LQG 13/12/22 – Hybrid / BlackRock – The Annual Debate: Risk Is A Fate Not A Choice. Jon Danielsson / Ed Fishwick

The LQG will debate the motion:

This house believes that Risk Is A Fate Not A Choice

Proposer:  Jón Daníelsson

Opposer:  Ed Fishwick

13th December 2022 13/12/22 – In-Person and On-Line / Hybrid

The views expressed during the debate are not necessarily the views of the speakers personally nor of BlackRock or other LQG sponsors!  The debate is held under the Chatham House Rule.

Jon Danielsson’s latest book “The Illusion of Control: Why Financial Crises Happen, and What We Can (and Can’t) Do About It” published by Yale University Press will likely form the basis for some or much of the debate.

LQGers benefit from a 30% discount using the code sent out by e-mail.

The book is also available on Amazon and as an audiobook on Audible.

 

 

Proposer: Jón Daníelsson

Reader in Finance at LSE and Co-Director of the Systemic Risk Centre

Jón Daníelsson is Reader in Finance at LSE and Co-Director of the Systemic Risk Centre. His research interests cover systemic risk, financial risk, econometrics, economic theory and financial crisis. He has written two other books, Financial Risk Forecasting and Global Financial Systems: Stability and Risk and published a number of articles in leading academic journals. Jón writes regularly about his research on modelsandrisk.org and he blogs on VoxEU.

Jon has been a regular contributor to LQG events and debates.

 

 

Opposer:  Ed Fishwick

Chief Risk Officer, a member of the Global Executive Committee,
and Global Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group of BlackRock.

Ed Fishwick is the Chief Risk Officer, a member of the Global Executive Committee, and Global Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group of BlackRock. He is responsible for the investment and enterprise risk of BlackRock. He is also the Chair of BlackRock’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Prior to taking on his current responsibilities in 2022, Mr. Fishwick served as the Global Co-Head of the Risk and Quantitative Analysis Group in London for 15 years. His service with the firm dates back to 2003 including his time with Merrill Lynch Investment Management (MLIM) prior to its acquisition by BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM he was Head of Risk and Quantitative Analysis, EMEA.
Mr. Fishwick’s previous positions in the industry include Head of Risk Management, and Investment Process Research at AXA Investment Managers, and Head of Research at Franklin Portfolio Managers in Boston.
Mr. Fishwick earned a BA in Economics from the University of Liverpool, studied postgraduate economics at the University of Cambridge, and supervised undergraduate economics for Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is a member of the Council of Liverpool University.

Ed is the Chairman of the London Quant Group.

 

 

Dan diBartolomeo