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May 20, Speaker Shale Lapping- “Emerging Markets- What are they? Why Should I Care?”


Shale P. Lapping, CFA, CIMA

Shale serves as President of IPEX – Investment Performance Evaluation Xperts. IPEX is a boutique investment consulting firm located in Plymouth, Michigan. IPEX specializes in working with nonprofit organizations.

Shale has worked in the investment consulting field since 1989.  Prior to entering the investment field, Shale practiced corporate law for six years, specializing in a broad range of legal and investment issues that impact various types of trust funds. Shale began working directly with the investment community in 1989, when he joined the firm that served as the predecessor to IPEX. Shale was vice-president of that firm for seven years and has been president of IPEX since its establishment in 1995.

Shale obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, his MBA from McGill University in Montreal and his law degree from the University of Chicago.

Shale is a Chartered Financial Analyst and he is a member of the CFA Institute as well as the CFA Society of Chicago. Shale is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst, a designation awarded by the Investment Management Consultants Association.