Fifth Third Bank’s Chief Investment Strategist John Augustine on Wednesday will speak to Kelley School of Business Indianapolis students about various investment topics and provide insight into the current and future economic climate.
The discussion, which follows the annual economic forecast report for the region issued by Augustine and Fifth Third Bank, will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Lilly Auditorium of the IUPUI University Library.
Augustine, based in Cincinnati, has been practicing portfolio management for more than 20 years. He has worked in various investment roles with Fifth Third Bancorp during the past 15 years.
He currently manages the investment and market strategy for the Bancorp, which handles more than $27 billion in private investments for its customers. Augustine supplies economic, business and market commentary across the organization, and he is the portfolio manager of the International ADR Stock Portfolio, a member of the investment strategy team for the Investment Management Group and a portfolio manager within the Private Bank.
“We are seeing early signs of a resynchronized global economic pick-up in 2014,” Augustine said. “In the US, the private sector continues to do reasonably well, with the stress remaining in the public sector of the economy.”
Considered one of the leading market strategists in the country, Augustine has appeared on numerous national media outlets, including Fox News, CNBC and Bloomberg as well as media across Fifth Third’s central Indiana footprint.
During his visit with Kelley students, Augustine will provide insight into the national and international markets, including progress reports for 2013, predictions for 2014 and understanding of how the recent Washington politics has and will impact the economy. Analysis for the world economy, as well as information on the growing Indiana and Indianapolis economies, also will be explained.
Free admission and registration is open to Kelley School of Business Indianapolis students.
About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 90 years. With nearly 100,000 living alumni and an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students across two campuses, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley’s Indianapolis campus, based at IUPUI, is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including the master’s in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for practicing physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
About Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $126 billion in assets and operates 18 affiliates with 1,326 full-service Banking Centers, including 104 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,374 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 25% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2013, had $318 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $27 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.