The biggest news in finance? It's coming to you from rise 14.
David Kudla, executive director of RISE, and Conor Flynn, student director of RISE 14


Dear students, faculty and professionals,

We invite you to join us at RISE 14 to be held March 27-29, 2014. Sponsored annually by the University of Dayton in association with the United Nations Global Compact, RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) is the largest student investment conference in the world. More than 150 universities and other academic institutions will participate in RISE 14.

Each year, this prestigious student forum extends an invitation to business professionals to share in the first day of a two-and-a-half day event. The featured speakers are the best and the brightest from Wall Street, corporate America, government, and the financial media.

This year Sandra Pianalto, Federal Reserve Bank President and 2014 FOMC voting member, will deliver the keynote address. RISE 14 will also feature presidents and CEOs from some of the most prominent firms in the industry. Several of the world's leading investment strategists and economists will make up our list of industry renowned panelists. Barron's, Bloomberg, CNBC, Investor's Business Daily, TheStreet, The Wall Street Journal and other media will participate.

We are also proud to announce our RISE Forum partnership with CNBC as our "Official Broadcaster" for RISE 14. CNBC's Kelly Evans will anchor CNBC’s "Closing Bell" show live from the conference on Thursday, March 27.  Jim Cramer will congratulate the winners of TheStreet’s "Next Great Stock Pickr" student competition via satellite broadcast.

I think you'll agree that our lineup of speakers and schedule of events for RISE 14 is impressive.  Be sure to mark your calendar and check back periodically for more information and updates on RISE 14. Whether you're a student, professor or a practitioner, you won't want to miss the 14th annual RISE Forum.


David Kudla

David Kudla
Executive Director, RISE Forum
CEO & CIO, Mainstay Capital Management, LLC 

Conor Flynn

Conor Flynn
Student Director, RISE 14
University of Dayton '14

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At the University of Dayton School of Business Administration, we focus on practical wisdom. During your two-and-a-half days at RISE 14, you'll learn the best practices from the people who have been a part in creating them. Take your opportunity to raise questions and learn about the future of finance at RISE.

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College Student Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors, every fifth student registered from a college or university can attend on a scholarship that covers the registration fee in full. Not bringing a group? In that case, a single school registrant can attend for half-price. Or two can register for the price of one. Call 937-229-4761 for more details. And don't forget to visit our Facebook page where scholarships are being awarded to our contest winners!


All-Expenses-Paid Trip To RISE

If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, you are eligible to win airfare, lodging and RISE 14 conference registration in TheStreet’s current “Next Great StockPickr” contest. To compete, simply produce and submit a one-minute video in which you pitch your selection of a stock you believe will show the most gains in the coming year. Each of the top five competition finalists will be awarded a trip to RISE 14. Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014. In addition, the first-place winner will receive a trip to New York City to meet TheStreet’s founder and chief markets commentator, Jim Cramer, at TheStreet’s headquarters on Wall Street! The grand prize also includes a one-year subscription to TheStreet's full suite of premium services. Entries can be submitted online at:


High School Student Scholarships

We are also offering high school student scholarships for the opening day of RISE — Thursday, March 27, 2014. Request a scholarship application at or download your application now (pdf).

If you have questions regarding high school scholarships, call 937-229-2007.


Schedule of Events

7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday - March 26, 2014 — Crowne Plaza or Dayton Marriott
Optional Event Check-in
8:15 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. Thursday - March 27, 2014 — UD Arena
  • Keynote Address - Sandra Pianalto
  • Economy Panel
  • Domestic Markets Panel
  • International Markets Panel

Friday - March 28, 2014 — UD Main Campus

6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 - 11 a.m. Specialized Breakout Sessions and Workshops
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch - RecPlex
     Keynote Speaker:  John Rogers, CFA, President & CEO, CFA Institute
                                   "What Is the Future of Finance?"

12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Specialized Breakout Sessions and Workshops
3:45 - 5 p.m. Networking Reception — Sponsored by CFA Institute
Saturday - March 29, 2014 — UD Main Campus
6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 - 11:30 a.m. Career Strategies Forum and Faculty Presentations

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Professionals are invited to attend the RISE 14 Forum keynote panel day on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

The Ohio Department of Insurance, CFA Institute, CFP Board of Standards, and IMCA (CIMA/CIMC/CPWA) have approved RISE 14 for 5.5 CEUs. ICB has approved RISE 14 for 5.75 hours toward CSOP and CTFA. The Accountancy Board of Ohio does not require pre-approval for CPA credit.

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Professional Schedule of Events

Thursday - March 27, 2014 — UD Arena - 8:15 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Keynote Address - Sandra Pianalto
  • Economy Panel
  • Domestic Markets Panel
  • International Markets Panel

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Sandra Pianalto

Sandra Pianalto - Keynote Speaker

President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

As president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland since 2003, Sandra Pianalto has both national and local leadership responsibilities. As a 2013 alternate, and 2014 voting member of the FOMC, she participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees 950 employees in Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government. Additionally, Pianalto has been an active and enthusiastic member of the Fourth Federal Reserve District’s civic community throughout her tenure, serving on the boards and advisory committees of numerous educational, charitable and cultural organizations. Pianalto joined the Bank in 1983 as an economist in the research department. Prior to that, she was an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served on the staff of the budget committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.



Louie Vito - Special Guest

Professional & Olympic Snowboarder

Louie Vito has won four of the past five U.S. Grand Prix Overall Halfpipe Championships and six career X Games medals, including two Gold Medals. Vito was a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team and is a two-time Dew Cup Overall Champion. In January 2014, Vito was the first athlete to ever both co-host and compete in the X Games. In addition to his demanding hosting duties for ESPN and ABC during the X Games, he also won the Silver Medal in the Superpipe. Vito attended the respected Stratton Mountain School – a ski and snowboard academy from the eighth grade through high school. He turned pro at age 17 and immediately became a familiar presence on winners’ podiums. Vito has won fans off the mountain as well – he competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2009 and was featured in ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” in 2011. 


Keynote Panelists and Moderators


Jim Cramer - Via Satellite

Host of "Mad Money" & Co-Anchor of "Squawk on the Street," CNBC

Jim Cramer is host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street," founder of TheStreet, a multimedia provider of financial commentary, and author. He began his career as a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and later for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and helped launch American Lawyer magazine. After earning a law degree, Cramer joined Goldman Sachs in sales and trading. He is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. His compounded rate of return was 24% after all fees for 14 years there. Cramer retired from his hedge fund in 2001 with one of the best records in the business. He has published a number of books, including Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully.

Dominic Chu

Markets Reporter, CNBC

Dominic Chu joined CNBC as a markets reporter in August 2013, and appears during the network’s Business Day programming while contributing to Previously, Chu was a New York-based markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered the stock, bond, currency and commodities markets. During that time, he interviewed some of the world's top money managers and business executives, and also was part of the team that covered Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition, Chu handled sports business reporting for the network. His extensive knowledge of the financial markets stems from having worked in sales and trading for UBS Investment Bank, mutual fund management for Hennessy Advisors, and investment management for Seascape Capital.

Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Anchor, CNBC

Kelly Evans joined CNBC in February 2012 as an on-air correspondent, reporting across CNBC's business day programming. In May 2013, Evans was named co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and currently serves as interim co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell." Previously, Evans was based in London where she co-anchored CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange." Prior to her affiliation with CNBC, Evans was a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential "Ahead of the Tape" column and writing for "Heard on the Street." She also hosted the daily "News Hub" program on and was a frequent guest on television and radio networks, including CNBC. Evans began at the Journal in 2007 as a reporter covering real estate and economics.

Milton Ezrati


Partner, Senior Economist and Market Strategist, Lord Abbett & Co. LLC

With more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Milton Ezrati is responsible for economic research and strategy at Lord Abbett. A recognized authority on a range of global and domestic financial issues, Ezrati speaks to audiences across the United States, Europe and Asia. He frequently contributes to and is quoted in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Financial Times, and appears on financial television providing market commentary. Ezrati is the author of Kawari, one of the foremost books detailing the economic changes in Japan. He was senior VP and head of investing for the Americas at Nomura Asset Management before joining Lord Abbett & Co. in 2000.

 Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

President, Ariel Investments

Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves institutional clients through separately managed accounts as well as individual investors and defined contribution plans through its no-load mutual funds. She is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Hobson has become a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. She is a regular contributor to CBS News, provides weekly money tips on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and pens a column for Black Enterprise magazine. Hobson is chairman of the board for DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. as well as a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Groupon, Inc. and Starbucks Corporation.

Russ Koesterich

Russ Koesterich, CFA

Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock, Chief Global Strategist, iShares

Russ Koesterich, CFA, is the chief investment strategist for BlackRock and iShares chief global strategist. He is a founding member of the Blackrock Investment Institute, delivering BlackRock’s insights on global investment issues. During his 20-plus year career as an investment researcher and strategist, Koesterich has served as the global head of investment strategy for scientific active equities and as senior portfolio manager in the U.S. Market Neutral Group at BlackRock. He is a frequent contributor to financial news media, regularly seen on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV, and often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and MarketWatch. Koesterich is the author of two books, including his most recent, “The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble,” which details how to position portfolios for the impact of the growing U.S. deficit. 

David Kudla

David Kudla - Executive Director

CEO & Chief Investment Strategist, Mainstay Capital Management, LLC

David Kudla founded Mainstay Capital Management in 2000 as a firm dedicated to serving individual investors. Mainstay has grown, one investor at a time, to more than 3,500 clients in 47 states and 12 countries. As CEO and chief investment strategist, Kudla oversees all operations of the firm and directs investment policy. He is also a contributing writer for Forbes and Dow Jones, regularly speaks at national conferences and has conducted retirement education programs for thousands worldwide. Kudla has been named by Barron’s as one of the “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” in the country for the past five years, and Mainstay is currently ranked by Investment News as a “Top 30 Financial Planning Firm.” He often appears on CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and other business news programs, and he is frequently quoted in the financial press. Kudla is an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and the executive director of RISE 14.

Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link

CIO, Director of Research & Co-Portfolio Manager, TheStreet, Inc.

Stephanie Link leads all investment, research and contributor recruitment activities at TheStreet. As CIO, she oversees premium content including RealMoney, RealMoney Pro and OptionsProfits as well as premium newsletters including Breakout Stocks and Stocks Under $10. As co-portfolio manager of Jim Cramer’s charitable trust portfolio, Link is responsible for the daily management of the fund including macro strategy, portfolio construction and stock selection. She also writes daily alerts and weekly summary reports for subscribers. A CNBC contributor, Link appears regularly on Fast Money Halftime, Closing Bell, Squawk Box and The Kudlow Report. Previously, she was director of research and head of institutional equity sales at Prudential Equity Group, having begun her career as an institutional salesperson at Dean Witter.

Tom McManus

Thomas M. McManus, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York)

Tom McManus is a managing director and portfolio manager/analyst on the Lazard
Multi-Strategy investment team, specializing in macroeconomic forecasting and
asset allocation. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1980 in strategic
planning and equity derivatives. As managing director and chief investment
strategist at Bank of America Securities LLC from 1999 to 2008, McManus earned All-American honors from Institutional Investor magazine. Prior to joining Lazard in 2010, McManus was managing director and CIO of Wells Fargo Advisors. He is a non-voting member of the Lazard Capital Allocator Series Advisory Board, a member of the Speaker Retainer program at CFA Institute and sits on the advisory board for Columbia University’s financial engineering program.

Bill Miller

Bill Miller, CFA

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, LMM LLC

Bill Miller is portfolio manager for the Legg Mason Opportunity Trust mutual fund, the Income Opportunities fund and related strategies. He and Ernie Kiehne founded Legg Mason Capital Management and served as portfolio managers of the Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust from its inception in 1982 until Miller took over as sole manager in December 1990. During Miller’s 20-year tenure as sole manager, the fund’s performance exceeded its S&P 500 benchmark index for 15 consecutive years. Miller was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1998 by Morningstar, The Greatest Money Manager of the 1990’s by Money Magazine, selected as the Fund Manager of the Decade by and in 1999 was named by Barron’s to its All-Century Investment Team.

Mark Okada

Mark Okada, CFA

Co-founder and CIO, Highland Capital Management, L.P.

With combined assets under management of $17.7 billion, Highland Capital Management is one of the largest and most experienced global alternative credit managers. As CIO, Mark Okada is responsible for overseeing investment activities for the firm’s various strategies. He is a pioneer in the development of the bank loan market and has over 30 years of credit experience. Okada is responsible for structuring one of the industry’s first arbitrage CLOs, and he was actively involved in the development of Highland’s bank loan separate account and mutual fund platforms. He is a director of NexBank, chairman of the board of directors of Common Grace Ministries, Inc., on the board of directors for Education is Freedom, and also serves on the GrowSouth Fund advisory board.

Phil Orlando

Philip J. Orlando, CFA

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Equity Market Strategist, Federated Investors, Inc.

With 33 years of industry experience, Phil Orlando is responsible for formulating and articulating Federated’s opinions about the equity market as well as its positioning strategies for the firm’s products. He chairs both the Macro Economic Policy and the PRISM Asset Allocation committees, heads the Balanced/Macro team within Federated’s equity group, and is the senior portfolio manager on the Federated Global Allocation Fund. Respected for his grasp of the markets, Orlando has been a frequent contributor to CNBC, PBS, FOX, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Previously selected for five consecutive years by BusinessWeek to participate in its prestigious year-end Market Forecast Survey, Orlando was named a top investment strategist in 1999 for providing that year’s most accurate forecast.

John Rogers, CFA - Friday Keynote

President and Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute

John Rogers joined CFA Institute in January 2009 after more than two decades of global experience as an investment practitioner and executive in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. He worked with Citibank and CIGNA in Japan and Australia prior to joining INVESCO. Rogers served as president and chief investment officer of Invesco Asset Management Ltd., Japan, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Invesco Global Asset Management, N.A., and as CEO of Invesco's worldwide institutional division, with over $200 billion in assets under management and 2,500 employees. After leaving Invesco in 2007, he founded Jade River Capital Management. Rogers is a director of numerous boards, endowments, and advisory committees in both the not-for-profit and in the corporate sectors.

Tim Seymour

Tim Seymour

Founder and Managing Partner, Triogem Asset Management, L.P.

Tim Seymour is founder and managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, an investment manager/advisory firm that manages hedge funds and individual managed accounts. With an investment career that has focused on global and emerging economies, Seymour has significant experience in both alternative asset management (hedge funds) and capital markets. He is also the founder of, a media site dedicated to highlighting investment trends, ideas and opportunities for EM investing. A longtime pundit on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, for the last seven years, Seymour has been a core member of CNBC's "Fast Money," a show that provides a daily recap of the markets. He is also the host of "Trading the Globe,” a CNBC program dedicated to investing in emerging markets.

Dr. Jerry Webman

Dr. Jerry Webman, CFA

Senior Investment Officer & Chief Economist, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

Jerry Webman provides strategic viewpoints on the overall financial and economic markets to investment management and the financial advisor and investor communities of OppenheimerFunds. For almost 30 years, Webman has been involved in the investment and economic markets as a researcher, a financial advisor to state and local governments and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds in 1996, he was managing director and chief investment strategist at Prudential Mutual Funds. Before Prudential, he specialized in municipal housing finance with a public finance advisory firm after having begun his municipal finance career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. Formerly an assistant professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University, Webman's views on the economy and markets are often quoted in leading media outlets.


Media Sponsors

CNBCWith CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 395 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The all new CNBC Prime features a mix of exclusive series, realty programming, and distinctive in-house documentaries. CNBC’s digital products deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms and include, CNBC PRO, and CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal is the flagship newspaper of Dow Jones & Company and ranks as the #1 daily paper in the US, boasting a circulation of more than 2 million. Each day, The Wall Street Journal seeks to help readers succeed by providing essential and relevant information, presented fairly and accurately, from a dependable source they can trust. That information includes expert insight into the markets and the economy and expanded coverage of major global stories, political events, medical breakthroughs and emerging technologies. The Journal also publishes the Weekend Journal, as well as Asian, European and Web editions of the paper.

Founded in 1984, Investor's Business Daily (IBD) is a leading financial news and research organization recognized for proprietary stock screens, comparative performance ratings and a record of identifying stock leaders as they emerge. IBD is also recognized for its unique commentary on the key economic, social and political issues of our time. Today, Investor’s Business Daily is much more than a newspaper. IBD offers individual and professional investors a comprehensive lineup of print and online products, all based on an independently-tested investment discipline that has dramatically outperformed the S&P 500.

Barron'sBarron’s is America’s premier financial magazine, renowned for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of senior corporate decision makers, institutional investors, individual investors and financial professionals. With new content available every week in print and every business day online, Barron’s provides readers with a comprehensive review of the market’s recent activity, coupled with in-depth, sophisticated reports on what’s likely to happen in the market in the days and weeks to come. Barron’s is the financial information source powerful people rely on for market information, ideas and insights that they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being. Barron’s Conference Division launched in September 2005, and now holds six major conferences and multiple regional events.

The StreetSince its inception in 1996, TheStreet has distinguished itself from other financial media companies with its journalistic excellence, unbiased approach and interactive multimedia coverage of the financial markets, economy, industry trends, investment and financial planning. TheStreet’s unmatched suite of digital services provides users, subscribers and advertisers with a variety of content and tools through a range of online, social media, tablet and mobile channels. TheStreet’s mission is to provide the most actionable ideas from the world of investing, finance and business in order to break down information barriers, level the playing field, and help all individuals and organizations grow their wealth.


Corporate Sponsors

Mainstay Capital ManagementMainstay Capital Management, LLC (MCM) was founded to help investors who do not have the time or inclination to give their retirement savings accounts and other investments the thorough research and analysis they require. Through its portfolio development and management process, MCM takes full advantage of the investment options available in a client’s 401(k), 403(b), IRA, or other type of managed account to meet his or her long-term goals and tolerance for risk. Additionally, with its staff of Certified Financial PlannersTM  and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorsSM, Mainstay Capital Management can offer counsel and develop comprehensive solutions for any financial aspect of your life.

CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence.  We administer the CFA and CIPM credentials and the Claritas Investment Certificate, and offer world-class education and professional development opportunities. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 122,000 members in 137 countries and territories, including 114,000 CFA charterholders, and 140 member societies. For more information, visit

TD Ameritrade InstitutionalTD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 4,000 fee-based, Independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and their clients. Its advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from its dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to run their practices more efficiently and effectively, while optimizing time with clients. Additionally, TD Ameritrade Institutional provides a robust offering of products, programs and services. These services are all designed to help advisors build their businesses and help their clients with their financial goals.

Oppenheimer FundsOppenheimerFunds, Inc., one of the nation's largest and most respected asset management companies, has been helping investors achieve their financial goals since 1960. OppenheimerFunds believe that in order for you to reach your financial goals, your investments must perform. That is why investment excellence — over the long term and across the range of its products — is OppenheimerFunds’ highest priority. OppenheimerFunds and its controlled affiliates offer a broad range of products and services to individuals, corporations and institutions, including mutual funds, separately managed accounts, investment management for institutions, qualified retirement plans and subadvisory investment-management services. OppenheimerFunds is widely recognized as a leader in educating and empowering investors and for its award-winning customer service.

The University of Dayton's Alumni Association fosters lifelong involvement of alumni with the University through programs, activities and services designed to help alumni stay connected to their alma mater, and to each other. All graduates of the University of Dayton are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Alumni communities meet in their local cities to build relationships between and among University of Dayton graduates and you are always invited back to campus.

Credit SuisseCredit Suisse provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions, and excellent products. Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse operates as an integrated bank, combining its strengths and expertise into two global divisions--Private Banking & Wealth Management and Investment Banking--to offer clients advisory services and customized products. Both divisions are supported by Credit Suisse’s Shared Services functions, which provide corporate services and business solutions while ensuring a strong compliance culture. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Credit Suisse operates more than 530 offices and 22 booking centers staffed by 46,000 employees in over 50 countries.

ClearArc Capital, Inc. is a registered adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and provides investment strategies designed to meet the evolving needs of institutional clients. Through specialized investment teams that are highly adaptive to today’s markets, ClearArc Capital maintains a primary focus on client success. The firm provides a unique investment approach that includes research across capital structures in the search for income and return.  Formerly known as Fifth Third Asset Management, Inc. (FTAM), ClearArc Capital seeks to build upon historic strengths and provide progressive investment solutions with an eye on the evolving financial markets across the globe. ClearArc Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank with offices in Cincinnati, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, and Louisville, KY. 

Eventide seeks to invest in companies that operate with integrity and excel at creating value. In so doing we enlarge the capacity of these businesses to create still more value, including for our shareholders. Just as importantly, Eventide tries to avoid investing in companies that engage in predatory behavior or seek profit at all costs — practices which harm customers, society, and eventually shareholders. This not only gives Eventide investors the potential for outperformance, it also provides a compelling opportunity to invest intentionally in companies whose products and practices bring real blessing. We call this ‘better investing … for a better world’

CME GroupAs the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives through CME Clearport®. Overall, CME Group’s products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both on-exchange and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 

NuveenNow, more than ever, advisors to institutional and high-net-worth investors are turning to Nuveen Investments to help them secure their long-term investment goals. We take seriously the trust they place with our team and our ability to manage their assets through a full range of market conditions. Unified by a commitment to help our customers secure their investment goals, Nuveen Investments--through its independent investment teams,--offers institutional and retail investors around the globe industry-leading products and a range of solutions through four significant platforms:  institutional money management, mutual funds, managed accounts, and closed-end funds.

PNCPNC offers a wide range of services for all its customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. As a retail banker, PNC provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to more than 5 million consumer and small business customers across 19 states and the District of Columbia through its 2,900 branches, 7,300 ATM machines and online site. As of Sept. 30, 2012, PNC’s Asset Management Group had approximately $112 billion in assets under management and $222 billion of assets under administration. In the area of corporate and institutional banking, PNC is the No. 2 syndicator of middle market loan transactions in the U.S. Additionally, with a loan portfolio of more than $134.8 billion as of Sept. 2012, PNC Mortgage is recognized as one of the top residential mortgage originators and servicers nationally.

Charels Schwab Advisor Services

Schwab Advisor ServicesTM, provides trading custody, technology, practice management and other support services to help nearly 7,000 independent investment advisors grow and serve their clients.

The Bloomberg Aptitude Test is a meritocratic, time-efficient, innovative solution for entry-level finance recruiting that is helping students level the playing field and get on employers' radar screens. The
BAT is a two-hour, 100-question, multiple-choice test currently offered on 1,000 campuses around the world. The BAT requires no prep: it tests your aptitude for finance, not your knowledge of arcane lingo or formulae. Your candidacy will be at the fingertips of 300,000 of the world's financial elite. Learn more about how the BAT is redefining entry-level recruiting.

The College for Financial Planning (CFFP), established in 1972, is an accredited institution providing advanced education programs and quality support services to working adults in the financial services industry. The College originated the CFP® certification, which has become the gold standard for financial planning credentials. Additionally, the College is home to other industry-recognized professional designations such as the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ or CRPC®, and the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor℠ or ADPA℠. The College offers comprehensive programs of study that lead to licensing or certification through individual courses, graduate-level study and continuing professional development. Learning methods include independent study, blended and online mentored study, and classroom instruction as well as seminars, workshops and conferences.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

FactsetFor 35 years, financial professionals have relied on FactSet’s streamlined solutions and unmatched client support to get their jobs done, better. FactSet’s global datasets and powerful analytics let users stay ahead of market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance of their portfolios in the office or on the go. With FactSet’s Academic Package, professors, faculty and students have access to the same tools to utilize in coursework, business libraries, trading rooms and student investment funds. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, FactSet conducts operations with more than 6,000 employees in 28 global office locations. Learn more at

Loomis SaylesAs performance-driven investors seeking exceptional opportunities, Loomis, Sayles & Company L.P. employs actively managed disciplines that combine fundamental research, systematic risk assessment and experienced portfolio management. This rich tradition has earned Loomis Sayles the trust and respect of both institutional and individual clients worldwide since 1926. With $162.6 billion assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2011, Loomis Sayles’ 500+ employees include 30 portfolio managers averaging 25 years of experience in addition to 39 research analysts. Loomis Sayles' investment professionals work in small, focused teams that can offer an optimum balance between discussion and decision. These professionals scrutinize and openly debate ideas and are unrelenting in their search to discover new opportunities. This approach has proven successful, with over 85 percent of the firm’s AUM having outperformed their benchmarks for the three year period ending Dec. 31, 2010.

The Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation (MTAEF) was established In 1993, as a non-profit organization, by the Market Technicians Association (MTA). The original mission of the MTAEF was to create and fund educational programs in the field of Technical Analysis. Throughout the years, this mission has expanded to include the creation and support of a complete Technical Analysis curriculum that is now being taught in colleges and universities for college credit. Through the support of the financial community and dedication of countless volunteers, the MTAEF continues to extend its reach into new colleges and universities around the world. See for more information about the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation and for more information about the Market Technicians Association and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) professional designation.


As the nation’s leader in compliance and registration products and services for financial services firms, NRS can help guide your compliance strategy, minimize risk and lower costs. Owned by the Reed Elsevier, National Regulatory Service (NRS) is part of BankersAccuity, the global standard for payment efficiency and compliance solutions. NRS is the U.S. leader in compliance and registration products and services for investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment companies and insurance institutions. NRS has the practical expertise, proven capability and unparalleled reach to deliver integrated and effective compliance solutions to a wide range of users within the financial services industry. NRS delivers these solutions through three interrelated offerings – comprehensive education, best-in-class technology and expert consulting services – enabling our clients to meet their regulatory requirement and minimize risk.

Plante Moran
With more than $8 billion of assets under management, Plante Moran’s Wealth Management Team serves as a trusted advisor to more than 2,200 high net worth individuals, family business owners, and corporate retirement plans helping them build, manage and preserve their wealth. Our integrated affiliate services include investment consulting, financial planning, trust, insurance consulting, estate planning, business succession, and tax planning. Our Wealth Management team is the nation's third largest independent financial advisory firm based on assets under supervision, according to Financial Advisor magazine. Plante Moran’s Wealth Management team has more than 140 staff members in offices throughout Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio, and is an affiliate of Plante & Moran, PLLC, the nation’s 11th largest accounting and business advisory firm.

Rise Display
For 20, years Rise Display has provided displays, Web-based content management and supporting services for a wide variety of digital signage applications. Today we focus specifically on LED Tickers, video walls and interactive screens for University Finance Labs to ensure our business school clients have access to specialized solutions to make their trading rooms state-of-the-art.

Founded in 1807, Wiley has evolved into one of the world's most respected publishing and information services companies. We strongly believe in the enduring value of collaborative relationships, built on a solid foundation of trust and integrity. Our Professional Development products and services include print and digital books, subscription content, e-Learning test prep, webinars and online courseware, workflow applications, vertical websites, and online assessment tools in all formats.  We serve professionals in specialized markets and consumers in selected categories, a strategy that permits product franchising and deep market penetration in such areas as business, finance, accounting, workplace learning, management, leadership, technology, behavioral health, engineering/architecture, education, and general interest. Products are developed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia for worldwide distribution.


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Online registration is open through March 17, 2014, but you'll want to register early to take advantage of discounted pricing. The best rates expire December 31, 2013. Select the appropriate registration type (academic or professional) to learn details regarding conference fees and hotel accommodations and to access the link to our online registration system. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible to guarantee your choice of room style.

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