James Brinkley, the vice chairman and chief executive officer of Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc., will be in Knoxville to discuss "Today's Investment Climate" at the Knoxville Convention Center on Monday, starting at 6 p.m.
Legg Mason Inc. provides asset management, securities brokerage, investment banking and related financial services through its subsidiaries.
The company has over 140 offices across the country with more than 1,400 financial advisors staffing them.
"Mr. Brinkley is truly an excellent speaker. He has a lot wisdom ... about life in general," Scott Rhea, financial advisor and vice president of investments, said.
Legg Mason Inc. has brought in people to speak for the last three years. The company is very pleased to have Brinkley speaking this year, Rhea said.
"I think Mr. Brinkley has more integrity, honesty and ethics than most. He is the model of the firm, very down to earth," Rhea said.
Clients of Legg Mason Inc., business leaders and community leaders are encouraged to attend, as well as other members of the community.
"I think it's nice to have someone from the 'real world' come in and speak to the community. I think he can offer students a taste of what we can expect after we graduate," Alicia Tulloss, a senior in food science, said.