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Dr. Robert Clark, CFA of Husson University to Speak About Emerging Markets and Strategic Asset Allocation



Published on: April 9, 2015

BANGOR, MAINE - The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Maine is sponsoring a luncheon event featuring Dr. Robert A. Clark, CFA, president of Husson University. Dr. Clark’s presentation “Emerging Markets: The Case for Strategic Asset Allocation” will be of interest to anyone interested in investments or planning for retirement. 

Even though emerging markets offer investors the potential for better than average returns, investing in these countries can be challenging. Countries like South Korea, India, China, and Russia are all considered emerging markets, yet they each have vastly different economies. Dr. Clark’s presentation will help illustrate the importance of strategic asset allocation as a way to reduce some of the risks associated with investing in emerging markets.

The luncheon presentation is schedule to take place on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Portland Harbor Hotel at 468 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. The event is open to CFA Society Maine members, other financial professionals and members of the public. The cost to attend the event is $25 for non-members and $15 for CFA Society Maine members. Individuals interested in attending can pay at the door.

“Having the opportunity to hear the perspectives of leading financial experts like Dr. Clark is one of the benefits of joining our organization,” said Karen Milliken, president of the CFA Society Maine. “In addition to providing information that financial professionals can use to help advise their clients appropriately, presentations like this help our members earn valuable continuing education credits.” 

Dr. Clark’s presentation is worth one continuing education credit toward recertification as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Any CFA is eligible to earn this credit by attending this presentation. Financial professionals who work in accounting, banking, estate planning or insurance are welcome.

Anyone interested in attending this luncheon presentation is encouraged to RSVP to programs@mainecfa.org by email or call Cathleen O’Donnell at (207) 772-3761 prior to the event to ensure there is adequate seating. 
Effective January 1, 2010, Dr. Robert A. Clark assumed his role as the president of Husson University. He grew up in Albion, Maine and earned a BA in Spanish, BS in business administration, and an MBA from the University of Maine. Clark later earned his PhD in finance from Purdue University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Dr. Clark’s assignment prior to his appointment at Husson was as the vice president of strategic initiatives and dean of the Schroeder Family School of Business Administration at the University of Evansville in Indiana. He has also held academic appointments as a faculty member in finance and global business at Butler University, The University of Tampa, and the University of Vermont. In addition, Clark has served as a U.S. Army administrative officer, consultant, pension administrator and controller. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar at the Norwegian School of Management and as a guest faculty member at the Business and Economics University in Vienna. Dr. Clark has published articles on securities market regulation and emerging markets in a number of academic journals and serves on the BusinessWeek Academic Advisory Panel.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

The CFA Society Maine is an association of approximately 100 investment professionals located throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Consisting of portfolio managers, investment advisors, educators and other financial professionals, the organization promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry; encourages professional development through the CFA Program and continuing education; and facilitates the exchange of information and opinions among people within the local investment community and beyond. To learn more about the CFA Society of Maine visit www.cfasociety.org/maine. 

The CFA Society of Maine is part of the , a global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. The CFA Institute has more than 129,000 members, including 122,000 CFA charter holders, in 147 countries and territories and 144 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.

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