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Executive from investment management company will speak at Concord Academy

Posted by Laura Gomez  April 8, 2013 11:55 AM

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Peter R. Fisher, senior managing director of BlackRock, the world’s largest investment management company, will speak at Concord Academy on Friday, April 26 at 8:40 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center, according to a press release.

Fisher has been named the school’s 2012- 2013 Hall Fellow—a lecture series named after former CA headmistress Elizabeth B. Hall.

Fisher is an alumnus of Concord Academy, he graduated in 1974.

In a lecture titled "How Tom Sawyer Won the Nobel Prize in Economics,” Fisher will talk about the challenges we all face in understanding the rhythm of finance and economics.

As a former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Fisher has had a front row seat at many of the dramatic financial events of our day. Fisher has spent his career at the intersection of financial markets, monetary policy, financial regulation, and the economy.

BlackRock is a global investment company controlling assets that total close to 3.8 trillion dollars across equity, fixed income, cash management, alternative investment, real estate and advisory strategies. BlackRock offers risk management, strategic advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of clients with portfolios totaling over 13 trillion dollars.

Past Hall Fellows have included the writer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Former United States Secretary of State George Schultz, and humanitarian H.M. Queen Noor.

Concord Academy is an independent college preparatory school for grades nine through twelve. Chartered in 1922, the school enrolls 365 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and nineteen states. Learn more at concordacademy.org.

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