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FAME V Annual Student Investment Conference

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FAME V Annual Student Investment Conference
Saturday, November 2, 2013
8:00am - 4:00pm
Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building

The FAME Conference is the largest student investment event on the West Coast. Last year, the conference brought students from California, Utah, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, and New York states.

This year, FAME is extending its reach by welcoming students from all over the U.S., in addtion to professionals from the financial industry.

This year's program includes three panels consisting of C-Level professionals and senior executives from the most respected firms on Wall Street, such as Citigroup, JP Morgan, Wells Capital Management, State Street Global Advisors, Bloomberg, and others.

The event features one of the pioneers of venture capital industry, Dixon Doll of DCM, and a legendary value investor, Donald Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management.


  • SF State students and faculty: $20 (early bird)
  • Coffee and Lunch included in the price.
  • Deadline to register: October 26, 2013

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We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!


5th FAME Student Investment Conference
Saturday, November 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Panel: Global Markets

Moderator: Vivien Lou Chen, Reporter, Bloomberg News

  • Stephan Prunet, Recent Global CEO, AXA Investment Management
  • Stephen Malinak, Global Head of Quantitative Research, Thomson Reuters
  • Axel Merk, President & CIO, Merk Funds
  • Tanya Beder, Chairman & CEO, SBCC Group

Featured Speaker

Dixon Doll, Co-Founder & General Partner, DCM: “Venture Capital Trends”

Panel: Fixed Income

Moderator: Heather Loomis, Managing Director, JP Morgan

  • Lisa O’Connor, Head of Global Macro Portfolio Management, State Street Global Advisors
  • Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer, Silicon Valley Bank
  • George Friedlander, Chief Muni Strategist, Citigroup
  • David Germany, Chief Fixed Income Officer, Wells Capital Management 

Featured Speaker

Donald Yacktman, President & Co-CIO, Yacktman Asset Management: “Value Investing”

Panel: Alternative Investments

Moderator: Clay Smudsky, Managing Director, Forward Funds

  • Chuck Johnson, Founder, Tano Capital
  • Kelly DePonte, Partner, Probitas Partners
  • Paul Perez, Partner, Delegate Advisors
  • Eli Khouri, Chief Investment Officer, Kilroy Realty
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