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Academic and Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs

Academic and Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs

This year, via Zoom, the 2021 Academic and Practitioner Symposium on Mutual Funds and ETFs focused attention on diversity and inclusion, financial fragility, fixed income and COVID-19. Hosted by the Darden School of Business and the Investment Company Institute, this year was dedicated to exploring these areas in what promises to be a focused, high-quality program featuring leading scholars and practitioners at the intersection of these emerging topics. Please find program details and videos below (all in Eastern time).

 

Program

 

Session 1: Diversity and Inclusion (Friday, 19 February 2021)

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12:00 PM-12:25 PM: Keynote Speaker

Mellody Hobson
Co-CEO and President
Ariel Investments

12:25 PM-12:40 PM: Moderated Q&A 

Richard B. Evans, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Donald McLean Wilkinson Research Chair in Business Administration, Darden School of Business

12:40 PM-1:35 PM: Paper Presentation and Panel Discussion

Academic Presenter: Renee B. Adams, Professor of Finance, University of Oxford

Paper: Gender Discrimination as a Consequence of Team Failure

Panel Discussion: 

Wendy John, Fidelity, Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion 

Laura Fergerson, President, Franklin Templeton Services 

1:35 PM-2:00 PM: Moderated Q&A by Richard Evans 

 


 

Session 2: Financial Fragility, Fixed Income and COVID-19 (Friday, 26 February 2021)

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12:00 PM - 12:25 PM: Keynote Speaker

John Hollyer
Global Head of Fixed Income
Vanguard

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM: Moderated Q&A

Sean Collins
Chief Economist 
Investment Company Institute (ICI)

12:40 PM-1:35 PM: Paper Presentation and Panel Discussion

Academic Presenter: Itay Goldstein, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Paper: Financial Fragility in the COVID-19 Crisis: The Case of Investment Funds in Corporate Bond Markets

Panel Discussion: 

Gerald Pucci, Head of Global Low Touch Fixed Income Trading and Global Head of Repo, Blackrock

Marc Seidner, PIMCO, CIO Non-traditional Strategies

1:35 PM- 2:00 PM: Moderated Q&A 

Davide Tomio, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business

 

 

Contacts

Aaron Fernstrom 
+1-434-982-6572 
[email protected]

Shelly Antoniewicz 
+1-202-326-5910 
[email protected]