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Economic Uncertainty, Event Risk, and Policy Responses: A Look into 2020

Finance Roundtable

International Roundtable

November 21, 2019: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With financial markets facing trade tensions, talk of a looming recession, and central banks running out of ammunition, what are the key issues on which investors should focus?

Where

Gleacher Center
300
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

See www.gleachercenter.com for driving direction.

NOTE ON PARKING

300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$8.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period

Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $8.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Event Details

With financial markets facing trade tensions, talk of a looming recession, global economic slowdown, Brexit, negative yielding debt, and central banks running out of ammunition, what are the key issues on which investors should focus? Blu Putnam is Chief Economist for CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, where he is responsible for leading global economic analysis. Putnam brings decades of experience in the financial services industry with concentrations in central banking, investment research and portfolio management. He has published in the American Economic Review and Journal of Finance. His latest book, Economics Gone Astray, explains in plain English why economists get so many of their forecasts wrong. Plan now to attend this provocative session of insight and analysis.

The International Roundtable and the Finance Roundtable are delighted to jointly sponsor this evening of insight and analysis.  Learn more about their activities at their web sites.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 11/21/2019

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: cash bar at The Midway Club at Gleacher Center

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Blu Putnam (Speaker)
Managing Director and Chief Economist, CME Group
https://www.cmegroup.com/

Bluford (Blu) Putnam is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for leading global economic analysis and monitoring developments in the price patterns, volatility and correlations of futures and options markets.

Prior to joining CME Group, Putnam gained more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry with concentrations in central banking, investment research and portfolio management. He started his career as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and later moved to the Chase Manhattan Bank. He has served in London as Morgan Stanley's Global Bond Strategist and Kleinwort Benson's Chief Economist. Moving into portfolio management, he has held positions as Chief Investment Officer for Equities and Asset Allocation at the Bankers Trust Company in New York and President of CDC Investment Management Corporation.

Putnam holds a Ph.D.in economics from Tulane University. He has authored five books on international finance, as well as published in such academic journals as the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance, among many others. In the past, he has served on the adjunct faculty of several business schools, including The Wharton School, New York University, and Columbia University.

Questions

Karl L. Buschmann, '85 
Co-chair International Roundtable

Other Information

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