Suppose you went into the street and hit passersby with some breaking news: “Listen,” you say, “derivatives and other exotic financial products can sometimes make financial markets less stable and more prone to crises. What do you think about that?”
Mathew L. Gladstein, a Wall Street executive who tapped the expertise of Robert Merton and Myron Scholes -- future Nobel Prize-winners -- in the 1970s to bring options trading to the masses, has died. He was 90.
Nobel laureate Robert Merton and Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs will advise Chile’s government on meeting the country’s economic development goals, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said today.
There may be no government action more universally reviled in the U.S. than bank bailouts. Republicans and Democrats, financial industry lobbyists and watchdogs, Wall Street executives and President Barack Obama say taxpayers should never again rescue a failing bank.
Robert C. Merton , winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in economics, said he will rejoin the faculty of the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management to focus on training students in quantitative finance.
The 21st century began with a major correction on Wall Street and a long period of volatility in global financial markets. The VIX, sometimes called the fear index, soared, and congressional hearings explored why major investment banks couldn’t better hedge market risk. Traders sought reprieve, and risk management became elevated from prudent practice to a tool for financial survival.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb , author of “The Black Swan,” said investors who lost money in the financial crisis should sue the Swedish Central Bank for awarding the Nobel Prize to economists whose theories he said brought down the global economy.