The conference will feature Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner at short selling investment firm Kynikos Associates LP in New York. Chanos is renowned for identifying impending corporate financial disasters and short selling the shares for companies like Enron. He also predicted the global financial crisis and tried to warn financial leaders long before it happened.
Speakers also include Thomas Ognar, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Wells Capital Management, Joseph Frohna, founding principal and portfolio manager at 1492 Capital Management and Richard Imperiale, president and chief investment officer at Uniplan Investment Counsel.
Cost is $200 by April 20, $250 after April 20 and $100 for Make a Difference volunteers. Registration is available online at http://www.makeadifferencewisconsin.org/.
Make a Difference is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students make sound financial choices. All proceeds from the event will benefit financial literacy education for area youth.