Friday, August 30, 2013

UNO to Hold Financial Economics Seminar

kirschmanhallKirschman Hall

The University of New Orleans will hold a financial economics seminar on September 20 from 1-5 p.m. in room 131 of Kirschman Hall on the UNO campus. The focus of the seminar is managing volatility in financial markets after the Great Recession. It is free and open to the public, but the topics will be of particular interest to financial professionals and college faculty members in the region.

The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum for academic scholars and practitioners to present their thoughts on how to manage risk associated with market volatility in situations similar to the financial panic of 2008 and the Great Recession that followed.

Here are topics that will be covered by the guest lecturers:

  • "Foreign Exchange Futures, Credit Risk and Lessons from the European Sovereign Debt Crisis," by Richard Levich, professor of finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • "Analyzing the Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet Activities Since the Great Recession of 2008," by Blu Putnam, chief economist, CME Group
  • "Syndication, Interconnectedness and Systemic Risk," by Anthony Saunders, John M. Schiff Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • "Adding Commodity Futures to an Equity Portfolio: Lessons from Markowitz 5 Portfolio Optimization," by D. Sykes Wilford, the Frank W. Hipp Chair in Finance, The Citadel, Charleston, SC

The seminar is sponsored by the Review of Financial Economics, published by the University of New Orleans, and funded by CME Group Foundation. 


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UNO College of Business Administration
Department of Finance and Economics