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Financial problems examined in wake of economic crisis

PULLMAN, Wash. – Financial problems remaining after the U.S. economic crisis of the last four years will be examined during the free, public Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture on finance 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Todd 216 at Washington State University.
Sponsored by the WSU College of Business, the annual lecture series brings in a leading expert in the finance and economics industry to network with students and present a stimulating and insightful public lecture.
This year, Henry J. Herrmann, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., a national asset management and distribution company with $100 billion of assets under management, will present “Macro Themes.”
As an investment expert with more than 40 years of experience in portfolio management, fund management and investment leadership, Herrmann brings a wealth of knowledge and advice to help students and others to learn about the finance industry.
“The Brinson lecture series provides WSU students and faculty with the opportunity to interact and question leaders who have transformed the field of finance,” said Gene Lai, business professor of finance and management science. “This series allows students to enhance their education and gain knowledge from some of the best minds in the world.”
The Brinson lecture series is sponsored by gifts from Gary P. Brinson, a WSU master of business administration alumnus. He is the founder and retired chairman of Brinson Partners, Inc., and is a nationally recognized authority on global investing.
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