Friday Morning Breakout Sessions
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 — LADIES ONLY — WOMEN ON THE RISE
This is a special invitation to our female registrants to attend the inaugural "Women on the RISE" breakfast, an opportunity for you to meet and hear from some RISE participants about career paths and considerations for women in the finance industry.
Participants in the breakfast include: Kathleen Hays, host of "The Hays Advantage" on Bloomberg Radio; Kate Healy, Managing Director, Institutional Marketing, TD Ameritrade Institutional; Dani Hughes, CEO and Founder, Divine Capital Markets LLC; and Stephanie Link, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Portfolio Manager, TheStreet, Inc.
"Women on the RISE" will be held in the Time Warner Flight Deck of the UD Arena at 7:15 a.m. on the opening day of the conference. Space is limited. Registered attendees should take the first bus from their hotel on Thursday morning and, after checking in, proceed upstairs to the Time Warner Flight Deck. This breakfast panel discussion will end at 8:15 a.m., in time to take your seat in the arena before opening remarks at 8:30 a.m.
Look for the opportunity to sign up for "Women on the RISE" on the registration website when you sign up for your breakout sessions. Remember, ladies only!
FRIDAY – APRIL 5 – Morning
PLEASE NOTE: Breakout registration will open on Monday, March 11. Registrants will be sent an email that announces the opening and provides instructions for registering. You must complete your breakout registration by Monday, March 18, at which time the online registration system will close.
Session I: 8 — 9:15 a.m.
Session II: 9:45 — 11 a.m.
On our registration website, you’ll have the opportunity to select two from the following list (except where noted).
Presentation: United Nations Global Compact and Corporate Sustainability
Merrill Csuri, Manager, PRME Secretariat, United Nations Global Compact Office, New York, N.Y.
Session Description: The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative that provides a corporate sustainability framework for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Panel Discussion: Private EquityModerator: Justin Wolfort, Director, Western Reserve Partners LLC, Cleveland, Ohio
Jonathan Q. Dries, Director, Tricor Pacific Capital, Lake Forest, Ill.
Rich Jander, Managing Director, Maranon Capital, Chicago, Ill.
Panel Description: The Private Equity panel will provide an overview of private equity funds and their investment types. The panelists will discuss fund structures, investment styles, fundraising market overview, and M&A market overview.
Panel Discussion: Fixed Income Portfolio ManagementModerator: Timothy J. Fogarty, CFA, Investment Portfolio Manager, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Kemer, Portfolio Manager, Fifth Third Asset Management, Cincinnati, Ohio
John A. Melville, CFA, Principal, Foster & Motley, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Patrick Morrissey, Managing Director, Great Lakes Advisors, Wintrust Wealth Management, Chicago, Ill.
Panel Description: The Fixed Income Portfolio Management panel will help answer that all important question – Do bonds make sense for your personal portfolio? Panelists will address the reasons fixed income plays an important role in a diversified portfolio, common misperceptions of investing in bonds, and how they can help provide risk-adjusted returns throughout different economic and market cycles.
Panel Discussion: Modern Portfolio Management StrategiesModerator: Brian Antenucci, Investment Advisor, Bartlett & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
Jeff Krumpelman, CFA, Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, The Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio
Anthony Roberts III, CFA, Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, RiverPoint Capital Management, Cincinnati, Ohio
George G. Strietmann, CFA, Vice President & Principal, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Panel Description: This interactive panel will provide insights into the daily life of a Portfolio Manager. The panelists will share their respective career experiences of how they became successful in the investment management industry. The panelists will provide industry best practices on how they manage client investment portfolios. This session will also explore the daily habits and preparation needed to stay ahead of the curve in the markets.
Panel Discussion: Financing New Ventures — Challenges & OpportunitiesModerator: Paul D. Cohn, Managing Director, Private Equity Regional Programs, Fort Washington Capital Partners Group, Columbus, Ohio
Brent Ahrens, General Partner, Canaan Partners, Menlo Park, Calif.
William Indest, Managing Director, Draper Triangle Ventures, Columbus, Ohio
Michael Liang, Ph.D., Partner, Baird Capital Ventures, Chicago, Ill.
Panel Description: Experienced venture capital investors talk about venture capital, entrepreneurship and their careers, examining what is needed to develop the skills and expertise to identify and build value in growing companies.
Panel Discussion: Investment Lifecycle - How to get from the Asset Manager to the Client's Portfolio
Moderator: Tim Miller, CFP, Internal Advisor Consultant, BlackRock, Princeton, NJ
Blair T. Cornell, CFP, First Vice President – Investments, UBS Financial Services Inc., Dayton, Ohio
Marc Crigger, Vice President & Investment Management Consultant, BlackRock, Columbus, Ohio
Heidi Richardson, Director & Global Investment Strategist, BlackRock, San Francisco, Calif.
Eric Mueller, Vice President & Product Strategist, Multi Asset Strategies Group, BlackRock, New York, N.Y.
Panel Description: This panel is designed to give participants a more holistic understanding of how an investment, whether a stock, bond, ETF, mutual fund or SMA, makes its way from an asset management firm all the way into a high net worth client's portfolio. We have lined up a panel of participants from the world's largest asset manager, BlackRock, as well as a Barron's Top 1000 Financial Advisor from UBS Financial Services.
Panel Discussion: Wealth Management AdvisoryModerator: David Nienaber, CPA, CFP, Financial Planner, Foster & Motley, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Rob Herman, Managing Director & Investment Officer, Gries Financial, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michelle Stroh, CFA, CFP, Portfolio Manager, Johnson Investment Counsel, Inc., Columbus, Ohio
Neil R. Waxman, CFP, Managing Director, Capital Advisors, Ltd., Shaker Heights, Ohio
Panel Description: Panelists will explain the scope of their individual practices and examine the current trends in wealth management overall (e.g., growth, demographics, drivers). Particular focus will be on the concerns facing today’s wealth management clients, how advisors assist clients in addressing those issues, and some of the general investment themes now being discussed with clients.
Presentation: IPO Readiness — Considerations for Going PublicPresented by:
Steve Arnold, CPA, Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP, Dayton, Ohio
Patrick O'Dell, CPA, Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Session Description: This session will focus on business, risk management, and regulatory matters before, during, and after companies decide to make their initial public offerings (IPOs). Steve and Pat will share practical examples of success and pitfalls of the IPO journey and talk about current trends in the global IPO market. This session will only be offered once, during Session II, at 9:45 a.m.
Workshop: FOREX Trading SimulationPresenter: Leslie K. McNew, Clinical Professor of Finance, Director, Hanley Trading Center, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a broad overview of the art and science of speculative foreign exchange trading, and will offer participants the opportunity to buy and sell Euros in real time on a practice trading platform. The workshop will examine the basics of speculative trading on the basis of economic analysis, western and eastern technical analysis (with an emphasis on candlestick charting), and psychological attitudes. “FOREX Trading Simulation” will encompass the time span of both morning breakout sessions (8-11 a.m.). If you enroll in this workshop, do not sign up for a breakout session at 9:45. Capacity is limited to 40 registrants. Students only. Additionally, due to the limited capacities of our trading simulations, attendees are prohibited from signing up for both this morning FOREX simulation and the afternoon Futures trading simulation. One per customer while space is available!
Panel Discussion: Equity AnalysisModerator: James P. Croghan, Associate, BlackRock Portfolio Management Group, Princeton, N.J.
David Gardner, CFA, Vice President, Large Cap Series Funds, BlackRock, Princeton, N.J.
Brian Schmidt, CFA, Associate, Global Small Cap Funds, BlackRock, Princeton, N.J.
Paul Trejo, CFA, Vice President, Latin America Fund, BlackRock, Princeton, N.J.
Panel Description: The Equity Analysis Panel will give participants a solid overview of several different approaches to evaluating a stock. We will walk through how a good stock analysis is done from begining to end, making sure to connect how participants can practically apply it themselves.
Panel Discussion: Sales and Trading
Moderator: Daniel Schaefer, Foreign Exchange Associate, PNC Capital Markets Group, Chicago, Ill.
Daniel Jurkowitz, Managing Director, Credit Suisse Group AG, New York, N.Y.
Kerry Stealey, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange Sales, PNC Capital Markets Group, Cleveland, Ohio
Panel Discussion: Establishing a Student-Managed Fund
Moderator: Jason T. Greene, Ph.D., Professor of Finance, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill.
Michael R. Birgeneau, Financial Advisor & Institutional Consulting Director, Graystone Consulting, Columbus, Ohio
Ryan Cahoy, Managing Director, Rise Display, Inc., Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Steven A. Dennis, Ph.D., Aarestad Endowed Chair of Financial Services, Director of the Financial Services Institute, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Stephen P. Huffman, Ph.D., CFA, FRM, Professor of Finance, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisc.
Dennis R. Marx, CPA/PFS, Principal, JMG Financial Group, Ltd., Chicago, Ill.; Member, Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Panel Description: In response to numerous requests, this panel was assembled to examine variations in the structure, funding, and administration of a student-managed fund, and its academic value in a university setting. Dr. Greene is co-author of the forthcoming book, "Trading and Money Management in a Student-Managed Portfolio." As a "manager of managers," Mr. Birgeneau can speak to issues related to the responsibilities, such as due diligence, of an institutional money manager. Ryan Cahoy, through his work at Rise Display, has accumulated a storehouse of data related to the infrastructure of university trading labs. Dr. Dennis and Dr. Huffman are faculty advisors to the student-managed funds at their respective universities. Mr. Marx can offer insights into how a student-managed portfolio fits into investment decisions made by university trustees as they relate to the management of a university's endowment fund.
Presentation: Futures 101 - Expanding Your Opportunities
Emily Terzis, Manager, Public Affairs, CME Group, Chicago, IL
Curt Zuckert, Manager, Channel Partner Management, CME Group, Chicago, IL
Ron Grossman, Founder, RG Broker Services, Chicago, IL
Session Description: “Futures 101: Expanding Your Opportunities” will include an overview of CME Group’s business, derivatives market fundamentals, and opportunities in the industry including career fields. Topics from the market user perspective will also be covered, such as; cash futures markets, risk transfer and management, and corporate participation in the markets. Q&A time will be allotted during the session.
Panel Discussion: Capital Markets and TreasuryModerator: Thomas Dharte, Vice President, Cold Heading Company, Warren, Mich.
Christopher Malik, Vice President, Equity Capital Markets, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Cleveland, Ohio
Edwin Polanco, Senior Analyst, Debt Capital Markets - Securitization Funding, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich.
Panel Description: This session will offer students an exposure to Treasury from both the corporate side and the corporate banking side. Treasury is a diverse field that includes many areas of investments, but this panel will focus on the capital market side, specifically funding corporations through debt and equity raises.