Consumer confidence, unemployment, commodities, European economies and a dozen other key indicators are up and down more often than the Space Needle elevator these days. Unless a new, improved HAL 10000 comes along to provide accurate predictive analytics for each of our respective industries, we're in for an interesting year.
How do we forecast in such a volatile environment? What new angles will entice investors and analysts to buy, hold or recommend positions in our organizations?
Start by arming yourself with insights from the Chief Economist of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Dr. Frank Hatheway. Dr. Hatheway will provide expert guidance around the 2012 economic environment to help you best position your organization among the investor community.
Please join us for what is sure to be an educational and lively discussion.
About the speaker:
Dr. Frank M. Hatheway is Chief Economist of the NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., and leads the Economics & Statistical Research Department. His team is responsible for a variety of projects and initiatives in the U.S. and Europe to improve market structure, encourage capital formation, and enhance trading efficiency. A regular participant in industry events for both issuers and traders, he has appeared before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Congress to discuss a variety of issues around the equities and derivatives markets. His recent projects include identifying the causes of the May 6, 2010 market break, evaluating enhancements for the markets, and exploring the implications of the current round of proposed exchange mergers.
Dr. Hatheway’s background prior to joining NASDAQ OMX combines academics and regulation with industry experience. Frank was a finance professor at Penn State University and a researcher in market microstructure. He has authored academic articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation and other leading finance journals. He has served as an Economic Fellow and Senior Research Scholar with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, worked as a derivatives trader, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Washington Athletic Club (Noble Room)
1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
NIRI Members $38.00
Tuesday, February 07, 2012