Former Fed President William Poole and Axel Merk to Speak at Brown University

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Former Federal Reserve President William Poole and Portfolio Manager Axel Merk to present: "The Financial Crisis and Sustainable Wealth" at Brown University

In a discussion titled "The Financial Crisis and Sustainable Wealth," Former Fed President and current Merk Investments Senior Economic Adviser, William Poole, and Merk Chief Investment Officer, Axel Merk, will address both economic and investment issues.

What: "The Financial Crisis and Sustainable Wealth"

Where: Brown University, Providence, RI (MacMillan Hall, Room 115)

When: 4:00PM - 5:30PM EDT, Wednesday, April 22, 2009

William Poole and Axel Merk will be available for interviews. For information, or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Carla Ramos
Merk Investments

(650)323 4341

carla(at)merkinvestments.com

This event is sponsored by Merk Investments. Opinions expressed in this meeting announcement are not necessarily those of Brown University.

More information on Merk Investments

Merk Investments LLC, is a Palo Alto, California based SEC registered investment advisory firm. Merk Investments manages the Merk Mutual Funds, including the Merk Hard Currency Fund (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=merkx MERKX) and the Merk Asian Currency Fund (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=meafx MEAFX). For more information on Merk Investments, please visit http://www.merkfund.com.

More information about William Poole and Axel Merk

Both Mr. Poole and Mr. Merk have ties to Brown University dating back many years. William Poole is Senior Economic Adviser to Merk Investments, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Delaware. Before joining the St. Louis Fed, Mr. Poole was Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University. He served on the Brown faculty from 1974 to 1998 and the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University from 1963 to 1969. Between these two university positions, he was Senior Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the first Reagan administration, from 1982 to 1985.

Axel Merk is president of Merk Investments and author of Sustainable Wealth, due in bookstores in October 2009. Mr. Merk manages the Merk Mutual Funds, including the Merk Hard and Asian Currency Funds. He provides insights on macro trends, hard money, international investing, and building sustainable wealth. An authority on currencies, Mr. Merk pioneered the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification. He is a sought after speaker and author, as well as a regular guest and contributor to the business media.

This information does not constitute a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any investment product, nor provide investment advice. Merk Investments, LLC.

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