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January 22, 2015
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
5:30 pm

 James Grant
Grant's Interest Rate Observer

James Grant, financial journalist and historian, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly journal of the investment markets. His new book, The Forgotten Depression, 1921: the Crash that Cured Itself, a history of America’s last governmentally unmedicated business-cycle downturn, is published in November by Simon & Schuster.

Mr. Grant’s television appearances include “60 Minutes,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “CBS Evening News,” and a 10-year stint on “Wall Street Week”. His journalism has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affair. He contributed an essay to the Sixth Edition of Graham and Dodd's Security Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 2009).

Mr. Grant, a former Navy gunner's mate, is a Phi Beta Kappa alumnus of Indiana University. He earned a master's degree in international relations from Columbia  University and began his career in journalism in 1972, at the Baltimore Sun. He joined the staff of Barron’s in 1975 where he originated the “Current Yield” column.  He is a trustee of the New York Historical Society. He and his wife, Patricia Kavanagh M.D., live in Brooklyn. They are the parents of four grown children.Learn more about Jim Grant here

View sample issues of Grant's Interest Rate Observer here



Event Details

Thursday, January 22
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN


5:30 pm
Registration Opens

5:30 - 7 pm
Private: Sponsor Reception  
(By invitation only; Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze sponsors)


5:30 - 7 pm
Open Reception

7 - 9 pm
Dinner and Speaker Presentation


$125 - Society Members
$155 - Non-Members
$1,500 - Table of 8

Registration is closed, if you are still interested in attending please email
and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.


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Capital Management

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