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Event Detail

Commodities as Alternative Investments (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, December 07, 2006 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

Hosted by CFA Society of Chicago

Co-sponsored by the CFA Societies of Columbus, Dayton, Madison, Milwaukee, St. Louis and West Michigan, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA Association) and the Illinois Financial Planning Association (Illinois FPA)

Due to an overwhelming request for commodity-related events, the CFA Chicago Educational Advisory Group is pleased to present the 2006 Alternative Investments Seminar, focusing on the "Fundamentals of Commodities and Commodity Investment Vehicles." Expert speakers from highly respected commodity and money management firms will discuss supply, demand, and price trends of metals, energies, agriculture, and timber, as well as passive, active, and structured commodity investment alternatives.

December 7, 2006
UBS Tower - 1 N. Wacker - 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Eligible for 4 credit hours

This Education seminar qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program. Please see http://www.cfainstitute.org/memresources/pdprogram/ for more information.

Fees: (cash, check, credit card)*
Members of CFA Chicago and Co-Sponsoring Societies: $100*
CFA Chicago Student-Members: $50*
Non-Members: $135

*We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.
**We require a credit card guarantee for ALL reservations.**

12:30-1:00: Registration
1:00-1:05: Welcome from CFA Chicago President Mike Lindh
1:05-2:35: "Fundamentals & Trends of Commodities"

David Hightower - The Hightower Report - "Don't Count on a Quick End to the Commodities Bull Cycle"
Joel Shapiro - Timbervest - "Timberland Investing: Facts, Fiction, Myths & Realities"

Moderator: Rawley Thomas, - LifeCycle Returns, Inc.
2:35-3:00: Break
3:00-4:30: "Commodities Investment Vehicles"
David Burkart - Barclays Global Investors - "Doing Beta Better: The Indexed Commodities Markets"
Ernest Jaffarian - Efficient Capital Management, LLC - "Actively Managed Commodity Exposure"
Adrian Blumfield - Man Investments - "Alternatives-Based Structured Products"

Moderator: Nadia Van Dalen, CFA - Morningstar, Inc.
4:30-5:00: Networking

Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Cancellations accepted until 5pm, December 6. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

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