LKCM Center for Financial Studies | Investment Strategies Conference History

The Investment Strategies Conference is held each spring on the TCU Campus, sponsored by the LKCM Center for Financial Studies and the TCU Endowment Office. The popular half-day conference welcomes investment professionals, students, faculty and staff to hear from high-profile keynote speakers and panels of respected investment managers who discuss their current strategies on specific investment opportunities. For more information, contact the LKCM Center at or 817-257-7788.

Past Speakers

2018 Demographic Trends: Positioning for Generational and Socioeconomic Change
Keynote Speakers:
Rick Rieder
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, BlackRock 
Peter Zeihan
Strategist, Thinker, Futurist & Speaker
Author of "The Accidental Superpower" & "The Absent Superpower"


2017 Stressed and Distressed Investing
Luncheon Keynote:
Niall Ferguson
Author, Historian, Harvard Professor Hoover Institution Fellow, Stanford University
Morning Keynote Speaker:
Howard Marks, Founder and Co-Chairman, Oaktree


2016 The Global Competition for Capital
Luncheon Keynote:
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States


2015 Event-Driven Strategies
Luncheon Keynote:
Jamie Dinan
Founder, Chairman and CEO
York Capital Management
Morning Keynote Speaker:
Howard Marks, Founder and Co-Chairman


2014 Private Equity
Keynote Speaker:
David Bonderman, Founding Partner
Texas Pacific Group


2013 Activist Investing
Keynote Speaker:
Ralph Whitworth, Founder,
Principal, Investment Committee
Member, Relational Investors, LLC.


2012 Global Macro Investment Opportunities
Keynote Speaker:
J. Kyle Bass, TCU BBA '92, Managing Partner, Hayman Capital Management L.P.
Maury Harris, Managing Director and Chief Economist for the Americas, UBS Investment Research


2011 Investing in Commodities & Other Hard Assets
Keynote Speakers:
Rebecca Patterson, Global Head of Currencies and Commodities, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Dan Pickering, Co-President, Head of Securities, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc.


2010 Capitalizing on the Growth in China and India
Keynote Speaker:
Paul Lauritano, TCU MBA '92, Managing Director, Global Special Opportunities Group, J.P. Morgan


2009 Energy Investment Opportunities
Keynote Speaker:
Susan Combs, Texas State Comptroller
Clay Sell, former Deputy Energy Secretary


2008 Global Real Estate Investment
Keynote Speaker:
Mac Holliday, Chairman & CEO of SL Green


2007 Hedge Fund and Private Equity Convergence
Keynote Speaker:
John Bader, CEO of Halcyon Asset Management


2006 International Investments
Keynote Speaker:
George R. Hoguet, Senior Principal, State Street GlobalAdvisors


2005 Oil and Gas Investments
Keynote Speaker:
Jon Brumley, Chairman & CEO, Encore Acquisitions


2004 Private Equity and Venture Capital Keynote Speaker:
Joe Melone, Chairman & CEO, The Equitable Life Assurance


2003 Hedge Funds
Keynote Speaker:
J. Luther King Jr., TCU BBA '62, TCU MBA '66, Chairman and CEO, Luther King Capital Management

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