A Discussion with Dr. Robert C. Merton

Join CFA Society Boston and the CFA Institute Research Foundation as we recognize Dr. Robert C. Merton with the James R. Vertin Award for Research. Dr. Merton, the 1997 Nobel Prize Winner for Economics, will share his current insights on lifecycle investing and retirement funding, along with sharing some of his current and previous research on the science of finance. After hearing from Dr. Merton, we will have an open Q&A session. Bring your curiosity and your questions and hear from this esteemed Nobel Prize winner.

Schedule of Events
11:30am  Registration
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch & Presentation

Cost: $25 member | $40 non-member

There are several garages in Kendall Square with the most convenient to MIT Campus Building E62 being:

  • Hayward Garage (Entrances at 33 Amherst Street & 55 Wadsworth Street)
  • 33 Broadway Parking
  • 350 Kendall Street Parking

Dr. Robert C. Merton, MIT
Robert C. Merton is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management, and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

He was the George Fisher Baker Professor of Business Administration (1988–98) and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor (1998–2010) at Harvard Business School. After receiving a PhD in Economics from MIT in 1970, Merton served on the finance faculty of MIT’s Sloan School of Management until 1988, at which time he was the J.C. Penney Professor of Management.

He is currently resident scientist at Dimensional Holdings, Inc., where he is the creator of Target Retirement Solution, a global integrated retirement-funding solution system.

Merton received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. He is past president of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Merton is the author of Continuous-Time Finance and a coauthor of Cases in Financial Engineering: Applied Studies of Financial Innovation; The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective; Finance; and Financial Economics. He has also been recognized for translating finance science into practice.

Merton received the inaugural Financial Engineer of the Year Award from the International Association for Quantitative Finance (formerly the International Association of Financial Engineers), which also elected him a Senior Fellow. He received the 2011 CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award and the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence from World Federation of Exchanges. A Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (‘Q Group’) and a Fellow of the Financial Management Association, Merton received the Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA Institute.  He is a member of the Halls of Fame of the Fixed Income Analyst Society, Risk magazine, and Derivatives Strategy magazine. Merton received Risk’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of risk management and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Intermediation Research Society.

His research focuses on finance theory, including lifecycle and retirement finance, optimal portfolio selection, capital asset pricing, pricing of derivative securities, credit risk, loan guarantees, financial innovation, the dynamics of institutional change, and improving the methods of measuring and managing macro-financial systemic risk.

Merton received a BS in engineering mathematics from Columbia University, a MSin applied mathematics from California Institute of Technology, a PhD in economics from MIT, and honorary degrees from eighteen universities.

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4/23/2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
MIT Campus 100 Main Street Building E62, RM 276 Cambridge, MA 02114
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