Harper College this month will offer a free public economics lesson aimed at deciphering the economy and the financial market for 2013.
The Market Update and Outlook Breakfast, led by Jack Ablin, executive vice president and chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, will run from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Wojcik Conference Center on the college's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. A free networking breakfast will be offered until 8 a.m.
Drawing on nearly 30 years of investment experience, Ablin, a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, will blend quantitative techniques with everyday examples in his discussion of economic trends, market concepts and their global implications.
Registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 14. To reserve a seat, call (847) 925-6490 or visit www.harpercollege.edu/foundation.
Ablin has served as a professor of finance at Boston University's Graduate School of Management, and is the author of the book "Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace," which held a spot on The Wall Street Journal's best-seller list.