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Keynote Speaker Peter Ricchiuti
Peter Ricchiuti
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Peter Ricchiuti


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Summary of Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti is the business school professor you wish you had back in college! His insight and humor regarding the financial markets have twice made him the school’s top professor. Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane University’s highly acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program. Peter hosts a popular weekly business show on National Public Radio called “Out to Lunch” and is the accomplished author of the book “Stocks Under Rocks”. Peter is energetic and entertaining while he educates his audiences.

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Peter Ricchiuti is the business professor you wish you had back in college. His humor and insight have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. In a recent competition, Peter’s teaching delivery skills placed atop a field of 500 universities representing 43 countries.

Peter is a graduate of Babson College, started his career at the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co and later served as the assistant state treasurer for Louisiana. There he successfully managed the State’s $3 billion investment portfolio.

In 1993 he founded Tulane’s nationally acclaimed Burkenroad Reports student stock research program. Here he leads 200 business students in search of overlooked and underpriced stocks in six southern states. He and his program have been featured widely in the financial press including; The Wall Street Journal, BARRON’s and The New York Times.

In 2014 The Financial Times published Peter’s first book, Stocks Under Rocks and he currently hosts a popular weekly business program called Out To Lunch on National Public Radio in New Orleans.

He served as a director of Amedisys, Inc. (AMED/NASDAQ), the nation’s largest home healthcare company (1997-2015). During this period the stock rose by about 1000%.

Peter has addressed over 1000 groups in 47 states. These include groups of nuns, tin can manufacturers, money managers, waterpark owners, insurance professionals and NFL players. He has even done a couple of TED TALKS.

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Market Signals
What the Financial Markets are Telling Us Now

"If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich...and they're not!" Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results. Tulane University's Peter Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on financial markets, the importance of proper diversification, and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors. He will also discuss the unusual securities research program he heads up with his students.

Outline of topics covered:

  • Outlook for the Deficit and Interest Rates
  • Outlook for Energy Prices
  • Market Valuation Techniques
  • Equity Valuation Techniques
  • Historic Pricing and Performance of Various Asset Classes
  • Pros and Cons of International Investing

Uncertainty Creates Opportunities
What's Ahead?

Today's challenging economy was starting to show in the stock and bond markets in mid-2006. Shifts in the financial markets are leading economic indicators and usually occur about 6-9 months ahead of actual changes in the economy. Give your self an edge. Understanding the historic, long-term, cyclical nature of the economy may allow you to better position both your business and portfolio for what's ahead.

In This Business Success Stories Are Built During Down Markets

If a majority of the people were right, then a majority of the people would be rich—AND THEY'RE NOT! Contrary to popular opinion, today's difficult markets are creating unprecedented opportunities to better position your clients and to expand your book of business. By better understanding business cycles, audiences will be prepared to share a valuable long-term perspective to a large and often frustrated base of potential clients.

  • Market Signals: What the Financial Markets are Telling Us About the Future
  • New Economy/Old Economy: What's In It
  • Keeping Up with the (Dow) Jones: Interpreting Wall Street Jargon for Fun and Profit
  • Contrarian Investing: Why You'll Never Get Rich Following the Crowd
  • Making Bets: What Wall Street is Thinks About the Outlook for Your Company/Industry
Stocks Under Rocks by Peter Ricchiuti

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