Chicago GSB: Celebrating 10 years in Europe
September 9-12, 2004
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business has been shaping the way the world does business for more than 100 years. This year marks 10 years since Chicago GSB established a permanent home in Europe. Join us in London as we celebrate in true Chicago style, with two full days of seminars taught by some of our most dynamic faculty members. Sharpen your business acumen with current knowledge on corporate governance, employment practices, private equity, and marketing. Be stimulated by the discussion and debate that will arise from panel discussions with a Nobel laureate and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Continue the conversation at an elegant dinner for our business partners and alumni in Europe.
Whether you're a graduate of our programs or have yet to experience Chicago GSB, take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in the most meaningful business education in the world.
Seminar fee has been waived for University of Chicago alumni.
Panel and Dinner with Gary Becker and Raghuram Rajan
China and India: Implications for the global economy
With more than a third of the world's population residing in China and India, these two nations are positioned to be powerful economic forces. Gary S. Becker, University Professor of Economics and Sociology, Chicago GSB and, Raghuram G. Rajan Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Chicago GSB, and Economic Counselor and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund will discuss factors behind recent growth in both countries, and explore strengths and weaknesses that will influence their long-term growth and role in the global economy. Edward A. Snyder, Dean and George P. Shultz Professor of Economics, Chicago GSB, will moderate this discussion.
The Business Outlook for Europe panel discussion
Expansion of the EU. China's accession to the WTO. Continued Globalization. Political unrest around the world. All of these issues, and many more, will have a dramatic impact on the future of Europe in the world economy. How should European businesses and economic policy makers assess these risks and opportunities and position themselves for success? Our panel of experts will provide some context and suggestions for dealing with this constantly changing environment.
Some of the topics of discussion in today's panel are:
- Current key issues in European business
- What are the current constraints and opportunities in Europe?
- How will Europe compare to the US and Asia in terms of productivity and growth?
- What can European businesses do to position themselves appropriately for the future?
The business leaders discussing their perspectives on these topics are:
Kenneth S. Crews, Vice Chairman, Global Head of Energy & Power, UBS
Victor Pleskachevsky, Chariman, Property Committee of the State Duma,
The Federal Assembly of Russian Federation
Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Chicago GSB and
Principal, Marvin Zonis + Associates, Inc.
The discussion will be moderated by:
Brian Groom, European Editor, Financial Times
This event is sponsored by Financial Times
Welcome Reception: Hedge Fund Event
Panel on Cutting Edge Hedge Fund Ideas
Hosted by the University of Chicago’s GSB Finance Roundtable and the University of Chicago's UK Alumni Association. Introduction by Dean Edward A. Snyder.
Now that the discussions regarding hedge fund regulation and transparency are winding down, what are the new topics on the minds of hedge fund managers and investors?
Tonight's reception focuses on a number of those themes, including:
Are there too many hedge funds? Is the size of assets under management getting too large?
- the capacity and alpha relationships within the hedge fund arena's liquidity space debated both pro and con.
Why do some hedge funds succeed while others fail?
- the 10% hedge fund failure rate explored
- is it solely operational risk issues or is there something more?
What are tomorrow's trading themes?
- especially ones that aren't in overcrowded strategies or that offer increased flexibility to stated approaches.
The top hedge fund professionals discussing their perspectives on these and many other "cutting edge" issues are:John M. Kelly, President And CEO, Man Investments, Inc.
Edgar J. Sullivan, Managing Director – Absolute Return Strategies, General Motors Investment Management Corporation
-a company with one of the largest pension fund investments in hedge funds.
-the largest hedge fund of funds in the world.
Drago Indjic, Head Of Research, Fauchier Partners LLP
– one of the leading European quantitative hedge fund researchers.
The discussion will be moderated by:
- Kevin E. Pilarski, Director For Alternative Strategies & Global Derivatives, Dow Jones Indexes/Stoxx Ltd.
-a unit of Dow Jones & Company, that, as an independent, full-service index provider, develops, maintains and licenses equity and fixed-income indexes for use as benchmarks and as the basis of investment products.
Location: Oak Room & Lounge of Le Meridien Piccadilly
Location and Directions
Details:Cocktails will be served from 6PM to 6:30PM and again with canapés from 8PM to 8:30PM while guests have an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with the speakers and other attendees. The reception is open to all finance professionals, attendees of the Chicago GSB 10 year Celebration, and their guests.
There is no charge to attend but registration in advance is required.
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