Virtual Seminar Series

In partnership with the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The Coronavirus has caused uncertainty and volatility across global capital markets. To provide a forum for discussion of the potential impact and outlook for the economy and markets during this unprecedented time, the Mayo Center for Asset Management at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Financial Management Association International have partnered to develop a virtual academic and practitioner seminar series.

The purpose of the virtual seminar series is two-fold:

  • Given the unprecedented nature of the current situation, we believe that academic insights can offer tremendous value. The seminar series will bring top academic research and its relevance to a broader public forum.
  • This virtual seminar series will provide a venue for continued sharing of academic ideas of practical relevance in a time when travel to conferences and seminars has been significantly impacted. 

Hosted on Zoom, each seminar will consist of 30 minutes of presentation by a speaker followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A. 

 


Past Seminars

Friday, 6 November 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Speaker: Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School, and author of Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver both Purpose and Profit

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

Moderator:
 
Pedro Matos, John G Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management Academic Director 

Access Responsible investing: What Is It, Does It Work, and How To Do It? recording + presentation slides

Friday, 3 April 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Speaker: Campbell Harvey, Partner and Senior Advisor, Research Affiliates, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Topic: The Economic and Financial Implications of COVID-19

Professor Harvey will provide an update and outlook for the global economy and financial markets as the current crisis unfolds. Topics he will discuss include:

  • Potential path for COVID-19
  • How severe is the coming economic contraction?
  • Putting the U.S. fiscal aid package into context
  • The response from monetary policymakers
  • Are financial markets facing a liquidity trap?
  • Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Pedro Matos, John G. Macfarlane Family Chair and Professor of Business Administration, Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management

Access The Economic and Financial Implications of COVID-19 recording + presentation slides.
POLITICO interview- "Why This Recession Will Be Different (and How to Keep It Mild)"


Friday, 17 April 1:00-2:00 PM ET


Speaker: Andrew Karolyi, Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Management, Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University 

Topic
Whither Financial Globalization? 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.

Moderator: Marc Lipson, Robert F. Vandell Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

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

Friday, 24 April 2020

Speaker: Maureen O’Hara, the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at Cornell University

Topic: 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.

Moderator: Richard Evans, 
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia

Access Exchange-Traded Funds, Innovation, and Informed Trading recordingpresentation slides.


Friday, 1 May 2020

Speaker: Lasse Heje Pedersen, Professor of Finance at Copenhagen Business School, Principal at AQR Capital Management, and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Topic: The ESG Frontier

Co-moderators: 

Mary Margaret Frank, Samuel A. Lewis Sr. Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Business Administration Institute for Business in Society Academic Director

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

Access The ESG Frontier recordingpresentation slides.
Related paper: Responsible Investing: The ESG-Efficient Frontier


Friday, 8 May 2020

Speaker: Marcos Lopez de Prado, Chief Investment Officer of True Positive Technologies (TPT), Professor of Practice at Cornell University’s School of Engineering

Topic: Lessons Learned Amid The Crisis

Access Three Quant Lessons from COVID-19 recordingpresentation slides.
Related paper: Three Quant Lessons from COVID-19


Friday, 15 May 2020 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Speaker: Kelly Shue, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management 

Topic: Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets
Access Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets recording + presentation slides
Related paper: Can the Market Multiply and Divide? Non-Proportional Thinking in Financial Markets