Dialogue with Harry Markowitz

Dialogue with Harry Markowitz: Conference on Opportunities and Challenges Applying Financial Techniques During a Crisis

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, The UCLA Fink Center for Finance & Investments in partnership with the Directors Roundtable held a Conference featuring a dialogue with Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz: Opportunities & Challenges in Applying Financial Techniques during a Crisis.


The event was attended by over 300 finance students, alumni, faculty, and investment professionals and began with a reception in the Marion Anderson Courtyard.  Following this networking opportunity, the conference program ran from 6-8pm in Anderson's Korn Convocation Hall.  Distinguished speakers spoke about what caused the recent market crisis and provided valuable insights for combining theory and practice for more successful results in challenging markets.  The Roundtable included discussion topics on stocks, bonds & derivatives; modern portfolio theory; mark-to-market; Black-Scholes; real estate; M&A; bankruptcy claims; and litigation.


5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration
A light stand-up dinner and an opportunity to network will be provided
6:00 - 6.05 p.m.. Conference Welcome
Ivo Welch
Faculty Director of the Fink Center for Finance & Investments

J. Fred Weston
Distinguished Professor of Finance
6:05 - 7:00 p.m. Keynote Speech
Harry Markowitz
Nobel Laureate in Economics; Principal, Harry Markowitz Company
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
Harry Markowitz
Nobel Laureate in Economics; Principal, Harry Markowitz Company

Richard Roll
Distinguished Professor, Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance

Peter Gilhuly
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP: Manager West Coast Insolvency Practice

David Mordecai, Ph.D.
President, Risk Economics, Inc. and Senior Advisor, Compass Lexecon

Anil Suri
CIO of Multi-Asset Class Modeled Solutions & Head of Investment Analytics, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Jack Friedman
Chairman, Directors Roundtable