Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blackstone Exec to Participate in Panel Discussion

It is with great excitement that I announce the second event in the Demon Deacon Invest Connect Series. This program aims to engage the Wake Forest community with some of the financial industry’s most brilliant and dynamic leaders. While visiting Wake Forest, these leaders will discuss a myriad of topics including foreign exchange, private equity, and asset management.

We invite all to join us on Wed., Oct. 20, from 5-7 pm in Greene Hall (Room 145) where Doug Ostrover of the Blackstone Group will be presenting several case studies along with three team members. Ostrover is a senior managing director of The Blackstone Group and a founder of GSO Capital Partners (a Blackstone subsidiary). Before co-founding GSO Capital in 2005, he was a managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston.

Prior to that, Ostrover was global co-head of the leveraged finance group of CSFB. He was responsible for all of CSFB's origination, distribution and trading activities relating to high yield securities, leveraged loans, high yield credit derivatives and distressed securities. Ostrover was a member of CSFB's management council and the fixed income operating committee.

Ostrover received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stern School of Business of New York University. He is on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

It is my hope that you will think of ways these companies and leaders can be involved with your classes, and I encourage you to attend this event so we may take full advantage of their visit. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Jim Dunn

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Wake Forest University

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