Tulane’s Peter Ricchiuti to close MFM & BCCA’s 59th Annual Conference with keynote “What the Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now”

Annual financial meeting scheduled for May 20-22 in New Orleans
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Peter Ricchiuti, professor, A.B. Freeman School of Business Tulane University, will offer the keynote address, Market Signals: What The Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now, during the 59annual conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Ricciuti will close the annual meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 2:30 p.m. Themed Big Ideas in the Big Easy, the conference will take place May 20-22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La.

Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on the financial markets, the importance of proper diversification, and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors. He offers, “If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich...and they’re not! Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results.”

“We think it appropriate to end our conference with a glimpse into where the financial markets are headed,” said Mary M. Collins, president, and CEO of MFM and BCCA. “Ricchiuti’s background in academics, his experience in the investing sector, and of course his unique southern style of humor will make for both an informative and entertaining end to our annual event.”

About Peter Ricchiuti

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Chooty) teaches finance at Tulane University where he has received numerous teaching awards. He teaches classes on finance, investments, valuation, equity research, financial modeling, and financial analysis and is the business professor you wish you had back in college. He has been featured widely in the financial media including The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; The Washington Post; CNN; CNBC; and BARRON'S. Ricchiuti has addressed more than 1100 groups in 47 states and several countries. He is also the host of Out To Lunch, a weekly business show on National Public Radio (NPR) in New Orleans.

About Media Finance Focus 2019

Chaired by Ralph Bender, CFO of Manship Media and vice chair of MFM’s board of directors, and co-chaired by Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller for Bonneville International and MFM board secretary, Media Finance Focus 2019 will feature presentations from more than 150 industry experts, who will provide timely information on topics relevant to media industry finance professionals, including accounting, economic projections, valuations, M&A, taxes, human resources, regulatory and technological developments, and internal audit. BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, will provide a full track of sessions designed to meet the needs of today’s order to cash professionals. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea-sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn 20 or more CPE credits. Information and a current draft of the agenda can be found on the conference website – https://www.mediafinancefocus.org.

About MFM and BCCA:

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premier resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web site: https://www.mediafinance.org and via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at https://www.bccacredit.com/webroot/index.asp and Https://www.mediawhys.comas well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.



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