News & Views
Soaking up the Sarasota SunshineFebruary 10, 2016
This year, GIC will host two conferences again in Sarasota, on February 19th and April 28th with FPA and New College respectively. Both events will take place late in the week making a long weekend visit in Sarasota well within reach.
DivergencesJanuary 21, 2016
The issue is easily defined: Convergences reduce volatility. Divergences increase volatility. That defines the yin and yang of markets. Or others might call it the Sturm und Drang of markets. We call it a merger of metaphors. “Yin and yang” (Chinese philosophy, origin estimated 4th century BC) describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually […]
Our Disabled Workers: Steps to Align our GoalsJanuary 8, 2016
One of the best things about being an economic journalist is I never know where I will be invited to speak. One of the nicest surprises was the Columbus Community Center, an outfit in Salt Lake City that assists would-be workers with disabilities across the spectrum in order to prepare and then place them in […]
Families Facing the ‘Cliff’: The Challenges Faced by Young Adults with Disabilities Negotiating Transition from School to EmploymentJanuary 6, 2016
Stephanie Mackay, Director of Development, Columbus Community Center (www.columbusserves.org) There are two statistics that keep me up at night and motivate me to get to work the next morning: As of November 2015, the labor force participation rate was 68.3% for adults without disabilities compared to 19.2% of adults with disabilities. The unemployment rate of […]
Low Short-Term Rates for a Long Time?November 4, 2015
We are likely to have worldwide near-zero short-term interest rates for at least another two years, maybe three or four. The implications for stocks, bonds, and currency exchange rates are huge.
New York State of MindSeptember 23, 2015
GIC is headed to New York on September 29 for “Munis: Chicago, Detroit, Puerto Rico and More.” In this week’s blog, our director of operations, Jill Fornito, takes some time to share what she loves about the city. If it inspires you, we hope you will join us there. Register today. While I am admittedly the […]
The “Maine” EventAugust 24, 2015
GIC Director of Operations Jill Fornito talks about her recent trip to Maine and Camp Kotok.
“Over the Pass”July 23, 2015
Jill Fornito provides a follow up to her previous blog on Jackson Hole, WY.
Wyoming: Wild and WonderfulJune 2, 2015
GIC's Director of Operations, Jill Fornito writes about Jackson Hole's many attractions in connection with the 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Summit July 10th!
¡Viva España!May 26, 2015
GIC’s Jill Fornito shares the touristic highlights of GIC’s recent conference in Spain.
Dinner in Paris: Brasserie vs. BistroApril 21, 2015
GIC's Director of Operations Jill Fornito takes a look at the restaurants GIC frequents while in Paris.
A Virtual Meeting of the MindsNovember 29, 2013
Executive Director Ben Craig reflects on the ability of GIC’s new blog to connect members.