New York City Special Interest Groups—March 20, 2013—Come & Become Informed!
Session 1A—A Quantitative Approach to Fundamental Security Selection and Portfolio Construction/Derrick Rome
Investors have access to diverse conflicting investment information, which increases the challenge in selecting an appropriate mix of securities to construct a portfolio. Results from a quantitative study utilizing pattern recognition will be presented to highlight the varying degrees of importance a combination of fundamental factors play in selecting an optimal set of securities. Derrick will discuss how performance, risk and valuation of individual securities are affected by economic and market cycles.
Derrick Rome, a global macro analyst and trader, has developed, deployed and utilized quantitative trading models, trading systems and portfolio management systems for investment banks, hedge funds and individual investors. Derrick holds a bachelor’s degree in systems science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Session 1B—Mutual Funds, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and Closed-End Funds/Marcia Lach
This ongoing roundtable session will cover a wide variety of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds and, within these categories, bonds, equities and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Marcia Lach will discuss the different types of assets these investment vehicles contain and which of them should perform the best over the next 12 months. She will also discuss the relationship between risk and performance and how to build a lower-risk portfolio.
Marcia Lach, a member of the AAII New York City Chapter board of directors, has invested solely in mutual funds over the past 25 years and has a 30-year background in market research and statistics.
Session 2A—Post-Election Financial Planning Workshop/Scott Brewster
Bring your portfolio and financial planning questions to this session and help educate yourself and others. Discuss how the election may impact your planning. The session will be an open forum where people can ask questions, troubleshoot their own planning, and share their successful financial strategies.
Scott started his financial advisory career in January of 1996 with a boutique money management firm in New York City. In 2001, after attaining an MBA and several years of running the financial planning department of a financial planning firm, Scott started his own financial planning firm, which was renamed Brewster Financial Planning LLC, in 2007. Scott can be reached at email@example.com.
Session 2B—Total Return Roundtable/Leonard Ladin
Interact with other investors on current investment issues at this series of roundtable discussions. Tonight’s topic: “Alternatives to Stock and Bond Investments in a Time of Fiscal Uncertainty.” Come prepared to discuss current or planned holdings and decisions on buy, sell or hold.
Leonard Ladin is the AAII NYC Chapter president.
SIG Meeting Details: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Community Center at Saint Jean Baptiste Church
184 East 76th St.
(at Lexington Ave.)
Registration, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Session 1, 6:00 – 7:10 p.m.
30-Minute Refreshment Break, 7:10 – 7:40 p.m.
Session 2, 7:40 – 8:50 p.m.
In Advance* received before 3/13
$26/person (both sessions)
At the Door* space permitting
$30/person (both sessions)