Winter Workshop

Feb 6th - Feb 7th 2018
The Miami Beach EDITION
Miami, FL
2017 Featured Speaker

James Grant

Founder and Editor
Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

James Grant, financial journalist and historian, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly journal of the investment markets. His new book, The Forgotten Depression, 1921: the Crash that Cured Itself, a history of America’s last governmentally unmedicated business-cycle downturn, won the 2015 Hayek Prize of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Among his other books on finance and financial history are Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend (Simon & Schuster, 1983), Money of the Mind (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992), Minding Mr. Market (Farrar, Straus, 1993), The Trouble with Prosperity (Times Books, 1996), and Mr. Market Miscalculates (Axios Press, 2008). He is, in addition, the author of a pair of political biographies: “John Adams: Party of One,” a life of the second president of the United States (Farrar, Straus, 2005) and “Mr. Speaker! The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man Who Broke the Filibuster” (Simon & Schuster, 2011). Mr. Grant’s television appearances include 60 Minutes, The Charlie Rose Show, CBS Evening News, and a 10-year stint on Wall Street Week. His journalism has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including the Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affair. He contributed an essay to the Sixth Edition of Graham and Dodd’s Security Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 2009). Mr. Grant, a former Navy gunner’s mate, is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of Indiana University. He earned a master’s degree in international relations from Columbia University and began his career in journalism in 1972, at the Baltimore Sun. He joined the staff of Barron’s in 1975 where he originated the “Current Yield” column. He is a trustee of the New York Historical Society. He and his wife, Patricia Kavanagh M.D., live in Brooklyn.

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2017 Advisory Board

Pete Noll
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Acadian Asset Management, LLC

Neal Pawar
Chief Technology Officer
AQR Capital Management, LLC

Gina Pala
Vice President, Information Technology
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Oleg Olovyannikov
Chief Technology Officer
Elliot Management Corporation

Jack T. Smith
Chief Information Officer
Federated Investors, Inc.

Priscilla Moyer
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Franklin Resource

John Whitney
Vice President - Information Technology
Montag & Caldwell

Seetharam Gorre
Chief Information Officer
Point 72 Asset Management, L.P.

Stan Wasilauski
Chief Technology Officer
State Street Global Advisors

Janice Guimond
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Thrivent Asset Management

David Sprows
Partner and Chief Information Officer
Wellington Management Company, LLP


The Miami Beach EDITION

Miami Beach, FL 33140
United States

Within a 3.5-acre enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the Atlantic Ocean, The Miami Beach EDITION pairs the intimacy and style of a boutique hotel with the amenities of a luxury resort. Spaces are driven by design and the traditional beach resort environment has been reimagined for the needs of a new generation including ocean-view accommodations, a luxury spa, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room, Market and the BASEMENT entertainment hub.

Our luxury hotel in Miami Beach comprises 294 individually designed guest rooms and suites, including 28 private bungalows (some with two stories) and a spectacular rooftop penthouse. Renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten lends his culinary expertise to the restaurants in this Miami Beach hotel, where you’ll also find an unusually wide array of public spaces, drinking places, event rooms and entertainment venues

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