Why Can’t My Life Decisions Be Made by Siri? w/Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics
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When: Wednesday, February 21st
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Where: McLaren Complex, 1st Floor
2130 Fulton St
San Francisco, California  94117
United States
Contact: University San Francisco School of Management

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Why Can't My Life Decisions Be Made by Siri?

A Conversation with Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate Economics


Through our partnership with University of San Francisco, we are offering members access to the USF School of Management 2018 Silk Series. Join us for this moderated lecture featuring Dr. Harry Markowitz and moderated by Dr. Ludwig Chincarini, USF Professor of Finance.


About Dr. Harry Markowitz

Harry Markowitz is known as the father of modern portfolio theory. Prior to his work in the 1950s as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, most investors bought just a handful of stocks. In his then-controversial paper, he applied elementary statistics to the portfolio problem and showed that buying multiple securities could result in less risk with the same return. In other words, he showed mathematically why you shouldn’t "put all your eggs in one basket.”  When anyone mentions the words “efficient frontier” or “optimal asset allocation” they are referring to Markowitz’s work. His work changed the world of investing.In 1989 Dr. Markowitz received The John von Neumann Award from the Operations Research Society of America for his work in portfolio theory, sparse matrix techniques, and SIMSCRIPT. In 1990 he shared the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on portfolio theory. Dr. Markowitz is the principal of Harry Markowitz Company. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego.






5:30 p.m. -  Doors Open

6:00 p.m. - Moderated Lecture


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