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International financial volatility to be discussed at MBA forum Dec. 2

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ A panel of representatives from leading financial service firms will meet Dec. 2 at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration to discuss the impact of recent international financial volatility on their businesses and how they have developed strategies to deal with these rapid changes.

The finance forum, "International Volatility: Impact and Strategies," will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Room S401 in the John Pappajohn Business Administration Building, the Tenneco Colloquium. Sponsored by the UI Graduate Financial Management Association and the UI department of finance, the forum is intended to allow students to interact with the business community on areas of common interest.

Panel members include:
*Mark Zinkula, portfolio manager for Aegon USA Investment Management, Inc. in Cedar Rapids
*Michael Rogers, managing director/ industry manager of food and agri-business for the Bank of America in Chicago
*Jeffrey Lewis, manager of planning and research for the international lending division at John Deere and Co.'s credit division
*Joseph Marriott of Salomon Smith Barney in Saginaw, Michigan

UI economics professor William Albrecht will moderate the discussion.

Preceding the forum at 4 p.m., students will meet with representatives from Pillsbury, Sprint, and Bandag and the forum panelists to find out how each company deals with challenges in the international markets. The finance forum benefits students in finance and other related areas by letting them know about career opportunities in finance and other areas.

For more information, contact the UI department of finance at 335-0929.