Active Management Research Alliance Symposium

Thursday January 20, 2022

AMRA Virtual Research Symposium
January 11 and 20, 2022

Review Presented Materials

Session I: Digital Asset Management

  • Session Chair & Moderator: Wei Jiang, Columbia Business School
  • Presenters: Donghwa Shin, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School; Randy Cohen, Harvard Business School
  • Discussants: Zoe Cruz, Founder and CEO at Menai Financial Group; Lisa Larsson, Ph.D., Managing Director, StepStone Group

Session II: Has the defined contribution model failed?

  • Session Chair & Moderator: Ingrid Tierens, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Oxford Union-Style Debate: This house believes defined contribution plans have benefited retirees.
    • Speaking in favor: Russ Wermers, University of Maryland Smith School of Business
    • Speaking against: Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
    • Discussants: Andy Palmer, CIO, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, Brian Alling, Head of Advanced Analytics, Vanguard Strategic Retirement Consulting

Session III: Energy Shock, Inflation Risk and Alternative Assets

  • Session Chair & Moderator: Christian Lundblad, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School
  • Presenters: Gregory Brown, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School; Arpit Gupta, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Discussants: Heidi Learner, Americas Head of Real Assets Research, CBRE; Tom Booker, Ph.D., Director, Blackrock

The symposium is hosted by the Active Management Research Alliance (AMRA), a multi-university initiative promoting research on active portfolio management strategies and alternative investments. Currently, AMRA’s primary area of focus is the intersection of public and private markets and the role of hedge funds and other active managers in the financial intermediation process.

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