"What we thought was diversified became very highly correlated because of the global integration of the financial markets. Assets we thought were uncorrelated have moved together, so we have to be much more thoughtful about asset allocation," says MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo.
"The traditional approach in stocks, bonds, and funds is no longer enough. To get by, you have to invest in currencies, commodities, real estate and private equity as well as in long and short strategies," says MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo in this interview.
"Economics evolve, dictated by the behaviours of individuals, who learn from experience and positive feedback," explains MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo in a story on the use of biological ecology principles in financial models.
MIT economist Andrew Lo, who beyond guest-blogging his favorite recent economics book here on Making Sense this week, appears on Friday’s NewsHour, discussing how human frailty and bad decision-making factored into the financial crisis.
"Maybe we should provide more government support for financial PhDs, as we already do for engineers, so the pay scales would seem less skewed and government service not look such a poor choice," says MIT Sloan Prof. Andrew Lo.
In this episode, Planet Money hosts take a closer look at proprietary trading, which is under attack by the latest proposal from the Obama administration. The new banking regulations proposed by the president call for a ban on commerical banks engaging in potentially risky trades with their own funds—or, in some cases, your own funds. Professor Andrew Lo helps shed some light on the murky world of 'prop trading.'