Private Equity Summit

January 11, 2012

Industry Leaders and Academics to Gather for Second Annual Private Equity Summit

Will examine critical issues facing the industry

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Anderson's Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments will host the second annual Private Equity Summit on Friday, March 2, 2012, with a goal of furthering discussions begun at 2010's inaugural event by examining critical questions facing the industry, such as how to improve the study of private equity from largely anecdotal to an increasingly scientific approach. "The purpose of the summit is to identify and discuss key issues facing investors and facilitate a constructive discussion between academics and practitioners," said Fink Center Director Professor Richard Roll, the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance at the UCLA Anderson.

Jonathan Rosenthal, a partner with Saybrook Capital, LLC and the summit Co-Chair Professor Mark Garmaise, said, "We can support the private equity industry with real science, real data, and real analysis." Rosenthal believes that the Private Equity Summit is unique because of the quality of its participants. "It is the only event where leading academics, limited partners, general partners, and consultants come together to analyze private equity," he said.

Last year's conference featured keynote speaker Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and currently a member of President Obama's Debt Reduction Task Force, who discussed the role that private equity will have in reinvigorating the global economy. The conference's success sparked interest from professors and professionals across the nation, but the advisory board has not released the speakers and panelists for this year's invite-only event.

Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments
The Fink Center represents a true unification of research and practice in the field of finance. This center sponsors research, teaching and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment community. With acclaimed faculty, extensive information resources, dedicated alumni and corporate alliances, the Fink Center offers the finest opportunities available anywhere for transforming fundamental knowledge into applicable practices within the global economy.

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