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The future of finance after the liquidity meltdown - A discussion with Robert Wolf, CEO of UBS

This far-ranging discussion between New York magazine's John Heilemann and UBS's Robert Wolf will include how technology, globalization, and the rise of hedge funds and private equity are changing banks, banking, and the money game.

The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York and New York magazine invite Beta Gamma Sigma-NYC to their second of a series of events called the "New York Master Class Series." The second event will feature noted New York magazine "Power Grid" columnist, John Heilemann, in a one-on-one conversation with Robert Wolf, Chairman & CEO of UBS Americas. The far-ranging discussion will include how technology, globalization, and the rise of hedge funds and private equity are changing banks, banking, and the money game. And why the 2008 election is so important in shaping the 21st Century economy.

Once again, John will host this premiere event at the really-hot Tribeca Cinemas (home of the Tribeca Film Festival). After the conversation and audience questions, there will be a cocktail reception featuring the wines of Vibrant Rioja!

Robert Wolf
Chairman & CEO, UBS Group Americas
Chief Operating Officer, UBS Investment Bank

Robert Wolf is the Chairman & CEO of UBS Americas where he oversees the growth and the strategic efforts of more than 30,000 employees. He also serves as Global Chief Operating Officer for UBS Investment Bank with 35 locations.

In addition, Robert is a member of the UBS Group Managing Board and the UBS Investment Bank Management Committee. Robert, who joined the firm in 1994 after approximately 10 years at Salomon Brothers, served previously as Global Head of Fixed Income from 2002-2004.

As an active alumni of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert is on the Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and the Athletic Board of Overseers. He has also recently been named Honorary Chair of the 2007 Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner.

With a strong interest in democratic politics, Robert is recognized as a leading national supporter for Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Robert is also very involved in community service through his participation on the Executive Leadership Council for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, where he is being honored with the Corporate Leadership Award at the 2007 Fall Gala alongside Spirit of Hope award recipient, Lance Armstrong. His other board affiliations include the Children’s Aid Society, the Partnership for New York City, the National Sports Museum and the Financial Services Roundtable. Robert also participated at the inaugural Wall Street Forum for HIV and AIDS alongside former UN Secretary Kofi Annan.

Robert graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 with a B.S. in Economics. He is married with two children and resides in Purchase, New York and spends much of his free time coaching town sports.

About "Power Grid" columnist - John Heilemann
John Heilemann writes “The Power Grid” column for New York as well as longer features. An award-winning journalist and author, he’s been covering politics, business and their intersection for nearly two decades—in America and abroad. He is a former correspondent and columnist for The Economist and Wired (where his coverage of the Microsoft antitrust trial made him a finalist for a National Magazine Award), and a former staff writer for The New Yorker. His book, Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era, was hailed by The New York Times as “beautifully executed…sure and sophisticated and was named by BusinessWeek (among others) one of the best books for 2001. He is at work on The Valley, the story of the rise and fall of Silicon Valley and birth of the digital age. He appears frequently as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and NPR. To check out what John Heilemann has be writing about recently, visit his online nymag.com article archive at
John's articles.

About Vibrant Rioja Wines:
Vibrant Rioja is a partnership between the governing body for wines from the region of Rioja, Spain called the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja (now, you know why they simply say "Vibrant Rioja") and Wines From Spain, under the auspices of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX). Their goal is to introduce the extraordinary wines of Rioja to American wine lovers, both to those with a new interest in wine and to experienced wine drinkers. At the same time, they want to introduce you to the region of Rioja, its scenic beauty, welcoming people, extraordinary architecture and wonderful cuisine. Go to Vibrant Rioja for more information.

Monday, September 17, 2007

6:30 Registration
7:00 Discussion begins
8:00 Discussion ends, cocktails begin
9:00 Cocktails end

Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street (at Laight Street)
Subway: 1, 9, A, C, E trains to Canal Street
A short walk from the subway

CBSACNY Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Go to www.cbsacny.org to sign up for the event

This event is expected to sell out so purchase tickets early.
Tickets may be purchased on-line until sold-out or until 11:00 AM on 09/17/07.
All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. A government-issued picture ID is required.
No one without a reservation will be admitted. No tickets will be sold at the door. No walk-ins.


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