Clifford S. Asness

Clifford S. Asness

GREENVILLE — Clifford S. Asness, leading investment commentator for CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, will be featured on an economic panel hosted by Clemson University President James P. Clements and the College of Business and Behavioral Science at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Greenville ONE.

Asness is founder, managing principal and CIO of AQR Capital Management and was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

“The university is excited to have Cliff Asness present to the Clemson family and the Upstate business community. His industry leadership and economic insight will provide a rich conversation,” said Bobby McCormick, interim dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science. “Asness will be joined by professors Jeff Fine and Scott Baier, who are both leading academic scholars and industry experts.”

Specialists in the fields of politics and economics — Fine, associate professor of political science and recent Congressional Fellow through the American Political Science Association; and Baier, BB&T Scholar, director of the BB&T Center for Education and Economic Policy Studies, regular commentator on the South Carolina Business Review and past member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers — will contribute their expert analysis to the discussion.

The panel discussion is free, but space is limited and guests should reserve seats at by Oct. 21.