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Event Registration - Meet Up: The Outsiders And Dear Chairman

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Meet Ups are a new, casual style of meeting that combines networking and content. Meet-ups are free of charge for members and $10.00 for all non-members. These events will take place in various office locations around Boston. Meet-ups will be scheduled at different times during the day depending on speaker availability, and attendees will be asked to bring their own lunch and refreshments. Keep an eye out for the logo on both our website and monthly newsletters!

Interested in hosting a Meet-Up at your offices? Contact us at info@cfaboston.org for further details.

Meet Up: The Outsiders and Dear Chairman

Please join William Thorndike and Jeff Gramm for a wide-ranging discussion about investing in and managing public and private companies. William Thorndike, who runs a private equity fund, wrote The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, the most influential finance book of the last decade. Hedge fund manager Jeff Gramm's book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism, is a critically acclaimed history of activist investors in public companies. Both books focus on the critical role of wise capital allocation in driving shareholder value.

Jeff Gramm manages Bandera Partners, a value-oriented hedge fund, and teaches value investing at Columbia Business School. His recently published book, Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism was named one of the best books of 2016 by the Financial Times. It has been praised as "a terrific read" by Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times, "a revelation" by the Financial Times, "a grand story" by The Wall Street Journal, and “an engaging and informative book” by The New Yorker. Charles Schwab wrote about Dear Chairman, “It should be required reading for anyone who wants to participate in our great ownership system, as investor or manager.”


William N. Thorndike, Jr. Mr. Thorndike is Founder and Managing Director of Housatonic Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco. Mr. Thorndike is currently a Director of Carillon Assisted Living, LLC; Lincoln Peak Holdings, LLC; QMC International, LLC; and ZircoData, Ltd. He is Chairman of the Board of CNX Resources Corp. (CNX). Mr. Thorndike is also currently a Trustee of WGBH in Boston and College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME. He is the author of The Outsiders, which has been translated into ten languages. Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

There is no charge for Members for this event, however registration is required since space is limited.
Babson Boston Campus
100 High Street
12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Description: Non-Members: $10.00

Please note, attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.

Registration is required since space is limited.
CE CreditCFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 CE credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.