Come join members of the Booth and Columbia Alumni Clubs to learn about hedging politcal and currency risk.


Santander Bank
16th Floor
28 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Event Details

Two veteran prognosticators of foreign affairs -- Bob Savage and Daniel Wagner -- will offer their views on what we may expect in the short and long-term as a result of the Trump administration, both politically and economically. Mr. Savage -- with a lengthy history at the very top of the foreign exchange trading arena -- has a distinguished track record of making accurate calls in that rather unpredictable domain. Mr. Wagner -- a cross-border risk management expert, author, and journalist -- was one of the few commentators to predict that Mr. Trump would win. Join us for what promises to be an engaging and thought provoking evening.

Speaker Bios
Robert Savage is the Chief Executive Officer of CCTrack Solutions. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, Editor-in-Chief and Head of Research of, an online platform for investment research and market ideas. He joined FX Concepts as COO and Chief Strategist when was acquired by FX Concepts in 2012.

Before founding, Mr. Savage was the Managing Director of FX Macro Sales at Goldman Sachs, where he published widely-read and insightful research focusing on the FX markets and the macroeconomic environment. Prior to his 23 years of experience with Goldman Sachs, Mr. Savage was the Head of New York Foreign Exchange Trading for Lehman Brothers and a Director of Proprietary Trading at Bank of America Securities. Mr. Savage received a B.A. in Political Philosophy from Yale University.

Daniel Wagner, who holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, is Managing Director of Risk Solutions at Risk Cooperative, a Washington, D.C.-based specialty strategy, risk and capital management firm. He was previously CEO of Country Risk Solutions -- a cross-border risk advisory firm he founded -- and Senior Vice President of Country Risk at GE Energy Financial Services. Mr. Wagner has conducted cross-border risk analysis for such organizations as AIG, the Asian Development Bank, GE and the World Bank Group.

He has published more than 500 articles on risk management and current affairs and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, South China Morning Post and The National Interest, among many others. His editorials have been published in such notable newspapers as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Mr. Wagner is also the author of three books: "Political Risk Insurance Guide", "Managing Country Risk", and "Global Risk Agility and Decision Making" (co-authored with Risk Cooperative CEO, Dante Disparte).

He holds master's degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Phoenix. He received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Richmond College in London.



***UChicago Alumni can use discount Code "UChicago" to obtain a $10 discount*** 


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***UChicago Alumni can use discount Code "UChicago" to obtain a $10 discount***

Deadline: 3/7/2017


Brendan Reardon, '14