50 Presenting Companies
June 3 & 4, 2015
2015 East Coast IDEAS Conference Speakers
Wednesday, June 3rd - Keynote Speaker
“Challenges for Monetary Policy Normalization”
Giovanni Olivei, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Thursday, June 4th - Keynote Speaker
"Why should I understand short selling to make investment decisions?"
Philip B. Erlanger, CMT
President, Phil Erlanger Research Co., Inc.
06/03 Keynote Speaker Bio
Giovanni P. Olivei is a vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he oversees the macroeconomics/finance section of the department. Olivei’s current research interests are in monetary economics, with particular emphasis on inflation dynamics, and in international finance, including exchange rate and current account dynamics.
Olivei earned his B.A. in economics at Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Italy, where he graduated summa cum laude. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at Princeton University.
06/04 Keynote Speaker Bio
Philip B. Erlanger is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He began his career with Reynolds Securities and then moved on to Advest Securities. Phil has served two terms as President of the MTA – Market Technicians Association. After a tenure as the Chief Technical Analyst at Advest in the 1980s, Phil became the Senior Technical Analyst at Fidelity Research and Management in the early 1990s, working alongside star portfolio managers such as Peter Lynch and Jeff Vinik. At Fidelity, Phil's proprietary price models and sentiment analysis called some of the biggest wins for Fidelity in this era, including billions of dollars of transactions on junk bonds, currencies, and equities. Phil was also known for extensive sector and group analysis that enabled various managers to play sector moves as a new bull market emerged.
In 1994, he started Phil Erlanger Research, Co., Inc. and has provided unique technical analysis and quantitative research for many of the world's top financial institutions. His proprietary data and analysis are currently in use at institutions that collectively manage over $1 trillion in assets. Widely regarded as one of the foremost technical analysts in the world, Phil was presented with the Market Technicians Association's coveted Best-of-the-Best Award for Computer Assisted Analysis in 1997.
Phil has published a chapter in Master Traders: Strategies For Superior Returns From Today’s Top Traders entitled “Trading Seasonality”. Also, Jon Markman’s book Swing Trader: Power Strategies To Cut Risk and Boost Profits featured a section entitled “Dr. Sentiment and Mr. Strength” that delved into Phil’s philosophy on the market and walked through many case studies of how Phil approaches the markets. More recently, Phil contributed a chapter in the popular Bloomberg Press publication New Frontiers in Technical Analysis entitled Applying Seasonality and Erlanger Studies.