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Carroll School of Management

2012 Finance Conference

SEVENTH ANNUAL FINANCE CONFERENCE
JUNE 6-7, 2012

The Carroll School finance faculty welcomes Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman, GAMCO Investors, Inc.; Maureen O'Hara, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance, Cornell University; Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments; and other industry experts for a dynamic conversation on financial topics ranging from equity market outlooks to alternative investments.

Wednesday, June 6

  Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus, Murray Room, Yawkey Center
5:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:15pm Dinner

Thursday, June 7

  Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus, Fulton Hall, Room 511
8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:30am WELCOMING REMARKS
8:45am SESSION 1: BOOMS AND BUSTS
  • Vikram Mansharamani, author, Lecturer, Yale University
  • S. Joseph Wickwire II, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Management & Research Co.
9:30am MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Maureen O'Hara
, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance, Cornell University
10:15am Coffee Break
10:30am SESSION 2: EQUITY MARKET OUTLOOKS
  • David A. Antonelli, Vice Chairman, MFS Investment Management
  • Steven M. Barry, CIO of Fundamental Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman, GAMCO Investors, Inc.
  • Kevin M. Rendino, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, BlackRock
Moderator:
Roch Hillenbrand, Managing Director, Stony Brook Investments, LLC
11:45am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments
12:30pm
Lunch
Gasson Hall, Room 100
1:30pm
SESSION 3: HEDGE FUNDS AND ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
  • James E. Canty, Partner, Clough Capital Partners, L.P
  • Heidi C. Pearlson, Founder and Managing Partner, Adamas Partners, LLC
  • James E. Walker III, Managing Partner, Fir Tree Partners
Moderator:
Michelle A. Knight, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Fixed Income, Silver Bridge Capital Management, LLC
2:30pm
SESSION 4: PRIVATE EQUITY
  • Michael A. Bell, Founder and Managing Partner, Monitor Clipper Partners
  • Robert J. McGuire, Senior Member, CCMP Capital Advisors
  • Scott A. Schoen, Senior Advisor, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Moderator:
Thomas K. Lynch, Senior Managing Director, Cliffwater LLC
3:30pm
CLOSING REMARKS
Hassan Tehranian, Professor of Finance, Griffith Family Millennium Chair, Boston College