A prominent figure in economics, who won the 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar in the world under the age of forty, Tobias Moskowitz is one of today’s highly sought-after economic thought leaders. He has been praised for his "ingenious and careful use of newly available data to address fundamental questions in finance,” and he brings his innovative thinking to financial audiences around the world. Moskowitz is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, whose work has been cited in numerous publications and the media including CNBC, The New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and a 2005 speech by then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.
What’s ahead for the U.S. and Global Financial Markets?
A prominent figure in financial economics, Moskowitz is a sought-after financial commentator and academic who is able to clarify complex financial issues facing the world today. In this presentation, Moskowitz takes a closer look at the current economic and financial landscape and offers insights into where to look for improved return performance and avoidance of risk in investment portfolios.
Behavioral Finance: A New Approach to Investing
Moskowitz examines behavioral finance, a hot and novel approach to investing, and argues how an investor can use the tools of behavioral finance to build better portfolios, deal with clients more efficiently, and navigate the turmoil of financial markets by avoiding common pitfalls.
Moskowitz showcases one of the hottest new investment styles---momentum investing, which can be applied to any asset class and has an astounding track record across all markets. Moskowitz discusses the origins of this phenomenon, its explanations, and its importance in today’s financial markets and concludes with how to use momentum to build better investment portfolios and enhance current investment strategies.
Business Lessons from the Multi-Billion Dollar Sports World
Moskowitz's expertise in the world of economics and his passion for sports came together in the New York Times Bestseller Scorecasting, which he co-authored. Regarded as a combination between "Freakonomics, Moneyball and Mythbusters," Scorecasting is quickly becoming a bestselling topic on the lecture circuit as well! In this presentation, Moskowitz shares insights from the multi-billion dollar sports industry that offer business leaders a unique window into broader economic behavior. Using insights from the book, Moskowitz explains how the decisions made in the high stakes world of sports, whether on the field or off, can be applied in the business world for a winning outcome. Using brilliant anecdotes and colorful storytelling from the sports world, he provides real world applications for a new spin on business success.
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Prof. Moskowitz is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where his expertise has focused on: asset pricing, portfolio choice, risk sharing, market efficiency, real estate markets and finance, and empirical corporate finance. He has explored topics as diverse as momentum in stock returns, local bias in investment portfolio choice, and the social effects of bank mergers. He also looked at the return to private business ownership, the trading and financing of commercial real estate, and the political economy of financial regulation.