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UW Business Lecturer is Guest Speaker at e2e Laramie Meeting Jan. 22

January 9, 2014

A University of Wyoming lecturer in the College of Business’s Department of Economics and Finance will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s January meeting.

Patrick Fleming will speak Wednesday, Jan. 22, 5:30-7 p.m., at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn. Fleming, who went from Wyoming’s prairies to Wall Street and back, will present his success story, titled “You’re Finally Making Money…Now What?”

Fleming, originally from Cheyenne, is a former CEO of Barclay Investments, a 77-year-old investment firm in New York. Fleming spent 30 years working in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and New York City, specializing in global macro- and arbitrage investing in the commodity, equity and global bond markets.

In addition to currently teaching energy trading and managerial finance courses to UW MBA students and investment management to UW undergraduate students, Fleming manages three agricultural properties in Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.

“When you become a high net worth individual, it’s important to know how to grow your asset base rather than see it decline,” says Jon Benson, CEO of UW’s Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC). “Patrick is a teacher. He was the CEO of a hedge fund. He runs the trading room in the College of Business. He’s used to explaining his business in a simple way that people can understand.”

Fleming received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1983. He lives in Laramie with his wife, Heather, and their son, Hadyn.

“I’ve had venture capitalists speak before, but I haven’t had anyone who is an investor in equities and bonds,” Benson says. “I have not done a program like this before.”

E2e is an educational networking program with chapters in Laramie, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan. It is designed to improve the climate for the start-up and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Each e2e chapter meets bimonthly for 45 minutes of networking, followed by a 45-minute program. The programs include successful entrepreneurs telling their stories, panel discussion on relevant topics and advice from experts in a specific business.

The WTBC, a not-for-profit business incubator that provides entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools necessary for success, launched e2e as an educational networking program.

For more information on e2e, call the WTBC at (307) 766-6395.

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Patrick Fleming, a lecturer in UW’s College of Business, will be the guest speaker at e2e Laramie’s monthly meeting Jan. 22. (UW Photo)


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