Financial Markets: Current Situation and Outlook
an Alumni Breakfast Session with Prof. Javier Estrada
Professor Javier Estrada will discuss the current situation and outlook for the major stock and bond global markets, with special emphasis on the U.S. markets. He will also discuss some important trends taking place in the asset management industry, such as the remarkable growth of passive investing, the wide and growing variety of ETFs, and the steady decline in the costs of investing, which have critical implications for all investors.
Prof. Estrada holds a B.A. in Economics from the National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina), as well an M.S. in Finance and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). His areas of specialization are portfolio management, wealth management, investments, equity markets, emerging markets, and law & economics. Prof. Estrada has held positions at both the Economics Department and the Business Department of Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain). He is also a regular visiting professor at Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the University of Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay), and HANKEN (Helsinki, Finland).
Prof Estrada has lectured to executives, graduates, and undergraduates around the world and carries out extensive research on many issues in the areas of portfolio management, investment strategies, and risk, with a special focus on downside risk.
He has also done extensive research on emerging markets and insider trading. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Investing, the Journal of Asset Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the European Journal of Finance, among others. Prof. Estrada is the founding editor of Emerging Markets Review, the leading journal on emerging markets, and was editor of the journal from its inception in 2000 until the end of 2006, and is currently an associate editor. He is also on the advisory board of several other academic journals.
Prof. Estrada is the author of Finance in a Nutshell, originally published in English by FT Prentice Hall in 2005 and subsequently translated into Spanish, Italian, and Chinese; a second edition of this book, The FT Guide to Understanding Finance, was published in 2011. He is also the author of The Essential Financial Toolkit - Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Finance But Were Afraid To Ask, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. Prof. Estrada is a partner and financial advisor at Sports Global Consulting Investments, a company that focuses on advising professional athletes on how to manage their investments. He is a member of the CFA Institute's Speaker Retainer Program and was once a tennis instructor.