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Valuation Disconnects: Is the Market Inefficient, or am I Missing Something?

April 7, 2016 4:30 PM

Our panel of seasoned experts will share best practices and insights on IR strategies that can influence your stock price. They’ll discuss their real-world experiences with complex and diverse issues that can affect valuation, such as corporate transactions, commodity meltdowns and emerging markets crises. As the panelists discuss what they did well and what they could have done better in these situations, you’ll gain practical ideas on how to help investors understand the issues and just as important, how to engage critical stakeholder groups during sensitive events to protect and enhance enterprise value.

4:30 - 5 p.m. Networking
5 - 6 p.m. Program
6 - 7 p.m. Networking Reception

Connections Chicago
10 S. Wacker Drive, 14th floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Panelists:
Alex Fitch
U.S. Investment Analyst, Harris Associates

Alex Fitch is a research analyst on the domestic investment team at Harris Associates. As a generalist analyst, his current coverage includes companies in the consumer, transportation, industrial, energy, and financial industries. He joined Harris Associates as a research associate in 2011, after starting his career in the investment banking department at UBS. Prior to UBS, Fitch graduated from DePauw University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics. Harris Associates manages approximately $123 billion in assets, including The Oakmark Funds and other institutional and individual portfolios.

Liz Kluge
Director, Investor Relations, McDonald’s Corp.

Liz Kluge is a key member of the team that has responsibility for keeping investors informed and enthusiastic about McDonald’s as a top-tier, long-term growth company holding for investment portfolios. She joined McDonald’s in 1990 and held a variety of increasingly responsible positions in accounting before moving to investor relations in 2001. Earlier in her career, Kluge was an senior auditor for KPMG in Chicago serving clients in financial services, manufacturing and not-for-profit organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University of Chicago and is a CPA. 

Debarshi Sengupta
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, JBT

Debarshi Sengupta leads JBT’s M&A, strategy, investor relations and corporate financial planning and analysis areas and is a member of the JBT’s executive leadership team. Sengupta joined JBT in 2009 as a business planner, assumed leadership of IR and FP&A in 2011, and took on broader corporate development responsibilities as a vice president in 2014. Previously, he worked as a consumer and retail investment banker at Banc of America Securities. Sengupta received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in engineering management from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and and MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Moderator:
Elizabeth R. Allen, CFA
Manager, Investor Relations, FedEx Corporation

Elizabeth Allen joined FedEx (NYSE: FDX) in 1990 and held positions in the treasury department before moving to investor relations in 1997. Before joining FedEx, Allen was vice president, equity research at Morgan Keegan, a regional brokerage firm, and earlier worked for Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta. A native of Pensacola, Fla., Allen earned her bachelor's degree from Auburn University and her master’s degree in Finance from Georgia State University. She is a chartered financial analyst.

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