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Date: 09/10/2008
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         Industry, Academic and Government Thought Leaders to Headline
         Center for Research in Security Prices Forum 2008 in Chicago:
              Keynotes to address evolving financial and credit markets

(Chicago, IL) – The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), at the University of
Chicago Graduate School of Business (Chicago GSB), is hosting “CRSP Forum 2008” on
Monday and Tuesday, November 3rd and 4th at the Gleacher Center in Chicago. Program
highlights include Monday’s opening keynote speaker, Professor John Cochrane, Myron S.
Scholes Professor of Finance at Chicago GSB. Professor Cochrane will be presenting a highly
topical discussion titled “The Second Revolution in Finance.” On Tuesday, Dr. Jonathan
Sokobin, Director of Risk Assessment at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will
present his timely keynote titled “Securitization, SIV’s and CDS Settlement: Causes and
Consequences of a Credit Crunch.”

In addition to the keynotes, CRSP Forum 2008 will include two interactive panel sessions. The
panel discussion planned for Monday, November 3 will be led by moderator Lubos Pastor,
Professor of Finance at Chicago GSB. Professor Pastor will be joined by George U. (Gus)
Sauter, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Vanguard Group Inc., and other
invited panelists, to discuss market indices. Tuesday’s panel will be led by Professor John
Huizinga, Chicago GSB Walter David “Bud” Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of
Economics. Professor Huizinga will be joined by, among other notable panelists, Dr. Edward
Lazear, Chairman of The President’s Council of Economic Advisers, to discuss domestic
economic issues.
The core of the Forum program includes forty presentations of scholarly research covering a
wide range of financial, economic and corporate governance issues, from a distinguished group
of academicians and corporate researchers. A much anticipated event, CRSP Forum 2008
provides an invaluable opportunity for industry, academic and government leaders to convene
and share the latest thinking on practice, theory, and policy in finance and economics.

Full program registration fees are $350 for academic and government attendees and $650 for
commercial attendees.      For more information, or to register for the Forum please visit:

For press and industry analyst registration inquiries, please contact

There are a limited number of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities still available. For more
information, contact the CRSP Forum hotline at 312.263.6400 x3, or visit the Forum website at

                  About The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

The Center for Research in Security Prices is a research center at the University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business and has been an integral part of the academic and commercial
world of financial and economic research since the early 1960’s. CRSP’s portfolio of stock,
indices, mutual fund, treasury, and REIT market databases is relied on by academicians whose
research and publications must withstand rigorous analysis for accuracy. Quantitative analysts
in the commercial market depend on CRSP’s historical depth and unrivaled quality in order to
perform backtesting and modeling calculations. In the government sector, Exchanges,
regulators and policy makers value CRSP’s unique and complete data sets in conjunction with
financial industry research. CRSP provides the following data files: common stocks on the
NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, and ARCA Exchanges; CRSP Indexes; NASDAQ and S&P 500
Composite Indexes; Total Return NASDAQ and AMEX Industry Indexes; US Treasury
Bonds;   Survivor-Bias-Free     Mutual    Funds;    CRSP/COMPUSTAT          Merged    Database;
CRSP/Ziman Real Estate Data Series; market capitalization reports; and custom data sets.
Through its unique products, CRSP assists subscribers all over the world to achieve superior
research results and make better investment decisions.

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