Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse: What to expect here!

Finance VIPs RISE at UD Arena


A financial summit that has grown in stature returns to the University of Dayton this week.

UD’s RISE (Redefining Investment Strategy Education) 13 forum — starts Thursday at the UD Arena. That’s the keynote day, open to registered students and professionals and featuring four panels of speakers.

The first panel features two Federal Reserve Bank presidents and chief executives — Charles L. Evans, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Dennis Lockhart, of Atlanta’s Federal Reserve Bank. Also on that panel will be Kathleen Hays, host of “The Hays Advantage” on Bloomberg Radio, will will broadcast from UD Arena that day.

Other panels will examine the economy, markets and the future of the industry. Participants include Steve Liesman, senior economics reporter with CNBC; Stephanie Link, chief investment officer with The Street; Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist with Charles Schwab & Co.; Edwin A. Finn Jr., editor and president of Barron’s, and many others.

“There are many professional conferences where you wouldn’t see a line-up like that,” said David Kudla, RISE 13 executive director and CEO and chief investment strategist of Mainstay Capital Management in Grand Blanc, Mich.

The event has grown and yet remains anchored to its original purpose, that of educating students. There will be up to 2,500 participants this year, with students coming from across the United States, Canada, Europe and via satellite teleconference from UD’s China Institute, Kudla said.

The Federal Reserve presidents’ panel is itself unique in that Federal Reserve presidents rarely gather at the same non-Fed event, Kudla noted. Following that panel’s presentation will be a recorded teleconference message from Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

The event remains “Power Point-free,” Kudla said, and he agrees that’s part of RISE’s overall appeal: The conference’s main draw is simply people speaking with each other, like next-door neighbors.

“Except your next-door neighbor is a Federal Reserve president,” Kudla said.

For more information, go to www.udayton.edu/business/rise.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Imaging center closes in Springfield
Imaging center closes in Springfield

Crystal Clear Imaging Ltd. in Springfield has permanently closed but few details are immediately available. An employee at the business declined comment. Management from the business also couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. MORE BUSINESS NEWS: Toxic algae increasing in Kiser Lake, state studying solutions The imaging center at 2100 Emmanuel...
New chapter in Afghanistan could boost air power, WPAFB
New chapter in Afghanistan could boost air power, WPAFB

President Donald Trump is set to visit Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. tonight for an announcement on his military plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. What could this mean for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base? Defense Secretary James Mattis indicated over the weekend that the president had made a decision regarding how to go forward in the nearly 16-year-old...
What’s the next big thing for online retail? 3D shopping technology
What’s the next big thing for online retail? 3D shopping technology

Retail leaders say a 3D shopping platform that allows customers to feel like they’re in the store from the comfort of their computer is the next big revolution for online shopping. The 360 Mall 3D Shopping Platform, new technology created by Australian entrepreneur Alex Danieli, is an e-commerce solution garnering major attention from investors...
National gas prices increase ahead of eclipse arrival
National gas prices increase ahead of eclipse arrival

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 11.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.17 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton.  This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.32 per gallon, according...
Clark State to shows businesses how they can use 3D printing
Clark State to shows businesses how they can use 3D printing

Clark State Community College and several partners will host a conference next week to show area firms how additive manufacturing can improve their business and profitability. The conference, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, will focus on trends and best practices in the technology. It will include a panel discussion and a keynote address from Greg...
More Stories