University of Chicago's Graham School Seminar The Wheel of Finance

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20 great speakers covering all the investment (commodities, derivatives, equities, fixed income, futures, hedge funds, private equity, real estate, synthetics,& venture capital) choices & what you should be looking out for before you invest plus all the corporate themes (accounting/risk management, executive compensation, director liability, start-up & continuing financing choices, etc.) you should be aware of.

The Wheel of Finance, February 23rd & 24th, 9AM - 4:30PM. Location: The University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center, 450 N Cityfront Dr., Chicago, Illinois.

A corporation is like the hub in a wheel. If you look at its balance sheet, the purpose of All the different financial specialties (banking, consulting, investment banking, money/asset management, hedge funds, private equity/venture capital, research, real estate) becomes clear: they are the spokes in the wheel as they're the sources and uses of cash that fuel the corporation's goal to maximize stockholders' wealth, which drives our capitalistic system's engine.

Created/moderated by Kathleen A. Graham, this seminar explains the flows between all these different financial institutions plus provides a forum for the following senior finance professionals to share the hot issues in their sectors: ABN AMRO's Director/Manager, Institutional Client Risk Advisory Nick Ronalds: commodities indexation boom, creating global synthetic portfolios/enhanced indexes, China's impact & its new futures markets, using futures for global risk control; Adams Street Partners' Partner Tim Kelly: is private equity really "private" anymore?, private equity overview & trends: industry in transition from succession issues to capital overhang and beyond; ARCH Development Partner, LLC's General Partner & Venture Partner Robert A. Schriesheim: seed and early stage technology investing: THE TRUTH; Argonne National Laboratory's A.D. Director, Finance Ira Goldberg: a theory of government waste, not-for-profit incentives & cost of capital; AT&T's Executive Director Tom Lamb: changing telecommunications marketplace: competitive forces/threats, pricing, CAPX issues, consumer needs, evolving technology; Deloitte & Touche, LLP's Director Ariste Reno: accounting and credit risk management; Deutsche Bank's Managing Director/Head, Health Care Services Investment Banking Ananth Bhogaraju: 2006 M&A outlook; Fitch Ratings' Director, Latin America Corporate Finance Anita Saha: how sovereign risks affect credit ratings, key factors considered in assigning credit ratings; Glenwood Capital/Man Group's Risk Management/Quantitative Research head David E. Kuenzi: state of the hedge fund industry: current environment, recent meltdowns, synthetic hedge fund replication, convergent vs. divergent strategies, new alpha markets, continued disintermediation of traditional financial sectors; Hewitt Associates' Director, Retirement Research Lori Lucas: shifting retirement responsibility to employees: implications in terms of productivity, employee/employer relationships, & workforce management; Holland Capital Management's Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer Louis A. Holland: 2006 investment themes, the value of conservative investing, the economy from a historical perspective; Katten Muchin Rosenman's Partner Maryann A. Waryjas: executive compensation, Board of Director liability: wielding the new oversight powers, & D&O insurance; Morningstar's Quantitative Methodologies head Paul D. Kaplan: building portfolios of active managers: can you buy alpha without paying for beta?; Nanosphere's CFO Stephen Wasko: sourcing/managing/allocating of financial resources in a high-tech start-up; Northern Trust's SVP & Middle Market Client Group Division Head Steve Ryan: from straight bank debt loans to capital market products, liquidity events caused by wealth & ownership transfers; Prudential's Principal Aziz Khan: commercial real estate trends; Standard Chartered Bank's EVP & CFO - Americas: risk issues faced by CFOs, use of management action trigger points; Super Computer Consulting's President Izzy Nelken: low yield environment strategies: credit derivatives & capital structure arbitrage - the risks and rewards; UBS's Director, Hedge Fund Quantitative Strategies Sonia de Zordo: hedge fund global equity investing; & William Blair's Principal/Director, Research Rita Spitz: how buy side research adds to portfolio management. To register call 773.702.1722. Cost: $850.00 includes meals/materials.


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