2011 Keynote Speakers
The inaugural Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum in 2010 included the following keynote speakers:
|JOSEPH V. BATTIPAGLIA
Market Strategist-Private Client Group
Joe Battipaglia is market strategist-private client group for Stifel Nicolaus and is also the CIO of Washington Crossing Advisors, a Stifel Nicolaus investment advisory program. He is the former chairman of investment policy at Ryan, Beck & Co., where he conducted strategic market and economic analysis. Prior to joining Ryan, Beck & Co. in 2002, Battipaglia served over an 18-year period in a number of executive positions at Gruntal & Co. Before joining Gruntal in 1984, he was a financial analyst for the Exxon Corporation and worked as a securities analyst at Elkins & Co. He is featured frequently in the national media, including CNBC, FOX News, and "Nightly Business Report." Additionally, he speaks regularly with reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications where his market views are often quoted.
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 bachelor's degree from Hamilton College and his MBA from New York University.
|PAUL C. BISHOP, PhD
Vice President, Research
National Association of REALTORS®
Paul Bishop is the Vice President for Research at the National Association of REALTORS®. Bishop leads the Research Division's survey and research activities, including analysis of real estate business and policy issues. He is a frequent speaker at REALTOR®association events and a commentator on market trends. Prior to joining NAR in 2001, Bishop was a senior financial economist in the Division of Insurance at the FDIC. Between 1991 and 1996, Bishop was a senior economist at the WEFA Group in the Regional Consulting and Forecasting Group, where he managed the state and metropolitan area forecasting service and worked with clients on numerous consulting projects. Bishop holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
|VINCENT FARRELL JR.
Chief Investment Officer
Prior to joining Soleil Securities, Vincent Farrell Jr. was a principal at Scotsman, chairman of Victory Capital Management of Cleveland and chairman of Victory SBSF Capital Management in New York. He was a founding partner of Spears, Benzak, Salomon & Farrell, which was acquired by KeyCorp in 1995. Farrell held a variety of positions in his 23 years at SBSF, including chief investment officer, and he served as the portfolio manager on a number of the firm's largest client relationships. He is a regular guest on the cable network CNBC as well as other national print and broadcast media. Prior to joining SBSF, he spent nine years at Smith Barney Inc. as a vice president for sales. Farrell graduated from Princeton University and earned an MBA from the Iona College Graduate School of Business. Irish American Magazine named him as one of the 50 most influential Irish-Americans in Finance in 2003.
|PHILIP GUZIEC, CFA
Derivatives Strategist, Editor, Morningstar® OptionInvestorTM
As a derivatives strategist for Morningstar, Philip Guziec develops Morningstar's derivatives research products and uses Morningstar's fundamental option investing methodology to edit Morningstar® OptionInvestorTM, an online option research service, and to manage two equity option portfolios. Guziec has developed Morningstar's proprietary volatility indexes and is crafting a suite of tools that use graphical analysis to demystify the complexities of option data and transactions and use Morningstar's proprietary stock research to identify option investment opportunities. Prior to his current role, Guziec was an equity analyst and team leader, initially covering the automotive industry and then investment banks and securities exchanges. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and mechanical engineering, as well as a master's degree in mechanical engineering, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
|TOM KEENE, CFA
As an editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, Tom Keene provides economic and investment perspective for its various news divisions and founded the chart of the day article, available only on the Bloomberg Professional service and featured on Bloomberg Television. He is the host of "Bloomberg on the Economy," heard weekdays on the Bloomberg Radio network and on podcasts on Bloomberg.com and iTunes. He is co-host of "Bloomberg Surveillance," heard weekday mornings on Bloomberg Radio. Keene edited "Flying on One Engine, The Bloomberg Book of Master Market Economists," published in 2005. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and is enrolled in courses at the London School of Economics. He is a chartered financial analyst, a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association for Business Economics and The Economic Club of New York.
|JEFFREY KLEINTOP, CFA
Chief Market Strategist
Jeffrey Kleintop is chief market strategist and executive vice president at LPL Financial, the largest independent broker-dealer supporting more than 12,000 financial advisers nationwide. He leads the development and articulation of LPL Financial Research's market and investment strategies, leveraging his expertise in the analysis of global financial markets and asset allocation strategy. Cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of "Wall Street's Best and Brightest" and known for his keen market insights, Kleintop is regularly quoted in many national publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, and The New York Times, and is a frequent guest on national business television and radio, including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, PBS and FOX Business News. He writes a weekly column on TheStreet.com and is a contributor to Forbes. He is the author of the popular investment book, "Market Evolution: How to Profit in Today's Changing Financial Markets," published in May 2006.
|EDWARD KNIGHT, JD
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer
NASDAQ OMX Group
Edward Knight is executive vice president and general counsel of the NASDAQ OMX Group. Knight served as the chief legal officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers from June 1999 until becoming NASDAQ General Counsel in 2001. In his role as general counsel, Knight is responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and for overseeing the quality of legal services across the global organization. He is also responsible for government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation and the office of economic research. Knight oversees the Office of Corporate Secretary, which is responsible for all of NASDAQ's corporate governance activities and maintaining the Corporate Record. Knight is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the NASDAQ Exchange. He holds 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.
|TOBIAS M. LEVKOVICH
Chief U.S. Equity Strategist
Citi Investment Research
Tobias M. Levkovich is a managing director, chief U.S. equity strategist for Citi Investment Research and is a member of Citi's Investment Strategy Committee. Since 2001, he has been responsible for assessing the direction of the market, setting the firm's investment sector allocations, and compiling its Recommended List of specific investments that he expects to appreciate in value. Levkovich is a member of Institutional Investor's 2009 All-America Research Team, a recognition that he has received previously. SmartMoney magazine has recognized Levkovich as one of its "Power 30 Thinkers" (November 2004), its "Best Market Seer" (December 2003) and its "30 Smartest People in Investing" (December 2002). Levkovich began his career as an assistant vice president in the research department of L.F. Rothschild & Co. He holds a bachelor's in commerce from Concordia University in Montreal and attended Boston University's Graduate School of Management.
|EDMUND V. MAHONEY
Chief Investment Officer
Vantis Life Insurance Company
Edmund V. Mahoney is chief investment officer of Vantis Life Insurance Company, responsible for all investment and portfolio management activities. Mahoney is a senior investment and treasury professional with global experience in portfolio management, investment compliance, funds management, performance measurement/pricing, international finance and foreign exchange risk management. Prior to joining Vantis Life, Mahoney was senior vice president for compliance at Hartford Investment Management Company. Through 1994, Mahoney was assistant vice president and assistant treasurer of Aetna Life and Casualty Company, responsible for international finance, foreign exchange risk management and leasing activities. From 1979 through 1984, Mahoney was assistant treasurer of Urban Investment and Development Company, a real estate development and management company located in Chicago, Ill. Mahoney is a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Technology Finance Corporation and chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree from Colby College, an MBA from Babson College, and he has taken postgraduate real estate finance courses at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
|RONALD H. MUHLENKAMP, CFA
Founder, President and Portfolio Manager
Muhlenkamp & Company, Inc.
Ronald H. Muhlenkamp established Muhlenkamp & Company, Inc., in 1977 to manage private accounts for individuals and institutions. In 1988, the company launched a no-load mutual fund as an investment vehicle for all investors, large or small. An award-winning investment manager, featured speaker at investment shows and respected media source, Muhlenkamp has focused on extensive studies of investment management philosophies, both fundamental and technical. As a result of his research, he developed a proprietary method of evaluating both equity and fixed-income securities that Muhlenkamp & Company still uses today. In addition to publishing his quarterly newsletter, "Muhlenkamp Memorandum," he is the author of "Ron's Road to Wealth: Insights for the Curious Investor." Muhlenkamp earned a BS in engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Navellier & Associates, Inc.
Louis Navellier is chairman of the board, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., based in Reno, Nevada. He is also editor of four leading stock advisory newsletters: "Emerging Growth," "Quantum Growth," "Blue Chip Growth," and "Global Growth." He uses a three-step, bottom-up stock selection process focusing on quantitative analysis, fundamental analysis, and optimization of the securities selected for the portfolio. In 1980, Navellier began publishing his research in his stock advisory newsletter, the "MPT Review." Since 1987, he has been active in the management of individual portfolios, mutual funds, and institutional portfolios. In addition to appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg, "The Nightly Business Report," and "Wall Street Week," he has been featured in Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, Money, Smart Money, The Wall Street Journal and several books. He earned a BS in business administration and an MBA in finance from California State University-Hayward.
|JOHN E. SILVIA, PhD
Managing Director and Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
John Silvia is managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo, a position he has held since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company's chief economist. Previously, 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, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. In 2009, he was named one of the Top 10 forecasters for the last four years by Bloomberg News and the No. 2 forecaster by USA Today for 2008. He is chair of the American Bankers Association and also chairs the economic advisory committee of the SIFMA Economic Advisory Roundtable. He earned his bachelor's degree and PhD from Northeastern University and has a master's degree from Brown University.
|DIANE C. SWONK
Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist
Diane Swonk is a senior managing director and chief economist for Mesirow Financial, a diversified financial services firm based in Chicago. As one of the most sought-after economists in the world, she is frequently called upon by policymakers and business leaders. Swonk joined Mesirow Financial in 2004 after 19 years with Bank One Corporation and its predecessors. She sits on several advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Board, its regional banks and the Council of Economic Advisers for the White House. Most recently, she served two consecutive terms on the Congressional Budget Office's panel of economic advisers. As one of the most quoted economists in the financial press, Swonk is seen regularly on national and international television, and her commentary can be read in top financial news publications throughout the world.