Over the next week, I am going to be detailing the fantastic line up of speakers we have for our upcoming conference (Full schedule below). First up, we begin with one of my favorite academic/practitioners, Professor Michael Mauboussin.

A big part of the reason we do a conference each year is to bring forward speakers I believe have the ability to make you better investors and smarter human beings. Mauboussin is just that sort of person. He has been researching and writing about capital markets for several decades. A few details from his CV:

• Managing director and head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse. Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse in 2013 he was chief investment strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management.
• Has been repeatedly named to Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team.
• Adjunct professor of finance at the Columbia Business School since 1993 (Dean’s award for teaching excellence in 2009)
• Chairman of the board of trustees at the Santa Fe Institute;
• Graduated with an A.B. from Georgetown University;
• Website: michaelmauboussin.com
• Has been featured in Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes, Yahoo Finance.

Author of the following Books:

The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing. (2012)
Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counter Intuition (2009).
More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (2006). This was named “one of the 100 best business books of all time” by 800-CEO-READ, one of the best business books by business week (2006) and best economics book by strategy + business (2006).





Full schedule after the jump.


The 5th Annual Big Picture Conference is coming up on October 8th in New York City.

I’ve learned a lot from each of these speakers. I think you will too:

Michael Mauboussin: explains how to “Untangle Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing.” (He is author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, managing director and head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, and adjunct professor of finance at the Columbia University Business School.

Art Cashin, UBS   Art Cashin has been working the floor of the NYSE for over 40 years. Well known to CNBC viewers for his pithy updates, Art is one of the finest raconteurs you will ever hear. Many of my favorite Wall Street tales trace back to Art. I look forward to sitting down with him for a fascinating Fireside chat.

Jack Brennan, Chairman, Vanguard: Jack was CEO of Vanguard, helping to build the firm to over $1.2 trillion in assets. He is now Chairman, and will discuss the state of Wall Street as it affects the average investor. There are not more than 3 people in the world as knowledgeable about this subject as Jack is.

Stephanie Pomboy, Macro Mavens: one of the most respected economists in finance, her clients include billionaires, government agencies, and major corporations. Randall Forsyth, editor-in-chief of Barron’s, sits down with Stephanie to discuss the state of the economy.

James O’Shaughnessy, OSAM: One of the best known Quants on the street, Jim spoke at the 2012 conference, surprising everyone with his explanation as to why equities were undervalued and poised to rally. He was dead on, and I look forward to his analysis this year.

Josh Brown, CEO, Ritholtz Wealth Management:  Josh has become well known to investors as one of the few people to listen to on CNBC. His insight and wit make his investing commentary a delight to read. Josh is moderating a panel of Market Strategists, including Art Hogan of Lazard Freres, Jeffrey Kleintop, LPL Financial and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG

Mike Santoli, Yahoo Finance: Longtime market watcher is moderating a panel of experts looking at the “The New, Smaller Wall Street.” Mike is a very sharp journalist, and this looks to be a great discussion. (We’ll have more on his guests soon).


We began these one-day conferences in the midst of the credit crisis in the heart of the downturn back in 2009. The goal was to bring fresh thinkers and new ideas to my circle of investing colleagues. The usual suspects – pundits, market professionals and media – did not distinguish themselves in advance of the crisis. I wanted to drive a more intelligent debate than what we had seen before and after the crisis.

The idea took hold, and it has become an annual event since.

Space is extremely limited, so if you are planning on attending, please sign up right away to reserve your seat. We have worked hard to keep the costs as low as possible ($249).

I hope to see you there!


The Big Picture Conference 

Date: October 8th, 2013

Locale: McGraw Hill conference facility, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave  between 48th & 49th).


Eventbrite - The Big Picture Conference 2013


Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology

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6 Responses to “TBP Speaker Bio: Michael Mauboussin”

  1. JoseOle says:

    That’s quite a lineup! Any chance this will be video-d and made available for us cheapskates?

  2. cbatchelor says:

    I’ve been the last two years and enjoyed both. I’m going again this year, combining it with a little other business which I could probably handle over the phone, but face to face is good. I go because I don’t know what I don’t know. But, yeah, it’s sorta like this blog in a meeting format, which is to say what you see is what you get. I wish I could say the conference is a lot better than what is published here, but then that would be a heck of a meeting.

    No conference of this type will ever top the irony of Barry’s meeting two years ago with the discussions Wall Street at the NY Athletic Club looking over Central Park while the Occupy Movement was at full tilt just a few blocks away. I felt a weird connection in the room with the protestors. The context was jarring and enlightening, especially with the presentations of the data is thoughtful charts that opened the meeting. I overheard one guy say after that, “Someone should tell the protesters it’s not as bad as they think, it’s a lot worse.”

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