Event Detail

Distinguished Speakers Series: James Bianco (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm CT

Date and Time:
Wed., Jan 18, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 pm CT

In Person Location: Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604
LIVE WEBCAST Location: Your computer

James Bianco

Program Description:
"What drives the bond market?" For years market participants have been overwhelmingly bearish on bonds. For years this has been the wrong call. Why is that?

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For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Luncheon Program Details:
Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm CT - Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT - Luncheon & Presentation

LIVE WEBCAST Details: Register for attending ONLINE
Members - normally $35; this time FREE**
Non-Members - normally $45; this time FREE**
Student-Members - normally $10; this time FREE**
Note: CFA Chicago is proud to launch our first-ever LIVE webcast. Since we are testing out this new technology, we are offering our first webcast FREE. We invite you to give us honest feedback about what you liked, and didn't like about the webcast.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm CT - Log on, test your volume, etc.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT - Presentation

James Bianco
President of Bianco Research, L.L.C.

Presenter Background Information:
James Bianco is President of Bianco Research, L.L.C., an Arbor Research & Trading, Inc. affiliate. Since November 1990, he has been producing fixed income commentaries with a circulation of hundreds of portfolio managers and traders. Bianos's commentaries are primarily devoted to the fixed income markets with special emphasis on: money flow characteristics of primary dealers, mutual funds, hedge funds, futures traders, banks, and institutional investors. Other topics he has researched include: the effects of commodity prices on bond yields, how the ratio of the equity market's capitalization as a percentage of nominal gross domestic product affects price performance of the stock market, the role government regulation plays in determining inflation, how market performance affects mutual fund investors, the role politics plays in setting interest rates, and measuring the stock and bond markets from a total-return perspective.

Prior to joining Arbor and Bianco Research, he spent five years in New York City with several prominent investment banking firms. He was a Market Strategist in equity and fixed income research at UBS Securities and Equity Technical Analyst at First Boston and Shearson Lehman Brothers. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), where he served as a national Vice-President and Chairman of the MTA's 1996 annual seminar.

Bianco has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Marquette University (1984) and an MBA from Fordham University (1989).

*Special Notes Regarding Luncheon Fees and Registration:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2011-2012. Regular, Affiliate and CFA Chicago Candidate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, Jan 13.

**Special Notes Regarding LIVE WEBCAST Registration:
After you register for the LIVE WEBCAST you will receive an email confirmation with the link, logon instructions and technical requirements.

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour
(Non CFA Chicago members must track and report their CE to their local society for credit)

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