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Speaker Dinner with Professor Ian Ayres '81, '86 JD

Wednesday, Oct 7 2015 at 6:15 - 8:15 pm EDT

276 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
United States

YAAG presents an evening with Professor Ian Ayres '81, '86JD on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Field Club of Greenwich. Cocktails at 6:15pm and Dinner at 6:45pm. Professor Ayres will tell you why many Americans are misinvesting their retirement money - both by failing to adequately diversity across time and by paying excessive fees. He will describe a seemingly crazy strategy that can actually reduce the riskiness of your portfolio. He'll also present his analysis of 401(k) plans with more than $120 billion in assets, which reveals the prevalence of "ripoff" funds in which no reasonable person should invest - but 11% do - as well as 401(k) plans where excessive fees more than consume the benefits of tax deferral.

Ian Ayres, a lawyer and economist, is the William K. Townsend Professor at Yale Law School, the Anne Urowsky Professorial Fellow in Law, and a Professor at Yale's School of Management. He has been a columnist for Forbes magazine, a commentator on public radio's Marketplace, and a contributor to the New York Times' Freakonomics Blog. His research has been featured on PrimeTime Live, Oprah, Good Morning America, and in Time and Vogue magazines. Professor Ayres has published 11 books (including the New York Times best-seller Super Crunchers) and over 100 articles. His latest book is Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done. In 2010, he published Lifecyle Investing (with Barry Nalebuff). He is co-founder of, a web site that helps users stick to goals. Professor Ayres is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a winner of the 2006 Scribes book award for legal scholarship, and has been ranked as one of the most prolific and most cited law professors of his generation, "law-and-economics guru." Publication excerpts and audio and video clips are posted at The event cost is $75 per person (including dinner with wine); reservations are required. Please RSVP by September 30th. You can RSVP and purchase tickets clicking on the link below. REGISTER

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