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Williams School Executive-in-Residence Howard Rubel ’78 to Speak on the Essential Nature of Equity Research Rubel’s lecture will be held in Northen Auditorium on Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Rubel-350x350 Williams School Executive-in-Residence Howard Rubel ’78 to Speak on the Essential Nature of Equity ResearchHoward Rubel ’78

Howard Rubel ’78, former vice president of investor relations at General Dynamics, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The talk is free and open to the public.

Rubel is visiting campus as part of the Executive-in-Residence program for the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. In addition to his public lecture, Rubel will also meet with members of the Williams Investment Society on Feb. 21, which will be followed by lunch with a group of Williams School students.

Rubel’s lecture, titled “The Essential Nature of Being an Equity Analyst,” will focus on how equity markets act as a store of value for individuals and enterprises, as well as a reflection of the prosperity of nations. Rubel will also speak on how an equity research analyst who understands the investment mosaic can create value for a variety of stakeholders and enhance overall market efficiency.

A 1978 W&L graduate with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting, Rubel went on to earn a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University. He began his professional career in 1981 following the aerospace and defense industry with the investment research boutique C.J. Lawrence and would go on to spend nearly 25 years with Goldman Sachs and Jefferies. He has been recognized by both the Wall Street Journal and Institutional Investor Magazine as a top industry analyst.

Rubel retired in 2023 following five years with General Dynamics, where he was the contact for institutional shareholders, analysts and potential investors.