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Robert C. Merton

Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management; Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

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 Robert C. Merton Biography

Robert C. Merton is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merton is University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and was the George Fisher Baker Professor of Business Administration (1988–98) and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor (1998–2010) at Harvard Business School. After receiving a PhD in economics from MIT in 1970, Merton served on the finance faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management until 1988, at which time he was J.C. Penney Professor of Management. He is currently Resident Scientist at Dimensional Holdings, Inc., where he is the creator of Managed DC, a global integrated retirement-funding solution system that addresses the deficiencies associated with traditional defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans.

Merton received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. He is past president of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Merton is the author of Continuous-Time Finance and a coauthor of Cases in Financial Engineering: Applied Studies of Financial Innovation; The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective; Finance; and Financial Economics. He has also been recognized for translating finance science into practice. Merton received the inaugural Financial Engineer of the Year Award from the International Association for Quantitative Finance (formerly International Association of Financial Engineers), which also elected him a Senior Fellow. He received the 2011 CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award, and the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence from World Federation of Exchanges. A Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance ("Q Group") and a Fellow of the Financial Management Association, Merton received the Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA Institute. He is a member of the Halls of Fame of the Fixed Income Analyst Society as well as Risk and Derivatives Strategy magazines. Mertonreceived Risk’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of risk management.

Merton’s research focuses on finance theory, including lifecycle and retirement finance, optimal portfolio selection, capital asset pricing, pricing of derivative securities, credit risk, loan guarantees, financial innovation, the dynamics of institutional change, and improving the methods of measuring and managing macro-financial risk.

Merton received a BS in engineering mathematics from Columbia University, an MS in applied mathematics from California Institute of Technology, a PhD in economics from MIT, and honorary degrees from ten universities.

Merton’s current research focuses on three areas: Lifecycle investing and retirement funding solutions, Measuring and monitoring macrofinancial (systemic) risk, and Financial innovation and the dynamics of financial institutional change.

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Robert C. Merton

Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management; Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

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Robert C. Merton Biography

Robert C. Merton is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Merton is University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and was the George Fisher Baker Professor of Business Administration (1988–98) and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor (1998–2010) at Harvard Business School. After receiving a PhD in economics from MIT in 1970, Merton served on the finance faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management until 1988, at which time he was J.C. Penney Professor of Management. He is currently Resident Scientist at Dimensional Holdings, Inc., where he is the creator of Managed DC, a global integrated retirement-funding solution system that addresses the deficiencies associated with traditional defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans.

Merton received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. He is past president of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Merton is the author of Continuous-Time Finance and a coauthor of Cases in Financial Engineering: Applied Studies of Financial Innovation; The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective; Finance; and Financial Economics. He has also been recognized for translating finance science into practice. Merton received the inaugural Financial Engineer of the Year Award from the International Association for Quantitative Finance (formerly International Association of Financial Engineers), which also elected him a Senior Fellow. He received the 2011 CME Group Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award, and the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence from World Federation of Exchanges. A Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance ("Q Group") and a Fellow of the Financial Management Association, Merton received the Nicholas Molodovsky Award from the CFA Institute. He is a member of the Halls of Fame of the Fixed Income Analyst Society as well as Risk and Derivatives Strategy magazines. Mertonreceived Risk’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the field of risk management.

Merton’s research focuses on finance theory, including lifecycle and retirement finance, optimal portfolio selection, capital asset pricing, pricing of derivative securities, credit risk, loan guarantees, financial innovation, the dynamics of institutional change, and improving the methods of measuring and managing macro-financial risk.

Merton received a BS in engineering mathematics from Columbia University, an MS in applied mathematics from California Institute of Technology, a PhD in economics from MIT, and honorary degrees from ten universities.

Merton’s current research focuses on three areas: Lifecycle investing and retirement funding solutions, Measuring and monitoring macrofinancial (systemic) risk, and Financial innovation and the dynamics of financial institutional change.

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  • How much does it cost to book Robert C. Merton?
    Booking fees for Robert C. Merton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert C. Merton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert C. Merton?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert C. Merton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert C. Merton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert C. Merton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert C. Merton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert C. Merton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert C. Merton for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Robert C. Merton generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erik Brynjolfsson, Shawn Achor, Ray Kurzweil, Gerald Chertavian and Dr. Robert Cialdini. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert C. Merton for an upcoming event.

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