2012 Keynote Speakers
The Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. II Forum featured the following keynote speakers:
|LARRY V. ADAM, CFA
Managing Director &
Chief Investment Strategist
Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management
Larry Adam is a managing director and chief investment strategist for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in the U.S. He is a member of the U.S. Investment Committee, the management team responsible for investment strategy and asset allocation for U.S. discretionary client portfolios, and the Global Investment Committee that formalizes and
establishes the global house view. Before his current position, Adam headed the Asset Allocation and Quantitative Analysis Group. He has been quoted in various publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's and International Herald Tribune. He also has been featured on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. He earned a BBA and a master's in business,both with finance concentrations, from Loyola University. He also has the Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Investment Management Analyst and Certified Financial Planner designations.
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.
|ABBY JOSEPH COHEN, CFA
Senior Investment Strategist & President
Global Markets Institute, Goldman Sachs
Abby 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 councillorat 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
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
David M. Darst is a managing director and chief investment strategist at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 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 degree 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.
|THOMAS W. FARLEY, CFA
ICE Futures U.S.
Tom Farley is president of ICE Futures U.S., a regulated futures exchange subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange. Farley oversees day-today operations of the exchange including strategic direction, product offerings, market supervision, regulatory compliance and also serves as a member of the board of directors of ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Clear U.S. Prior to joining ICE in 2007, he worked in investment banking and private equity. In 2000, he helped found Kiodex, a risk-management technology provider to the commodity derivatives markets. In 2004, after Kiodex was sold to SunGard, Farley served as chief financial officer and COO of the new business unit, SunGard Kiodex, becoming president in 2006. He holds a BA in political science from Georgetown University and is a CFA charterholder.
|JONATHAN FEIGELSON, JD
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel & Head of Corporate Governance
Jonathan Feigelson is a senior managing director, general counsel and head of corporate governance with TIAA-CREF, a national financial services group of companies and the leading provider of retirement saving products and services in the academic, medical, cultural and research fields. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in 2006, Feigelson was the managing director and general counsel for ABN AMRO's North American Investment Bank. Before that, he was vice president and global director of equity derivatives compliance for Goldman Sachs. Feigelson earned a JD from Columbia University School of Law and was a member of the Columbia Law Review. He earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and graduated from Harvard College.
|DR. BOB FROEHLICH
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist
Wealth Management - The Hartford
Bob Froehlich is executive vice president and chief investment strategist for wealth management at The Hartford. Froehlich serves as spokesperson on the markets, economy and investing and provides insight through public appearances, customer engagement and media visibility. He is also a member of The Hartford's Investment Oversight and Strategy Committee and an officer of The Hartford Mutual Funds. Froehlich brings more than 30 years of Wall Street and Main Street experience to his role, with previous positions as chief financial officer for a utility company; city manager for Beavercreek, Ohio; economic, financial and investment consultant at Ernst & Whinney; director of research and chief investment strategist at Van Kampen Merritt, among other positions. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Dayton, a master's in management from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in public policy from California Coast University.
|PHILIP GUZIEC, CFA
Editor, Morningstar Option Investor
As a derivatives strategist for Morningstar, Philip Guziec develops its derivatives research products and uses the company's fundamental option investing methodology to edit Morningstar OptionInvestor, 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 investment opportunities. Prior to his current role, Guziec was an equity analyst and team leader, covering the automotive industry and then investment banks and securities exchanges. He has a BA in economics and mechanical engineering and a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
|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. 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.
|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. SmartMoney magazine has recognized him 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.
| STEVE LIESMAN
Senior Economics Reporter
As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy including the Federal Reserve Bank and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day. Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal, where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. He was also the Journal's energy reporter and, from 1996-98, its Moscow bureau chief. He was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets. Liesman holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a BA in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.
|LOUIS G. NAVALLIER
Chairman, CEO & CIO
Navallier & Associates, Inc.
Louis Navellier is chairman of the board, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc. 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, SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal and several books. He earned a BS in business administration and an MBA in finance from California State University-Hayward.
Senior Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank Of New York
Dick Peach is a senior vice president in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He participates in the development of the bank's forecast for the U.S. economy and oversees the bank's projections of federal receipts and outlays. His long-term research interests have been primarily in housing and real estate finance topics. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in June 1992, he was staff vice president and deputy chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He played a key role in the development of MBA's Weekly Survey of Mortgage Loan Applications, a closely watched indicator of conditions in housing and mortgage markets. Prior to joining the MBA in 1986, he was staff vice president for forecasting and policy analysis at the National Association of REALTORS®.
|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.
|LIZ ANN SONDERS
Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Liz Ann Sonders analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab's entire client base and chairs its Investment Strategy Council. Sonders is a regular contributor to all of Schwab's client newsletters, a keynote speaker at many of the company's corporate events and many outside conferences, including for NYSSA and CFA Institute. Prior to joining Schwab in 2002, she was a managing director at U.S. Trust, a division of Schwab from 2000-07. Before that, she was a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Avatar Associates. She is a regular on many CNBC programs, as well as on ABC's "Good Morning America," CBS's "The Early Show" and Fox Business News. She earned a BA in economics and political science from the University of Delaware and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.
|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.
Global Equity Strategist
Standard&Poor's Capital IQ
As a strategist in Standard&Poor's capital IQ equity research department, Alec Young assists in the formulation and communication of the company's global equity strategy for the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is a voting member of the U.S. and European S&P Investment Policy committees, a member of the S&P Sector Strategy Group and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg & Reuters TV. Young is regularly quoted in various publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Before joining Standard&Poor's, Young was a senior portfolio manager with Ascend Capital Management, a London-based asset management boutique where he managed high net worth portfolios. Young earned his BA in political science from Grinnell College and completed an executive education course at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business on investment management and portfolio strategy.
|DR. LAWRENCE YUN
Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of Research
National Association of Realtors®
Lawrence Yun is chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTORS® where he directs research activity for the association and regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends. Yun creates NAR's forecasts and participates in many economic forecasting panels, including Blue Chip and the Harvard University Industrial Economist Council. He appears regularly on financial news outlets and is a frequent speaker at real estate conferences throughout the U.S. USA Today recently listed him among the top 10 economic forecasters in the country. Previously, he worked as an economic consultant to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. He graduated from Purdue University and earned his PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park.