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Rise of the Retail Investor: Implications for Policy and Markets

Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The confluence of social media and technology has led to a resurgence of retail investor trading activity in financial markets, whether it is speculation on meme stocks like Gamestop or cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin.  The goal of this event is to explore the use of big data regarding retail investor order flows to understand the implications of this resurgence for financial markets and regulators. This panel is part of a series of events on the economic and financial applications of alternative data sponsored by Capital Fund Management (CFM) and Program for Economic Research (PER) at Columbia University’s Department of Economics. The panel will feature a lecture by Charles Jones, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia Business School.

Venue and Time:
This event will be a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST). Rise of Retail Investors is part of an ongoing CFM-Columbia PER Alternative Data Initiative.

Registration is required, sign up to attend here.


Speaker:
Charles Jones
, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia Business School.

Panelists
Xing Huang, Assistant Professor of Finance at Washington University in St. Louis
Ronnie Sadka, Professor of Finance at Boston College Carroll School of Management
Laurent Laloux, Chief Product Officer, Capital Fund Management (CFM)

Moderator
José A. Scheinkman, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University

Organizers
Adam Rej, Head of Macro Research, Capital Fund Management (CFM)

Harrison Hong, John R. Eckel, Jr. Professor of Financial Economics & Executive Director, Program for Economic Research, Columbia University

Registration:
This event is open to the public, but the intended audience is the students of Columbia Economics and Capital Fund Management (CFM) staff and investors. Email econ-per@columbia.edu with any questions. By attending, all conference participants agree to abide by the event’s Code of Conduct.

Video and Photography Policy:
Portions of this conference will be video/audio taped. By registering, your attendance at or in participation in this conference constitutes your consent to the use and distribution by Columbia University of the attendee’s image or voice for informational live stream, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media. Video recording by participants and other attendees during any portion of the conference is not allowed without special prior written permission. Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed. Do not photograph any such images that are labeled as confidential and/or proprietary.

Organizers:
This event is organized by the Program for Economic Research (PER) and Capital Fund Management (CFM)Please direct all questions to econ-per@columbia.edu.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:
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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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