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A New Abnormal: Disruptions to Financial Markets
7 December 2022, from 13.00
We have gone past the ‘new normal’. Low inflation was the norm for 20 years, investors must now confront a world with high and variable inflation. Financial markets are facing potential further disruption from crypto assets and decentralized finance. We have entered the new abnormal.
“On behalf of my colleagues at AQR and the LBS AQR Asset Management Institute, I would like to thank you for joining us for the 2022 Insight Summit. Our program this year focused on the disrupters and the disruptions to the financial markets: the impact of Central Bank policies, the emergence of cryptocurrency and the outlook and implications of the current macro environment. We were excited to be able to come together, once again, in person. And, as always, we enjoyed the dynamic exchange of ideas among leading practitioners and academics that has become the hallmark of the AQR Asset Management Institute. We appreciate you being a part of the 2022 Insight Summit and hope that you enjoyed what was an informative and engaging event.”
Co-Founder, AQR Capital Management
A whole host of market ructions including megathreats, stagflation and the challenges of crypto assets are combining to create a new abnormal for asset managers. The recent AQR Asset Management Institute Insight Summit convened global leaders in academia, industry and policymaking to discuss the changed landscape facing investors. Anna Pavolva, Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Doctor for AQR Asset Management Institute, hosts this podcast, summarising the insights from the one-day event, and offers an in-depth exploration of the risks, as well as pointing to the opportunities on offer.
Intro Introduction / Welcome
Session 1 Crypto and Financial Market Architecture
Session 2 Crypto Panel: Views from the Industry
Session 3 The Burst of the Crypto Bubble and the Future of Digital Finance
Awards PhD Fellowship Winner
Session 4 A Lot of Explaining to do: Central Banks and the Return of Inflation
Session 5 Navigating a New Era of Macro Uncertainty
Session 6 Megathreats and the New Abnormal
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New Paradigms in Asset Management
17 November 2021
Leading academics and senior members of the investment community came together to explore new paradigms in asset management. The virtual summit covered the tectonic shift in global finance currently underway, ESG investing, and other important recent developments and challenges within the industry.
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Laura Starks, Professor of Finance, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President, Senior Investment Advisor and former Chief Investment Officer, State Street, and Chris Iggo, Chief Investment Officer of Core Investments, AXA IM
Lukasz Pomorski, Head of ESG Research and Managing Director, AQR Capital Management
Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Bank for International Settlements
Campbell Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Co-Author of “DeFi and the Future of Finance”
Robert Engle, Professor Emeritus of Finance, New York University, and 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics
Investing in a low-rate environment
17 November 2020
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The AQR Asset Management Institute’s Insight Summit aims to distil the best of academic and practitioner insights on critical issues impacting the investment industry today.
At our virtual Insight Summit 2020, participants heard from top speakers within business and academia on the impact of prolonged low interest rates, the effects on financial institutions and markets, as well as implications for financial stability and public policy.
The conference included a speech by Anil Kashyap of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee, on the Covid-19 shock experienced by financial markets and the lessons from the disruptions to markets earlier this year.
Hélène Rey, Lord Raj Bagri Professor of Economics, London Business School, member of the French macroprudential authority
Anil Kashyap, Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, external member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee
Award winner: Thilo Kind, PhD graduating class 2022.
Award presented by Anna Pavlova, Professor of Finance; London Business School, Academic Director, AQR Asset Management Institute, London Business School, and Scott Richardson, Principal and Co-Head of Fixed Income at AQR Capital Management, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School.
Scott Richardson, Principal and Co-Head of Fixed Income at AQR Capital Management, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
Joshua D Rauh, Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Keith Ambachtsheer, Director Emeritus, International Centre for Pension Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and President of KPA Advisory Services
Mohamed El-Erian, President, Queens’ College, Cambridge
7 November 2019
The Insight Summit aims to distil the best of academic and practitioner insights on critical issues impacting the investment industry today.
The fifth annual conference focused on the impact and implications of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing.
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