Thursday December 7, 2006

Investment Forum Draws Best in the Biz

The RISE VII Global Investment Forum at the University of Dayton takes place March 29-31. The keynote day on the 29th will host a group of internationally renowned industry leaders to share their wisdom and outlook. Registration for professionals closes March 16.

The event, sponsored by UD and the United Nations Global Compact, will feature a line-up of some of the biggest names in the investment world. Some of the keynote speakers include the commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the president and COO of McDonald's Corp., the chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Co., and the editor in chief of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, to name a few.

Gary H. Stern, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will offer the luncheon address.

Registration is $180 (including lunch) before March 1 and $225 after that date. Pre-registration is required and will close March 16. On-site registration will not be available. To register, visit and select "Forum Registration." If you have questions, please email or call 937-229-1444.

This is the seventh year for RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education), which is the world's largest student investment forum. Last year's event attracted more than 1,500 attendees —including finance students and faculty from 197 schools throughout 22 countries, as well as 400 business professionals from around the country.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Paul Atkins, commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Gary H. Stern, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Ralph Alvarez, president and COO, McDonald's Corp.
  • Peter H. Coors, chairman, Molson Coors Brewing Co.
  • Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
  • Ginataras Steponavicius, deputy speaker of Parliament, Republic of Lithuania
  • L'Ubomir Jahnatek, minister of the economy, Slovak Republic
  • Pat Dorsey, director of stock analysis, Morningstar, Inc.
  • Robert L. Reynolds, vice chairman and COO, Fidelity Investments
  • John E. Silvia, chief economist, Wachovia Bank
  • Robert C. Doll, vice chairman, global CIO and a member of the board of directors, BlackRock
  • Marc E. Lackritz, Co-CEO, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Bob Froehlich, chair of the investor strategy committee, Deutsche Asset Management, Americas, and vice chair, Scudder Investments
  • Liz Ann Sonders, chair of investment strategy council, Charles Schwab & Co.
  • James Glassman, senior policy strategist, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Jan Hatzius, chief U.S. economist, Goldman Sachs
  • Louis Navellier, chairman and CEO, Navellier & Associates Inc.
  • Myron Scholes, chairman, Platinum Grove Asset Management and 1997 Nobel Laureate in economics

The program will run from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Strategic partners include the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Singapore Exchange, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Borse Group, CFA Institute and new this year, the Dubai Financial Market, TIAA-CREF and Financial Services Forum.

This is the first year for the United Nations Global Compact to be a co-sponsor. The Global Compact brings companies together with UN agencies, labor and civil society to advance universal social and environmental principles.

For more information, contact David Sauer at 937-229-2757, 937-229-3384 or To schedule an interview, contact Linda Robertson at 937-229-3257 or