Ilitch School to host Fifth Third Bank’s chief investment strategist Jeffrey Korzenik

The Mike Ilitch School of Business will host an interactive discussion with Jeffrey Korzenik on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Korzenik is chief investment strategist for Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the bank’s overall client investment strategy.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Korzenik is a frequent guest on Fox Business News, CNBC and Bloomberg television. His writings on economics and public policy have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Forbes and other periodicals. He has been quoted in major industry publications including Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. In addition to regular speaking appearances at conferences and public events, Korzenik was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an expert witness on the use of commodity indexes by pensions and other institutional investors.

This event will take place at the Mike Ilitch School of Business, 2771 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI, 48201. Paid parking is available in the Temple West structure, located at 123 Temple, immediately west of the school. Limited street parking around the building may also be available. Mike Ilitch School of Business visitor information is available here (PDF).

This free event is open to the public, but registration is required. Please RSVP here by Friday, Oct. 11.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, the school moved to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018, and academic programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio-chartered bank. As of June 30, 2019, Fifth Third had $169 billion in assets and operated 1,207 full-service Banking Centers and 2,551 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of June 30, 2019, had $399 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $46 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.

View all news stories