Wealth and asset management research conference planned

The seventh annual Wealth & Asset Management Research Conference — a collaboration between Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Edward Jones, CFA Society–St. Louis and Dimensional — will take place May 3 and 4. 

Some of St. Louis’ most well-known leaders in business and finance will lead this year’s conference, which emphasizes research, the current state of the wealth and asset management industry and emerging trends. Planned topics include charitable giving and community impact; cryptocurrency; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing; the outlook for monetary policy; and more. Other highlights include: 

  • A conversation with Cliff Asness, founder and managing principal of AQR Capital Management, and Anjan Thakor, interim dean of Olin Business School
  • Penny Pennington, the managing partner of Edward Jones and a WashU trustee, will deliver the keynote address, “What’s Good for Business is Good for Society.” 

The event is open to students, asset managers, wealth managers, investment managers, researchers and others with an interest in wealth and asset management research.  

“Now in its seventh year, this conference gives Olin students and the St. Louis financial services community the opportunity to hear from some of the most accomplished people in the industry and to network with peers,” said Rich Ryffel, Olin professor of finance practice and conference organizer. “We are excited to be able to once again offer the conference in person and we encourage attendees to stay and network afterward at the reception.”

Register here for the in-person presentations in Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium on the Danforth Campus May 3. Register here for the virtual presentations May 4.

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