Confirmed Keynote Speakers
The Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. IV Forum will feature the following keynote speakers:
|RALPH ACAMPORA, CMT
Senior Managing Director, Altaira Ltd.
Ralph Acampora is senior managing director of Altaira Ltd. and a pioneer in the development of market analytics. He has a global reputation as a market historian and a technical analyst, providing unique insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues. Acampora was previously the New York Institute of Finance's director of technical analysis studies. He taught at the institute for nearly 40 years. Before joining NYIF, he was director of technical research at Knight Equity Markets and also worked for 15 years at Prudential Equity Groups as director of technical analysis. As one of Wall Street's most respected technical analysts, he has consistently been ranked by Institutional Investor for more than 10 years. He is regularly consulted for his market opinion by the major business news networks as well as national financial publications. He is a chartered market technician (CMT), a designation he helped create and which is now recognized by the National Association of Securities Dealers as the equivalent of a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
Managing Director, Drakon Capital
Fast Money Contributor, CNBC
Guy Adami is the managing director of Drakon Capital, which delivers customized market analysis, portfolio strategy and idea generation for institutional money managers and hedge funds. He also writes a weekly newsletter for retail investors titled "Advantage Point" and contributes daily pre-market analysis and webcasts to optionMONSTER.com. Before launching Drakon Capital, Adami served as executive director at CIBC World Markets in 2003 in its U.S. equities division, where he was the sector head for the industrial/basic material group. He is currently one of the "Fast Money Five" on CNBC's "Fast Money." He previously worked at Goldman Sachs where he was the head gold trader, a proprietary trader within the fixed income currency and commodity division and also headed the firm's industrial/basic material group within the U.S. equities division.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Bernstein Advisors, LLC
Richard Bernstein is chief executive officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors, LLC, an investment firm specializing in longer-term, client-focused investments. Previously, he was head of the Investment Strategy Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., and also held positions at E.F. Hutton and Chase Econometrics/IDC. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked on Wall Street for more than 25 years. He is the author of "Style Investing: Unique Insight into Equity Management," and "Navigate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype." Bernstein was named to Institutional Investor magazine's "All-America Research Team" 18 times, and to the "First Team" 10 times. He was twice named to both Fortune magazine's "All-Star Analysts" and SmartMoney magazine's "Power 30." He earned his BA from Hamilton College and his MBA from New York University.
|ABBY JOSEPH COHEN, CFA
Senior Investment Strategist & President
Global Markets Institute, Goldman Sachs
Abby Joseph Cohen is president of the Global Markets Institute and senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, where she serves on the firm's U.S. retirement investment committee and has served on the partnership committee. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and was named partner in 1998. She previously specialized in quantitative strategy and economics at other major financial firms. Outside of work, Cohen serves on the White House-appointed Innovation Advisory Board for economic competitiveness. She chairs the board of trustees of the Jewish Theological Seminary and serves as a presidential councillor at Cornell University and on the boards of the Weill Cornell Medical College, the Brookings Institution and The Economic Club of New York. She is a former board chair of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. Cohen earned degrees in economics from Cornell University and George Washington University.
|DAVID M. DARST, CFA
Managing Director & Chief Investment Strategist
David M. Darst is a managing director and chief investment strategist at Morgan Stanley with responsibility for asset allocation and investment strategy. He was founding president of the Morgan Stanley Investment Group. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 from Goldman Sachs, where he held senior management posts within the equities division and also served as resident manager of its private bank in Zurich. Darst has written eight books including the bestselling "The Little Book That Saves Your Assets." He appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX and other networks and has contributed numerous articles to Barron's, Euromoney and The Money Manager. Darst earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and has a bachelor's in economics from Yale University. He has lectured extensively at Wharton, Columbia, INSEAD and New York University business schools, and was a visiting faculty member at Yale College, Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.
|BOB DOLL, CFA, CPA
Chief Equity Strategist & Senior Portfolio Manager
Nuveen Asset Management
Bob Doll serves as a leading member of Nuveen Asset Management's equities investing team. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Doll served as a senior adviser to BlackRock, where he held the role of chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team. His service with BlackRock dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, which merged with BlackRock in 2006. He served as the president and chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Large Cap Series Funds. Earlier in his career, Doll also served as chief investment officer of OppenheimerFunds. He earned a BS in accounting and a BA in economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Doll regularly appears in the national press discussing economic developments and markets.
|DR. BOB FROEHLICH
American Realty Capital Daily Net Asset Value Trust, Inc.
& Davidson Investment Advisors, Inc.
Bob Froehlich serves on the board of directors as an independent director and a member of the audit committee for American Realty Capital Daily Net Asset Value Trust, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors for American Sports Enterprise, Inc., and is co-owner of the Kane County Cougars, the Class A minor-league baseball affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Froehlich is an independent director for the privately held company, Davidson Investment Advisors, Inc. Froehlich has more than 35 years of Wall Street and Main Street experience as a head investment strategist with expertise in U.S. and global economics, global currencies and financial markets. He has chaired investment strategy committees for multiple global asset management organizations, including Deutsche Bank, The Hartford and Kemper Funds. He was elected to three All American Institutional Research Teams. Froehlich has provided investment advice and has delivered investment speeches in 107 countries to retail and institutional clients from both the private and public sectors. An outstanding communicator, Froehlich has authored five investment books that have been translated around the globe, and he regularly appears on CNBC, CNN and FOX News. He earned both a BA and MPA from the University of Dayton; an MA in management and an honorary PhD of commercial sciences from Central Michigan University; and a PhD in public policy from California Coast University.
Tom Keene is an editor-at-large at Bloomberg News and host of "Bloomberg Surveillance," the morning program featuring economic, finance and investment news. He can be heard on the program starting at 6 a.m. across Bloomberg TV, radio, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg's devices for mobile and tablets. In addition, Keene provides economic and investment perspective to Bloomberg TV and to its various news divisions. He also founded the "Chart of the Day" article, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service. Keene is the editor of "Flying on One Engine: The Bloomberg Book of Master Market Economists" (2005). He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and is enrolled in courses at the external programme of the London School of Economics & Political Science. A chartered financial analyst, Keene is a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association for Business Economics, the American Economic Association and the Economic Club of New York.
|DR. DAVID KELLY, CFA
Managing Director & Chief Global Strategist
J.P. Morgan Funds
Dr. David Kelly is the chief global strategist and head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for J.P. Morgan Funds. With more than 20 years of experience, he provides valuable insight and perspective on the economy and markets to thousands of financial advisers and their clients. Kelly is known for his ability to explain complex economic and market issues in a language that financial advisers can use to communicate to their clients. He is a keynote speaker at many national investment conferences. Kelly is also a frequent guest on CNBC and other financial news outlets and is widely quoted in the financial media. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Funds, he was an economic adviser to Putnam Investments. He also has served as a senior strategist/economist at SPP Investment Management, Primark Decision Economics, Lehman Brothers and DRI/McGraw-Hill. Kelly earned a PhD and MA in economics from Michigan State University and a BA in economics from University College Dublin. He is a CFA charterholder.
|MICHAEL C. KHOUW
Managing Director & Primary Strategist
Michael C. Khouw is managing director and primary strategist at DASH Financial. He was formerly managing director and head of equity derivatives at CRT Capital Group. Prior to joining CRT, Khouw was a director and senior derivatives trader at Cantor Fitzgerald and manager of the U.S. Listed Equity Derivatives Desk. Khouw also worked as an equity analyst at Ivory Capital, a hedge fund based in Los Angeles, and as an options trader for Bluefin Trading, a proprietary trading firm based in New York. He is a former member of the New York Mercantile Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Khouw earned a BA from Tufts University.
|EDWARD KNIGHT, JD
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer
NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Edward Knight is executive vice president and general counsel of the NASDAQ OMX Group. He served as the chief legal officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers from June 1999 until becoming NASDAQ General Counsel in 2001. In that role, he provides legal counsel to senior management and oversees the quality of legal services across the global organization. He also is responsible for government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation and the office of economic research. In addition, he oversees the Office of Corporate Secretary, which is responsible for all of NASDAQ's corporate governance activities. Knight earned a bachelor's degree in Latin-American studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.
|BENJAMIN A. PACE, III
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management
Benjamin Pace is chief investment officer for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management's Wealth Management division in the Americas. He is also responsible for discretionary portfolio management and capital markets, where he brings together wealth management's capital markets and investment capabilities to provide an effective and consistent experience for clients. In his role as CIO, he sits on the Wealth Management Global Investment Committee, providing input on the U.S. economy and capital markets. Pace is a member of the Wealth Management-Americas Executive Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in investment management. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1994, he managed equity income funds for two investment organizations. During his tenure with those institutions, he served as a securities analyst with particular emphasis on the financial services and health care industries. Pace earned a BA in economics from Columbia University and an MBA in finance from New York University.
|JOHN D. ROGERS, CFA
President & Chief Executive Officer
John Rogers joined CFA Institute in January 2009 after more than two decades of global experience as an investment practitioner and executive in the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. Previously, Rogers worked with Citibank and CIGNA in Japan and Australia before joining Invesco. He served as president and chief investment officer of Invesco Asset Management Ltd., Japan; CEO and co-chief investment officer of Invesco Global Asset Management, N.A.; and CEO of Invesco's worldwide institutional division. After leaving Invesco in 2007, he founded Jade River Capital Management. Rogers is a director of numerous boards, endowment and advisory committees in both the not-for-profit and in the corporate sectors. He earned a BA in history from Yale University, an MA in East Asian studies from Stanford University, and his CFA charter in 1992.
|DR. JOHN E. SILVIA
Managing Director & Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
John Silvia is a managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia, a Wells Fargo predecessor, in 2002 as the company's chief economist. Prior to his current position, he worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, Silvia was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments. He was awarded a NABE Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the Business Economics Profession and Leadership Among Business Economists to the Nation. Silvia is on the Bloomberg Best Forecast list, serves as a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters and also serves on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He holds BA and PhD degrees in economics from Northeastern University and has a master's in economics from Brown University. His book, "Dynamic Economic Decision Making," was published in August 2011.
Chief Equity Strategist
S&P Capital IQ
As chief equity strategist of S&P Capital IQ, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P's outlooks for the economy, market, sectors and stocks. He is the chairman of the S&P Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. He is the author of "The Seven Rules of Wall Street," as well as "The Standard & Poor's Guide to Sector Investing." He writes a weekly investment piece on S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform (www.getmarketscope.com). His work frequently appears in S&P Capital IQ's flagship weekly newsletter, "The Outlook." Stovall joined S&P Capital IQ in April 1989. Prior to S&P, he served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research in New York City. He earned an MBA in finance from New York University and a BA in history/education from Muhlenberg College. He is also a certified financial planner.
|JOSEPH M. TERRANOVA
Chief Market Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners
Fast Money Contributor, CNBC
Joe Terranova is chief market strategist for Virtus Investment Partners. He works with the regional sales teams and financial advisers who sell the company's investment products, providing insight into the domestic and global investing landscape. Terranova has represented Virtus as a keynote speaker and is a member of the firm's Investment Oversight Committee. Before joining Virtus in 2008, he spent 18 years at MBF Clearing Corp., rising to the position of director of trading for the company and its subsidiaries. He is known for his risk-management skills, honed while overseeing MBF's proprietary trading operations during some of the most calamitous times for the U.S. markets, including the first Gulf War, the 1998 Asian Crisis and 9/11. He is a panelist on CNBC's "Fast Money" and a frequent panelist on "Fast Money Halftime Report." He has a bachelor's degree in finance from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University.
Richard Yamarone is an economist with three decades of experience. He focuses on monetary and fiscal policy, economic indicators, fixed income and general macroeconomic conditions for "Bloomberg Brief: Economics," a daily newsletter. He is the creator of the Bloomberg Orange Book, a compilation of macroeconomic anecdotes gleaned from comments CEOs and CFOs made on quarterly earnings conference calls. He travels extensively to speak to clients and corporate executives on the economic outlook and career and management coaching. Earlier in his career, Yamarone was director of economic research at Argus Research and a member of the firm's investment policy committee. He has been a consultant to monetary and fiscal policymakers, served as an economic adviser to major U.S. corporations and has held senior positions for several international and domestic money centers and investment banks. Yamarone has taught courses on macroeconomics and economic indicators at several colleges and is the author of the "Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators" (Bloomberg Press, 2012).