UMW News BureauThe University of Montana Western Business Club presents the next Bridges for Business speaker series with Chief Investment Strategist of Davidson Companies Fred Dickson on Tuesday, Oct. 2. UMW NEWS BUREAU The University of Montana Western Business Club presents the next Bridges for Business speaker series with Chief Investment Strategist of Davidson Companies Fred Dickson on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Dickson's presentation, "Looking Ahead: Economic & Financial Markets Outlook," will begin at 4 p.m. in the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) Great Room on the Montana Western campus. Dickson is a longtime equity market strategist. He rejoined D.A. Davidson & Co. in 2001 after working for the Branch Cabell Division of Tucker, Anthony, Inc. in Virginia. He began his investment career in 1973 as part of Goldman Sach’s top-ranked investment strategy team before serving as an institutional portfolio manager and chief investment officer with several money management firms. He first joined D.A. Davidson & Co. in Great Falls, Mont. in 1993 as Director of Research and Chief Market Strategist before joining Branch Cabell in 1997. Dickson holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Richmond in Virginia and faculty member at the New York Institute of Finance. He holds the Chartered Market Technician professional designation.