Black Swans, Tail Risks and Efficient Portfolios

Featuring Larry Swedroe and Panel Discussion 

CME Group, in partnership with Efficient Capital Management and CAIA Association, invites you to our upcoming industry event on Thursday, April 4, in Chicago.

Our keynote speaker, Larry Swedroe, Director of Research, and member of the firm's Investment Policy Committee at Buckingham Strategic Wealth, will discuss the science of investing to reduce the risk of black swans and create efficient portfolios. Complimentary copies of his book, Reducing the Risk of Black Swans, will be given to attendees.

panel discussion (see panelists below) will follow with topics ranging from alternative risk premia, managed futures, variable risk premium, reinsurance, and alternative lending risk premium. 

The event includes two networking receptions.

Thursday, April 4
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. CST

5:00 p.m. 
Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:15 p.m. Closing reception

W Hotel - City Center
172 W Adams St. 
Chicago, IL 60603

Keynote Speaker

Larry Swedroe
Speaker: Larry Swedroe
Director of Research, Buckingham Strategic Wealth and The BAM ALLIANCE 

As Director of Research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth and The BAM ALLIANCE, Larry Swedroe spends his time, talent and energy educating investors on the benefits of evidence-based investing with enthusiasm few can match. Larry was among the first authors to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman's terms, "The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You'll Ever Need." He has since authored or co-authored 15 more books.


Sarah Jiang
Panelist: Sarah Jiang
Managing Director, Global Alternative Premia Team, AQR

Sarah is a researcher and portfolio manager on AQR’s Global Alternative Premia multi-strategy team, focusing on the firm’s DELTA, Style Premia, and multi-fund products. Prior to her current role, she held a similar role on the firm’s Global Stock Selection team. Sarah joined AQR in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology with a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.S.E. in computer science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Kevin Grogan
Panelist: Kevin Grogan 
Director of Investment Strategy, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Kevin is the Director of Investment Strategy at Buckingham Strategic Wealth, leading the firm's analysis and trading teams. He has co-authored three books with Larry Swedroe, and his latest release is "Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement," released in 2019. Kevin holds an MBA from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s of science in finance from Missouri State University in Springfield. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Financial Planner professional.
Campbell Brown
Panelist: Campbell Brown
Vice President, Amundi Pioneer

P. Campbell Brown is a Vice President, Portfolio Manager and member of the Insurance Linked Securities team at Amundi Pioneer. Campbell is responsible for various functions, including: CAT modeling, risk analysis, securities analysis and underwriting. He is also responsible for portfolio construction and sponsor relationships.Campbell has an MBA from New York University and an undergraduate degree from Notre Dame. He holds both the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations.
Marat Molyboga
Moderator: Marat Molyboga 
Chief Risk Officer, Efficient Capital Management

Marat Molyboga is the Chief Risk Officer and Director of Research at Efficient, where he helps shape strategic priorities as a member of the Leadership Team. He began his career at Efficient in 2001 as a Research Analyst. His expertise is in CTA performance evaluation and portfolio construction. Mr. Molyboga is a Financial Risk Manager designee (FRM), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds a Series 3 license. He graduated with high honors from Moscow State University in 2001 with a Masters in Financial Mathematics. He also graduated with honors from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in 2013 with an MBA in Finance, Economics and Strategic Management.

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