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Conference Program

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Program  Topic Location
Monday August 25th, 2014
12:30-14:00 Lunch Hertenstein: Felsensaal
14:00-15:30 Session I: Endowment trends and beliefs Hertenstein: Hörsaal 2
Neal Stoughton, WU Wien Welcoming Remarks
John Griswold, Commonfund Review of the latest NCSE report and a look at trends
Andrew Ang, Columbia University Investment Beliefs of Endowments
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session II:  Endowment Spending and Asset Allocation
Keith Brown, UT Austin Spending Policies, Asset Allocation and Investment Performance of University Endowments
Neal Stoughton, WU Wien An Integrated Model of University Endowments
19:00 Dinner Hertenstein: Felsensaal
Dinner Speech: Michael Pettis, Peking University Chinese Adjustment and Reform
Tuesday August 26th, 2014
09:00-10:30 Session III:  Implications of Carry Strategies Hertenstein: Hörsaal 2
David Chambers, Cambridge Returns to Currency Trading
Engelbert Dockner, WU Wien Implementing a Carry Index to Explain Asset Class Returns
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session IV: Market Strategies
Mike Lemmon, Blackrock New developments in alternative beta
Josef Zechner, WU Wien Policy Portfolios When Some Assets are Non-Tradeable
12:30-14:00 Lunch Hertenstein:  Felsensaal
14:00-15:30 Session V:  Endowments and Governance
Janet Smith, Claremont McKenna University Endowments, Governance and Socially Responsible Investing
Laura Starks, UT Austin The shareholder activism preferences of institutional investors
16:00 Bus trip to Vitznau
16:30-18:00 Presentation and tour of Research and Innovation Center Park Hotel Vitznau
18:00-19:00 Musical Entertainment Musiksaal Park Hotel Vitznau
19:00-22:00 Gala Dinner  Panoramasaal Park Hotel Vitznau
Wednesday August 27th, 2014
09:00-10:30 Session VI:  Long Run Income and Returns Hertenstein:  Hörsaal 2
William Sharpe, Stanford Providing retirement income with TIPS, TIFS, Tranches, Tontines and Trills
Elroy Dimson, LBS and Cambridge Long-run historical returns to Emerging Markets
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion Moderator: Richard Smith, UC Riverside
Participants: Implications of elite university endowment policies on general endowment returns and spending. Is this evidence of increasing returns to scale and unequal wealth distributions?
Keith Brown, UT Austin
David Chambers, Cambridge
Mike Lemmon, Blackrock
Robert Shiller, Yale University 
12:30-14:00 Closing Lunch Hertenstein:  Felsensaal