What FinTechs and Banks can learn from Mary Poppins? – Based on my experience interviewing Nobel Prize winner Dr. Harry Markowitz

February 8, 2019 / Angelique Schouten
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I have to admit that I was a little nervous when the moment came for me to interview the godfather of the Modern Portfolio Theory, Professor Dr. Harry Markowitz. He had been so kind to agree that I would interview him for the book that my colleague Chris Zadeh and I are writing about the psychology behind our irrational behavior when it comes to money matters. A full hour, that is what we had to make sure we could capture some of his insights and convert it into a valuable contribution to our book.

It was not just me in the interview, but also several colleagues. Carla Martinez (who set up the interview) and Sicco Brakema (who introduced us to Dr. Markowitz), shared the same hint of nervousness for this interview. It is not every day that you get to talk to someone with some pretty impressive credentials:

  • Economist
  • Recipient of the John van Neumann Theory Prize
  • Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
  • Professor of Finance at the Rady School of Management
  • Pioneer in Modern Portfolio Theory
  • And the list goes on…

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