May 13, 2016

UCLA Anderson to Host 5th Annual Investing Conference for Students and Local Investment Management Professionals

Two keynote speakers featured at milestone event

LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2016) – UCLA Anderson School of Management is hosting its 5th annual Fink Investing Conference on Monday, May 23, 2016, between 12:30 pm and 6 30 pm in Korn Convocation Hall. The event, which connects students, alumni, and local investment management professionals, has been drawing more than 400 attendees annually since its debut in 2012.

“Each year the Fink Investing Conference has grown in size and caliber,” says Nicholas Bender, MBA ’17. “It is a keystone event for every student pursuing a career in finance, and a great opportunity to highlight the development of the student-led Anderson Investment Association. With the support of the Fink Center and a strong sponsorship network – particularly Kenneth Broad of Jackson Square Partners – we look forward to its continued growth.”
Rob Arnott, chairman & CEO of Research Affiliates, is scheduled to open the event as the keynote speaker.  He is also portfolio manager on the PIMCO All Asset and All Asset All Authority family of funds and a suite of PIMCO products based on the Fundamental Index™ approach. David Booth, chairman and Co-CEO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, will lead the afternoon’s Fireside Chat. The conference will also feature two panels of leading investment management professionals from companies that include FPA, Kayne Anderson, , Montauk TriGuard Funds, LongTail Alpha, Payden & Rygel, TCW and Capital Group, who will focus discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing equity and fixed income markets.

The equity panel, Global Equities, Moving Forward in Uncertain Times, will discuss investor challenges, such as elevated valuation, weak global economic growth, and structural impediments related to electronic trading. Both the public and private equity markets have seen significant volatility during the past year, and sentiment remains relatively poor despite the recent market rally.

The fixed income panel, Opportunities and Risk in US Fixed Income Markets, will examine the implications of monetary policy divergence in the developed world, the ongoing impact of commodity price volatility, and expectations for the remainder of the post-Financial Crisis credit cycle. Fixed income investing faces the familiar challenge of interpreting the dynamic behavior of global central banks, exacerbated by cumbersome regulatory policy.
The conference is hosted by the Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments and the UCLA Anderson Investment Association.  Gold sponsors include the Investment Finance Association, Jackson Square Partners, and Dimensional.  Silver and bronze sponsors include Ben Bisconti (’94), Lance Depew (’94) and Tyler (’94) and Heather (’95) Mingst. The free event is open to registered participants. For more information and registration, visit: http://bit.ly/1W2IlGv.

About the Lori and Laurence Fink Center for Finance & Investments

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments serves as a bridge between academia and industry in the field of finance. The Center sponsors research, teaching, and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment communities. The Fink Center’s mission is to connect students, alumni, faculty, and the investment community to transform fundamental knowledge into applicable practices that benefit today’s global economy.

About Anderson Investment Association

The UCLA Anderson Investment Association (AIA) is a student-run organization dedicated to building an investment management community that fosters educational and career opportunities by connecting students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

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