Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) Forum 2010 to Include Groundbreaking Research Presentations

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Research Center at Chicago Booth to bridge Academic Theory and Investment Practice. Asset class performance will be one of the key topics at CRSP Forum 2010 on Thursday and Friday, November 4th and 5th at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. Program highlights include Thursday’s opening speakers from Chicago Booth, John C. Heaton, Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance, and Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance. Professors Heaton and Pastor will present an early look at the research behind CRSP’s new index series.

Chicago Booth Professors and CRSP Founders Jim Lorie and Lawrence Fisher (L to R) in 1960

David Barclay, Chief Operating Officer of CRSP, says, “We are delighted to not only celebrate the 50-year anniversary of CRSP this year, but to also host one of the most anticipated events in financial research.

The Center for Research in Security Prices(CRSP), at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth), is pleased to announce the final program line-up for the upcoming CRSP Forum 2010. David Barclay, Chief Operating Officer of CRSP, says, “We are delighted to not only celebrate the 50-year anniversary of CRSP this year, but to also host one of the most anticipated events in financial research. Since our founding in 1960, CRSP’s research-quality data has helped drive advancements in the body of knowledge for finance and economics. We are very fortunate to have such an esteemed group of academicians, practitioners and policy makers who are recognized thought leaders participate in our program. The combination of real-time industry analysis and presentations on cutting-edge research makes for a very information-rich event.”

Asset class performance will be one of the key topics at CRSP Forum 2010 on Thursday and Friday, November 4th and 5th at the Gleacher Gleacher in Chicago. Program highlights include Thursday’s opening speakers from Chicago Booth, John C. Heaton, Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance, and Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance. Professors Heaton and Pastor will present an early look at the research behind CRSP’s new index series. In the afternoon session, Kenneth J. Heinz, CFA and President of Hedge Fund Research, Inc., will present the latest data and analysis on hedge fund performance. Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist for S&P Equity Research Group, will then discuss whether diversification failed investors in the latest crash based on research of 40 years of asset price history.

On Friday, November 5, Mark R. Kiesel, Managing Director for PIMCO, will discuss his latest research on credit market opportunities. Suzanne L. Duncan, Financial Markets Industry Leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value, will follow and share the findings of her landmark research which looks at the future of investment management.

In addition to the keynotes, CRSP Forum 2010 will include an interactive panel session on November 4. The panel discussion will address how research is identified for publication and for investment strategy and will be led by moderator Jason Zweig, personal finance and investing columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He will be joined by Gregory J. Gordon, President and CEO Social Science Research Network (SSRN); Daniel Giamouridis, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business; and Rodney N. Sullivan, CFA and Head of Publications and Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal for CFA Institute.

The core of the Forum program includes nearly 60 presentations of scholarly research covering a wide range of financial, economic and corporate governance issues, from a distinguished group of academicians, corporate and government researchers. CRSP Forum 2010 provides an invaluable opportunity for leaders across disciplines to convene and share the latest thinking on practice, theory, and policy in finance and economics.

Full program registration fees are $250 for academic and government attendees and $350 for commercial attendees. For more information, or to register for the Forum please visit: http://www.crsp.uchicago.edu/forum/index.html, or call the Forum Hotline at 312-263-6400 (ext 3). For press and industry analyst registration inquiries, please contact Diane Treuthart.

About The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)
The Center for Research in Security Prices at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has been an integral part of the academic and commercial world of financial and economic research since 1960. CRSP’s portfolio of stock, research indexes, mutual fund, treasury, and REIT market databases is relied on by over 400 leading academic institutions in 29 countries. It is also widely used in the commercial and government sectors.

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