Investor William S. Leavitt Speaks on Food, Water and Energy Nexus at the 2011 MIT Energy Conference

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Chicago wealth manager shares his unique perspective with the world’s top thinkers.

William S. Leavitt, President of Leavitt Capital Management, Inc. was a featured panel speaker at the 2011 MIT Energy Conference held March 4, 2011 on MIT campus.

The conference, now in its sixth year, is hosted by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is entirely organized by MIT students. Mr. Leavitt, whose water discussions have twice been featured in Dr. Marc Faber’s The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, was invited to join a panel of experts to discuss “The Food, Water and Energy Nexus”.

Other featured speakers at the two-day conference included James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy, Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy and John Briscoe, Professor of the Practice, Harvard University.

The MIT conference highlighted other cutting-edge topics, including energy in emerging markets, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and renewable fuels, as well as a showcase to exhibit the latest research and technologies in the energy space.

William (Bill) Leavitt is an expert on alternative investments and writes about water and energy. Mr. Leavitt is the president of Leavitt Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm established in 1985. His firm specializes in identifying and investing in unique investments, affording wealthy families and institutions exposure to a multitude of opportunities, including water, food, agriculture, energy, environmental solutions and timber, among others. Mr. Leavitt’s research and investments span to virtually all areas of the world, including sugarcane ethanol plants and cattle ranches in rural Brazil, timber harvesting sites in New Zealand and manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, Ukraine, Africa, and China.

Mr. Leavitt is a frequent guest speaker whose comments on alternative investments have been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, Financial News Network, Emerging Markets Week, MAR HEDGE, Smart Money Online, TheStreet.com and ABCNews.com.

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