CFA NC 17th Annual Forecast Dinner
Join CFA Society of North Carolina as we celebrate our 2017 Annual Forecast Dinner. This event is the premier networking event of the year, bringing together over 350 of North Carolina's leading investment professionals and key decision-makers. In 2016, 26 prominent North Carolina firms supported their Society members-employees and honored their newly inducted Charterholders by underwriting the event and purchasing corporate tables.
Register Today--Last day to register-Friday, Jan 6, 5PM
Grant Williams Co-Founder, Real Vision TV & Author, Things That Make You Go Hmmm…
Grant began his career in the Japanese equity market in the mid-1980s and a three-year posting to Tokyo in early 1989 ensured he had a ringside seat for the madness that occurred in the Land of the Rising Sun as the twin bubbles in equities and real estate burst simultaneously and spectacularly at the end of 1989.
After a short stint back in London trading Asian convertible bonds upon returning home to the UK from Tokyo, Grant relocated once again, this time to New York - in time to witness the bursting of the NASDAQ bubble from another front row seat. Subsequent postings have taken him to Hong Kong (where his arrival coincided with the SARS outbreak), Australia (from where he watched the Global Financial Crisis play out) and his current home, Singapore (where nothing untoward has happened - yet).
A keen student of history, markets, politics and, above all, human nature, Grant casts a sardonic but insightful eye over the world of finance and attempts to make sense of an ever-crazier landscape.
After the events of 2008 caught so many people off guard, Grant felt a need to put finger to keyboard in an attempt to try and ensure the misunderstandings and lack of awareness about just how bad things were becoming in the lead-up to the crisis didn't happen again and to try and help people understand that, despite mainstream media coverage to the contrary, nothing had actually been fixed - the can had simply been kicked down the road. From humble beginnings as a daily note to a few friends and colleagues, Grant's readership has exploded over the last two years and now, Things That Make You Go Hmmm... is among the most widely-read financial publications in the world.
A regular speaker at investment conferences across the globe, Grant's entertaining, yet penetrating presentation style has made him a firm favorite of delegates wherever he travels.
Dr. Ben Hunt Chief Investment Strategist at Salient and the author of Epsilon Theory
Ben Hunt is the chief investment strategist at Salient and the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 180 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. As chief investment strategist, Dr. Hunt helps develop investment strategy for the firm, works with portfolio managers and key clients to incorporate his investment views into their decision-making process, and manages certain portfolios directly. Dr. Hunt is a featured contributor to a wide range of investment publications and media programming. Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1991. He taught political science for 10 years at New York University and (with tenure) at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Hunt wrote two academic books: Getting to War (Univ. of Michigan Press, 1997) and Policy and Party Competition (Routledge, 1992), which he co-authored with Michael Laver. Dr. Hunt is the founder of two technology companies and the co-founder of SmartEquip, Inc., a software company for the construction equipment industry that provides intelligent schematics and parts diagrams to facilitate e-commerce in spare parts. Dr. Hunt began his investment career in 2003, first in venture capital and subsequently as a portfolio manager of two long/short equity hedge funds. He worked at Iridian Asset Management from 2006 until 2011 and TIG Advisors from 2012 until 2013. Dr. Hunt joined Salient in 2013, where he combines his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, and entrepreneur with academic experience in game theory and econometrics to provide a unique perspective on investment risk and reward on behalf of Salient and its clients.
*Eligible for 1.5 hours of CE Credit
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