Former hedge fund analyst, banker and Morningstar Market Strategist Erik Kobayashi-Solomon will take a deep look into the business of IBM (IBM).  During this call we will cover:

  • How Technology commoditization is affecting each of IBM's three main businesses, and what the commoditization trend means for IBM's future.

  • What effect the recently-announced changes to IBM's hardware business will have on the value of the firm longer-term.

  • How worried should shareholders be about IBM's leverage-boosting financial engineering.

The conference call will be hosted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 pm Central Time.  To register for this call, please enter your contact information.

YCharts Conference Call: Focusing on IBM (IBM)
Hosted by Director of Research: Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

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About Erik Kobayashi-Solomon

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon has worked in the financial services industry since 1997 in a variety sell- and buy-side roles in Asia and the United States.

Before joining YCharts as the Director of Research, he served as a buy-side analyst covering Japanese equities, the market risk manager of an $800 million global long-short hedge fund, Morningstar’s Market Strategist and co-editor of the Morningstar OptionInvestor newsletter, the senior analyst supervising a team of semiconductor industry analysts, a senior manager at Morgan Stanley, and as a valuation consultant to the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

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