Markets and New Media: How User Generated Content, Twitter, and Social Networks are Impacting Investing in the 21st Century.
Moderated by Kelly Evans with panelists Josh Brown, Joe Wiesenthal, Dan Gross and Todd Harrison.
The Wall Street Journal
Drawing upon the ideas and popular talent featured in his well-regarded blog, The Big Picture (www.ritholtz.com), Barry Ritholtz presents The Big Picture Conference, a one-day, on-demand event that offers sharp insight into the financial markets, the economy and the dangerous intersection between government and Wall Street.
Josh Brown is a New York City-based financial advisor at Ritholtz Wealth Management. He helps people invest and manage portfolios for them. His clients range from individuals to corporations to retirement plans to charitable foundations. Brown is the author of the book Backstage Wall Street, from publisher McGraw-Hill. In March of 2012 he joined the advisory board of Brightscope, where he hopes to help usher in a new era of transparency for the financial advisory industry.
Kelly Evans joined CNBC in February 2012 as an on-air correspondent, reporting across CNBC's business day programming. In May 2013, Evans was named coanchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" and currently serves as interim coanchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell." Previously, Evans was based in London coanchoring CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange." Prior to CNBC, Evans was a reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, penning the influential "Ahead of the Tape" column and writing for "Heard on the Street." She also hosted the daily "News Hub" program on WSJ.com and was a frequent guest on television and radio networks, including CNBC. Evans joined the Journal in 2007 as a reporter covering real estate and economics. Evans graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she was a George Washington Honor Scholar, a four-time scholar-athlete, and inducted into the national leadership society, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Daniel Gross joined Yahoo! Finance in the fall of 2010 as columnist, economics editor, and a co- host of The Daily Ticker. The best-selling author of six books, including Forbes Greatest Business Stories and Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, Gross has been covering politics, business, and economics for two decades. The longtime “Moneybox” columnist for Slate, he was a staff writer and columnist for Newsweek and a contributor to the “Economic View” column in the New York Times.
Todd Harrison is a Founder of Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harrison has sixteen years of experience on Wall Street. He spent seven years on the worldwide equity derivative desk at Morgan Stanley as Vice President. Since 1997, he served as a Managing Director of Derivatives at The Galleon Group. Three years later, he joined a $400 million hedge fund as Partner (Head of Trading) and served as its President from January 2001 to January 2003. From July 2000 to September 2001, Mr. Harrison was the Featured Columnist on TheStreet.com’s Realmoney.com financial website. Mr. Harrison holds graduate Degree from Syracuse University with honors in 1991.
Along with Minyanville Media, Harrison received an Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his role as Executive Producer of the animated business news show Minyanville’s World in Review.
Prior to joining Business Insider in October 2008, Joe was a correspondent for paidContent.org, as well as the Opening Bell editor at Dealbreaker.com. He previously was a writer and analyst for Techdirt.com, and before that he worked as an analyst for money management firm Prentiss Smith & Co.
He got started writing with his own infrequently updated blog TheStalwart.com. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Joe’s interests include Chinese food, chess and poker. Weisenthal covers markets, finance, and the economy, while also helping to manage the site overall.
Yahoo! Finance economics editor Daniel Gross argues that the impact of social media on financial markets is as a faster, cheaper method of distributing information. "When the earthquake happened in New York, you knew about it from Twitter several minutes before you knew about it from anywhere else," says Gross.