SOURCE: Investment Management Consultants Association

October 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) Presents Award at 2007 FMA Annual Meeting

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - The Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) today awarded the 2007 Best Dissertation Proposal in Topics Relevant to Investments and Related to Investment Consulting at the 2007 Financial Management Association International (FMA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. Yu Zhang received the award for his dissertation proposal, "Optimal House Tenure and Portfolio Choices with Housing as a Hedging Asset." Mr. Zhang is a doctoral student at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, in New York, NY.

Read the winning dissertation proposal on the IMCA Web site at the following link: http://www.IMCA.org/awards.

Founded in 1985 and located in Denver, CO, the Investment Management Consultants Association, Inc. serves 6,700 members and over 5,000 CIMA designees. IMCA offers the only advanced designation designed specifically for investment consultants, the Certified Investment Management Analyst(SM) (CIMA®) program. IMCA also offers an advanced wealth management designation for advisors who work with high-net-worth clients, the Chartered Private Wealth Advisor(SM) (CPWA(SM)). IMCA hosts seven educational conferences each year and several certificate programs that are attended by over 4,000 financial professionals every year.

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