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2022 Annual Dinner
Jun 7, 2022 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
DeFi: Opportunities and Risks: with speaker Campbell R. Harvey
In DeFi or Decentralized Finance, users interact as peers with algorithms or smart contracts rather than through traditional intermediaries such as banks, brokerages, or insurance companies. This new technology has the potential to transform finance given it solves key problems such lack of inclusion, inefficiency, opacity, centralized control and lack of interoperability. DeFi is also the foundation of Web3. Professor Harvey will detail some of the key opportunities as well as the most important risks.
Campbell R. Harvey is Professor of Finance at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as President of the American Finance Association in 2016 and as Editor of the Journal of Finance from 2006-2012. Harvey has received nine Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in financial writing from the CFA Institute, including in 2021. He is the recipient of the best paper award in the Journal of Portfolio Management in 2015, 2016 and 2021. The recent award recognized his paper on inflation risk. Over the past seven years, Professor Harvey has taught Innovation and Cryptoventures which focuses on decentralized finance and blockchain technology. His book DeFi and the Future of Finance was published in 2021 by John Wiley and Sons. He just launched on Coursera a four-course specialization under the same name.
Harvey serves as the Investment Strategy Advisor to Man Group PLC, the world’s largest, publicly listed, global hedge fund provider. He is also a Partner and Senior Advisor to Research Affiliates, LLP, who oversees more than $180 billion in investment products.
*Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Campbell’s book: DeFi and the Future of Finance
Coursera preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTx5QsR3fRs