Seizing Tomorrow's Global Market Opportunities

Held in partnership with the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), this public lecture featured the following panelists:

  • Samuel J. Palmisano—cofounder and chairman of CGE; retired chairman, CEO, and president of IBM
  • Shelly Lazarus—former chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather
  • David J. Kappos—partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore; former undersecretary of commerce and director of the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Douglas D. Haynes—president of Point72 Asset Management; former director at McKinsey & Company
  • Christopher G. Caine—president and cofounder of CGE; CEO of Mercator XXI

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.

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.

March 22, 2016

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Risk and Return in Today's World

Featuring Clifford S. Asness—Managing and Founding Principal of AQR

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.

Moderated by Stephen P. Zeldes, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School

February 9, 2016

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