Will the Eurozone Survive? Perspectives from NABE's Visit to the Epicenter Webinar
Tuesday, October 9
Lynn Reaser, Chief Economist Point Loma Nazarene University, moderator
Brian Friedman, President GHP Investment Advisors, Inc.
George Kahn, Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist and Managing Director, Mesirow Financial
Clare Zempel, Principal, Zempel Strategic
The financial crisis exposed many shortcomings of the original architecture of the Eurozone. In the wake of the Greek bailout and now with Spain and Italy teetering on the precipice, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently asserted that the Euro is “irreversible” and that the ECB would do “whatever it takes” to save the common currency. “Euro 2.0” may include centralized banking regulation and deposit insurance, a tighter political union, and more rigorous fiscal controls – all of these concepts are currently under discussion.
These events and discussions provided a remarkable backdrop for NABE’s September “Mission to Europe” in which 14 NABE members met with central bankers, government officials, and private sector economists in Madrid, Frankfurt, Stockholm, and Brussels. Tune in to this webinar to hear the insights gleaned by the NABE delegates about the future of the Euro and the economic prospects for the Eurozone.
Registration is free for NABE members, $20 for others.
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ALISON LYNN REASER, FERMANIAN BUSINESS & ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
Lynn Reaser is Chief Economist for the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarene University. The Institute engages in economic analysis, modeling, and forecasting with practical and actionable recommendations for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Dr. Reaser has deep experience in the financial services sector, including ten years as Chief Economist of the Investment Strategies Group at Bank of America and currently serves as Chief Economist of the Council of Economic Advisors for California State Controller John Chiang.
BRIAN FRIEDMAN, GHP INVESTMENT ADVISORS INC
Brian Friedman is the President and Chief Investment Officer for GHP Investment Advisors, Inc. (www.GHPIA.com). GHPIA manages approximately $575 million in client assets and operates in two divisions: Personal Wealth Management and GHP Global Markets. The Personal Wealth Management Division provides an integrated package of investment management, financial planning and tax related services in partnership with GHP Horwath, P.C. (www.ghphorwath.com). The Global Markets Division manages the GHP International Reform & Development Fund, L.P. and the Israel Investment Fund, L.P. Prior to GHPIA Brian was an Equity Portfolio Manager at Owen Joseph Asset Management in San Diego, CA and served as an Emerging Markets Equity Analyst with The Founders Funds, a mutual fund company based in Denver. Brian also formerly worked in Washington, D.C. as an Economic Analyst at Applied Business Economics and a Research Assistant at The Brookings Institution, a public policy think tank. Brian holds a BA in Economics from the George Washington University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a former Lecturer in Economics at the University of Colorado - Denver.
GEORGE ARNETT KAHN, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY
George Kahn is a Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this capacity, he serves as an advisor to the Bank’s president and board of directors on monetary policy issues and conducts basic and applied research on issues of relevance to the Federal Reserve System. Mr. Kahn joined the Bank as an economist in 1982 and was promoted to the official staff in 1993. He received a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University in 1983. Mr. Kahn has taught economics at the University of British Columbia and has published articles on inflation and unemployment, potential economic growth, and monetary policy. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economics and is a member of the American Economic Association.
ADOLFO LAURENTI, Mesirow Financial
Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist and managing director, develops ongoing economic research and commentary critical to supporting clients and contacts of Mesirow Financial. Adolfo authors Themes on the Global Markets, a periodic newsletter providing insight into trends, issues and the forecast for the global economy. As an expert on the European economies, Adolfo is a new face in demand by the financial press and among local media. He also lectures at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in July 2007, Adolfo served as associate economist at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO. There, he was responsible for tracking economic trends in the banking sector. Adolfo was selected as an Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for 2011. He was an Earhart Foundation Fellow in 2002. He received a Washington Society of Investments Analysts Scholarship and a Graduate Scholarship for Excellence in Academia from the Economic Club of Washington D.C. Adolfo is a graduate of Bocconi University Business School in Milan, Italy. He specialized in industrial organization as a visiting scholar at the Center for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen, Denmark, and concentrated in financial economics at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Adolfo earned his master of arts degree in economics from George Mason University, where he also pursued doctoral studies. Adolfo serves on the board of the National Association for Business Economics and is a member of both the American Economic Association and the Chicago Association for Business Economics. He is also a board member for the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.
CLARE ZEMPEL, ZEMPEL STRATEGIC
Clare Zempel is a leading business economist and top investment strategist. He honed his smart, nimble approach to making sense of complex economic and financial issues over more than 30 years as an economist for major national firms. Through Zempel Strategic, Clare brings seasoned common sense to bear on these issues for corporate business clients and major investors. He specializes in customizing applied economics and financial market analysis to meet each client's unique needs. The Zempel practice involves preparing precise presentations and written reports that are relevant and clear. Clients use Clare's recommendations to plan and formulate policies. Client-centered services include project evaluation, budget input, risk assessment, and training sessions for employees, vendors and customers. Clare also speaks on broad economic and investment issues to wider audiences. Prior to founding Zempel Strategic, Clare served as director of investment policy, chief investment strategist and chief economist for Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, and as chief economist for the First Wisconsin Corporation, now U.S. Bank. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago’s College and Graduate School of Business, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).