CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower announces that Eugene F. Fama, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science in 2013, is the third keynote speaker at Apex 2014. Heralded as the "father of modern finance," Dr. Fama's research on the efficient market hypothesis has transformed the way finance is viewed and conducted. Apex 2014, HighTower's first industry-wide conference, is at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, May 20-23, 2014.
"Eugene Fama's groundbreaking work continues to have a profound impact on financial regulations, public policy and investment decisions," said Elliot Weissbluth, HighTower's CEO. "He casts doubt on conventional thinking and, like HighTower, proposes innovative alternatives to outdated models. Dr. Fama's provocative insights will challenge our audience to think boldly and creatively about the trends shaping the financial sector for years to come."
Dr. Fama is the joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Science with Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of Yale University. A prolific author who focuses much of his study on the relationship between risk and return and implications for portfolio management, Dr. Fama is Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dr. Fama joins Apex's other distinguished keynote speakers, author Michael Lewis and leadership expert Simon Sinek. Lewis' most recent book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, looks at the high-frequency trading sector of Wall Street. His other bestselling books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball and The Blind Side. Sinek is the bestselling author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last. A lifelong curiosity for why people do the things they do, paired with training as an ethnographer, has led Sinek to discover and share the patterns of how effective leaders think, act and communicate to enact great change.
Apex 2014 is sponsored by Calamos Investments, JP Morgan Asset Management, Nuveen Investments, and Vanguard.
For more information, and to view the current agenda, visit HighTowerApex.com and follow us on Twitter @APEX2014.
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