Newswise — Irvine, CA – (April 28, 2014) –Award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter and best-selling author Gregory Zuckerman will be at the Costa Mesa Hilton on June 23 to discuss his latest book, “The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters,” a national bestseller about the nation’s move toward energy independence and the drama behind it. He will also explore how the energy revolution has transformed the economy, geopolitics, the environment and more. The event is hosted by the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, in collaboration with Women Investing in Security and Education (WISE), and will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms, the energy revolution and other investing and business topics. Previously, Zuckerman wrote the widely read "Heard on the Street" column and covered the credit markets for the Journal.

In addition to writing “The Frackers,” Zuckerman has authored several books including, “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History,” a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller. In 2014, Zuckerman wrote a story revealing the discord between Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian’s that led to El-Erian’s departure from PIMCO. In 2012, he broke the story about the huge, disastrous trades by J.P. Morgan’s “London Whale.” In 2007, he was part of a team that won the Gerald Loeb award -- the highest honor in business journalism -- for breaking news coverage of the collapse of hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. Zuckerman was part of a team that won the 2003 Gerald Loeb award for breaking news coverage of the demise of telecom provider WorldCom, and also part of a team that won the New York Press Club Journalism award in 2008.

Seating for the event is limited. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by contacting Lee Anne Maki at [email protected], or by calling (949) 824-2675.

About the Center for Investment and Wealth ManagementThe CIWM, one of seven Centers of Excellence at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business, was established to create and disseminate vital, applicable research and knowledge concerning the creation, management and inter-generational transfer of wealth, and to provide the impetus for study and discussion of critical industry issues. The Center’s vision is to emerge as a thought leader and source of innovative analysis for new methodologies and strategies. It will also provide rigorous analysis and critique of existing practices and will become widely recognized as a hub of activity, research, network and application for a vital international industry.

About The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine offers four dynamic MBA programs, a Master of Professional Accountancy, and PhD and undergraduate business degrees that deliver its thematic approach to business education: sustainable growth through strategic innovation. The school graduates leaders with the exceptional ability to help grow their organizations through analytical decision-making, innovation and collaborative execution. In-class and on-site experiences with real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global economy. For more information, visit ###

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