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2007 Jim and Judy O’Brien Financial Markets and Economic Colloquium
Wednesday, January 31, Jubilee Hall Auditorium




Developing financial leaders of today and tomorrow, the Center for Securities Trading and Analysis at the Stillman School of Business is setting the pace for innovations in business education by providing hands-on, practical experience to hone students’ business acumen before they enter the workforce.  As further evidence of this leadership and innovation, we are proud to host the second annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Financial Markets and Economic Colloquium.

Colloquium Schedule

3-4 p.m. Live, student led market replts from the latest
Seton Hall Sports
Poll Conducted by The
Sharkey Institute

4-6 p.m. Financial Markets and Economic Panel Discussion
Audience Question and Answer

Financial Services Expo and Trading Room Open House throughout the afternoon. Expo participants include CTS Trend, and TubeRevolution.

James Altucher
James Altucher is a partner at hedge fund firm Formula Capital. He writes for and the Financial Times and was a periodic guest on CNBC’s Kudlow & Cramer. Previously he was a partner with technology venture capital firm 212 Ventures and was CEO and founder of Vaultus, a wireless and software company. Altucher is the author of Trade Like Warren Buffet as well as Supercash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism.

Altucher attended graduate school in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and received a B.A. in computer science from Cornell University. 

Jeffrey Bagley
Jeffrey Bagley, M.B.A., CFA, is vice president, equities and a portfolio manager at McCabe Capital Managers, Ltd. McCabe Capital, a registered investment adviser, has approximately $800 million in assets under management. Prior to joining McCabe Capital, Bagley was a sell-side analyst at Schroder & Co. and NatWest Markets. He was also a senior analyst and editor at the Value Line Investment Survey.

Bagley received an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University and a B.S. in business economics from the State University of New York.

Anthony Dwyer
Anthony Dwyer joined FTN Midwest in 2003 as an equity market strategist and member of the FTN Midwest Securities Investment Committee (IC). In 2006, he was chosen to chair the IC. Dwyer began his equity research career at Prudential-Bache Securities in 1987 and has since served as equity market strategist for a small number of regional brokerage firms. He employs macro-economic fundamental, technical and historical analyses in developing an intermediate to long-term investment strategy for the financial markets and its various sectors. He is often interviewed and quoted by the financial news outlets, such as Fox News, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg Radio, as well as by many print publications.

Dwyer graduated with honors from Le Moyne College with a B.A. degree. 

Douglas Kass
Douglas Kass, M.B.A., is the founder and president of Seabreeze Partners Management, Inc., and the general partner and investment manager of Seabreeze Partners Short, L.P., and Seabreeze Partners Short Offshore Fund, Ltd. High-level positions at Demours Capital Management, LLC. Seabreeze Partners, LP, Kass Partners, LLC, the predecessor firm to Kass Partners, Ltd., Omega Advisors, JW Charles/CSG and First Albany complete Kass’ management experience.

Kass is the principal contributor to’s Street Insight and currently lectures on short selling at Yale University’s Graduate School of Management. He has been quoted in numerous publications, appeared on numerous television programs and is a frequent guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box.

Kass received an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1972 and a bachelor's degree from Alfred University.  

Brian Reynolds
Brian Reynolds, CFA, is the chief market strategist at M.S. Howells and & Co., an institutional brokerage firm. Prior to joining M.S. Howells, he was the chief strategist at Kirlin Holdings, Inc. From 2000-03, he was the fixed income and economic columnist for He spent the prior 16 years at David L. Babson & Co., an investment counseling firm, where he was a senior vice president and portfolio manager.

Reynolds received his B.A. in economics from Harvard College in 1983 and became a CFA charter holder in 1989.

Scott Rothbort
Scott Rothbort, M.B.A., has 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He is a professor of finance at the Stillman School and president of LakeView Asset Management,

LLC. He is the co-supervisor of the Center for Securities Trading and Analysis and adviser to The Stillman Exchange. He frequently serves as a business analyst for Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Television and is a regular contributor to’s Street Insight.

Rothbort received an M.B.A. from Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.S. in accounting from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Cody Willard
Cody Willard is the manager of CL Willard Capital Management, LLC. He is a columnist for and regularly appears on Fox News, CNBC and other networks. Willard is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and the author of, a monthly stock market newsletter. He is also the founder of, a social-network for Web 2.0. 

Willard received his B.A. in economics from the University of New Mexico in 1996.

For more information please contact:
Pamela Dungee
(973) 378-9844


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