Investor, author, adventurer Jim Rogers ’64 to speak at Yale
Renowned international investor Jim Rogers will give a free and public talk at 5 p.m. on May 15 in Rm. 127 of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
Titled “How I See the World Today,” the talk marks the inauguration of the “Jim Rogers’ Speaker Series” sponsored by Mory’s, New Haven’s renowned private club.
Rogers — who earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford after receiving a bachelor’s in history from Yale — co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. During the next 10 years, the portfolio of the global-investment firm gained 4,200 percent, and Rogers retired at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers served as professor of finance at Columbia Business School and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of “The Dreyfus Roundtable” on CBS and “The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers” on the Financial News Network.
Rogers is frequently featured in news magazines, major news papers and financial publications around the world, including Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Straits Times.
In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled a lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that earned him an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. He chronicled the journey in “Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers.” In 1999, he embarked on a round-the-world “Millennium Adventure,” which lasted for three years, passed through 116 countries, and made another Guinness World Record. He recounted that journey in the book “Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip.” His book “Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market,” was published in 2004. His recent book “A Bull in China” describes his experiences in China as well as the changes and opportunities there. His latest book is “A Gift to My Children.”