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LTU's annual Hotelling Lecture to cover the psychology of investing

Release Date: September 29, 2021

SOUTHFIELD—Survivalist behavior patterns such as “fight or flight” helped our ancestors survive the brutal conditions of early human existence. Since then, cooperative social behaviors have produced advanced societies.

But both those tendencies, hard wired into our psychology, can have an adverse effect on how we manage our personal finances, leading to bad investment decisions.

Lawrence Technological University’s annual Hotelling Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 7, will cover this phenomenon—and provide ideas on how to use these internal shortcomings to our advantage. Chartered Financial Analyst Sam Huszczo, founder and investment advisor at Southfield-based SGH Wealth Management, will speak on “Is Your Mind Getting In The Way of Your Money?” In this entertaining examination of psychological studies, Huszczo will pinpoint the weaknesses of investor sentiment.

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Sam Huszczo

 The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (Room S100 in Building 7 at www.ltu.edu/map.) The reception is open to the public. Huszczo’s presentation begins in the auditorium at 7 p.m. RSVPs are requested of all those planning to attend at www.ltu.edu/hotelling. In accordance with CDC recommendations, face coverings or masks are mandatory for events in all Lawrence Tech indoor spaces, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons.

Huszczo earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 2003, and earned Certified Financial Planner status in 2005 and Chartered Financial Analyst in 2009. He was 2016-17 president of CFA Society Detroit, the 2017 Volunteer of the Year of the CFA Institute, and a finance and audit committee member of the Detroit Economic Club. He has also been named to the “30 In Their 30s” list of dBusiness magazine, and has made numerous media and speaking appearances.

The Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture Series was founded to honor an esteemed scholar and colleague. Harold Hotelling (1945–2009) joined Lawrence Tech as an associate professor of economics in 1989 and taught courses in business law, business ethics, constitutional law, urban social issues, and law and economics. His life was marked by an unwavering dedication to his family, his church, his students, and his profession. Everyone who knew him benefited from his keen intellect, tireless devotion, quick wit, and wonderful sense of humor. Hotelling’s contributions to Lawrence Tech will always be remembered, but more importantly, he will be remembered as a great person and a dear friend.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation's top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best in the Midwest. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 100 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.


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