Top Business School to Host Conference on the Future of Finance

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business will look at what finance and investing might be like 10 years from now and beyond at 58th annual management conference.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world (, will look at what finance and investing might be like 10 years from now and beyond, during the school's 58th annual management conference Thursday, April 29 in Chicago at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue. The event is open to the public.

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The opening conference session, a luncheon and keynote panel at 12:00 p.m., features four senior members of the Chicago Booth finance faculty discussing the future of finance.

Professors John Cochrane, Steven Kaplan, Tobias Moskowitz and Raghuram Rajan will look at what investing might be like in 2020, including what new financial instruments might be available and what effect new technologies will have on financial markets. Panelists will also review what we have learned from the financial crisis. Hedge fund executive Clifford Asness, a graduate of Chicago Booth who is managing and founding principal of AQR Capital Management, will also be on the panel.

Following the luncheon, eight concurrent breakout sessions will cover topics ranging from the future of venture capital and entrepreneurship, and regulation of the financial system to asset management and macroeconomic implications of fiscal imbalance.

Breakout sessions will also focus on policies to mitigate global warming and their impacts on business and economic growth, and the macroeconomic implications of fiscal imbalance. Panelists at the breakout sessions include Chicago Booth faculty members, alumni experts and leading business executives.

The closing conference session will look at the future of active and passive money management. Questions including how efficient are the markets and where are the returns will be answered at this session by Eugene Fama, a professor of finance and David Booth, chairman and co-chief executive of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Booth, a graduate of Chicago Booth, donated $300 million to the school in 2008. Edward Snyder, dean, will serve as moderator for the discussion.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is one of the leading business schools in the world. The school's faculty includes many renowned scholars and its graduates include many business leaders across the U.S. and worldwide.

Chicago Booth offers a full-time M.B.A. program, an evening M.B.A. program, a weekend M.B.A. program, and an executive M.B.A. program in Chicago, London and Singapore. The school also offers a Ph.D. program, open enrollment executive education, and custom corporate education.

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