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Investments in biotech topic of financial talk

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Financial expert Barbara Johnston, CFA, Ph.D. and senior portfolio strategist at E.K. Riley Investments in Seattle, will speak on “Investing in Biotechnology Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds” on Thursday beginning at 6:45 p.m. in Albuquerque.

The American Association of Individual Investors New Mexico Chapter is sponsoring the presentation at the Clarion Hotel, 7620 Pan American Freeway NE.

Ticket price is $15 per person/couple at the door or $10 for advance registration.

Her talk will focus on general trends affecting the biotechnology and health-care fields, both major areas for growth in the next 10 or more years.

Johnston will discuss different subsectors within the broader biotech and health-care fields and how investment analysts look at individual products and drugs.

Johnston has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 2004. She was a life sciences analyst/specialist with Haywood Securities, Vancouver, where she assessed public biotech/health-care companies as investment opportunities for institutional, retail and private investors.

For more information contact group president George Proctor at 505-239-0102 or by emailing aaii.albuquerque@gmail.com.

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