Peter Ricchiuti

"A Funny Economist" Finance Professor, Raconteur, and One Great Public Speaker

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and has twice been named the school’s top professor.

Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed BURKENROAD REPORTS stock research program. He also served as state treasurer and chief investment officer for the state of Louisiana, and managed the state's $3 billion investment and retirement fund portfolio and an additional $8 million in retirement funds.

He has been featured on CNN and CNBC as well as in The New York Times, BARRON’S, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Peter has presented to a wide variety of audiences throughout the world.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Economics, Finance

  • Travels From:

    Louisiana

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Peter Ricchiuti - TEDx Talk

Peter Ricchiuti - "The Funny Economist"

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Shooty) is the business school professor you wish you had back in college. He teaches courses on the financial markets at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and has twice been named the school’s top professor.

Peter started his career with the investment firm of Kidder Peabody and later managed over three billion dollars as the assistant treasurer for the state of Louisiana. In 1993 he founded Tulane’s highly acclaimed BURKENROAD REPORTS stock research program. He also served as state treasurer and chief investment officer for the state of Louisiana, and managed the state's $3 billion investment and retirement fund portfolio and an additional $8 million in retirement funds.

He has been featured on CNN and CNBC as well as in The New York Times, BARRON’S, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Peter has presented to a wide variety of audiences throughout the world.

Market Signals; What The Financial Markets Are Telling Us Now 

“If the majority of people were right, the majority of the people would be rich…and they’re not!” Following the herd has rarely produced superior long-term results.  Tulane University’s Peter Ricchiuti will share his informative and entertaining perspective on financial markets, the importance of proper diversification and the cyclical nature of both stocks and investment sectors.  He will also tell us about the unusual securities research program he heads up with his students.

Outline of topics covered:

  • Politics and Your Investments
  • Outlook for the Deficit and Interest Rates
  • Outlook for Energy Prices
  • Market Valuation Techniques
  • Pros and Cons of International Investing

Uncertainty Brings Opportunity

Following the herd has rarely produced superior investment results. Current volatility gives advisors an opportunity to provide real value to clients and additional market opportunities for their practice. Tulane Professor Peter Ricchiuti brings this to us in a fresh and entertaining format.  He will also talk to us about the unique stock research program he runs with his students.   The

Four Most Dangerous Words In Finance:  “THIS TIME IT’S DIFFERENT!”

The truth is that, despite the media hysteria, the financial markets and the economy follow historical patterns.  Recognizing and understanding these trends can pay big dividends. 

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Automobile Dealers New Orleans, LA

“You have a wonderful ability to infuse humor in to such a hard subject like economics so that everyone can grasp the concepts presented. Your astute commentary about today’s economic situation in comparison to past events had many attendees walking away with a clearer picture of today’s challenges."

Human Resources Association Nashville

"In my many years of attending state, national and international conferences, Peter Ricchiuti is one of the most effective presenters I have ever had the privilege to listen to....and, he is humorous as all get out. (Anybody who can explain 'inverted yield curves' in an easily understandable way and make you laugh like crazy while doing it is simply an extraordinary teacher, imo). His students at Tulane are very fortunate."

Union Group New York City

"I'd like to personally thank you for your valuable contribution to the first ever Investment Symposium. Your comments and the exceedingly upbeat and humorous manner in which you delivered them did wonders to assuage the very real fear of some of the Trustees that 'Investment Armageddon' was just around the corner. Not often do I come across someone like you who can be remarkably entertaining while delivering a terribly important message about investing. You clearly have an incredible ability to command the eager attention of Trustees which is no small accomplishment. Your jokes will be talked about for days to come! I hope your travels home went smoothly."
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