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Update - July/August 2017
August 29, 2017
What a terrific way to mark the silver anniversary of the Securities Experts Roundtable at the end of July. The conference was fun and productive and the Chicago weather was nearly perfect! Special thanks are owed to Richie Leisner, Rick Ryder, Patti Koetting, Bruce Foerster, Gordon Yale, Jerry DeNigris, Gerry Guild, Geraldine Genco, Sander Ressler, and Stan Meyerson for participating on panels. In addition to being one of our speakers, Patti Koetting did her usual superb job of planning and executing the meeting so all went smoothly.
Some highlights from our special guests included keynote speeches by Lauri Scoran, Chief Compliance Officer of Jeffries LLC and Mark Maddox, senior partner at Maddox Hargett & Caruso PC. They also both participated in our second annual SER testifying contest, won by Paul Carroll. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in this popular and instructive event.
Founding member Rick Ryder wrote an excellent summary of the meeting in the Securities Arbitration Commentator. Click here to read. Most of you are already subscribers; if you’re not, you should be!
We have been exploring ways to expand the SER library. One issue that we must confront concerns our obligation to honor intellectual property laws. Recently, a member submitted a relevant and timely article that should be of interest to the rest of our membership. After some discussion, we have decided that the best way to accomplish this worthy goal is to create a space in the library that will contain online links. This is an effective way to share without violating copyright laws.
We had quite of few new members attend the conference. Many bring special skill sets that will be in demand in the next round of cases. If you are in a case, or become aware of a case that needs special expertise, please consider sending an e-mail to the entire membership. It’s a wonderful method of helping your clients service their needs, while building relationships within our organization.
Most of you who know me understand that I am not big on commercial marketing. I firmly believe that the best way to market yourself is to sharpen your skills. Every time you testify or submit a report, you have an opportunity to display how good you are at your craft. During the coming year, as an organization, let’s work on helping each other improve as experts. The cases will come. There is an avalanche of business out there just waiting for the next market event to occur.
Respectfully, Ross Tulman, President
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