Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CET
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Hotel Royal Savoy 
Avenue d'Ouchy 40
Lausanne 1006

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Dimitris Boukas
Lemelson Capital Management, LLC

You are cordially invited to

The 2019 Lausanne Conference on Faith, Finance, and Geopolitics 

The extraordinary market volatility of the last few months as well as recent Geopolitical turmoil including that involving Russia, China, and the US, make the topics of this conference indispensable.  We look forward to having you join us for an evening filled with good company, views from thought leaders and lively discussion at the epicenter of Swiss culture and heritage.

Faith and Finance

Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson is the CIO of Lemelson Capital Management and Founder and president of the Lantern Foundation.  Fr. Emmanuel is an activist investor with a long history of making prescient calls in securities markets, including his calls on Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND) that not only resulted in a battle with US regulators but also predicted Ligand's recent stock price crash

To watch highlights from the Athens Conference on Faith and Finance, click here

Geopolitics and Markets 

Professor Nikolas Gvosdev is the Captain Jerome E. Levy chair at the U.S. Naval War College, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. 


 Space is limited - Registration closes on February 20, 2019 

Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. followed by presentations and panel discussion.

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We look forward to seeing you in Lausanne! 

More on our Speakers:

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson is a Greek Orthodox priest, activist and investment manager known for advocating a philosophy of investment based on Christian ethics.

He is the chief investment officer of Lemelson Capital Management, LLC the sole sponsor and general partner of The Amvona Fund, LP which several times has been named the world's top performing hedge fund according to financial media outlets The Wall Street Journal and Barron's.

Lemelson’s position on ecumenism and the role of the Orthodox Church have been cited in The Washington Post, CBS News, Fox News, The National Interest, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald among others. His investment research and analysis has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, Fox Business Network, and TheStreet.com and credited with influencing share prices in publicly traded companies.

Fr. Emmanuel graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology with an M.Div, and has served parishes in New England and Switzerland.

Dr. Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and holder of the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security. He holds non-residential fellowships with the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is a member of the Loisach Group, a collaboration between the Munich Security Conference and the Marshall Center that works to enhance U.S. and Germany’s security partnership. He is a contributing editor for The National Interest. He has taught at Baylor, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard Extension and Brown universities. 

The views expressed are his own. 


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