Public Lecture
The Next Generation of Life-Cycle Investment Products

Jointly organized by
Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI)
and
Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE)

 

 Speaker
 
Professor Zvi Bodie
Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management
Boston University
 Chairperson Professor Joseph Cherian
Practice Professor of Finance
NUS Business School
 Date Tuesday, 8 December 2009
 Time 4.00pm - 5.30pm
 Venue Lecture Theatre 18, BIZ 2 Building (map)
NUS Business School
1 Business Link Singapore 117592
 Admission Complimentary

 
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Due to the overwhelming response, the Lecture was held at Lecture Theatre 18 at NUS Business School.

Click here to download the presentation by Professor Zvi Bodie

Abstract


The ageing population and changing demographic landscape in Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are well-known and much written about. In Singapore, for example, 9% of the population is over 65 years of age. It has been observed that by 2030, that figure would increase to 20%.  An attendant issue is the development of cutting-edge financial solutions to meet the retirement planning needs of the populace. To this end, Professor Bodie, whom Time magazine recently spotlighted as one of the world’s top 3 thinkers on retirement investing and the stock market,  will speak to us about  life-cycle investing, which is about choosing among features of products designed for consumers by financial engineers, the technological progress that will make these products affordable for middle-class consumers, and not just the wealthy, and the necessary investor education that will focus on helping consumers choose appropriate product features they can afford.

The ageing population and changing demographic landscape in Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore are well-known and much written about. In Singapore, for example, 9% of the population is over 65 years of age. It has been observed that by 2030, that figure would increase to 20%.  An attendant issue is the development of cutting-edge financial solutions to meet the retirement planning needs of the populace. To this end, Professor Bodie, whom Time magazine recently spotlighted as one of the world’s top 3 thinkers on retirement investing and the stock market,  will speak to us about  life-cycle investing, which is about choosing among features of products designed for consumers by financial engineers, the technological progress that will make these products affordable for middle-class consumers, and not just the wealthy, and the necessary investor education that will focus on helping consumers choose appropriate product features they can afford. 

 

About the Speaker

Zvi Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management.  Professor Bodie is a world-renowned and widely published scholar on pension finance, personal finance, investment management, risk management and investment strategy. His papers on these topics have appeared in numerous top-flight journals, including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Investment Management, Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal, and Harvard Business Review. His books include The Future of Life Cycle Saving and Investing and Foundations of Pension Finance. His textbook, Investments, coauthored with  Alex Kane and Alan Marcus is the market leader in graduate and undergraduate programs at business schools globally, as well as used in the certification programs of the CFA Institute and the Society of Actuaries. His textbook Financial Economics is coauthored with Nobel Prize winning economist, Robert C. Merton. His latest book is Worry Free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals. In 2007 the Retirement Income Industry Association gave him their Lifetime Achievement in Applied Retirement Research Award. Professor Bodie is also a two-time winner of the Financial Analysts Journal’s Graham and Dodd Scroll Award (1985, 1996). 

 

Enquiries

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