- RISE 14
- ACADEMIC OVERVIEW & SCHOLARSHIPS
- PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW
- SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
- SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
- CONTACT US
REDEFINING INVESTMENT STRATEGY EDUCATION
Dear students, faculty and professionals,
We invite you to join us at RISE 14 to be held March 27-29, 2014.
RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) is an internationally renowned investment conference sponsored annually by the University of Dayton in association with the United Nations Global Compact. RISE is the largest and longest running student investment conference in the world.
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. They hold equal appeal for students, professors and practitioners alike.
RISE 14 will feature presidents and CEOs from some of the most prominent firms in the industry. Some of the world's leading chief investment strategists and chief economists will make up our list of industry renowned panelists. Representatives from Barron's, Bloomberg, CNBC, FOX Business, Investor's Business Daily, TheStreet, The Wall Street Journal and other financial media will also participate.
I think you'll agree that our lineup of speakers for RISE 13 was 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 member of the financial services industry, you won't want to miss the 14th annual RISE Forum.
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW & SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
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. Call 937-229-4761 for more details.
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: http://contests.thestreet.com/
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 email@example.com.
If you have questions regarding high school scholarships, call 937-229-2007.
Schedule of Events
|Wednesday - March 26, 2014 — Crowne Plaza or Dayton Marriott|
|7 - 9 p.m.||Optional Event Check-in|
Thursday - March 27, 2014 — UD Arena
|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|
|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|
PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW - March 27, 2014
Professionals are invited to attend the RISE 14 Forum keynote panel day on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
CEU approval toward the following professional designations and licensures is pending: the Ohio Department of Insurance, CFP, CIMA/CIMC/CPWA, CSOP/CTFA and CFA Institute. The Accountancy Board of Ohio does not require pre-approval for CPA credit.
Professional Schedule of Events
|Thursday - March 27, 2014 — UD Arena|
2013 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS
Charles L. Evans, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Charles Evans was appointed the ninth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in September 2007. In that capacity, he will serve a rotational term in 2013 on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's monetary policy-making body. He formerly served as director of research and senior vice president. Prior to that, Evans was a vice president and senior economist with responsibility for the macroeconomics research group. Published in respected academic journals, his personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices. He holds a doctorate in economics and has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina.
Dennis P. Lockhart
President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dennis P. Lockhart took office March 1, 2007, as the 14th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Additionally, he is serving a rotational term in 2012 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. A former faculty member of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Lockhart also has private sector experience with venture capital/private equity funds in emerging markets. Lockhart worked for 13 years at Heller Financial, where he served as president of Heller International Group, which had activities in commercial finance and merchant banking in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Prior to that, Lockhart held various positions, both domestically and internationally, during his 17 years with Citicorp/Citibank (now Citigroup).
Anchor, FOX Business Network
David Asman joined FOX Business Network as an anchor in Sept. 2007, just prior to its October launch, and also serves as host of Forbes on Fox, a weekend half-hour program on FOX News Channel (FNC). Asman has been with FNC since 1997 when he was named weekday anchor for Fox News Live. In 2005, he was appointed head of FNC’s documentary unit, hosting a series of investigative specials. Between 1983 and 1997, Asman served in a variety of editorial, writing and administrative roles at the Wall Street Journal, expanding on a print journalism career that he had begun in 1978 as assistant editor of Prospect Magazine. This award-winning journalist was also editor of “The Wall Street Journal on Management: Adding Value Through Synergy” (Doubleday, 1990).
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Ph.D.
President & CEO, TIAA-CREF
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization. Ferguson formerly served as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System where he was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. He is a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in April 2008, Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Edwin A. Finn, Jr.
Editor & President, Barron's
Ed Finn is editor and president of Barron's, a weekly financial magazine published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921 that is known for providing an incisive wrap-up of the previous week’s market activity and an informative outlook on the week ahead. He is responsible for its growing print, digital and conference operations. Finn is a frequent keynote speaker at investor conferences. He began his Dow Jones career in 1980 as a writer at The Wall Street Journal. Subsequently, he worked as a senior editor at Forbes and as the editor of American Banker before returning to Dow Jones in 1993 as managing editor of Barron's. Finn was named Barron's editor in 1995 and president in 1998.
Host, The Hays Advantage, Bloomberg Radio
Kathleen Hays is one of the top Economics reporters and anchors in the country, having covered the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve for more than 20 years on television, radio, and in print and electronic media. In her latest venture since joining Bloomberg Television in 2006, she covers all the economic, market and policy issues for which she is nationally known on The Hays Advantage, a weekday program on Bloomberg Radio. Formerly an anchor and economics correspondent at CNN, Hays’ TV career started at CNBC, where she became one of the key players on the morning show Squawk Box and served as the network’s economics editor. Prior to that, Hays helped found Market News International, worked on Reuters’ Money Desk and was New York Bureau Chief for Investors Business Daily.
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 firmwide 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 financial contributor on Good Morning America and a frequent guest on ABC's World News Tonight. Hobson is also a weekly finance expert on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and a regular columnist for Black Enterprise.
Robert S. Kapito
President & Director, BlackRock
Robert S. Kapito, president and a director of BlackRock, is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee, chairman of its Global Operating Committee, and a director of iShares Inc. He is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of all BlackRock's key operating units, including investment strategies, client businesses, strategic product management, technology & operations, and risk & quantitative analysis. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities in 2007, he served as head of BlackRock's Portfolio Management Group where he was responsible for overseeing all portfolio management within BlackRock, including the fixed income, equity, liquidity and alternative investment groups. Before founding BlackRock in 1988, Kapito was a vice president in the Mortgage Products Group at The First Boston Corporation.
Barry C. Knapp
Managing Director & Head of U.S. Equity Portfolio Strategy, Barclays
Barry C. Knapp is a managing director and head of U.S. Equity Portfolio Strategy at Barclays, based in New York. Knapp joined Barclays in September 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he had worked for 19 years, most recently as head of U.S. portfolio strategy. Prior to that, Knapp was in the principal trading & strategy group, trading multiple asset classes and helping manage equity division portfolio risk. Before moving into principal trading, he held numerous roles in equity derivatives, primarily focusing on macro products including index options, program trading, ETFs and equity options. Knapp received an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University and a B.A. in Economics with minors in Finance and History from the University of Rhode Island.
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. In just over a decade, Mainstay has grown, one investor at a time, to more than 3,000 clients in 44 states and 10 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 four 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 for RISE 13.
Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC
CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, reports on all aspects of the economy including the Federal Reserve Bank and major economic indicators. Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter and as the Journal's Moscow bureau chief. He was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets. Prior to that, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first.
CIO & 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.
Philip J. Orlando, CFA
Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Equity Market Strategist, Federated Investors, Inc.
With 32 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.
Liz Ann Sonders
Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Liz Ann Sonders has a range of investment-strategy responsibilities at Charles Schwab, reaching from market and economic analysis to investor education, all focused on individual investors. She analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab's entire client base and chairs Schwab's Investment Strategy Council, which provides strategic asset-allocation guidance and tactical sector recommendations for the firm's investor base. Sonders is a popular keynote speaker at many of the company's corporate and client events as well as at numerous financial conferences. She is a regular guest on many CNBC programs as well as ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PBS NewsHour, Fox Business News, CNN and Bloomberg TV & Radio.
Diane C. Swonk
Senior Managing Director & Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
Diane Swonk is a senior managing director and chief economist for Mesirow Financial, a diversified financial services firm based in Chicago. As one of the most respected economists in the world, she is frequently called upon by policymakers and business leaders from Washington to Tokyo, is seen regularly on television and is often quoted in top financial news publications throughout the world. She sits on several advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Board, its regional banks and the Council of Economic Advisers for the White House. Swonk is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she joined Mesirow Financial in 2004 after 19 years with Bank One Corporation and its predecessors. She started her career with the First Chicago Corporation in 1985.
President & CEO, TD Ameritrade
With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Fred Tomczyk has gained extensive expertise in wealth management, insurance and banking. Tomczyk has served as president and CEO of TD Ameritrade since October 2008, during which time the firm has achieved record organic growth in the midst of the most difficult economic environment since the Great Depression. Among other milestones, in fiscal 2011 the firm achieved record trades per day and enjoyed its fourth consecutive year of record net new client assets. Tomczyk’s affiliation with TD Ameritrade began in 2006, after having served in executive posts at subsidiary and sister firms since 2000. Prior to that, Tomczyk was president & CEO of London Life.
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 more than 25 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.
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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 113,000 members in 137 countries and territories, including 106,000 CFA charterholders, and 138 member societies. For more information, visit CFA Institute.
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Mainstay 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. http://www.mainstaycapital.com/
Barron’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. www.barrons.com
OppenheimerFunds, 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. https://www.oppenheimerfunds.com/investors/?cmpid=opps001817
Guggenheim Investments has a long, distinguished history of serving institutional investors, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and financial intermediaries. It offers clients a wide range of differentiated capabilities built on a proven commitment to investment excellence. Guggenheim Investments is firmly rooted in the discipline of institutional money management; its DNA is etched with the rigor of managing risk. Each Guggenheim investment team brings a unique expertise and point of view about what drives asset and market behavior and what drives risk and reward. Each teams adheres to a strict risk discipline, minding both sides of the risk-reward equation. Over the years, clients have valued Guggenheim Investments’ independence, thought leadership, innovation and a nimbleness not readily found in other major players in the industry. As a privately-owned firm, Guggenheim Investments is answerable only to its clients and to its commitment to their success. http://guggenheimpartners.com/services/investments.aspx
PNC 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. www.pnc.com
No single firm can excel, consistently, in every asset class, so we've aligned with some of the best in the business to deliver for you. Transamerica is a "manager of managers," offering a broad range of investment choices, ranging from asset allocation to alternatives, as well as fixed income, U.S. equity and international equity. We've developed a team of analysts and a clearly defined process to select and oversee these managers, to track performance, manage costs and replace underperforming managers if necessary. The result is a lineup of investment solutions managed by top-quality institutional managers that generally aren't available to most investors www.transamericainvestments.com/
The Ave Maria Mutual Fund Family was incepted in 2001 and is America’s largest Catholic-oriented mutual fund family. The funds are designed specifically for serious long-term investors who want to practice morally responsible investing (MRI). The Funds take a pro‐life and pro‐family approach to investing, with a proprietary moral screening process that examines corporate compliance with Catholic teaching regarding abortion, pornography and the sacrament of marriage. The Fund family consists of four domestic equity portfolios, as well as a world equity and fixed income fund. These portfolios are also available as separately managed accounts. www.avemariafunds.com
Ariel Investments was started on the basic principle of targeting undervalued companies that show a strong potential for growth. Twenty-nine years after its founding by John W. Rogers Jr., Ariel still has the same chief investment officer and employs the same disciplined investment philosophy. Over the decades, Ariel’s accumulated experience has reinforced that taking a patient view, following a focused approach and being surrounded by a team of independent thinkers is instrumental to long-term success. Ariel wholeheartedly believes this is a winning strategy, so much so that every Ariel employee is personally invested in the firm not only through its mutual funds, but also through equity ownership stakes - clearly aligning Ariel’s interests with those of its valued clients and shareholders. http://www.arielinvestments.com/
As a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services, BlackRock currently manages over $3.6 trillion of assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative strategies. Through BlackRock Solutions, the firm provides risk management and enterprise investment services for nearly $14 trillion of assets. BlackRock is a truly global firm that combines the benefits of worldwide reach with local service and relationships. The firm manages assets for clients in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, and employs more than 10,100 talented professionals in offices in 27 countries around the world. BlackRock’s client base includes corporate, public, union and industry pension plans; governments; insurance companies; third-party mutual funds; endowments; foundations; charities; corporations; official institutions; sovereign wealth funds; banks; financial professionals; and individuals worldwide. http://www.blackrock.com/ or www.blackrock.com/campus
Divine Capital Markets is an institutional broker dealer providing domestic and international trading, fundamental equity research and investment banking services. Since 2001, Divine Capital has been providing pathways to asset growth by partnering with its clients through advocacy in the markets, capital introductions and thematic research entitled Efficiency 3.0. The firm holds itself to the highest standards of ethics and transparency as it proudly services institutions, pension funds, hedge funds and select accredited investors. Divine Capital believes communication is tantamount to the success of its clients and its team. An entrepreneurial and collaborative culture keeps the Divine Capital team on the bleeding edge of information, technology and service. Divine Capital Markets is a WBENC certified woman-owned firm. www.divinecapital.com
Since 1955, millions of investors in the United States and around the globe have relied on Federated Investors, Inc. for world-class investment management. Federated has grown to become one of the nation's largest investment managers with $369.7 billion in assets under management. Federated has honed its disciplined investment process over a half-century to deliver style-consistent investment products, including 134 domestic and international equity, fixed-income and money market funds, as well as a variety of separately managed accounts. Federated's diversified product line is distributed through approximately 4,700 financial intermediaries and institutions who assist investors in meeting their unique objectives. http://www.federatedinvestors.com/FII/home.do
FTAM provides comprehensive advisory services for institutional clients, offering a diversified asset management product line utilizing commingled funds and separate accounts. Through teams of experienced investment professionals and disciplined investment processes, our goal is to produce superior, long term investment results for our clients. www.ftam.com
Since its founding in 1899 in Baltimore, Md., Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors on six continents. Today's Legg Mason is a diversified group of global asset management firms ("affiliates") who are recognized for their proven investment expertise and long-term performance. The principal investment affiliates of Legg Mason are among the industry leaders in their respective areas of specialization, with unique investment approaches that have been developed over decades. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-affiliate” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of equity, fixed income, llquidity and alternatives solutions, from mutual funds to college savings plans to variable annuities to separately managed accounts. Legg Mason affiliates operate with investment autonomy, with each affiliate pursuing its own unique investment philosophy and process and maintaining its own investment culture, in order to create sustainable value for its clients. Legg Mason provides global distribution and invests in growth through core strategic services including capital allocation for product development, investing in our existing affiliates and making new acquisitions. The diversification and balance of Legg Mason have fueled the company’s performance over its 27-year history as a public company. Legg Mason is one of the largest asset managers in the world, with assets under management of $631 billion as of Jan. 31, 2012. http://www.leggmason.com/
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. www.nrs-inc.com
As 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. www.cmegroup.com
The College for Financial Planning is the nation’s leading provider of financial education with over 35 years of experience, 120,000 graduates, and a history of successful alumni who have increased both their earnings and their number of clients. The College provides learning opportunities to people in all geographic areas through 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 mentored study, and classroom instruction, as well as seminars, workshops and conferences. The College offers programs in several different financial planning disciplines in order to benefit you in any facet of the financial services industry. Let the College for Financial Planning help you become one of the nation’s top financial advisors. http://cffpinfo.reachlocal.com/?scid=2299349&kw=16397710&pub_cr_id=15449324379
Forward Management is the investment advisor to the Forward Funds. Forward Management offers investors access to leading investment managers who are experts in their investment disciplines, and a family of mutual funds in alternative strategies, asset allocation, core and specialty asset classes. Forward Funds are available to individual investors, institutional investors and investment professionals. http://www.forwardfunds.com/
For the past 140 years, Goldman Sachs has served as an enduring force in the financial markets, shaping defining moments for companies, industries and markets while forming long-term client relationships based on trust and integrity. Today, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) continues this tradition by offering lasting solutions for client portfolios that capitalize on three core strengths: insight, ability and responsibility. Goldman Sachs Asset Management delivers innovative investment solutions through a global, multi-product platform that offers clients the advantages that come with working with a large firm, while maintaining the benefits of a boutique. Distribution teams market Goldman Sachs Asset Management investment products and services to institutions and, through third party channels, to markets around the world. http://www.goldmansachs.com/gsam/advisors/index.html
Hennessy offers a broad range of domestic equity, sector and specialty, balanced and fixed income investment products that can play a role in nearly every portfolio allocation. We are committed to our consistent and repeatable investment process, combining time-tested stock selection strategies with a highly disciplined, team-managed approach. Our goal is to provide products that investors can have confidence in, knowing their money is invested as promised, with their best interest in mind. We believe it’s critical for clients to fully understand the strategies, risks and costs of investing, as well as the rewards. That’s how successful long-term partnerships are built. www.hennessyfunds.com or 800-966-4354
As 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. http://www.loomissayles.com/Internet/Internet.nsf/home
MFS is an active, global asset manager with a uniquely collaborative approach to build better insights for our clients. We offer a broad range of mutual funds, separate accounts and retirement planning products. MFS portfolios are also available as investment options in defined contribution, pension, and variable annuity platforms, and in 529 plans. Our diverse lineup of products, services, and tools enable you to address clients’ financial needs while also building your business and strengthening and deepening client relationships. For more details on how MFS can support your business, call us at 1-800-343-2829 or visit www.mfs.com.
Touchstone Investments is a mutual fund company that provides access to a distinctive selection of institutional asset managers who are known and respected for proficiency in their specific area of expertise. Touchstone offers their strategies which are not typically available to the average investor through an array of strategically focused funds across styles and assets classes including U.S. equity, global/international equity, U.S. fixed income, international fixed income, alternative investment and asset allocation funds. Touchstone’s investment professionals employ a rigorous due diligence process commensurate with the standards and guidelines typically used by sophisticated institutional investors to select and monitor its sub-advisors in an effort to maximize performance over the long-term. www.touchstoneinvestments.com
Virtus Investment Partners recognize that investment horizons change. Its broad portfolio of products and services are offered through a wide variety of financial advisors and consultants to help meet the needs of individuals and institutions as they move along their investment horizons. At Virtus, business is based on one concept: an unwavering commitment to investor success. Formerly known as Phoenix Investment Partners, Virtus is building upon the long history of its predecessor companies. As a focused asset management firm, Virtus Investment Partners seeks to build on its current strengths and capitalize on the market opportunities where it can be competitive and achieve growth. Virtus is committed to the success of its partners and its clients as an investment provider that offers a broad array of quality innovative products, from top investment managers. http://www.virtus.com/
Each day, The Wall Street Journal seeks to help you succeed by providing essential and relevant information, presented fairly and accurately, from a dependable source you can trust. The Wall Street Journal offers expert insight on the market and economy and how both can impact your everyday finances and personal investments. www.wsj.com
Wasatch Advisors is committed to being shareholder-focused, tending to close its funds to new assets when they are still relatively small in order to protect its clients. This gives Wasatch portfolio managers investment agility and ensures that they can stay true to their fund’s original objectives and strategies. Wasatch Advisors is not looking to be among the largest investment companies. Instead, it hopes to be among the best. Developing a relationship with shareholders that is a candid partnership, Wasatch Advisors tells you what’s working and not working, what it’s learning and where it’s headed. Not wanting anything about your investment to be a surprise, Wasatch Advisors chooses to be candid because it values a long-term relationship with its clients. Wasatch Advisors welcomes your input and wants you to have confidence knowing that it will always be honest and keep you well informed. Over the past three decades, Wasatch has dedicated itself to behaving in a careful and prudent manner, with a commitment to delivering good returns and a belief that consistency is the key. https://secure.wasatchfunds.com/
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University of Dayton
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