Monday, January 12, 2009

Wharton Club of South Florida 2009 Economic Forecast - JANUARY 22

The Wharton Club of South Florida,
Harvard Business School Club of South Florida
CFA Miami (a member of CFA Institute)

cordially invite you to attend our


with special guest speakers

Lawrence Speidell, CFA
Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Frontier Market Asset Management
How Do the Markets Look and Where Should We Invest?


Kenneth Thomas, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Finance and Independent Banking Analyst
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
State of the Banking System: Prospects for Recovery?


JANUARY 22, 2009
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:00 PM: Presentation and Dinner

Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-3818
Click Here for Directions

Cost for this event (dinner included):
Wharton Club of S. FL Members (plus 1 guest): $30.00 per person
Non-Members: $40.00 per person

You must register via our website at no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2009. All ticket purchases are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please contact Gabriela Sanchez, Club Administrator at or (786) 206-4867.

Lawrence Speidell is founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC.

From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Speidell was Executive Vice President at Laffer Associates, an investment management and economic research firm. Prior to joining Laffer, he was a Partner and Director of Global Research and Management at Nicholas Applegate where he launched the firm’s emerging markets products and developed and enhanced the firm's international and global quantitative disciplines.

Mr. Speidell also spent eleven years as a Trustee at Batterymarch Financial Management where he was a portfolio manager for domestic and international strategies, was responsible for one of the first equity funds in China and worked on the development of a fund for Russia. As Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Putnam Management Company, Mr. Speidell served as a member of that firm's Investment Policy Committee.

Kenneth Thomas teaches the finance course, Monetary Economics for Wharton Programs for Working Professionals (WPWP). Dr. Thomas is also a consultant to the banking industry on community reinvestment, fair lending, and related regulatory issues.

Dr. Thomas received The Wharton Evening School's Director's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001 and 2004. He has written two books and several papers on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. Because of his expertise in finance, he has been an adviser to federal bank regulators and testified before Congress several times on bank regulation and public policy issues.

He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from The Wharton School and is regularly quoted in financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist, and has made numerous presentations to groups such as the American Bankers Association.

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