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CREF/CHR: Disruption in The Financial Sector: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Event Overview

Nearly all of our institutions have endured great stress during the COVID-19 crisis, not least of which include the world’s financial markets. Though we’re hearing different statistics and projections, it’s hard to form any real expectations or plans for our financial future.

Cornell’s most prominent thinkers in the world of finance will share their insights and expertise so that we may better navigate and prepare for what lies ahead. The panel will look at the actions and reactions of the world’s financial markets and institutions in the face of the global COVID-19 crisis.

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What You’ll Learn

  • How innovations like high frequency trading systems and exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be amplifying financial shocks
  • How financial market linkages are propagating COVID-19 financial shocks around the world
  • How banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and asset management firms have responded to COVID-19, and the fiscal and monetary policy changes that have followed
  • Which financial innovations, policies, or practices might emerge or expand as a result of the current crisis


Sanjeev Bhojraj

Alumni Professor
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Maureen O’Hara


Andrew Karolyi

Dean, Academic Affairs, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Robert Hockett

Cornell Law School


April 7, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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