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April 8, 2014

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CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal

Ynon Kreiz ('93) and Bob IgerYnon Kreiz ('93) has a history of making deals with the Walt Disney Company. On March 24, it was announced that Disney acquired Maker Studios, where Kreiz is currently CEO, for $500 million. Kreiz also will continue to run the YouTube based video supplier, which receives 5.5 billion reviews per month from a 380 million-subscriber base. In 1996, Kreiz helped launch Fox Kids Europe, which eventually sold to the Walt Disney Company in 2001. Read more...
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UCLA Anderson Forecast Predicts Employment Growth in U.S. and CA
UCLA Anderson Forecast

In its first quarterly report of 2014, the UCLA Anderson Forecast asserts that the harsh winter weather that ravaged much of the country caused slower than expected national growth in the first quarter of the year. However, the economy should rebound in the spring. Weather-impacted activities, such as factory production, automobile sales and construction, are expected to make up for time lost over the winter, leading to GDP growth in the 3 percent range. That rate is forecasted to persist through 2016, boosted by increased housing and business investments, as well as gains in consumer spending. Read more...

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference: Success Stories of U.S. China - Investment

China Business ConferenceFriday, April 18
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

The 2014 Woo Conference will provide a forum to learn from and network with successful and influential cross-border investors and business leaders. Hear their experiences and lessons learned from engaging in cross-border investment and how they have overcome hurdles that others were unable to overcome. Learn successful strategies for mitigating issues, increasing effectiveness and optimizing operations in facilitating cross-border growth and expansion. Registration fee is only $30 for alumni – please use promotion code AALUMNIWOO14. Read more...

Dean Judy Olian Hosts CEOs of Korn Ferry and J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Gary D. BurnisonGary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry
Monday, April 28
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson
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Join Dean Judy Olian in hosting Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry on Monday, April 28. Korn Ferry is a premier global provider of talent management solutions with 80 offices around the world and 3,400 employees. Burnison is also a New York Times bestselling author of several books that provide insight, inspiration and practical advice for leaders.

Mary Callahan ErodesMary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Thursday, May 8
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson

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Join Dean Judy Olian in hosting Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. A global leader in investment management and private banking, J.P. Morgan Asset Management has more than $2.3 trillion in client assets. Erdoes is also a board member of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the U.S.-China Business Council, and serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. Bloomberg Markets magazine recently named her the World's Most Influential Money Manager for 2013.

Give Us Feedback on Alumni Communications - Win an iPad Mini!

iPad mini

As members of the UCLA Anderson community, we have many ways to stay in touch with classmates and the School: LinkedIn, Facebook, Assets Digital, and events in cities around the world. At the center of these resources are the alumni lists that help foster lifelong connections among the school, its students, and alumni worldwide. The alumni board has been building on these efforts to improve the usage, effectiveness, and value of the email lists and we would love your input! As a thank you for your time, you will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini - the perfect accessory to bring along to Alumni Weekend!


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Register Today for Alumni Weekend 2014!
Alumni Weekend 2014

Alumni Weekend Conference: Friday, 5/2
Calling all alumni! Come back to UCLA Anderson to learn from our world-class faculty, reconnect with your classmates, and get inspired by industry leaders at the day-long conference. Hear from executives from a broad range of industries and organizations including J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, J.C. Penney, Live Nation, and the NBA. Click here to learn more and register.

Reunions 2014: Saturday, 5/3
Are you in the class of '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09? Join your Reunion Celebration and make new memories at Shutters by the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar in beautiful Santa Monica, CA on the evening of Saturday, May 3, 2014. Click here to register.

Executive Recruiter Networking Night: Thursday, 5/1
Interested in networking with professionals from your target industry? Alumni Weekend will kick off with the Executive Recruiter Networking night on Thursday, May 1, held at UCLA Anderson. Here's your chance to connect with recruiters from executive search firms and hiring organizations as well as UCLA Anderson alumni. Bring your business cards! Click here to register.

UCLA Anderson Alumni Golf Tournament: Monday, 5/5
Join alumni and faculty at the UCLA Alumni Golf Tournament for a day of networking and friendly competition in support of Funds benefiting UCLA Anderson Scholarships and Alumni activities. Whether you are an avid player or new to golf, all are welcomed to play in the scramble format tournament. Sign up individually or form your own four-person team! Not playing? Tickets available for the post-golf cocktail reception only as well. Click here to read more.

CFO Forum Discussion: Why is the CFO Becoming the Boss of IT?

Beats MusicThursday, May 1
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Montage Beverly Hills


Are you a CFO who is becoming more actively involved with managing IT? If so, you are invited to join an open discussion with other CFOs including John Theuer, former CFO of Coffee Bean Tea & Leaf and Panda Express, Tom Fuelling of Open X, Greg Willis of Air Lease Corporation, and Scott Henry of Beats Music. The event is free and breakfast will be provided.

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