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The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 8:30am - 9:30am
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

The Impact of the US Deficit on the Investment Landscape

The Drucker Business Form and KPCC invite you to a conversation with Russ Koesterich.

Russ Koesterich is Global Chief Investment Strategist at iShares as well as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for BlackRock Scientific Active Equities.

Koesterich initially joined the firm (originally Barclays Global Investors) in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the US Market Neutral Group. Russ began his career at Instinet in New York, where he occupied several positions in research, including Director of Investment Strategy for both US and European research. In addition, Russ served as Chief North American Strategist for State Street Bank in Boston. Russ holds a JD from Boston College Law School, an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, as well as CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Television. In 2008, Russ published The ETF Strategist focusing on using exchange traded funds to manage risk and return within a portfolio. In The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble, he explores the likely impact of the US deficit on the investment landscape.

Russ Koesterich, who manages over $100 billion for one of the world's largest money management companies, predicts and provides his arguments supporting his prediction that the global economy is on the verge of more, even greater upheaval and provides his unique insight into The structural weaknesses underlying the economic meltdown; Why commodities will be so important in the next economic climate; Likely ramifications to the real estate market; The best stocks to buy and which ones to avoid.

Breakfast: 7:45-8:30am
Forum: 8:30-9:30am followed by book signing

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.