MCCHE Precision Convergence and Innovation - Finance Webinar Series with Patrick Augustin
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Challenges and Possibilities in Digital Financial Markets: Risk and Return Characteristics of Yield Farming Investment Strategies
By Patrick Augustin
About the speaker
Patrick Augustin holds the Canada Research Chair in Macrofinance and Derivative and is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Canadian Derivatives Institute, and the 2022 recipient of the Bank of Canada Governor’s Award. He holds a PhD degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics and held visiting research positions at the New York University Stern School of Business, the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Sydney, and the Luxembourg School of Finance. He is certified as Financial Risk Manager by the Global Association of Risk Professionals and served as a Fellow at the Global Future Councils of the World Economic Forum. Before joining academia, he worked as a structured credit officer at Dexia and as attaché to the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Patrick’s research interests lie at the intersection of macroeconomics and financial markets with a focus on sovereign credit risk, firm fundamentals and credit risk with a focus on credit derivatives, and law and finance with a focus on insider trading. Most recently, he has be-come interested in the emergence of digital financial securities. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, Management Science, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others. His work has been widely covered in the financial press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, and The Globe and Mail.
A panel comprising scientists, business leaders, and policy experts will discuss how scientific and technological advancements in finance can accelerate our ability to adopt a person-centered approach towards bridging organizations, institutions, and poli-cies within and across systems. The panel will explore real-world solutions at scale, while fully acknowledging that the developed and develop-ing worlds share the same planet with its resource constraints and possibilities.
About the series
The Precision Convergence series is launched to catalyze unique synergy between, on the one hand, novel partnerships across sciences, sectors and jurisdictions around targeted domains of real-world solutions, and on the other hand, a next generation convergence of AI with advanced research computing and other data and digital architectures such as PSC’s Bridges-2, and supporting data sharing frameworks such as HuBMAP, informing in a real time as possible the design, deployment and monitoring of solutions for adaptive real-world behaviour and context.
The Precision Convergence Webinar Series is co-hosted by The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) at McGill University and The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint computational research centre between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.