Webinar at 4pm CET- the governance and geography of institutional investors


Join us this afternoon at 4pm CET.



Together with the Financial Stability WG, we will welcome prof Ashby Monk from Stanford University.

You will learn :

  • what economic geography brings to standard economics
  • how researchers can better work with practitioners (or how to be both!)
  • why we should do more research on institutional investors
  • how to make public sector work attractive again
  • how it is to advise sovereign wealth funds and large pension funds and invest in public equity, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds
  • what it is to launch a startup seeking to improve personal savings in the U.S.

Dr. Monk’s research interests and experiences at the crossroads of academia, financial services and entrepreneurship will change the way you think about allocating capital and what your future career could be.

Dr. Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford University Global Projects Center. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, a Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California, and the co-founder of Long Game, a startup focusing on Mobile games that help people save for their future.

His current research interests are the design and governance of institutional investors, with particular specialization on pension and sovereign wealth funds.

He received his Doctorate in Economic Geography at Oxford University and holds a Master's in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor's in Economics from Princeton University.