REISA’s Spring Symposium to Welcome Alternative Investment’s Leading Professionals and Guest Speaker Professor Ulrike Malmendier

Mar 12, 2014

REISA, the nation’s leading trade association serving the alternative investment and securities industry, announced that its annual Spring Symposium held March 16 – 18 in San Diego will include a keynote address by Professor Ulrike Malmendier of the University of California, Berkeley, discussing behavioral finance and investing, as well as sessions reviewing changes in the regulatory environment, recent developments in alternative investments and how the new advertising rules have impacted the industry.
REISA’s Spring Symposium will include more than 40 sessions designed to help members of the non-traded alternative investment and securities industry that will discuss a variety of product offerings, including REITs, BDCs, MLPs, private placements, such as 1031s, DSTs, TICs, oil & gas, equipment leasing, life settlements and more. The conference will also include a number of sessions that will qualify for continuing education credits, such as CPE, CLE and CFP. 
“We look forward to welcoming the alternative investment industry’s leading professionals and providing attendees with educational sessions focused on their varying specialties to help them grow as professionals,” said John Harrison, chief executive officer and executive director of REISA. “Our goal is to supply professionals with top-tier education and keep everyone up to date on what’s happening in the alternative investment industry, and how to prepare, or react, to changes. Last year, we welcomed approximately 600 alternative investment professionals, including numerous members of the broker-dealer, RIA and IAR communities, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue that success later this month.” 
Malmendier, a professor of finance and economics, will keynote and discuss Insights from Behavioral Finance: Investor Decisions and Relevance to our Marketplace. She will also lead a session titled The Impact of Behavior Economics on Investor Decision-Making. Malmendier is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Fischer Black Prize from the American Finance Association, awarded biennially to the leading finance scholar under 40. Her research topics in corporate finance and applied economics have included mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and the effects of financial crises on individual and managerial behavior. With research that has aided the economic and business world for nearly 15 years, Malmendier also has received numerous honors, awards and grants throughout her career, including the Fordham/NYU 'Rising Star in Finance' award in 2012, and the Alfred P. Sloan Price fellowship in 2010. 
More information about the conference can be found here