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Andrew Wen-Chuan Lo (Chinese: 羅聞全) (born 1960) is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Lo is the author of many academic articles in finance and financial economics.[3] As of 2018, he is the chairman emeritus and senior advisor of the AlphaSimplex Group.[4] His most recent projects in the field of economics are risk and loss aversion, using spectral analysis regarding investments, and creating new statistical methods of analysis. [5]

Andrew Lo
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Andrew Lo 2018
Born1960 (age 58–59)[1]
Alma materYale University
Harvard University
AwardsAmerican Association for Individual Investors Award
Graham and Dodd Award
Scientific career
ThesisEssays in Financial and Quantitative Economics (1984)
Doctoral advisorAndrew Abel
Jerry A. Hausman


Lo is the director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research,[6] and a member of the NASD's Economic Advisory Board.

He is the founder and chief scientific officer of AlphaSimplex Group,[7] a quantitative investment management company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. AlphaSimplex specializes in quantitative global macro and global tactical asset allocation strategies, beta-replication products, and absolute-return risk analytics.

He is an associate editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, The Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Computational Finance, and Statistica Sinica. He is a former governor of the Boston Stock Exchange. He previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

He has testified in front of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives.[8]

With Lars Peter Hansen, he co-directs the Macro Financial Modeling group at the Becker Friedman Institute, a network of macroeconomists working to develop improved models of the linkages between the financial and real sectors of the economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

In partnership with Philip Vasan, formerly of Credit Suisse and now BlackRock, and Pankaj Patel, formerly of Credit Suisse and now Cirrus Research, [9] launched the first passive and investible 130/30 Equity index to compare performance of 130–30 fund[10]. They also created first and only one ETF Available for 130/30 Strategy in partnership with Proshares. ProShares Large Cap Core Plus that track the performance of the Credit Suisse 130/30 Large Cap Index (CSM). Jacobs Levy Award: The Tenth Annual Bernstein Fabozzi / Jacobs Levy Award Awards of Excellence for Outstanding Article 130/30: The New Long-Only , Appearing in The Journal of Portfolio Management, Winter 2008[11].

He has made several publications in academic journals, and he recently wrote a work titled "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought". [12]


His awards include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Paul A. Samuelson Award, the American Association for Individual Investors Award, the Graham and Dodd Award, the 2001 IAFE-SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the CFA Institute's James R. Vertin Award, and awards for teaching excellence from both Wharton and MIT. His book Adaptive Markets has been shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. He also made TIME’s prestigious list of “100 most influential people in the world”. [13]

Personal lifeEdit

Lo received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Yale University where he graduated in 1980 and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University graduating in 1984.[7] He was raised by his mother in a single parent household.[14] He speaks fluent Cantonese.[15]


  • Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought. Princeton University Press. 2017. ISBN 978-0691135144.
  • Dynamics of the Hedge Fund Industry. ISBN 0-943205-72-7.
  • Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2008. ISBN 0-691-13294-1.
  • International Library of Financial Econometrics. I–V. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2007.
  • with MacKinlay, A. Craig (1999). A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09256-7.
  • Market Efficiency: Stock Market Behaviour in Theory and Practice. ISBN 1-85898-161-1.
  • with Campbell, John Y.; MacKinlay, A. Craig (1997). The Econometrics of Financial Markets. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-04301-9.
  • Market Efficiency: Stock Market Behaviour In Theory and Practice. I and II. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 1997.
  • The Industrial Organization and Regulation of the Securities Industry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1995. ISBN 0-226-48847-0.
  • with Hasanhodzic, Jasmina. The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis. Bloomberg Press. ISBN 978-1-57660-316-1.


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