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In this session recorded at Fixed-Income Management 2019, Joel Litman, president and CEO of Valens Research, discusses uncovering hidden credit risks (and opportunities) buried in financial statements today; Intrinsic Credit Default Swap (iCDS) for superior credit signals and credit pricing; building better bond indices—improving aggregate credit research for macroeconomic analysis; and current long and short credit ideas from advanced Uniform Credit Analytics.

About the Speaker(s)

Joel Litman
Joel Litman

Joel Litman is President and CEO of Valens Research, a global investment research and advisory firm. He is also the Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research, a boutique financial research and publishing firm. Professor Litman is a contributor to Seeking Alpha and wrote the Harvard Business Review article, “Give My Regrets to Wall Street.” He has been interviewed by CNBC, Forbes.com, the Singapore Stock Exchange, Barron’s, Institutional Investor, and NASDAQ’s Marketsite. Professor Litman has conducted seminars and lectures for Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, London Business School, and other universities, as well as CFA Institute member societies in New York, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan. He is a professor at three universities and a CPA. Professor Litman is a member of the board of directors of COL Financial Group. He earned an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.