James O'Shaughnessy, chairman and CEO of the Stamford-based O'Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, will discuss "What Works on Wall Street" at a dinner meeting of the Connecticut chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at The Water's Edge at Giovanni's II, 2748 Boston Post Road, Darien. Registration and a social begin at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7.

O'Shaughnessy will discuss proven approaches to stock investing that work well over a longer period, not just the current market cycle. Among the key features of stocks he favors are financial strength, modest valuation and high dividend yield. Currently, cash-rich companies that are buying back a substantial portion of their stock appear especially attractive, according to O'Shaughnessy. With the prospect of higher interest rates looming in the U.S., O'Shaughnessy believes high-yielding, non-U.S. equities deserve a prominent role in investor portfolios.

Besides frequent appearances on financial news shows, he is the author of several books on investing, including "What Works on Wall Street" and "How to Retire Rich."

The cost in advance for dinner and the program is $50 and $25 for the program only. The cost at the door is $55 and $25. For information, visit www.aaii.com.