Finance Made Difficult: Opportunities And Challenges In Quantitative Finance
Professor Andrew W. Lo
Harris & Harris Group Professor
Sloan School of Management
Massachusett Institute of Technology
Recent breakthroughs in financial technology, coupled with similar breakthroughs in computing power, data services, and systems infrastructure, have created several new academic disciplines and industries. The mathematics of Brownian motion, the statistics of massively large datasets, and the psychology of risk preferences have coalesced into a common body of knowledge that is both intellectually challenging and extremely relevant in practice. In this "perspectives" talk, Professor Lo will review some of the most important developments in financial engineering, computational finance, and related areas, and then discuss career opportunities in both academia and industry.