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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Speaker:

Laurence H. Meyer is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and currently vice chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers and a distinguished scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C.

While serving as a Fed governor from June 1996 through January 2002, Dr. Meyer became widely known as an influential member of the Federal Open Market Committee and built a reputation for independent thinking and straight talk about monetary policy. He has been widely acclaimed for his ability to bring clarity to the chaos of economic data and to demystify the art and science of monetary policymaking.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Speaker:

Antoine van Agtmael is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Management and one of the fathers of Emerging Markets investing. In fact, Mr. van Agtmael coined the term “Emerging Markets” to replace the negative connotation of the term “Third World” investing.

After serving as Division Chief in the World Bank’s Treasury operations and as Director of the Capital Markets Department at the International Finance Corporation, Mr. van Agtmael founded Emerging Markets Management (EMM) in 1987. EMM was one of the first investment firms dedicated exclusively to the management of emerging markets equities. The EMM website describes its “mission was – and still is – to maximize value for clients by combining our pioneering spirit in emerging markets with a disciplined, value-oriented investment approach.”

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Wednesday, April 9, 2007

Speaker:

Michael P. Ryan is a Managing Director, and Head of the Wealth Management Research for the Americas. Michael also serves as the head of the Global Investment Recommendations (GIR) team within Global Wealth Management Research. In his roles as Head of both WMR-Americas and GIR, Michael directs teams of about 70 investment strategists and analysts spread across the Americas, Asia and Europe, dedicated exclusively to serving the investment needs of individual investors. Michael has more than 20 years experience within the financial markets industry, all of which has been spent at UBS and the firm’s predecessor firm PaineWebber.

Mr. Ryan has appeared on CNN, CNBC, CNBC Europe, TV Tokyo and Bloomberg Television. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News Services, Reuters, the Financial Times, Nikkei news and Bloomberg.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Speaker:

David W. Berson is Fannie Mae's vice president and chief economist. He reports directly to the senior vice president - Corporate Strategy. Dr. Berson is responsible for managing the economics department; forecasting and analyzing the economy, interest rates, housing and mortgage finance markets, and advising Fannie Mae's chairman and senior management team on finance, economic, tax, and housing policy issues. He is also a senior participant in the company's strategic planning process.

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Berson was a senior economist at the U.S. League of Savings Institutions, chief financial economist at Wharton Econometrics, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and assistant professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School. He also has been an instructor in the business school at the University of Michigan and in the economics department at Villanova University. His government experience includes staff economist on the Council of Economic Advisers, and positions in the Office of Tax Analysis at the Treasury Department and the Office of the Special Trade Representative.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Speaker:

Kim Nolan Wallace is Managing Director and Chief Political Strategist at Lehman Brothers which he joined in May 1994.

As Lehman Brothersí Chief Political Strategist, Mr. Wallace directs the firmís Equity Research U.S. political analysis group responsible for analyzing policy risk for institutional investors. He focuses on macroeconomics, tort reform, and trade policy.

Before joining Lehman Brothers, Kim served five years as legislative assistant to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, specializing in fiscal policy. Prior to that, Kim worked three years as senior analyst on the staff of the Senate Budget Committee.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Speaker:

Larry Adam is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in the U.S. He sits on the U.S. Investment Committee, the management team responsible for investment strategy and asset allocation for U.S. discretionary client portfolios. He is also a member of Deutsche Bank’s Global Investment Committee that formalizes and establishes the global house view.

Prior to being named the Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Adam was the head of the Asset Allocation and Quantitative Analysis Group, the group responsible for analyzing and implementing client-specific asset allocation strategies. Mr. Adam joined Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in 1992.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Speaker:

Federal Reserve Board Governor Randall S. Kroszner took office on March 1, 2006, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2008. Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Kroszner was Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. Before joining the Board, Dr. Kroszner served the Federal Reserve System in several roles and he was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 2001 to 2003.

While at the CEA, he was heavily involved in formulating the policy response to corporate governance scandals, as well as in advising on a wide range of domestic and international issues, including banking and financial regulation, government-sponsored enterprises, pension reform, corporate governance reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management, sovereign debt restructuring, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), international trade, and economic development.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Speaker:

Fadel Gheit is Managing Director and Senior Energy Analyst for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and has been covering the Oil & Gas Industry for 20 years.

Mr. Gheit covers 26 energy companies and at the beginning of 2005 he recommended that investors buy shares in all of them: from major integrated oil companies like Exxon Mobil to refiners like Tesoro and independents like Anadarko and Kerr-McGee. As such, Mr. Gheit distinguished himself as one of the earliest and most correct bulls on the recent rally in energy stocks.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Speaker:

Jason DeSena Trennert is Managing Partner & Chief Investment Strategist of Strategas Research Partners. Mr. Trennert was previously the Chief Investment Strategist and a Senior Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. He built and oversaw two of that Firm’s most popular research efforts, the Company Surveys and more recently, its Investment Strategy Group. For the past three years, he has been ranked by Institutional Investor as one of the top Strategists on Wall Street.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Speaker:

Bert Ely has specialized in deposit insurance and banking structure issues since 1981. As the S&L situation worsened, he became in 1986 one of the first persons to publicly predict a taxpayer bailout of the FSLIC. In 1991, he was the first person to correctly predict the non-crisis in commercial banking; in 1992, he predicted the forthcoming taxpayer bailout of the Japanese banking system.


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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Speaker:

Richard E. Cripps, CFA

Richard Cripps is a Managing Director of Equity Strategy and Marketing for the Research Department of Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets. As Chief Market Strategist for Stifel Nicolaus, Mr. Cripps is a member of the Investment Committee.
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