns have varied greatly for sponsors and investors. In this session, we seek a deeper understanding of why certain companies go public via a SPAC merger despite their high costs by identifying the economic roles of SPAC sponsors and investors. We will be joined by Professor Ritter, also known as "Mr. IPO" for his work on initial public offerings. His recent research on SPACs has been heavily cited by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other major publications. Presented through Zoom, Friday 7 May 2021 at 1-2 p.m. EDT. 

    Speaker:

    Jay R. RitterJay R. Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar, Eugene Brigham Dept. of Finance, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida 

     

     


    Moderators:

    Susan ChaplinskySusan Chaplinsky, Tipton R. Snavely Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

     

     

     

    Pedro MatosPedro Matos, John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

     

     


     

    Topic: How the Rise of Retail Trading Impacts Markets and Investors

    Date: Friday, 16 April 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EDT

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    The Mayo Center for Asset Management invites you to join us for the upcoming session of our Virtual Seminar Series. Over the past year, we have witnessed the rise of a retail army whereby amateur traders have been transforming markets in ways never seen before. In this session, we gain an expert view into what has been the impact of this rapid increase in retail traders and how they have been influencing the markets, in both positive and negative ways. We will discuss what the future may hold in store for markets and investors. Presented through Zoom, Friday 16 April 2021 at 1-2 p.m. EDT. The Zoom Link will be distributed to all registrants prior to the session. 

    Speaker: 

    Michael PiwowarMichael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and Former Commissioner (and Acting Chairman) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

     

     

    Moderator:

    Marc LipsonProf. Marc Lipson, Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration, UVA Darden School of Business 

     

     

     

     

     


     

    LSS - Paul Schott Stevens

     

    Topic: Deglobalization: The Threat to Financial Markets, Political Stability, the Rise of International Tensions - and What Should be Done About it

    Date: Thursday, 4 March 2021
    Time: 2 p.m.−3 p.m. EDT

    In partnership with the UVA Darden School of Business' Leadership Speaker Series, the Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School of Business invites you to join us for a special session of our Virtual Seminar Series. Presented through Zoom, Mayo Center Academic Director Prof. Pedro Matos hosts an intimate fireside chat with Paul Schott Stevens, former President and CEO of the Investment Company Institute

     

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    The Darden Report - Former Reagan Admin Adviser Tackles Rise of 'Deglobalization' at UVA Darden Leadership Speaker Series Address

     


     

    Topic: Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System

    Date: Friday, 5 February 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST

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    Panelists

    Rostin BehnamRostin Behnam
    Acting Chairman
    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

     

     

     

    Dan ScarbroughDan Scarbrough
    Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer
    IncubEx

     

     

    Moderator

    Athena EastwoodAthena Eastwood
    Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
    Adjunct Professor, UVA School of Law 

     

     

     


    Topic: Economic Forecast: The Path Forward for the Economy and Markets

    Professor Alan Beckenstein and economist Nick Sargen present a forecast of where the economy and global capital markets might be headed in the coming year. 

    Date: Thursday, 28 January 2021
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST

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    Topic: Responsible investing: What Is It, Does It Work, and How To Do It? 

    Date: Friday, 6 November 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School, and author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver both Purpose and Profit 

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    Kelly ShueTopic: Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets

    Date: Friday, 15 May 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Kelly Shue, Professor of Finance School of Management and Department of Economics, Yale University

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    Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets

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    MarcosTopic: Quantitative Investing: Insights from Covid-19

    Date: Friday, 8 May 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Marcos Lopez de Prado, Chief Investment Officer of True Positive Technologies (TPT) and a professor of practice at Cornell University’s School of Engineering

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    Three Quant Lessons from COVID-19

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    LasseTopic: THE ESG FRONTIER

    Date: Friday, 1 May 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Lasse Pedersen, Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, Principal at AQR Capital Management, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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    Responsible Investing: The ESG-Efficient Frontier

     


    Dr. Maureen O'HaraTopic: Exchange-Traded Funds, Innovation, and Informed Trading

    Maureen O’Hara, the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at Cornell University and recognized thought leader in the areas of market structure, trading and liquidity, will present her paper “Innovation and informed trading: Evidence from industry ETFs” with Shiyang Huang and Zhuo Zhong.  She will also address questions regarding the functioning of ETFs and their underlying liquidity provision mechanism in current markets and identify vital questions for future research on ETFs. 

    Date: Friday, 24 April 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Dr. Maureen O’Hara, Robert W. Purcell Professorship of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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    Innovation and Informed Trading: Evidence from Industry ETFs

    Related Work:

    CFA Institute Research Foundation brief: ETFs and Systemic Risks

    The Active World of Passive Investing

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    Dr. Andrew KarolyiTopic: Whither Financial Globalization? Some Reflections on how COVID-19 Might Shape Global Capital Markets

    Andrew Karolyi, the Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor at Cornell's S. C. Johnson College of Business and recognized thought leader in the area of financial globalization, will explore where global capital markets might be headed as a result of COVID-19. Based on his prior published papers and also very recent work in progress, he will identify vital questions for future research and provide some insight into what we might expect to see happening as the pandemic recedes.

    Date: Friday, 17 April 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Dr. Andrew Karolyi, Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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    Is Financial Globalization in Reverse after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis? Evidence from Corporate Valuations

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    Dr. Campbell HarveyTopic: The Economic and Financial Implications of COVID-19

    Date: Friday, 3 April 2020
    Time: 1 p.m.−2 p.m. EST
    Speaker: Dr. Campbell Harvey, Partner and Senior Advisor, Research Affiliates, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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