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MEDIA ADVISORY

CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH ADDRESSES INVESTMENT CLASS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18

Rep. Jim Leach of Iowa, chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee on Banking and Financial Services, will be the guest speaker at a University of Iowa graduate-level business class from 8:05 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Leach, a Republican who represents the First District of Iowa, will speak to students in the course, "Applied Securities Management II" in Room S121 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The course, taught by assistant finance professor Tim Loughran, is an advanced course for students pursuing master of business administration (MBA) degrees. Students in the course act as the managers of portfolio of stocks, known as the "Henry Fund," worth about $250,000.

Leach will speak to students about current issues in banking and security law, the recent economic turmoil in southeast Asia, and Leach's proposals to reform and to change the funding for the International Monetary Fund.

Representatives of the media are welcome to attend the session.

Leach will also be available to meet briefly with reporters immediately following the session with students.

Leach, who was elected to Congress in 1976, is also a member of the House Committee on International Relations and the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Princeton University, a master's degree in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University and held a two-year research appointment at the London School of Economics.

2/16/98