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Hilliard Lyons CIO: Take chances in your career

Mark Nickel, Hilliard Lyons Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, presented "Lessons Learned as a Portfolio Manager" to an audience of students and faculty members. Nickel offered his helpful perspective on investments, portfolio management, and economic trends. When it comes to understanding the market, he cautioned to "be aware of history: it may not repeat, but it will often rhyme."

Mark Nickel, CIO Hilliard Lyons

Nickel encouraged students to have long-term focus and to take chances in their career. He found in his own career that even chances that didn't work out well gave him perspective for the next time. He emphasized the importance of communication skills in his field. Because of the complexity of investments and the financial industry, he told the audience that trying to make exceptions for people almost always comes back to haunt you. "It's ok to not please everyone."

View Nickel's interview filmed at Romain College's Strategic Social Media Lab>>

Presentation by Mark Nickel, CIO Hilliard Lyons

Mark Nickel, CIO Hillard Lyons

Mark Nickel, CIO Hilliard

Mark Nickel, CIO Hilliard Lyons

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