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FIN Portfolio Management Luncheon
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Avram Z. Friedman (KSM'95)
and the Portfolio Management Group
Kellogg Alumni Club of New York
at a luncheon in honor of
Kellogg Professor James Shein
as he discusses
Bidding the Gap Between Market
Pricing and Fundamentals
During the session, Jim & Avi will
discuss the current strength of the capital
markets and how this has led to a
gap between the public market view on distress
(e.g., how it is priced, where
the opportunities are) and what actually exists at
the fundamental level.
encourage all guests to engage in this interactive
Professor James B. Shein is Clinical Professor of Management & Strategy and is also a member of Kellogg’s Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice. He currently teaches Managing Turnarounds & Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formulation classes at Kellogg. He has extensive industry experience in strategic turnarounds and will provide great insight for investors, managers, and corporate advisors on how to navigate these types of situations. Professor Shein is also the author of "Reversing the Slide, A Strategic Guide to Turnarounds and Corporate Renewal."
Avram Z. Friedman is a Managing Member at Davidson Kempner Capital Management, an employee owned hedge fund that invests in the debt and stocks of companies undergoing corporate restructuring including mergers; spin-offs; liquidations; and recapitalizations. It also takes event-driven positions including merger arbitrage, long/short, and convertible arbitrage strategies to select its securities. Avi joined the firm in 2001, was appointed Managing Director in 2005, and a year later, he arose to his current title. Prior to joining Davidson Kempner, he was a Vice President at Nomura Securities Special Situations Investment Trust, an investor in distressed securities. Before that, was a Director in the Special Situations Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities, where he advised clients on transactions in distressed environments. Mr. Friedman received his bachelor of arts degree from York University and his masters of management degree at the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.