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Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today...and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Rich Karlgaard

Forbes

Editor-at-Large

Rich Karlgaard is editor-at-large and global futurist at Forbes, one of the world's most popular business and financial magazines, reaching 80 million people per month. In every issue of Forbes, he writes a column about technology, entrepreneurship, regional and economical development, and the future of business and work called "Innovation Rules." Mr. Karlgaard also lectures on these subjects and is a regular guest on the FOX News Channel's Forbes on Fox. He is the author of Life 2.0 How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness and The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success. His latest book is Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations. Mr. Karlgaard joined Forbes in 1992 and started Forbes ASAP, a technology magazine, along with Forbes chairman and editor-in-chief, Steve Forbes, and the futurist and writer, George Gilder. He has co-founded two companies, Garage Technology Ventures and Upside magazine as well as a civic organization called the Churchill Club. For the latter, Mr. Karlgaard was a co-winner of an Ernst & Young "Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is also on the board of directors at Forbes.com, Garage Technology Ventures, and Extend America. Mr. Karlgaard is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Mark Mobius

Mobius Capital Partners

Co-Founder

Dr. Mark Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018, with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilizes a highly specialized active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in emerging and frontier market companies. Prior to this, Dr. Mobius was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments for more than 30 years, most recently as executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group.


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James Stack

Stack Financial Management

President

Recognized by Barron's as one of the "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the US," James Stack has been a popular speaker at MoneyShow conferences for more than 30 years. Credited with having warned investors of the impending housing bubble in 2005 and imminent bear market in August 2007, he told Orlando MoneyShow attendees in 2009--just four weeks before the March 9th bottom--to "prepare for the buying opportunity of a lifetime." Mr. Stack's track record and safety-first approach to investing have been described by Forbes as "more or less impervious to declines."

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Mark Mills

Cottonwood Venture Partners

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills, co-founding partner in Cottonwood Venture Partners, a boutique energy-tech venture fund, is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes a column for Forbes.com on the intersections of technologies, and is published widely including frequently in The Wall Street Journal. He earlier co-founded and served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. He is co-author with Peter Huber of the book, The Bottomless Well, which rose to #1 in Amazon science. Earlier in his career he worked in the White House Science Office under President Reagan, and previously was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors, fiber optics, and optical detectors working at Canada's Bell Labs and RCA's Sarnoff Research Center.

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Marilyn Cohen

Envision Capital Management, Inc.

President & CEO

Marilyn Cohen is one of the country's top bond managers. She began her financial career as a securities analyst at William O'Neil & Co., moved into bond brokerage at Cantor Fitzgerald, Inc., then founded Envision Capital Management 22 years ago. As Envision's CEO, Ms. Cohen and her company specialize in managing bond portfolios for individuals. During this same 22 years, she has written the bond column appearing in Forbes magazine. Ms. Cohen is the author of four books, most recently, The Little Bond eBooklet: Must-Knows About Your Bond Portfolio. She is a popular guest on CNBC, FOX Business News, PBS and each of the major broadcast networks. Her comments--stated in plain English--guide individuals through the inner workings of the bond market.

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John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator

Editor

John Buckingham of AFAM Capital lends his over 30 years of investment management experience to two crucial leadership positions. He serves as the editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a top-ranked investment newsletter, in terms of total return performance, many times over. Additionally, he serves as the chief investment officer of AFAM Capital, a role he's held since 1990, leading a team that scrutinizes thousands of stocks for money management clients. He is also the company's largest shareholder. Mr. Buckingham started at AFAM Capital in 1987, forging his own path within the firm, and working and learning alongside the late Al Frank. This level of expertise and knowledge often sees John featured in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, as well as frequently contributing to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News.


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