‘Huge role’ for quants in Covid-19 response – MIT’s Lo

Policy-maker actions or missteps will drive markets, academic says

Andrew Lo

Clark Kent was a mild-mannered reporter; Peter Parker, a lonely high school student. They were the perfect disguise for their alternate selves, Superman and Spider-Man, allowing them to evade attention when they weren’t saving the world.

So, who will save the financial services industry from Covid-19? Andrew Lo, the MIT finance professor, suggests another unlikely hero – quants. Their superpower, he argues, is the ability to act as a bridge between the world of science and the world of finance

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