Obama said July 31 he is considering Yellen, Summers and Kohn. — The Financial Post
We are delighted that two of our New York 2013 esteemed speakers, Lawrence Summers and Donald Kohn, are contenders to be the next Fed Chairman. Moreover, you should note that the event will include many other world-class stars, which we are pleased to showcase below. For the full agenda visit, Easy Money versus Weak Growth: Can The Bull Market Be Sustained?
Please join us September 23/24, 2013 at The Waldorf Astoria in New York where BCA will host what could be the year’s top investment conference. Now 90% sold out, do not hesitate – register today!
2013 Keynote Speakers:
Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician through his innovative and strategic analyses. He first gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election, when he correctly predicted the results of the primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. Nate runs the award-winning FiveThirtyEight.com, where he publishes a running forecast of current elections and hot-button issues. Read the politico.com editorial, How ESPN and ABC Landed Nate Silver.
Lawrence H. Summers
Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Read Lawrence Summers May 5, 2013 FT.com editorial: The Buck Does Not Stop With Reinhart And Rogoff.
2013 Guest Speakers
Horace “Woody” Brock, a world leading economist, is the author of American Gridlock, and the founder and president of the economic think tank, Strategic Economic Decisions. An established public speaker, he is known for his ability to take complex and counterintuitive concepts and make them easily comprehensible to a broad range of people. Brock’s speaking engagements have included the World Economic Forum in Davos, the CIA, and The Aspen Institute.
Robert J. Gordon is Stanley G. Harris Professor in the Social Sciences at Northwestern University. He has had a long and distinguished career, and attracted worldwide attention for his controversial analysis predicting that future economic growth in the U. S. will be a mere fraction of its historic rate. The Atlantic magazine named Gordon’s paper on U.S. growth The Most Depressing Economic Idea of 2012: Watch Robert Gordon’s TED talk: The End Of Growth.
James Grant, financial journalist, author and historian, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, a twice-monthly and widely-read journal of the investment markets. His journalism has appeared in a variety of periodicals, including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs. Read the March 2013 issue of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; watch the 2009 Jim Grant interview with Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes: An Invitation To Fraud.
Dylan Grice is the Director of Research at Edelweiss Holdings, an investment practice focused on acquiring scarce and irreplaceable holdings as a means of protecting the real value of capital over time. Prior to joining Edelweiss in late 2012, he spent 15 years working as an economist, a proprietary trader and strategist at various investment banking institutions. Read Grice’s July 31 research paper: On The Intrinsic Value Of Gold, And How Not To Be A Turkey.
Donald Kohn is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. As the former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, he has written extensively on monetary policy, financial regulation and macroeconomics. Kohn is a 40-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System. Read what the Washington Post recently had to say about Kohn: Eight things you need to know about Don Kohn, who might just be the next Fed Chair.
Athanasios Orphanides is Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before joining MIT, he served a five-year term (2007-2012) as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus. After the introduction of the euro in Cyprus in January 2008, Orphanides served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. Read his Free Exchange March 2013 interview: What Happened In Cyprus.
William J. Raduchel is strategic advisor and independent director. He teaches corporate strategy at Georgetown University, and was formerly CTO of AOL Time Warner and Chief Strategy Officer of Sun Microsystems. Raduchel spent five years as head teaching assistant to John Kenneth Galbraith at Harvard, and he himself later taught several future economists, including Lawrence Summers and Ben Bernanke. Read Raduchel’s July 2013 interview in The Washington Post.
Raymond Torto is the CBRE Global Chief Economist and serves as the Company’s primary spokesperson on the global economy and commercial real estate markets. He is also the Executive Managing Director of CBRE Global Research and Consulting. Torto is a co-recipient with Bill Wheaton of the 2007 James A. Graaskamp Award for Real Estate Research Excellence and is currently a visiting faculty member at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Sotiris Tsolacos holds a chair in Real Estate Finance at the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre and the School of Real Estate at Henley Business School, Reading University, UK. He was previously the Director of European Research at Property. & Portfolio Research. Tsolacos has worked closely with investment managers, advising on global real estate opportunities and risk, and has published extensively on direct and listed real estate.
Nicolas Veron works both at Bruegel, a top economics think tank which he cofounded, and at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where he joined in 2009. The majority of his research is about financial systems and financial reforms. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Veron in its second annual 50 Most Influential list. Listen to Veron’s August 2013 podcast: Obama And Greece: Thinking Outside The Basket Case.
Robert von Rekowsky
Robert von Rekowsky is VP, Emerging Markets Strategy for Fidelity Asset Management. Bob was voted “Best of the Buyside” in Institutional Investor magazine in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He received the Lipper Canada Award in 2008 and was named by Citywire as one of the Top 100 European Managers of 2008. Read Robert’s June 2013 paper: The Importance of Assessing Corporate Governance In Emerging-Market Investing.
Byron Wien is Vice Chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners LP where he acts as an adviser to both the Firm and its clients in analyzing economic, social and political trends to assess the direction of financial markets. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Wien was Chief Investment Strategist for Pequot Capital and before that served for 21 years as Chief U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley. Read the August 2013 Barron’s article: Wien Is Worried About Rest Of Year.
Bill White is the chairman of the Economic Development and Review Committee (EDRC) at the OECD in Paris. From June 1994 through June 2008, he was Economic Adviser at the Bank for International Settlements, and previously served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada. White has published and spoken widely on the issue of macroeconomic stability. Read White’s August 2012 paper: Ultra Easy Monetary Policy and the Law of Unintended Consequences.
We look forward to seeing you in New York!