February 20, 2009

Investment Strategies Conference Focuses on Conventional and Alternative Energy Investment Opportunities

Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs and Former Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell will head the 7th annual Investment Strategies Conference March 5 at TCU. They, along with other energy and investment experts, will discuss conventional and alternative energy investment opportunities.

The conference will be held March 5, 2009, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, in the Brown Lupton University Union Auditorium and in the 3rd floor Ballroom, 2901 Stadium Drive on the TCU campus. The annual conference is presented by the LKCM Center for Financial Studies at the Neeley School of Business at TCU. Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Register at www.cfs.tcu.edu .

Conventional energy opportunities will be discussed in the morning, following a welcome by Jim Hille, Chief Investment Officer for TCU. Allison Nathan, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, will discuss oil and gas pricing and fundamentals. Private company opportunities will be discussed by Tim Day, Managing Director of First Reserve, and Daniel Lonegran, Sr. Managing Director of Tenaska Capital Management.  Susan Combs, Texas State Comptroller, will deliver the morning keynote presentation, followed by Barry Davis, Chairman and CEO of Crosstex Energy, who will discuss public company opportunities.

Former Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell will be the keynote speaker during the lunch.

Afternoon sessions will cover alternative energy. Ken Morgan, Director of the TCU Energy Institute, will discuss "The Green Transition." Marc Levinson, Economist with JP Morgan Chase, will cover the fundamentals of cap and trade. Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President of FPL Group, will go over wind power opportunities, followed by Carl Rush, Vice President of Waste Management, who will discuss creative energy solutions.

About the LKCM Center for Financial Studies ( www.cfs.tcu.edu )
The mission of the LKCM Center for Financial Studies is to enhance the quality, prestige and national visibility of finance programs at the Neeley School of Business with outstanding faculty, top students, industry partnerships and excellent employment opportunities for graduates. The center provides students with access to a 24-hour Bloomberg Terminal, Wharton Research Data Services and Thompson Financial. It also provides networking opportunities, research seminars and the annual Investment Strategies Conference to attract leaders in the financial field to share their insight with students and the Metroplex business community. The center's namesake, Luther King Capital Management, provides internships, adjunct faculty and support for faculty research.

About the Neeley School of Business at  TCU ( www.neeley.tcu.edu )
The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review . From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU