Stephen Foerster on "In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio"

MoAF/Fordham Webinar Series

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Is there an ideal portfolio of investment assets, one that perfectly balances risk and reward? In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio examines this question by profiling and interviewing ten of the most prominent figures in the finance world―Jack Bogle, Charley Ellis, Gene Fama, Marty Leibowitz, Harry Markowitz, Bob Merton, Myron Scholes, Bill Sharpe, Bob Shiller and Jeremy Siegel. We learn about the personal and intellectual journeys of these luminaries―which include six Nobel Laureates and a trailblazer in mutual funds―and their most innovative contributions. In the process, we come to understand how the science of modern investing came to be. Each of these finance greats discusses their idea of a perfect portfolio, offering invaluable insights to today’s investors.

About the Author
Stephen Foerster is a Professor of Finance at the Ivey Business School at Western University. He received a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has published over 50 articles in journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Finance and Financial Analysts Journal. Foerster’s most recent book is In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio: The Stories, Voices, and Key Insights of the Pioneers Who Shaped the Way We Invest (with Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School), Princeton University Press. Foerster has also written two textbooks and over 100 case studies and technical notes in the areas of investments and financial management. Foerster is currently a member of Western's pension board.

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