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Event Detail

Investment Exchange Forum (Members Only) (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, June 08, 2012 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
CFA Society of Chicago, 134 N. La Salle, Chicago, IL  60602   (Driving Directions)

Nick Detchev - Grant Thornton, Valuations Associate
Adam Fleck, CFA - Morningstar, Associate Director of Research for the industrials team

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, June 8, 2012
Noon - 1:30pm
CFA Society of Chicago - 134 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1740
(Note: Space is limited; you must register to participate)

Topic: Companies with network advantages that are misunderstood, overlooked, or underappreciated.

Program Description:
Discuss companies with network effects that are misunderstood, overlooked, or under appreciated.
Many investors are well aware that companies like eBay enjoy strong network effects, where more sellers attract more buyers, and vice versa. Similarly, Apple locks in users through its large iTunes, iPhone, and Mac ecosystems, in turn attracting the best and brightest in the developer community. The resulting strong apps and programs entice future device purchases, spurring continued software development. There are likely many other firms with equally strong network effects that are simply not as well-known.

The Investment Exchange Forum is a stock-picking meeting of 10-15 CFA Chicago members. Each meeting features actionable ideas by presenting volunteers and a lively discussion of the topic at hand. The IEF is both an opportunity to learn how others present investment ideas concisely and a chance to practice stock pitches. In order to keep the quality of the stock picks as high as possible, we encourage attendance by members who are actively involved in investment management.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring actionable ideas to the forum for presentation.

Attendance will be limited to 15 members - first-come, first-served. Please remember to bring your own lunch.

Members - Free

Business Casual

Limited to 15 members. Phone Only - (312) 251-1301

Noon - 1:30pm - Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch

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