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Market Forecast: New Year, New Era

Thursday January 3, 2013 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
NYSSA Conference Center
Available as: Live Session;
Categories: Programs for Members, Seminar

Following the 2012 elections, there is every reason to believe that 2013 will signal the beginning of a new era for investors. Front page stories about fiscal cliffs, the continuing saga known as the Eurozone crisis, and power shifts in China are merely the headlines that reflect the major trends and themes that will likely impact the economic and investment climate for years to come. However, more substantive issues underlie the economic, geopolitical, and investment secular trends and themes at work. Understanding these often hard to quantify issues gives the more insightful investor a competitive advantage.

On January 3, 2013, NYSSA will assemble a team of experts to explore and explain these factors and forces with a clear goal of aiding the investment decision-making process. Mark your calendar—and watch for updates—for what promises to be an exceptional program.

Who should attend: Portfolio managers, high-net-worth individual investors, media, and buy-side analysts.


11:30    Lunch
12:15    Welcome
12:20    Special Guest Interview
12:45    Panel discussion
 1: 45    Program Ends


Neil M. Barofsky is a senior fellow at New York University School of Law. Prior to joining NYU, Barofsky was the first Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program ("SIGTARP"). As SIGTARP, Barofsky audited and investigated the purchase, management, and sale of assets under the $700 billion TARP program. Barofsky established the office of the SIGTARP, and built it to a point where, at the time of his departure, it had 140 employees, had won criminal convictions of 18 people, helped keep $555 million in taxpayer funds from being lost to fraud, provided Treasury with 68 recommendations to protect taxpayers from losses in programs, and was continuing to work on 153 pending civil and criminal investigations, including 74 involving executives and senior officers at financial institutions who received or applied for TARP money. Prior to serving as SIGTARP, Barofsky was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for more than eight years. In that office, Barofsky prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the U.S. He rose to be a senior trial counsel who headed the Mortgage Fraud Group, which investigated and prosecuted all aspects of mortgage fraud, from retail mortgage fraud cases to investigations involving potential securities fraud with respect to collateralized debt obligations. Barofsky is a 1995 magna cum laude graduate of the New York University School of Law and a 1992 graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Heather Brilliant, CFAis vice president of global equity and credit research for Morningstar. In this role, she leads the global equity and credit research teams, consisting of more than 120 analysts, strategists and directors. Brilliant has more than 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and has served in her current role since mid-2007. Brilliant held several positions as an equity analyst during the past decade at Morningstar, Driehaus Capital Management, and a small hedge fund. She has covered a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, business services, and retail. She started her finance career at Bank of America as a corporate finance analyst covering the auto industry. Brilliant holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, currently serves on the board and is a past chairman of the board of the CFA Society of Chicago.

Tom McManus is a managing director and portfolio manager/analyst on the Lazard Multi Strategy investment team. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Lazard Capital Allocator Series, assisting the portfolio managers/analysts with formulating policy for the strategy. He began working in the investment field in 1980. Prior to joining Lazard in 2010, McManus was managing director and chief investment officer of Wells Fargo Advisors. Previously, McManus was managing director and chief investment strategist at Bank of America Securities LLC. McManus started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1980 in strategic planning and equity derivatives. From 1983 to 1991, he was a member of the Global Equity Derivatives department at Goldman Sachs. McManus has a BS in operations research from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he is a member of the advisory board for the program in Financial Engineering. He has also been a member of the Speaker Retainer Program at CFA Institute.

Sam Stovall, CFPchief equity strategist of S&P Capital IQ, serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of S&P’s outlooks for the economy, market, sectors, and stocks. He is the chairman of the S&P Investment Policy Committee where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Stovall is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street (2009) and the now out-of-print book, The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Sector Investing. He writes a weekly investment piece on S&P’s MarketScope Advisor platform, focusing on market and sector history and industry momentum. His work is also frequently found in S&P’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook. Stovall joined Standard & Poor’s in April 1989. Prior to S&P, he served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research. Stovall received an MBA in finance from New York University and a BA in history and education from Muhlenberg College.

Jason Trennert is the managing partner of Strategas and the chairman and chief executive officer of the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Strategas Securities, LLC. Also the firm’s chief investment strategist, Trennert has been ranked consistently by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the top strategists on Wall Street and has been named to SmartMoney magazine’s Power 30 list of the most influential people in the world of investing. He has earned a reputation as a keen market observer and for his regular, and often humorous, essays on investing. Widely quoted in the domestic and foreign press, he is a regular guest host on CNBC's Squawk Box. He is the author of the popular investment book, New Markets, New Strategies, published in 2005 by McGraw Hill. Prior to founding Strategas, Trennert was the chief investment strategist and a senior managing director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group where he built and oversaw two of that firm’s most popular research efforts, its company surveys, and investment strategy groups. He has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and BS in international economics from Georgetown University.

Special Guest Interviewer

Pimm Fox is a Bloomberg Television anchor and Bloomberg Radio host of the in-depth investment program, Taking Stock with Pimm Fox, which airs weekdays at 5:00 p.m. ET. Fox also co-hosts Bloomberg Businessweek Radio with Ken Prewitt on Bloomberg Radio. Fox provides unique access into the world of professional investing through conversations with top Wall Street analysts, fund managers and CEOs. Taking Stock offers insight into how company news, long-term strategy, trading tactics and market techniques impact stocks, bonds and commodities. During his career at Bloomberg, Fox has interviewed business chiefs and investment gurus including Netscape founder Jim Clark, SunAmerica founder Eli Broad, and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. Fox joined Bloomberg in 2006, after overseeing financial services coverage for the Dow Jones News Service in London. He also served as a guest commentator for CNBC and the BBC and was published by The Institutional Investor, Newsweek, and The New York Times. Fox has also served as director of the Charles Schwab Smart Investor website, as well as West Coast bureau chief for Computerworld magazine. Fox received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Columbia University.


Vinny Catalano is president and global investment strategist with Blue Marble Research and author of Sectors and Styles. A leading investment strategist, asset manager, and global economic and capital markets expert, he conducts numerous events with various CFA societies throughout the U.S., including the popular “Market Forecast” series. Catalano is a past president of NYSSA and a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.


Program Details

Thursday, January 3, 2013

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Presentation

NYSSA Conference Center

Member $75
Nonmember $115
Virtual Member $115
Student Member $45
($5 surcharge for walk-ins)

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Neil Barofsky,
Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law
Heather E. Brilliant, CFA, Vice President, Global Equity and Credit Research, Morningstar, Inc.
Thomas M. McManus, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York)
Sam Stovall, CFP, Chief Equity Strategist, Standard and Poor's
Jason Trennert, Managing Partner, Strategas Research Partners

Special Guest Interviewer
Pimm Fox, Anchor, Taking Stock with Pimm Fox, Bloomberg Television; Host, Bloomberg Businessweek Radio, Bloomberg Radio

Vinny Catalano, President and Global Investment Strategist, Blue Marble Research

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