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NDNU Presents Raymond J. Sims at Distinguished Speakers Series

Belmont, CA, November 18, 2010 — Notre Dame de Namur University’s School of Business and Management, along with the Belmont Chamber of Commerce, will host its second Distinguished Speakers Series, featuring Raymond J. Sims, on November 29 from 6 – 7 p.m. in Ralston Hall Mansion. Sims, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Financial Engines, Inc., will discuss the journey of creating Financial Engines through the IPO process.

Before joining Financial Engines, Sims served at Raychem Corporation, a technology company, as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, among other roles, from 1993-1999. Sims received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh University.

“I hope people walk away with an increased body of knowledge in regard to their investment capabilities, thoughts on retirement planning and the creation of a largely influential and multi-million dollar company,” says Barbara Caulley, dean of the School of Business and Management.

Financial Engines launched in 1998 to tackle the vision of co-founder and Nobel Prize winner Bill Sharpe: to provide high-quality independent investment advice to everyone. As of the end of 2009, Financial Engines now works with more than 760 large-scale employers, many of which are FORTUNE 500, and eight of the largest retirement plan providers in the market today. Over one million people use Financial Engine’s online advice or have their retirement account under the company. Financial Engines has been named the largest Registered Investment Advisor in America in the July 2010 issue of Registered Rep. Over $25 billion in assets are managed by the company in over 400,000 personal 401 (k) accounts.

Refreshments will be provided, admission is free, and RSVP’s can be returned by November 22 to (650) 508-3469. Ralston Hall Mansion is located on the NDNU campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont.