"The Future of Investing" to be Held at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, Jan. 13

January 08, 2010
Robert L. Reynolds
Peter J. Clare

Lawrence E. Kochard

Chrystia Freeland

Event to Feature the President and CEO of Putnam Investments, a Senior Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, and the Chief Investment Officer of Georgetown University

Washington, D.C. -- Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Financial Times will host a panel discussion on “The Future of Investing” Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in the Rafik B. Hariri Building’s Lohrfink Auditorium on the Georgetown University campus.

Media who wish to attend the event should reserve a space by contacting Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

The event is open to the public, and non-media attendees should register online at http://www.georgetownmeansbusiness.com/investing/rsvp.

“The Future of Investing” will feature remarks by Robert L. Reynolds, president and CEO of Putnam Investments; Peter J. Clare, senior managing director of The Carlyle Group; and Lawrence E. Kochard, chief investment officer of Georgetown University. After remarks by each speaker, question-and-answer sessions will be moderated by Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times. The event has been organized by Phillip Swagel, visiting professor and director of the Center for Financial Institutions, Policy, and Governance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

The event is part of a series of partnership programs co-sponsored by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the Financial Times that focuses on the future of the global financial system and the associated public policy issues. To view the webcast, visit msb.georgetown.edu.

Robert Reynolds is the president and CEO of Putnam Investments, a member of its executive board of directors, and president of the Putnam Funds. He has more than 30 years of investment and financial services experience. Reynolds previously was vice chairman and COO of Fidelity Investments from 2000 to 2007, where he served on the board of directors for FMR Corporation, Fidelity Investments Insurance Ltd., Fidelity Investments Canada Ltd., and Fidelity Management Trust Company. He also was a trustee of the Fidelity Family of Funds. From 1984 to 2000, Reynolds served in a number of increasingly responsible leadership roles at Fidelity. He holds a B.S. in business administration and finance from West Virginia University.

Peter Clare joined The Carlyle Group in 1992 and currently is a managing director and head of the global aerospace, defense, and government services group, based in Washington, D.C. From 1999 to 2001, he was based in Hong Kong as a founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team. Clare has led or been a key contributor to investments in which Carlyle has invested approximately $4 billion of equity. He previously worked for First City Capital Corporation and the Interfunding/Merchant Banking Group and Leveraged Buyout Department of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Since 2004, Lawrence Kochard has been the chief investment officer at Georgetown University, where he also teaches investment courses. He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Virginia before becoming managing director of equity and hedge fund investments for the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) and an adjunct professor of finance for the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA. Before his return to academia, he worked in corporate finance and capital markets, concluding with Goldman Sachs. Kochard holds a B.A. in economics from the College of William & Mary, an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. He also is a CFA charter holder.

As the U.S. managing editor of Financial Times, Chrystia Freeland leads the editorial development of the paper’s U.S. edition and of U.S. news on FT.com. She previously served as deputy editor in London, editor of FT Electronic Services, editor of the FT’s weekend edition, editor of FT.com, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, and Eastern Europe correspondent. She began her career as a stringer in the Ukraine, writing for the Financial Times, The Washington Post, and The Economist, and she was deputy editor at The Globe and Mail. In 2006, she launched View from the Top, a weekly CEO video interview series that appears on FT.com and in the newspaper. Freeland holds a bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard University, and earned a master of studies degree from St. Anthony’s College at Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

About Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.

About the Financial Times
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment, and analysis, the newspaper is printed at 23 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 401,072 (ABC figures, November 2009) and a readership of 1.3 million people worldwide. FT.com is the definitive home for business intelligence on the Web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data, and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 11.4 million unique users, generating 83.2 million page views (ABC figures, March 2009) and now has over 1.7 million registered users.