March 22, 2016
Public Lecture Series: "Seizing Tomorrow's Global Market Opportunities"
In partnership with the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), the Richman Center hosted on "Seizing Tomorrow's Global Market Opportunities." Among the panelists were Samuel J. Palmisano, cofounder and chairman of CGE and retired chairman, CEO, and president of IBM; as well as Growing Global coauthors Shelly Lazarus, former chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather; David J. Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former Undersecretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Douglas D. Haynes, president of Point72 Asset Management and former director at McKinsey & Company; and Christopher G. Caine, president and cofounder of CGE and CEO of Mercator XXI.
The panel was moderated by Tom Friedman, Pulitzer Prize journalist, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of The World is Flat and The Lexus and the Olive Tree.
The event focused on a wealth of timely topics; predominantly, the expanse of contemporary opportunities that exist for global business. In support, examples such as the growth in China and of emerging markets over the last decade were explored. The panel then transitioned to the future challenges business leaders face to seize those opportunities, the forces will be shaping global business, and the upcoming opportunities and challenges that businesses will face.
February 9, 2016
Public Lecture Series: "Risk and Return in Today's World"
With Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D., Managing and Founding Principal, AQR
Moderated by Stephen P. Zeldes, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
The US economic recovery some say is complete. Unemployment has reached low levels. Equities have seen records highs, but are now in turmoil. For pension funds and investors looking for good asset returns the question is where do the markets go from here and where should investors look for returns?
With all of the new financial regulation designed to reduce risk for investors and taxpayers has risk been reduced, or is systemic risk still lurking in our financial system? What has all this structure and process cost us? Is it worth it? Are the markets telling us anything?
Clifford S. Asness, Ph.D., Managing and Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management will join us to explain his business, explore these issues, and more. AQR focuses its investment approach on momentum and quantitative strategies. Cliff has written widely on various investment topics. He contributes regularly to the dialogue on the capital markets, regulation and retirement investing. He has authored articles on many financial topics, including multiple publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal.