Department of Finance to Host Booth-Laird Equity Conference

11/11/2014 02:38 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and Department of Finance will host the 2nd annual Booth-Laird Equity Conference on Monday, Nov. 17, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The conference will be held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, and breakfast will be available.


The goal of the Booth-Laird Equity Conference is to provide actionable investment ideas to investors. E. J. Ourso College Dean Richard D. White Jr. and Finance Department Chair V. Carlos Slawson will give opening remarks. Jonathan Booth, co-founder and chief executive officer of Booth-Laird Enterprises, will present, along with four students.

The conference is free and open to the public. To register for the conference, visit


Sponsors of the Booth-Laird Equity Conference are Business First Bank, KPMG and Stone Pigman Walther Wittman.

Booth-Laird Investment Partnership LP is an investment partnership focused on long-term capital growth via in-house research, disciplined investing, and strong relationships. We attempt to beat the market cumulatively over time by focusing on securities that are misunderstood, obscure, or mispriced due to uncertainty or fear; performing significant due diligence to overcome those hurdles; and buying at a large discount to our internally developed valuation.


The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst, or CFA, Program Partner and a Certified Financial Planner, or CFP, 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.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014