Linda A. Duessel, a nationally renowned equity market strategist, will speak at the College of Charleston’s School of Business at 6 p.m. on September 6, 2012. The presentation will be held in the Wells Fargo Auditorium in the Beatty Center and is free and open to the public. There will be a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. and will continue after the presentation.

Duessel is senior vice president of Federated Investors, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investment managers, as well as senior equity market strategist, and senior client portfolio manager. She has regularly appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and other programs. In addition, she has appeared on Fox News “Your World With Neil Cavuto” and Bloomberg Television. She has also been quoted by Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, and has been featured in the annual roundtables for USA Today and Smart Money Magazine.

Duessel’s lecture, “Economic and Market Outlook: Dividends for the Short, Intermediate, and Long-Term,” will examine economic trends that affect shareholder members from multiple perspectives.

As senior equity market strategist, Duessel creates a framework for analyzing equity market conditions and the firm’s positioning strategies. Duessel is also is responsible for presenting the strategy, process, positioning and performance of Federated’s domestic and international equity portfolios.

Duessel earned a master’s of science degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has 27 years of investment experience.

For more information concerning Duessel’s presentation, contact Sandy Krezmien-Funk at 843.953.2035 or