Des Moines to Host Investor Education Forum

The Des Moines, Iowa, skyline is seen in this view looking northwest from the capitol grounds. Tall buildings, from left to center are: Polk County Courthouse (1900), 25-story Financial Center (1972), 25-story Plaza Condominiums (1985), 19-story Equitable Building (1924), 33-story Marriott Hotel (1981), 36-story Ruan Center (1974) and the 45-story 801 Grand Principal Financial Group tower (1991). The Equitable Building (center, with central rooftop lantern cupola) was the state's tallest building for 48 years, until 1972. Photo February 18, 1991.

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A forum focused on providing better education to investors will draw some big names in the investment industry to Des Moines.

The forum is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday at Embassy Suites.

Investor Protection Trust and the Investor Protection Institute, two nonprofit organizations that provide investment education and research, are holding the forum.

The program will review what U.S. organizations have done to educate investors and explore at what needs to be done in the future to ensure Americans have the information they need to make wise and safe investment decisions.

Participants include Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of the The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine; Ken Dychtwald, president and CEO of Age Wave; and Daniel Pink, author of several books.

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