New Canaan's financial guru Mike Holland will give "An Update on Finance and the Markets Today" at the New Canaan Library Thursday, May 24 at 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by Staying Put and the public is invited.

After graduating from Harvard and receiving his MBA at Columbia, Holland moved on to Wall Street for the rest of his professional life in the investment business, beginning with J.P. Morgan. Stints included CEO of Salomon Brothers Asset Management, CEO of First Boston Asset Management (now Credit Suisse) and general partner of the Blackstone Group. He has been founder and chairman of Holland & Company LLC since 1995.

More Information

Fact box

Active on the local scene, he is a member of the New Canaan Board of Finance, vice chairman and board member of Norwalk Hospital, treasurer and board member of the New Canaan Winter Club and also coaches youth football, hockey and baseball.

"We are very fortunate to have such a dynamic speaker for our members and we are happy to also share the event with the larger community," Jane Nyce, executive director of Staying Put, said.

Staying Put is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping New Canaan's senior citizens, safe, comfortable and happy in their homes as long as possible by providing both volunteer services and a variety of professional services in home maintenance and health care at specially negotiated rates, as well as ongoing social and cultural outings to keep seniors actively involved in the community.