Over 300 Attend 2011 Truex Lecture in Economics and Finance

Mr. Matt Urbanek, ViraCor-IBT

By Josiah Stegner – On Tuesday, October 18th, 2011, members of the William Jewell College student body, faculty, and staff as well as greater Kansas City area business men and women attended the Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum delivered by Matt Urbanek of ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Urbanek is the CFO and Treasurer of ViraCor-IBT, and holds degrees in finance and economics from Kansas State University.

Mr. Urbanek’s lecture, “An Insider’s View of Private Equity”, illuminated the process and lifecycle of private equity investing, the structure and control of equity firm investors and partners, and the scale and importance of equity capital to the U.S. economy.

During the question and answer session at the conclusion of the lecture, Mr. Urbakek presented a $500.00 cash award to the student who posed the best question demonstrating grasp of the content and curiosity about the function of private equity markets.

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