Andrew Lo, Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, discusses his recent paper The Gordon Gekko Effect, corporate culture, and why biology is an increasingly relevant framework for understanding the financial markets.
Professor Andrew W. Lo discusses his proposal to use financial engineering to spread risks among investors and provide financial incentives to develop successful cancer treatments. He explains how the cancer megafund works, and how investors can make good money in finding a cure for cancer.
Andrew W. Lo and his coauthors (Robert C. Merton, Monica Billio, Mila Getmansky, Dale Gray and Loriana Pelizzon) discuss the interconnectedness of global markets and the need for policy integration in a Financial Analysts Journal piece, “On a New Approach for Analyzing and Managing Macrofinancial Risks,” which appears in the March/April 2013 issue. Abby Farson Pratt, assistant editor at CFA Institute, recently talked with Lo about his team’s research as part of a series of FAJ author interviews.
Andrew Lo, an economist and finance professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, discusses how behavioral issues can influence investors. Lo talks with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox and Vonnie Quinn on Bloomberg Radio's "Taking Stock."
MIT's Andrew Lo argues evolutionary biology may be the key to understanding how humans react to financial choices, and how they may behave in the future. He joined Kara Miller to talk about his research.
Andrew Lo, professor, hedge fund manager, and director of the financial engineering lab at MIT’s Sloane School of Management discusses how the financial markets can play a key role in solving the greatest global challenges. Including finding a cure for cancer.
With the combination of increased incidents of malicious hacking, what could be overtaxed computer networks, and now the fragile economy, it's enough to make one nervous about the state of the technology on Wall Street. MIT Sloan Professor, Andrew Lo, says maybe it's not time to panic just yet, though he does caution that "there are periods of time where we go into uncharted waters, where there's just so much trading volume, so much activity that the system can be overwhelmed for a short period of time."
Dr. Lo discusses why it is now a different world, a volatile world in the stock markets, and investors better get used to it. Regulators do not have the resources or expertise to even remotely keep up with the advances in high frequency trading, leaving the individual investor at a distinct disadvantage.