press center press release

First Trust, ABA, and NASDAQ Chief Economists Discuss Community Banks, the Economy and ETFs



What: Three highly respected chief economists will discuss recent insights on the economy and the community banking industry and a First Trust ETF that will track the NASDAQ OMX ABA Community Bank Index (ABQI). The economists and others will be available for one-on-one interviews after the discussion. Who: -- First Trust Advisors Chief Economist Brian Wesbury -- American Bankers Association Chief Economist James Chessen -- NASDAQ OMX Chief Economist Frank Hatheway -- First Trust Advisors Chief Investment Officer Bob Carey -- American Bankers Association Chief Operating Officer Diane Casey-Landry -- NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs Facts: Over the past 5-1/2 years (between 12/5/03 and 6/23/09), the NASDAQ OMX Community Bank Index declined 44.79%, compared to a 57.29% drop by the S&P 500 Financials Index. For more information, visit When: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Panel discussion: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET One-on-one interviews: 11:05 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET Where: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square - 43rd and Broadway (entrance on Broadway) Reservations: Wayne Lee, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Communications +1.301.978.4875 (Office) +1.202.365.3260 (Cell)

In This Story


Nasdaq Press Center

Read the latest press releases, request a press kit, and get in touch with our press team.

learn more