The University of San Francisco School of Management 2017 Silk Speaker Series includes key thought leaders on global affairs, the economy, and business. The Silk Speaker Series is designed to provide learning opportunities and discussions for USF’s students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the university. Can financial innovation change our future? The next big financial test facing the U.S. economy is fixing our broken retirement system, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Merton.
S. Donald Sussman Award Lecture: Part 1March 16 2017 | Speeches and Seminars
The first installment of his S. Donald Sussman Award Lectures, Robert C. Merton presented “Observations on the Role of Finance Science and Financial Innovation in Global Economic Growth and Development” at the Samberg Conference Center.
S. Donald Sussman Award Lecture: Part 2October 2 2017 | Speeches and Seminars
The second installment of his S. Donald Sussman Award Lectures, Robert C. Merton presented “Meeting the Global Challenge of Funding Retirement: A Case Study of Financial Innovation in the Design and Implementation of a Solution” at MIT. Part Two of the Series: Observations on the Role of Finance Science and Financial Innovation in Global Economic Growth and Development
No country gets it completely right on retirementNovember 2 2017 | Interviews
Robert Merton, distinguished Professor of Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says saving for retirement lags in every country. CNBC Capital Connection
S. Donald Sussman Award Lecture: Part 3December 11 2017 | Speeches and Seminars
The last installment of his S. Donald Sussman Award Lectures, Robert C. Merton presented “Principle in the Production of Financial Solutions: A Potpourri of Private- and Public-Sector Applications to Financial Innovation in the Future” at the Samberg Conference Center.
MIT expert says robo-advisors lack an important ability: They can’t create trustNovember 5 2017 | Appearances
The encroachment of technology into the financial space may have many in the industry worried about getting displaced, but one group may not have to worry so much, according to a Nobel laureate.
Prof. Robert C. Merton at The Geneva Association’s 43rd Annual General AssemblyJune 10 2016 | Speeches and Seminars
Professor Robert C. Merton, Nobel Prize Winning Economist talks about the role of financial innovation in escaping the current low-growth environment at The Geneva Association's 43rd annual General Assembly. Professor Merton is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management and University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He is also the Resident Scientist at Dimensional Holdings Inc. ‘Financial Stability and Innovation’, Geneva Association Meeting, Rome, Italy, June 2016