For Immediate Release
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April 3, 2000
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Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
Office of Marketing and Communications
Mercantile Symposium Brings Renowned Financial Guru to IU Northwest

Taking Risks: Stocks and Bonds, Past Present and Future is thesubject of the Fifth Annual Mercantile National Bank Business Symposiumat IU Northwest on April 6.

Dr. Roger G. Ibbotson, businessman,professor and author, will speak on risk-taking in the investment marketat 7 p.m. in Raintree Hall,102 on campus. He is chairman of a financial consulting firm he foundedin 1978 and a professor at the Yale UniversitySchool of Management. Ibbotson co-authoredStocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation, a book that serves as the standardreference for information on investment market returns. He has also writtenseveral other books, Global Investing and Investment Markets, co-authoredwith Gary Brinson, US Treasury Curves and Stocks, Bonds and Inflation:Japan.

Ibbotson has a BA from Purdue University,MBA from Indiana University, andhis PhD from the University of Chicago,where he taught for over 10 years and served as executive director of theCenter for Research in Security Places. Ibbotson also conducts researchand serves as consultant on a broad range of financial topics includinginvestment returns, mutual funds, international markets, portfolio managementand valuation. His research has garnered several awards including theReview of Financial Studies Award for Best Paper and Dodds Scrolls. 

In its fifth year, the Mercantile National Bank Business Symposium ismade possible through a fund established by Joseph T. Morrow, chairmanof the board of the Mercantile National Bank of Indiana. Past symposiumshave covered a wide range of business issues including the North AmericanFree Trade Agreement, expanding commercial relations with Eastern Europe,and the effects of globalization a lecture that featured Richard C. Longworth,Chicago Tribune international business writer.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the community. For moreinformation, telephone the IU Northwest Division of Businessand Economics at 219-9980-6633.

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