Financial Sector Leaders Neel Kashkari (PIMCO), Rob Shafir (Credit Suisse), Brian Roseboro (UBS AG) to Keynote 2010 Wharton School Finance Conference

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Financial Sector Leaders from Wall Street to Help Lead Day-Long Discussion of Global Industry Trends

Financial sector leaders Neel Kashkari (Head of New Investment Initiatives, PIMCO), Rob Shafir (CEO of Asset Management, Credit Suisse) and Brian Roseboro (Chief of Staff for CEO, UBS Securities; Chief of Staff for COO, UBS Americas) will join other policy and decision makers from government, institutional and corporate levels at the eleventh annual Wharton Finance Conference on Nov. 5, 2010. The conference, organized by students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will be held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

This year’s Wharton Finance Conference, bearing the theme of “Moving Financial Tectonics: Survival of the Fittest,” will include panel discussions on issues such as the recent regulatory landscape changes on Wall Street, the sovereign crisis in Europe, finance in emerging markets and career trends following the 2008 financial crisis. Participants can look forward to a conglomeration of the best minds in business and a myriad of intellectual and practical debates.

Keynote speakers at the Wharton Finance Conference 2010 comprise:

  •     Neel Kashkari (Wharton MBA Alumnus), Head of New Investment Initiatives, PIMCO; Former Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, United States Department of the Treasury
  •     Rob Shafir, CEO of Asset Management and Executive Board Member, Credit Suisse
  •     Brian Roseboro, Chief of Staff for CEO, UBS Securities; Chief of Staff for COO, UBS Americas

Other scheduled conference participants include:

  •     Venkat Badinehal, Head of U.S. Banks - Financial Institutions Group, Deutsche Bank
  •     David Carey, Author of “King of Capital – The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwartzman and Blackstone”
  •     Barry Knapp, Head of US Equity Portfolio Strategy, Barclays Capital
  •     John Ryding, Founding Partner, RDQ Economics; Former US Chief Economist, Bear Stearns
  •     Adam Solokoff, Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Jefferies & Co.
  •     Peter Tague, Co-Head of Global Energy, Power and Chemicals Group, Citi
  •     Daniel Tenengauzer, Co-Head of GEM Fixed Income Strategy, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania - founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school - is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The school has more than 4,700 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 10,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of more than 86,000 graduates

Further information on the conference can be found at: Members of the media are invited to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please note that not all sessions may be open to the media.


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