Yahoo Finance Invest

The year of 2023 will go down as one of headline-grabbing, portfolio-rocking surprises for investors all over the world. Investors had to deal with shocking failures of major banking institutions for the first time since the Great Financial Crisis. The rise of generative AI came out of left field, lighting an inferno under tech stocks reminiscent of the late 1990s tech bubble. The Federal Reserve has remained steadfast in raising interest rates to stomp out inflation at the detriment of the economy. To make matters more confusing for investors, the 2024 race for the White House has begun to take shape...and it looks contentious yet again. Enter Yahoo Finance’s ‘Invest’ conference, the pre-eminent wealth-building event for investors worldwide. A whole day’s worth of engaging conversations with power brokers in the world of business, finance and politics live from New York City’s Moonlight Studios. Big, thought-provoking interviews on Yahoo Finance Live from morning to evening. Impactful live interview breakout sessions on markets, the economy and politics. Above all else, context from Yahoo Finance’s highly trusted newsroom that is tailor made to think up big ideas, and take bold actions.


2023 Yahoo Finance Invest Speakers

  • Anthony Capuano

    Anthony Capuano

    Marriott International Pres. & CEO

    Anthony Capuano presides over the world’s largest hospitality company and some of the most iconic brands in travel. With nearly 8,600 properties across 139 countries and territories and over 30 brands, Marriott’s customer loyalty program of more than 186 million members is the industry’s largest. Capuano joined the company in 1995; he has been president and CEO since February 2021.

  • John Chidsey

    John Chidsey

    Subway CEO

    John Chidsey joined Subway as CEO in 2019. Chidsey is currently leading the brand through a multi-year transformation with a focus on transitioning from a development-focused to an experience-focused company. Prior to joining Subway, he was the chairman and CEO of Burger King. Before joining Burger King in 2004, he served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions of Cendant Corporation.

  • Stuart Duguid

    Stuart Duguid

    EVOLVE and Hana Kuma Co-Founder

    A tennis agent since 2010, and an advocate for advancing women’s sports, Stuart Duguid played a pivotal role in managing Naomi Osaka’s meteoric rise to global superstardom and the first female athlete to exceed $50 million in annual earnings. He and Osaka are the co-founders of the talent management agency EVOLVE and the Emmy Award-nominated production company Hana Kuma.

  • Jeffrey Gundlach

    Jeffrey Gundlach

    DoubleLine Founder & CEO

    Jeffrey Gundlach is the CEO and chief investment officer of DoubleLine, which he co-founded in 2009. Today, the investment firm manages close to $100 billion in assets. In 2011, Gundlach was featured as 'The New Bond King' by Barron's. In 2012, 2015 and 2016, he was named one of Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential list. He was inducted into the FIASI Fixed Income Hall of Fame in 2017.

  • Morgan Housel

    Morgan Housel

    Author; Collaborative Fund Partner

    "The Psychology of Money" has sold over three million copies and has been translated into 53 languages. Morgan Housel is a winner of two Best in Business Awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, and a winner of a New York Times’s Sidney Award for long-form journalism. He was named to the MarketWatch 50 in 2022. Housel has been a partner at the Collaborative Fund since 2016.

  • Kevin Mayer

    Kevin Mayer

    Candle Media Founder & Co-CEO

    Kevin Mayer is the former head of direct-to-consumer businesses and international at The Walt Disney Company, where he architected the development and launch of Disney+ and led global advertising, content, and channel sales. As Disney’s chief strategy officer, he previously oversaw and executed major acquisitions including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, BAM Tech, and 21st Century Fox. In 2020, Mayer briefly served as CEO of TikTok. He launched Candle Media in 2021.

  • Edward Norton

    Edward Norton

    Actor, filmmaker; Zeck Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

    Edward Norton is best known as an award-winning actor and filmmaker — "Glass Onion" is his most recent movie. Norton also works deeply in the worlds of philanthropy, tech investing, and environmental defense. He is a co-founder of CrowdRise, the pioneering charitable fundraising platform which is now a part of GoFundMe, co-founder and chairman of EDO, a leading media data and analytics firm, and co-founder and chief strategy officer of Zeck.

  • Naomi Osaka

    Naomi Osaka

    Four-Time Grand Slam Tennis Champion, EVOLVE and Hana Kuma Co-Founder

    Naomi Osaka’s extraordinary tennis triumphs combined with her off-the-court activism make her one of the biggest global names in all of sports. In 2021, she added entrepreneur to her résumé, launching KINLÒ, a line of sun protection products for melanated skin. In 2022, Osaka and her longtime business partner Stuart Duguid launched sports management agency EVOLVE and Hana Kuma, a media company telling stories that tackle important issues in society.

  • Robert Playter

    Robert Playter

    Boston Dynamics CEO

    As a PhD candidate (and former gymnast), Robert Playter worked under Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert at MIT to develop his thesis on robot gymnastics. He later spent three decades at Boston Dynamics, where he led early work on humanoid robots. As CEO, Playter has launched two products for the warehousing industry: Spot, the first commercial legged robot for industrial inspections, and Stretch, a box-moving robot that unloads trailers.

  • Tonya Rapley

    Tonya Rapley

    Her Legacy Media CEO

    Tonya Rapley is an internationally recognized financial education pioneer, best-selling author and investor. Her Legacy Media houses the award-winning site My Fab Finance, where Rapley aims to help millennials build wealth, and the consulting firm HLM Solutions. Rapley’s client list includes the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Prudential, State Farm, SoFi, JPMorgan and General Motors. Rapley is an investor in startups Partake Foods and Esusu.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Nouriel Roubini

    Roubini Macro Associates CEO; NYU Economics Professor

    A renowned economist, policy expert, and author, Nouriel Roubini is CEO of the global macroeconomic consultancy firm Roubini Macro Associates and Professor Emeritus at NYU Stern School of Business. In a 2006 address to the IMF, Roubini warned of the impending recession. His predictions became a reality in 2008, with the credit and housing market bubble bursting and reverberating around the world into a global financial crisis.

  • Haley Sacks

    Haley Sacks

    Finance Is Cool Founder & CEO

    Under the Instagram moniker @MrsDowJones, Haley Sacks produces content that is equal parts hilarious and educational. She does this all with a signature wit, proving that investing is not just the realm of Patagonia-vest-wearing Wall Street boomers but something we are all capable of. Named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 list in 2020, this year Sacks was the winner of AdWeek’s annual Creator Visionary Award for personal finance advice.

  • Anthony Scaramucci

    Anthony Scaramucci

    SkyBridge Founder & Managing Partner

    In 2022, Anthony Scaramucci was named to Cointelegraph’s list of 100 top influencers in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Scaramucci is the founder and managing partner of SkyBridge, a global alternative investment firm, and chairman of SALT, a thought leadership forum and venture studio founded by SkyBridge. Previously, he co-founded the investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001, and worked in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs.

  • Brett Schulman

    Brett Schulman

    Cava Co-Founder & CEO

    Prior to co-founding Cava, a Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant and retail grocery brand, Brett Schulman was COO at Snikiddy Snacks, a natural and organic food company later acquired by Utz Quality Foods. Schulman has served as president and CEO of CAVA since founding the company in 2010. Previously, he spent over a decade in the financial world at firms including Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown.

  • Alan Shaw

    Alan Shaw

    Norfolk Southern Pres. & CEO

    Norfolk Southern Corporation president and CEO Alan Shaw is one of the most respected leaders in the industry. Founded in 1827, Norfolk Southern delivers more than seven million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Shaw joined Norfolk Southern in 1994, becoming president in December 2021, and CEO and director in May 2022.

  • Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    Sebastian Siemiatkowski

    Klarna Co-Founder & CEO

    Sebastian Siemiatkowski is the co-founder and CEO of Swedish global payments and shopping service Klarna. Under his leadership, the company has become a pioneer in the world of fintech, serving over 150 million consumers and 500,000 retail partners in 45 countries. Siemiatkowski brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table on empowering consumers and challenging the dominance of traditional financial institutions.

  • Scott Sperling

    Scott Sperling

    THL Partners Co-CEO

    Scott Sperling is co-CEO and a co-chair of the management committee of THL Partners, a private equity firm investing in middle-market growth companies. For more than a decade prior to joining the firm in 1994, Sperling was managing partner of the affiliate of Harvard Management Company that managed alternative asset classes for Harvard University’s endowment fund.

  • Mark Spitznagel

    Mark Spitznagel

    Universa Investments Founder & CIO

    Mark Spitznagel is the founder and chief investment officer of Miami-based investment management firm Universa Investments. Universa both formalized and institutionalized the idea of tail risk hedging in 2007, providing live tail risk mitigation for clients during — and since — the 2008 crisis. Spitznagel is the author of "Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms" (2021) and "The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World" (2013).

  • John Stankey

    John Stankey

    AT&T CEO

    John Stankey has led AT&T as CEO since July 2020. He also serves on AT&T’s board of directors. Stankey previously served as president and COO. He joined AT&T in 1985 and has 37 years of leadership spanning nearly every area of AT&T’s business, including as chief strategy officer, chief technology officer, and CEO of WarnerMedia and divisions including AT&T Entertainment Group, AT&T Operations, and AT&T Business Solutions.

  • Cristóbal Valenzuela

    Cristóbal Valenzuela

    Runway Co-Founder & CEO

    Cristóbal Valenzuela is the co-founder and CEO of Runway, an applied AI research company shaping the next era of art, entertainment, and human creativity. Before founding Runway in 2018, Valenzuela was a researcher at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Hans Vestberg

    Hans Vestberg

    Verizon Chairman & CEO

    Hans Vestberg was appointed CEO of Verizon in 2018 and became chairman in 2019. He has transformed Verizon’s business, leading the company to be the first in the United States to deploy 5G home and mobile technology, followed by the launch of 5G ultra wideband and fixed wireless access. Vestberg chairs the World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance, a global movement of public and private sector leaders committed to digital inclusion.

  • Lindsey Vonn

    Lindsey Vonn

    Olympic Gold Medalist

    Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn ranks among the greatest American ski racers of all time. From the beginning of her skiing career, Vonn built a global brand with long-term partners including Jaguar Land Rover, Rolex, and Under Armour. Vonn is an early-stage investor and equity shareholder in Hyperice, Beyond Meat, Ladder, Yniq, Oura Ring, and Community as well as an investor in the Angel City Football Club.

  • Meredith Whitney

    Meredith Whitney

    Meredith Whitney Advisory Group Founder & CEO

    Best known for her early identification of the mortgage and broader Great Financial Crisis, Meredith Whitney is one of the most respected voices on Wall Street. Almost a decade after writing her last piece of analysis, Whitney has relaunched her eponymous firm. She said of her decision, “After over a decade of massive government spending, zero interest rates and QE, fundamentals actually matter again. This is going to be a lot of fun!”

  • Jeff Zucker

    Jeff Zucker

    RedBird IMI CEO

    Jeff Zucker served as president of CNN from 2013 to 2022 and chairman of WarnerMedia Sports from 2019 to 2022. Earlier, he spent 25 years at NBC Universal, becoming CEO in 2007. Zucker now leads RedBird IMI, a joint investment vehicle focused on acquiring, investing in, and building large scale media, entertainment, and sports content properties. He is an operating partner at RedBird Capital Partners.


    • 8:45AM ET

      Opening Remarks

    • 8:50AM ET

      The Economic Vibe Check

      The battle for wireless customers remains fierce in the telecom industry as these titans grapple with various economic challenges and look to capitalize on emerging technologies. Verizon is smack in the middle of this frenzied activity, continuing to rollout 5G, build out infrastructure while also navigating regulatory hurdles. At the helm of the large Verizon ship is Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. Yahoo Finance executive editor Brian Sozzi will talk with Vestberg about the path forward, the focus on profits and his focused leadership style.

      Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman & CEO

    • 9:05AM ET

      The Economic Vibe Check Part 2

      Just because the U.S. economy has averted a long-talked about recession and the stock market is hovering around records, it doesn’t mean all is fine and well. Interest rates are much higher thanks to inflation-fighting actions from the Federal Reserve, serving to dampen economic growth. Inflation remains high despite those efforts, putting the squeeze on household finances. The return of student loan payments is weighing on consumer spending. Talking to top CEOs and experts, this panel will go inside the state of the U.S. economy at its current crossroad and help shed light on where things could be headed in 2024.

      Anthony Capuano, Marriott International President & CEO


  • Rachelle Akuffo

    Rachelle Akuffo

    Yahoo Finance


  • Alexandra Canal

    Alexandra Canal

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Reporter

  • Brooke DiPalma

    Brooke DiPalma

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Reporter

  • Alexandra Garfinkle

    Alexandra Garfinkle

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Tech Reporter

  • Anjalee Khemlani

    Anjalee Khemlani

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Health Reporter

  • Josh Lipton

    Josh Lipton

    Yahoo Finance


  • Rick Newman

    Rick Newman

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Columnist

  • Jennifer Schonenberger

    Jennifer Schonenberger

    Yahoo Finance

    Senior Reporter

  • Brad Smith

    Brad Smith

    Yahoo Finance


  • Seana Smith

    Seana Smith

    Yahoo Finance


  • Brian Sozzi

    Brian Sozzi

    Yahoo Finance

    Executive Editor

  • Myles Udland

    Myles Udland

    Yahoo Finance

    Head of News