New York — On the heels of a year when Standard & Poor’s cut the United States’ rating and placed 15 European nations on notice for possible downgrades, Bloomberg LINK will convene top portfolio managers to discuss the key issues that will impact markets this year at the first-ever Bloomberg Portfolio Manager Mash-Up Conference.

At the Conference, which will take place at Union Square Ballroom on Thursday, February 16, 2012, speakers from leading asset management firms will debate important topics, including the outlook for sovereign and municipal debt, opportunities in emerging markets such as China, how the outcome of the presidential elections in the United States may impact investors’ tax dollars, and the risks and benefits of investing in alternative asset classes. The Conference will also feature a one-on-one interview with John C. Bogle about the future of investing, speculating and stewardship versus salesmanship.

“This program will bring together some of the best minds in asset management in an independent venue,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Financial advisors and investors who attend will gain expert insight on investment strategies and opportunities that will support them in making smart business decisions this year.”

Key speakers include:

-John C. Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group, Inc.; President, Bogle Financial Markets Research Center; Author, The Clash of the Cultures: Investment Versus Speculation (July 2012)

-Daniel J. Fuss, Vice Chairman, Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P

-Samantha Ho, Portfolio Manager, Invesco China Fund

-Matthew McLennan, Portfolio Manager – Global, Overseas and U.S. Value Funds; Head of the Global Value Team, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC

-Krishna Memani, Portfolio Manager & Director of Fixed Income, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

-Thomas M. Metzold, Co-Director of Municipal Investments and Portfolio Manager, Eaton Vance Management

-Robert J. Miller, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Capital Management

-Art Steinmetz, Chief Investment Officer, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

-Paul Schott Stevens, President and CEO, Investment Company Institute

-Stephen A. Walsh, Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management Company

OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is the Founding Sponsor for this event.

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