Ibbotson Announces 2003 Cost of Capital Workshop

CHICAGO, May 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ibbotson Associates, a leading provider of investment tools and knowledge, today announced its 2003 Cost of Capital Workshop to be held June 20 in Chicago.

The workshop will feature special presentations by Dr. Roger Ibbotson, chairman of Ibbotson Associates and Roger Grabowski, ASA, managing director in S&P's Corporate Value Consulting practice. Topics will include Ibbotson's alternative method of forecasting the equity risk premium and Grabowski's interpretation and application of the S&P CVC Risk Premium Report. Also included will be topics ranging from the foundations of cost of capital to advanced calculations and adjustment techniques presented by Michael Barad, manager of Valuation and Legal Services at Ibbotson Associates.

An optional exam will be administered at the end of the day. Participants who pass the exam will receive a certificate of completion from Ibbotson Associates. This workshop also qualifies attendees for continuing professional education credit.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, please contact Ibbotson Associates at (800) 758-3557, or online at www.ibbotson.com

About Ibbotson Associates

Ibbotson Associates, founded by Professor Roger Ibbotson in 1977, is a leading authority on asset allocation, providing products and services to help investment professionals obtain, manage and retain assets.

The company's business lines include investment consulting and research; planning and analysis software; wealth forecasting; educational services and a widely used line of NASD-reviewed presentation materials. With offices in Chicago, New York and Tokyo, Ibbotson Associates provides integrated investment knowledge, leading-edge technology, multi-conceptual education and a variety of sales presentation solutions. Ibbotson markets its integrated product line of investment analytical tools and services to institutional money managers, plan sponsors and consultants for quantitative analysis, high level decision making and presentations. The company's clients also include financial planners, brokers, mutual fund firms, private bankers and small money managers.


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