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TCU Investment Strategies Conference®

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First held in 2003, the repeatedly sold-out TCU Investment Strategies Conference is held each spring on the TCU Campus and is sponsored by the LKCM Center for Financial Studies and TCU Investment Management.

Our 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.

Past Conference Themes and Keynotes

2019 Strategies for the Cycles
Dr. Janet L. Yellen, Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2014-2018), and Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy
David Rosenberg, Chief Economist and Strategist, Gluskin Sheff

2018 Demographic Trends: Positioning for Generational and Socioeconomic Change
Rick Rieder, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, BlackRock 
Peter Zeihan, Author of The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower

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

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

2015 Event-Driven Strategies – cancelled due to inclement weather

2014 Private Equity
David Bonderman, Founding Partner, Texas Pacific Group

2013 Activist Investing
Ralph Whitworth, Founder, Principal, Investment Committee Member, Relational Investors

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

2011 Investing in Commodities & Other Hard Assets
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

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

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

2008 Global Real Estate Investment
Mac Holliday, Chairman and CEO, SL Green

2007 Hedge Fund and Private Equity Convergence 
John Bader, CEO, Halcyon Asset Management

2006 International Investments
George R. Hoguet, Senior Principal, State Street Global Advisors

2005 Oil and Gas Investments
Jon Brumley, Chairman and CEO, Encore Acquisitions

2004 Private Equity and VentureCapital
Joe Melone, Chairman and CEO, The Equitable Life Assurance

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