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Speaker's Biography:

Justin Baer
Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Justin Baer is a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he covers the investment-management industry. Mr. Baer joined the Journal in 2011 as investing editor. In that role, he managed a team of reporters and spearheaded the newspaper's coverage of hedge and pension funds, insurance companies and exchanges. He returned to a reporting post in 2013, covering Wall Street and two of its biggest firms: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley. He previously served as Wall Street correspondent for the Financial Times. Working from the FT's New York bureau, Mr. Baer also wrote about airlines, industrial conglomerates and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Mr. Baer spent more than eight years at Bloomberg News, where his beats included mergers & acquisitions, banking and telecommunications. His reporting career began at the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Twitter: @Justinbaer