Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

Financial R&D: Can High-Tech Tools Improve Investment Performance and Economic Stability?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

The financial services industry spends significant amounts on R&D for the tools it needs to provide analysis. Information asymmetries between entrepreneurs and investors must be overcome to accurately determine pricing, credit and risk. The need for in-depth market analysis and due diligence is more evident than ever following the recent financial crisis, when transparency was lost and a thorough risk assessment of complex financial instruments was lacking. This panel will focus on the interface between financial services and information technology.


Glenn Yago

Executive Director, Financial Research, Milken Institute


Alfred Eskandar

Head of U.S. Equities, Liquidnet

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Editor, FT Tilt

Myron Scholes

Nobel Laureate, 1997; Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Haim Shani

Director General, Ministry of Finance, State of Israel

Roger Stein

President, Moody's Research Labs

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