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Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today

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Earlier this year, the CFA Institute published its rich and authoritative "Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today." Join the book’s editors, David Chambers and Elroy Dimson, the Open University’s Janette Rutherford, the CFA Institute’s Barbara Petitt, and The Wall Street Journal’s James Mackintosh to discuss the relevance of such topics as the historical risks and returns on various assets, the development of stock markets, bubbles and crises, and the role of innovation in financial markets.

On Thursday, May 18, guests can join this esteemed panel for an enlightening discussion on the history of financial markets. All guests will receive a complimentary copy of "Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today."

  • 6:30-7:00 PM: Doors open for check-in and refreshments
  • 7:00-8:00 PM: Panel discussion with Q&A
  • 8:00-9:00 PM: Networking reception

This invitation is exclusively for guests of The Wall Street Journal. For security reasons, tickets are non-transferable; this will be strictly enforced.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

David Chambers is Reader in Finance and a Keynes Fellow at Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in 2008 from the LSE. He has published on asset management and financial history in leading finance and economic history journals and his research has been cited in The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The New York Times, and the Nikkei Shimbun, The Times and The Wall Street Journal, and covered by the BBC and Bloomberg TV. He directs the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Judge Business School, which conducts research into long-horizon investing, and sits on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal. Prior to returning to full-time education in 2001, Dr. Chambers worked for 20 years in investment banking and asset management in Europe, Japan and the U.S.

Elroy Dimson chairs the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and is Emeritus Professor of Finance at London Business School. His research focuses on investing for the long term, and he and his co-authors have become well known for their studies of long-term investment returns from financial securities and real assets such as wine, stamps, and other collectibles. His books include “Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2017” and “Triumph of the Optimists,” both with Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton. Dr. Dimson chairs the Advisory and Policy Boards of FTSE Russell, and until 2016 chaired the Strategy Council of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global. Before going to Cambridge, he was a Governor and Professor at London Business School. His PhD is from London Business School.

Barbara Petitt is Head of Journal Publications and Managing Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal at CFA Institute. She holds a master in management from EDHEC Business School, and a master in research and a PhD in finance from the University of Grenoble. Prior to joining CFA Institute in 2012, she also held academic positions in the U.S., the U.K. and France. Having started her professional career working as a consultant, she continued to consult for corporate clients until she joined CFA Institute. Ms. Petitt is a member of the Board of Directors of The Q-Group and Inquire UK.

Janette Rutterford is Professor of Financial Management and Research Professor of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance at the Open University Business School. Prior to joining the OU, Ms. Rutterford worked at Credit Lyonnais as a gilts analyst, taught finance at the London School of Economics, and worked in corporate finance at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited. Her research to date has centered on corporate finance, investment management, and the history of finance, investment and saving. She has written a number of texts, notably “Corporate Finance & Capital Markets,” “Financial Strategy,” and three editions of “An Introduction to Stock Exchange Investment.”

​James Mackintosh​ joined The Wall Street Journal in 2016, after almost 20 years at the Financial Times, most recently as Investment Editor and writer of the Short View column. He is a graduate of St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he gained a first-class degree in Philosophy and Psychology. He spent two further years at the university in postgraduate study of philosophy.

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