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NYC Master Class with Professor William Goetzmann: "Hedge Funds and the Public Pension Crisis"

Tuesday, Sep 27 2016 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm EDT

50 Vanderbilt Ave.
New York, NY 100017
United States

Yale SOM Alumni are invited to join Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance & Management Studies, and Director of the International Center for Finance Prof. William Goetzmann, for a master class titled, “Hedge Funds and the Public Pension Crisis” at the Yale Club of NYC on Tuesday, September 27th.

Public pension funds have liabilities that are much larger than their assets and this poses a social crisis of high proportions. Hedge funds are an alternative asset class that contribute in different ways to a portfolio, but they come with important caveats: this Yale raw case investigates whether hedge funds can be considered part of the solution or part of the problem. 

Showcasing the signature and rigorous learning environment at the School of Management, this interactive case-based class will also welcome high potential MBA and EMBA prospects, as well as current students. In preparation for the master class, Professor Goetzmann has designated a short reading that will be provided in advance of the event.

Time will be reserved to provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with alumni, SOM candidates, admissions representatives, and other guests. Snacks and drinks will be served. We hope that you’ll join us.

Schedule 6:00-6:30pm: Registration
6:30-8:00pm: Master Class
8:00-8:30pm: Networking


  • William N. Goetzmann

    Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance & Management Studies, and Director of the International Center for Finance

    Professor Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments, including stocks, hedge funds, real estate and art. His research also includes the history of finance in China, the origins of corporations and the history of stock market bubbles. Professor Goetzmann's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes, and Art and Auction. Professor Goetzmann has co-authored a number of books, including a bestselling book on Investment Management and a history of financial innovation book entitled The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets, and is the author of a 2016 book on the history of finance, entitled Money Changes Everything. He has taught investment management, real estate, and portfolio management at the Yale School of Management for more than 20 years.