June 8, 2009
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Rensselaer Professor and Financial Expert to Present Lecture on “Financial Crisis Investing”

EVENT: Randall G. Peteros, J.D., Associate Professor of Finance, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present a lecture entitled, “Financial Crisis Investing in Perspective: Probabilities and Human Behavior Improve Investment Outcomes,” based on the findings of his latest research paper in the investment field. This paper was recently selected for presentation at the 7th annual International Conference on Finance to be held in Athens, Greece this July.

DATE: Friday, June 26, 2009

TIME: 7:30 - 9 a.m. (presentation 8-9 a.m.)

LOCATION: Rensselaer Hartford Campus, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut

ADMISSION: $15 includes continental breakfast during the networking session from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Please register to reserve a seat in Seminar Hall.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: FREE parking is available on site. For directions to the campus, please see: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/directions.html.

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and online registration is available at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/forms/outreach/breakfast.html.

ABOUT THE LECTURE: These are unprecedented times for our economy and the global financial markets. The research by Professor Peteros found that it is during these extraordinary times that too many investors make costly mistakes; following the crowd into overvalued markets and out of markets that are undervalued. The intent of this discussion is a heightened awareness of how markets and investors have tended to behave during periods of extreme risk-taking and extreme risk-aversion which leads to improved investment outcomes. The discussion will examine:

• Past equity market performance during and after bear markets
• The impact of economic recessions on equity markets
• The behavior of investors during periods of economic booms and busts
• Popular fundamental and technical indicators that help identify possible turning points in our financial markets
• Policy solutions intended to stabilize markets
• Portfolio management mistakes

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