Trotting the Globe for Stocks

Thursday, Mar. 13 - 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Guest: Rudolph-Riad Younes, senior vice president and head of international equities at Julius Baer

With equity markets in the U.S. and many other parts of the world under pressure amid the threat of war with Iraq, where is a good place to invest?

For some insights about the best foreign investments, join us for this chat with Riad Younes. He specializes in international equity and emerging market investments. Together with Richard Pell, Younes co-manages the Julius Baer International Equity Fund (BJBIX ) and is responsible for managing the international equity component of all balanced investment strategies.

For the five-year period ended Jan. 31, Julius Baer International Equity had an average annualized total return of 8.8%, vs. a decline of 3.5% for the FTSE World Index (excluding U.S.) and all international funds. The fund has outperformed the FTSE World Index (excluding U.S.) and its peers in each of the last five years.

Prior to joining Bank Julius Baer in 1993, Younes was an Associate Director at Swiss Bank Corp. Younes is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received an MBA in Management from Yale University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He is fluent in Arabic, English, French and has a working knowledge of German.

The moderators of this chat will be Jack Dierdorff, consulting editor of BusinessWeek Online and former managing editor of the magazine, and Karyn McCormack (Karynmack), producer for BW Online. Hope you'll join us!

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