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Conference will feature
senior economist for Bear Stearns & Co.
Nov. 2, 2006 -- A senior economist for a
worldwide investment banking and securities trading
and brokerage firm has joined the line-up of
speakers for the annual Economic Outlook Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 14,
at Arkansas State University.
DeQuadros is also managing director at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., where he
is responsible for analyzing and forecasting U.S. economic and financial
market developments. He supports sales and trading, capital markets, and
research with analysis of economic indicators.
The ASU College of Business is conducting the conference, with
sponsorships by Regions Bank and the McAdams-Frierson Chair of Bank
Management at ASU. It will be held in the auditorium of the Convocation
Center, 217 Olympic Dr.
In addition, DeQuadros is a member of Bear
Stearns’ fixed income Investment Strategy Committee and a frequent
commentator on economics and financial markets on CNBC and Bloomberg TV.
Before joining Bear Stearns in October 1999, DeQuadros was an economist at
Nesbitt Burns in Toronto.
This year’s program
also includes Stephen Bone, also a managing director for Bear
Stearns, and Jeff Hankins, president and publisher of Arkansas
Business Publishing Group in Little Rock.
Bone, an ASU alumnus, and DeQuadros will present the 2007 national forecast.
Bone works with financial institutions across the country in the analysis,
interpretation, and execution of balance sheet strategies specializing in
mortgage backed securities sales, derivative transactions, and funding
techniques. Previously, he was a managing director in the Fixed Income
Capital Markets Group with Morgan Keegan. He earned his bachelor's
degree in finance in 1992 and his MBA in 1993 at ASU.
Hankins, one of Arkansas’ most well known business and political
commentators, will provide his perspective on what to expect around the
state in 2007, both in business and the political arena.
Other speakers are Dr. John Shelnutt, administrator for economic analysis and tax
research with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, and
Dr. Gary Latanich, professor of economics at ASU.
Certified Public Accountants will receive three hours of credit for
continuing professional education.
The conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 and will conclude with the
luncheon. Advanced registration is required; the deadline is Nov. 7. The fee is $50 per person, or
$25 for ASU faculty, staff, and students. For more information call
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