Downloadable Q&A’s and Conversations


ICPM is excited to offer Downloadable Q&A’s and Conversations for our network. Each session below features an ICPM moderator and guest (or multiple) from our community, and are a variable format focusing on Q&A style interviews and discussions on relevant topics.


Session 1: Decentralized Finance and the Robinhood Trading Frenzy

Campbell Harvey | Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

ICPM is pleased to introduce our 2021 Downloadable Q&A’s delivering topics of consequence and challenge to our research partners in a format that caters to your interest, your schedule, and your location.   

Inaugurating the Q&A series is Cam Harvey, Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  We asked Cam where the Robinhood trading frenzy fits into decentralized finance, or DeFi, and whether this ostensible disruption presents a strategic and tactical challenge to the investment programs of large pension plans.  

Tune in wherever you are, whenever you want, to hear what Cam has to say about the disruption coming to the financial structure from DeFi. 

To view DeFi and the Future of Finance, please see here:

Session 2: Sustainable Investing

Paul Smeets, Maastricht University

Sustainable investing is top of mind these days.  Investor preferences and demands are driving change at the hard-end of asset allocation and security selection.  In the second of ICPM’s Downloadable Q&A’s, we asked Paul Smeets of Maastricht University about the research he and his fellow authors conducted into the investment preferences of pension plan members. 

The results may raise a few eyebrows, but at the very least this is a must-listen for all pension plans navigating the ever-demanding world of sustainable and impact investing.

You can view the paper here: