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Economist Steve Malin Will Speak on the Nation's Uncertain Economic Future at Free Queens College Business Forum Nov. 11

FLUSHING, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2011 – Addressing the Friday, November 11 Queens College Business Forum will be Steve Malin, a senior member of the research and portfolio management teams at Aronson Johnson Ortiz (AJO). AJO is a Philadelphia-based institutional investment firm, established in 1984, with approximately $18 billion in assets under management. It handles tax-exempt, separate-account portfolios of value-oriented U.S. equities. Malin will discuss “The Economy on the Brink: Peering Through the Cloud of Uncertainty.” The free breakfast forum will begin at 8 am in the fourth floor ballroom of the college’s Student Union.

Before coming to AJO, Malin was senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein where he served clients with equity, fixed income, multi-asset and real asset strategies. He spent 16 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a number of communications leadership roles, including corporate secretary, reporting directly to the bank’s president and the chair of its board of directors. As a senior economist, Malin provided counsel to the bank’s presidents, mainly on regional economics matters; wrote more than two dozen speeches; and served as an official spokesperson to the media and distinguished guests of the bank. Malin also developed some of the most innovative economics and financial literacy programs at any public-sector institution in the world.

Between 1977 and 1990, Malin was senior economist, as well as the founder and director, of the Regional Economics Center at the Conference Board. Over 13 years, his research covered monetary and fiscal policy and later, U.S. economic developments on a region-by-region basis. Malin also built a private economics consulting practice that served 15 Fortune 500 companies; served on two national commissions on competitiveness (at the invitation of former U.S. presidents), and has appeared frequently on radio and television. He has taught for over 30 years at the college level and is currently an adjunct economics professor at his alma mater Queens College/CUNY.

Malin graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Queens College, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the institution. He holds a Ph.D. from the City University Graduate Center. Malin is also a coach for the Long Island Astros basketball team, with five Queens College players on its roster.

The QC Business Forum is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register,
call 718-997-2920 (Yifat Anteri) or email Complimentary parking is available. For directions, go to

The QC Business Forum was launched in the fall of 2005. Sponsored by the

Queens Borough President’s Office; Queens Chamber of Commerce; Queens Courier; Queens Economic Development Corp.; Farrell Fritz P.C.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and TD Bank; the forum acts as a catalyst within the diverse areas of Queens, bringing together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast lectures, touching on issues vital to the Queens business community. The forum’s theme this year, Looking Toward the Future, is reflected in the subject matter of the seminars. Each forum fosters discussions that provide insight on how local businesses are seizing opportunities and profitably adapting to changes in business and regulatory conditions.



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