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.
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 quickly became 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.
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.
Tobias J. Moskowitz is the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Moskowitz, who joined the faculty in 1998, studies asset pricing, portfolio choice, risk sharing, market efficiency, real estate markets and finance, empirical corporate finance, and the business and analytics of sports. He has explored topics as diverse as momentum in stock returns, local bias in investment portfolio choice, the social effects of bank mergers, carry trades in currencies, bonds, and commodities, and sports betting markets. 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.
Moskowitz was recognized by the American Finance Association with its 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar under the age of 40. The award cited his "ingenious and careful use of newly available data to address fundamental questions in finance." In 2011, he wrote the bestselling book Scorecasting, (Crown Archetype, Random House) co-authored with L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated, which uses economic principles to explain the hidden side of sports. His work has garnered him the Smith-Breeden Award, the Barclays Global Investors Michael Brennan Award, the Brattle Prize, and the Q Group Research Award.
Moskowitz serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a current editor of the Review of Financial Studies. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, US News and World Report, and Money magazine. Moskowitz earned a bachelor's degree in industrial management and industrial engineering in 1993 from Purdue University. He went on to earn a master's degree in management from Purdue University the following year, before earning a PhD in finance from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998.