Chestertown, MD, October 9, 2000 — Alfred R. Berkeley III, president of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., will discuss NASDAQ's role in today's investing environment when he speaks at Washington College on Tuesday, October 17. Titled "The Future of Financial Markets," his talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Casey Academic Center Forum.
Prior to assuming command of NASDAQ in 1996, Berkeley was a managing director and senior banker in the corporate finance division of Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc., where his primary expertise involved large computer software and electronic commerce companies. He joined Brown & Sons in 1972 as a research analyst and became a general partner in 1983. In the 1970s, Berkeley was one of the first securities analysts in the nation to recognize the importance of the emerging software industry. His research in that field won him a coveted Institutional Investor All-American award.
Berkeley served as Alex. Brown's head of information services from 1985 to 1987 and worked from 1987 to 1989 in the firm's merger and acquisition division, where he helped to develop the company's technology practice. From 1989 to 1991, he took a leave of absence from Alex. Brown and joined Safeguard Scientifics. There, he served on the executive committee and as chairman of a number of the firm's subsidiaries, including Rabbit Software and Micro Decision Ware.
Berkeley's talk is sponsored by the J. C. Jones Seminar in American Business. It is free and open to the public.
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