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Pricing Climate Risks

Bob Litterman

  • Partner, Kepos Capital LP
  • Member, Board of Directors for Sustainability, Arizona State University

Litterman is a partner at Kepos Capital LP, a New York based hedge fund, and former Chairman of the Quantitative Investment Strategies Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He is the co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in investment management, and has co-authored several books.

Climate risk should be priced. The pricing of non-diversifiable risks implies that the price is a function of expected damages plus a risk premium. When we fail to include climate as a risk, we ignore the potential effects of "tail events" that could be catastrophic. The appropriate government policy today is to price climate related emissions to change human behavior in a short period of time.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
2 - 3:15 p.m.
(discussion to follow)