TROY - Alumnus, author and finance professional David Mallach will provide Troy University's keynote address on Friday, Dec. 12.
More than 500 students representing 22 states and 15 nations will participate in Fall Commencement Exercises beginning at 10 a.m. in Trojan Arena.
Mallach, managing director of investments for Merrill Lynch is a 1971 marketing and business graduate, and has been with the company for more than 40 years. His books include "Moneywork$," "Investment Secrets," "Dancing with The Analysts," "Walking with The Analysts," "Running with The Analysts," "Myth," and "The Trillion Dollar Sure Thing." Many of his Wall Street thrillers revolve around a main character - Johnny Long, so named in honor of Dr. John M. Long, director emeritus of the Sound of the South Marching Band, and one of Mallach's mentors.
He is a select member of Registered Representative Magazine's Outstanding Advisor of the Year 2007 and Research Magazine's Hall of Fame 2006. In 2012, he was selected as one of the top 1,000 advisors in America by Barron's Magazine for the third year in a row. Mallach is the creator of the Investing for Growth Strategy, one of the most used investment strategies within Merrill Lynch. He served as an arbitrator for FINRA (formerly the NASD) for 10 years. He is on the Board of Trustees for Gwynedd Mercy University and the Board of Directors of Troy University Foundation. He is the founder of the University of Pennsylvania's Mallach House in Botswana, South Africa, and was the recipient of the Brady Award in 2011. This award is given to an employee worldwide who continually enhances the lives of their colleagues, clients, and communities in which they serve, and is a tribute to David Brady, a Merrill Lynch employee killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mallach is the father of five children, an accomplished saxophone player, and a registered private pilot.