LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business, Department of Finance to Host Booth-Laird Equity Conference

04/11/2013 11:44 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business and the LSU Department of Finance will host the Booth-Laird Equity Conference on Friday, April 12, in The Rotunda of the Business Education Complex. The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon.


The goal of the conference, directed by the Booth-Laird Investment Partnership, is to provide actionable investment ideas to investors. The conference will provide a venue for quality companies, students and investors to present to an audience active in investment management either personally or professionally.


Several companies and individuals will present at the conference, including:

  • Jonathan Booth, CEO of Booth-Laird Investment Partnership;
  • Carlos Slawson, Chair, Department of Finance and Latter & Blum Distinguished Professor of Real Estate;
  • Richard D. White Jr., Dean of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business;
  • Encore Wireless;
  • America’s Car-Mart
  • Edgen Group
  • Amerisafe


The conference is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the student lot across the street from the BEC.       


To register online for the conference, visit


The Department of Finance is a chartered financial analyst program partner and a certified financial planner board-registered program that offers high quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab boasts the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6291.


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013