Capital IQ and Argyle Executive Forum Host Discussion with Wall Street Leaders on State of the Economy and Opportunities for Growth

2009 Investor Leadership Forum to bring together over 125 Firm Founders and Senior Managers on One-Year Anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis

Oct 12, 2009, 09:12 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ and Argyle Executive Forum will convene a leadership forum with the world's top investor firms on Thursday, October 15, 2009 in New York. The 2009 Investment Leadership Forum has been designed to facilitate discussion of the current state of the global economy, investment challenges and opportunities, and the most influential trends for the future. The exclusive invitation-only event will provide attendees with unique perspectives on what forces led investors and average citizens into one of the worst economic declines in the last hundred years. Over 125 founders, senior portfolio managers, chief risk officers, and chief operating officers are expected to attend the day-long event.

"Institutional investors have faced unprecedented challenges over the last 12-18 months," said Randall Winn, executive managing director of Capital IQ. "With economists predicting a gradual economic upturn in 2010, the Investor Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for some of the leading minds in our industry to review where we stand today, what has changed, how the markets and regulatory system have evolved, and the work that still needs to be done to reach a full recovery."

Distinguished speakers, moderators, and participants of the Investor Leadership Forum include but are not limited to:

  • David Barse, President and Chief Executive Officer, Third Avenue Management
  • Carson Boneck, CFA, Managing Director, Capital IQ
  • Aaron Brown, Chief Risk Officer, AQR Capital Management
  • Mark Carhart, Former Managing Director & Co-Head of Quantitative Strategies, Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs Group
  • Edward Fishwick, Managing Director and Head of Risk Management and Quantitative Analysis, BlackRock Investment Management
  • Gioel Molinari, Managing Director, Capital IQ
  • Roy Niederhoffer, Founder and President, R. G. Niederhoffer Capital
  • Peter Thiel, President and Chairman of Investment Committee, Clarium Capital Management

"The participants attending the Investment Leadership Forum have endured the financial crisis for the past year and have a wealth of knowledge to share based on their individual experiences in these volatile times," said Jason Redlus, founder of Argyle Executive Forum. "Financial leaders pay close attention to each other and to firms like Capital IQ for the kind of insight and market analysis that will move them forward."

Guests will participate in roundtable discussions and a series of 30-minute leadership addresses, touching upon topics, such as the future of active investment management, new signals for quantitative strategies, and systematic changes to both the equity and credit markets. The 2009 Investor Leadership Forum is the first to be hosted jointly by Capital IQ and Argyle Executive Forum. Past Argyle Executive Forum partners include the regional alumni association of Harvard Business School, Microsoft Corporation, and Conde Nast Publications.

Registration is required and all participants, including media, must be invited to attend. For more information, please visit

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