The July 2019 Investment Planning Knowledge Circle presentation will be held on Wednesday, the 24th at 3 pm ET.Linda Duessel, with Federated will be presenting, "Staying Active in a Passive World."Linda Duessel is Federated’s Senior Equity Market Strategist. She has been with the firm for over 30 years and is a CFA, CPA, and CFP (see bio attached). Federated is an active investment manager and believes there is a need now more than ever for active strategies. Linda will make the case for always having a portion of every portfolio invested with strong active managers.As senior equity market strategist, Linda Duessel is part of the team responsible forformulating Federated’s views about various equity market conditions and the fi rm’spositioning strategies. She is also responsible for articulating the strategy, process,positioning and performance of Federated’s equity portfolios.Linda has been a regular contributor to CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and other programs. Inaddition, she has appeared on Fox News “Your World With Neil Cavuto” and BloombergTelevision. Linda has also been extensively quoted by Associated Press, The Wall StreetJournal and Barron’s and has been featured in the annual roundtables for USA Today andSmart Money Magazine. Linda also discusses personal fi nance with investor groups acrossthe country on topics of interest ranging from the impact of the alternative minimum taxto investing for retirement. She has more than 30 years of investment experience.Linda earned her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor’s degreefrom Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Linda is a CPA, CFA charterholderand a CFP professional.