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Free public lecture on global financial crisis set Sept. 29 at MSU

September 6, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A free public lecture about the global financial crisis and the use of global financial markets to address some of society's most pressing challenges will be given on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Montana State University.

Andrew Lo, the Harris and Harris Group Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, will speak on "Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer, Solve the Energy Crisis and Stop Global Warming?" at 3 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building.

Lo is the director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, and is currently an associate editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Computational Finance and Statistica Sinica. His awards include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Paul A. Samuelson Award, the American Association for Individual Investors Award, the Graham and Dodd Award, the 2001 IAFE-SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the CFA Institute's James R. Vertin Award, and awards for teaching excellence from both Wharton and MIT. He is a former governor of the Boston Stock Exchange, and currently a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the NASD's Economic Advisory Board, and founder and chief scientific officer of AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, a quantitative investment management company based in Cambridge, Mass.

Lo's lecture is presented by the College of Letters and Science's Distinguished Speakers Series. The series, which began in the spring of 2011, brings distinguished scholars to MSU to give a public talk and to meet with faculty and students in order to enrich the intellectual life on campus and to enhance the research connections. For more information about this and other lectures in the
Distinguished Speakers Series, visit
or call 994-4288.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or