UWM’s 2011 Outlook Conference to feature national, local speakers

UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business will present its “2011 Outlook Conference” on Thursday, March 24 at the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.

The event will feature numerous economists, investment analysts, corporate executives and academia who will outline their predictions for the coming year in the economy, markets and other segments of the economy.

Notable out-of-market speakers include:

  • Daniel Ford, head of U.S. equities research with Barclays Capital.
  • Doug Cliggott, U.S. equity strategist with Credit Suisse.
  • Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist with Citigroup.
  • Pat Dorsey, director of equity research, Morningstar.
  • Joel Stern, chairman and chief executive officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
  • David Bleustein, head of U.S. equities research with UBS.

The event will also include presentations and panel discussions from well-known names from the financial and business communities in metro Milwaukee. Companies such as Northwestern Mutual, Stark Investments, Robert W. Baird & Co., Mason Wells, J.P. Morgan Chase, Briggs & Stratton, Cleary Gull Inc. and Generac will have key executives presenting that day.

The conference is sponsored by the Wisconsin chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, the CFA Society of Milwaukee and Bloomberg. BizTimes Milwaukee is the media sponsor.

“Based on the caliber of speakers, we thought this was a good educational opportunity for our members,” said Thomas Rippl, CFA. Rippl is president of the CFA Society of Milwaukee, and is also vice president and investment officer of Schaper, Benz &Wise Investment Council Inc., a Neenah-based investment advisor firm.

“I saw Tobias (Levkovich of Citigroup) speak in Las Vegas and thought he was really good. Kevin’s done a really nice job. Some of (the speakers) I read quite a bit and have a lot of respect for. They’ll be talking about some timely topics and discussing long-term views, which should be good.”

The event will be held during spring break, so there will be ample parking in the UWM Student Union parking structure. Cost is $149 for the day-long event.

For more information or to register for the seminar, visit www4.uwm.edu/business/news/events/market_outlook/index.cfm.

To hear from G. Kevin Spellman, money manager and director of the investment management certificate program at the UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business and equity consultant – who organized the conference – and Ronald Miller, managing director at Cleary Gull Inc., and president of the Wisconsin chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, one of its sponsors, see the video below.

 

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