Setting the Performance Curve: How Global Yield Curves Will Drive Market Prices in 2012

Finance Roundtable

April 19, 2012: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

One of the key tenets of 2100 Xenon's investment philosophy is that global liquidity drives all market prices. Jay Feuerstein will describe his firm's current research on how price changes can be forecast through analysis of the yield curve. In addition, he will provide his views of Fed policy and his outlook for the equities, fixed income, currency and commodities markets in 2012.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

The charter of a central bank is to fight inflation as well as to provide economic stimulus, which they do through management of short term interest rates. When the central banks are active and when you've got inflation picking up again, volatility can be extreme. What insights can help institutional investors succeed in this environment?


No Charge


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Deadline: 4/19/2012


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking and Beverages

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion

7:30 PM-8:00 PM: Speaker/Audience Q&A

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking and Discussion

Speaker Profiles

Jay Feuerstein (Speaker) '80
the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, 2100 Xenon Group

Jay Feuerstein is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of 2100 Xenon Group, an alternative investment management firm he founded in 2001. Mr. Feuerstein began his investment career in 1980 as one of the earliest traders and arbitrageurs of the financial futures complex. Prior to founding 2100 Xenon, he held senior positions at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., Kidder Peabody, and Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he established and ran the futures trading desk in the 1980s.

Mr. Feuerstein has published works in The Journal of Futures Markets, Corporate Finance Review, and numerous other publications. In addition, he is a frequent guest on CNBC and other business programs. Mr. Feuerstein earned his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and his B.S. from the University of Illinois.


Vern Broders, '94 
General Director of Marketing

Other Information

The Chicago Booth Alumni Finance Roundtable is a University-sanctioned alumni network, formed and led by alumni professionals within the financial services industry. The common purpose of the finance roundtable is to facilitate interaction among alumni, students and friends of Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago. Our goal is to meld financial theory with real-world application by encouraging intellectual enrichment and professional growth through interactive discussion and presentations from leading finance professionals and academics; as well as elevate the stature of Chicago Booth. Events will be organized around the following three topic areas:

Corporate Finance – capital markets, banking, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions
Investment Management – asset allocation, asset management, and strategies
General/Leadership – micro-finance, specialty finance, regulation, and industry icons


Dustin Weinberger '06; Finance Roundtable, Chair

Richard Thoroe '07; Finance Roundtable, Co-Chair

Michael Fisch '02; Corporate Finance, Chair

John Salvino '06; Corporate Finance, Co-Chair

Scott Kemper '06; Investment Management, Chair

Guy Lakonishok'09; Investment Management, Co-Chair

Vern Broders '94; Leadership and General Topics, Chair

Kevin Clarke '08; Leadership and General Topics, Co-Chair


Andy Busch '88; BMO Capital Markets, Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist

Vern Broders '94; Gentry Partners, Finance Roundtable past-president

Steven N. Kaplan; Chicago Booth, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance

Tom Ricketts '93; Incapital, Founder & Chairman

Ken Viellieu '84; Moelis & Co, Managing Director & Head of Chicago Office

Paul Yovovich '75; President, Principal and Co-Founder of Lake Capital