Walter J. Zimmerman Jr.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
1:00 – 2:15 pm
The Heart of Market Risk: Human Nature and Herding Behavior
This presentation will disclose the essence of financial risk to be human nature and herding
behavior. The case for technical analysis as the antidote will be appraised.
Vice President and Chief Technical Analyst, United-ICAP
Since 1995, Walter Zimmermann has served as Vice President and Chief Technical Analyst for United-ICAP,
formerly United Energy. He also served as the first Vice President and Chief Technical Analyst for petroleum with
Lehman Brothers from 1988 to 1995. Prior to that, he worked as Vice President at E.F. Hutton and Amerex
As the Chief Technical Analyst, Mr. Zimmermann is responsible for the technical analysis based price risk
assessment, which is an on-going program designed to identify the likely direction, extent, and duration of the
price risk in energy and financial markets on an intra-day, daily, weekly, monthly and long-term basis.
United-ICAP, an established leader in offering accurate and incisive technical advisory services, has serviced the
energy industry since the mid 1980s and transacts business for over 400 corporations and institutions
worldwide. Recognizing an expanding need for high-quality financial guidance, United-ICAP now offers its
industry-leading expertise in technical advisory services to the average trader and investor. With carefully
selected staff, we provide a unique combination of knowledge, experience and expertise. For more information
go to www.united-icap.com.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Financial Services Sector Team Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value
David will give a presentation about Financial Markets 2020, a 13-month IBM research study about the future of the industry. This visionary study offers a preview of the future and makes practical recommendations for what firms need to do today to be best positioned.
The main topics of the study include:
- What are the largest drivers of change (and inertia)?
- Where is value being destroyed?
- What will financial markets look like in 2020?
- How can firms generate information alpha?
David Notestein is the financial sector lead in IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV). Prior to joining IBV he was part of IBM’s consulting organization targeting complex financial and insurance financial solutions. He joined IBM in 1999. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Notestein was Division Senior Vice President of the Great American Insurance Company. He has been on the Board of Directors of several insurance companies, credit unions and was an SEC registered investment advisor. Mr. Notestein has over 25 years in insurance and banking prior to IBM.