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Central Banking Series: Frankfurt

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Friday, February 9, 2018
Conference Hall at the Guesthouse at the Bundesbank, Frankfurt, Germany

GIC is taking its Central Banking Series to Germany! Join us and the Bundesbank in Frankfurt in 2018.

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Central Banking Series: Frankfurt

Save the Date for this Central Banking Series event held with the Bundesbank in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Agenda

Thursday, 8 February, 2018
Regional Office of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Hesse, Taunusanlage 5, 60329 Frankfurt am Main

9:00 a.m. | Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m. | Opening and Welcome

  • Don Rissmiller, Strategas and GIC Vice Chair
  • Urs Birchler, SUERF President, University of Zurich

9:45 a.m. | Keynote Speech: Monetary Policy Issues in an European Context

  • Jens Weidmann, Deutsche Bundesbank

10:15 a.m. Keynote Speech: Monetary Policy Issues in an US Context

  • Robert Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

10:45 a.m. | Coffee break

11:15 a.m. | Keynote Speech: Economic adjustments in Europe: the case of France

  • Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Banque de France

11:45 a.m. | Panel: Global Monetary Policies – Similarities and divergences on the way to the new normal

  • Chairperson: Jens Ulbrich, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Peter Praet, ECB
  • Volker Wieland, German Council of Economic Experts and Frankfurt University
  • David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

1:15 p.m. | Lunch

3:00 p.m. | Panel: The future of trade

  • Chairperson: Sean Egan, Egan-Jones Ratings Co.
  • Ludger Schuknecht, German Ministry of Finance

4:45 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Don Rissmiller, Strategas and GIC Vice Chair

 

Friday, 9 February, 2018
Guest house of the Deutsche Bundesbank (Central Office), Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14, 60431 Frankfurt am Main

9:00 a.m. | Economic Outlook

  • Jörg Krämer, Commerzbank
  • Felix Hüfner, UBS
  • John Mousseau, Cumberland Advisors
  • William Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Rajeev Dhawan, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University

10:30 a.m. | Coffee

11:00 a.m. | Financial Market Developments

  • Sylvain Broyer, Natixis
  • Julian Callow, Element Capital
  • John Silvia, Wells Fargo

12:30 p.m. | Lunch

2:00 p.m. End of event

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Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Friday, February 9, 2018 City: Frankfurt Conference Hall at the Guesthouse at the Bundesbank Download iCal

Speakers

Robert S. Kaplan

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Robert Steven Kaplan has served as the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015. He represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed.

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Jens Weidmann

President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr. Jens Weidmann, born on April 20, 1968, in Solingen, North Rhein-Westphalia, is President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

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Peter Praet

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Peter Praet joined the European Central Bank as Member of the Executive Board in 2011. He is responsible for the Directorate General Economics.

Before joining the ECB, Peter Praet was Executive Director of the National Bank of Belgium (2000-2011). Here he was responsible for International Cooperation, Financial Stability and Oversight of Financial Infrastructures and Payments Systems.

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François Villeroy de Galhau

Governor, Banque de France

François Villeroy de Galhau is an ENA graduate and a former Inspector of Finance. In 1988,
he joined the French Treasury (Africa desk, then Europe desk), then served as European
advisor to the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister (Pierre Bérégovoy) from 1990 to
1993. He held various posts at the French Treasury, then became financial advisor at the
Permanent Representation of France in Brussels. From 1997 to 2000, he was chief of staff of
the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry (Dominique Strauss-Kahn then Christian
Sautter). He was head of the General Tax Directorate from 2000 to 2003.

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David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department.

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Urs Birchler

Professor of Banking at the Department for Banking and Finance, Zürich University

Urs Birchler is Professor of Banking at the Department for Banking and Finance at Zürich University, having previously worked at the Swiss National Bank, where he was Director of the Financial Stability Unit, and having previously been a member of the Bank’s Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Chairman of its Basel Committee Research Task Force.

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Sylvain Broyer

Head of Economics, Natixis

Sylvain holds doctorate degrees in economics from the Universities of Frankfurt and of Lyon as well as a certification by the International Securities Market Association (ISMA).

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Julian Callow

Economist, Element Capital Management

Julian Callow is Managing Director responsible for European and Chinese economic research at Element Capital LLC. Prior to that he was a Managing Director for Research at Barclays, including being Chief European Economist (2003-2012) & Chief Global Economist (2012-2014). He was also Chief Eurozone Economist at Credit Suisse (1999-03), & has also worked as an economist at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Chase (1990-92) & the Bank of England (1987-90).

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Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D.

Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and Director, Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Professor Rajeev Dhawan wears a dual hat as holder of the Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and as Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at  the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. As director of one of the country’s premiere forecasting centers, Dhawan develops forecasts for the U.S., Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies.

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Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Sean J. Egan

President of Egan-Jones Ratings Co.

Sean Egan is a founding partner and president of Egan-Jones Ratings Company (EJR), which was organized in 1992 for the purpose of providing timely, accurate credit ratings.  Over the past decade, EJR provide risk managers with warnings on Ambac, Countrywide, Enron, Greece, Lehman, MBIA, New Century and many others well in advance of the majority of market participants.  Fortune Magazine named Mr. Egan the number one person for warning about the 2007 credit crisis. Mr. Egan has appeared on most major media outlets and has testified numerous times in front of Congressional committees

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John Mousseau

Executive Vice President and the Director of Fixed Income at Cumberland Advisors

John R. Mousseau, CFA, joined Cumberland Advisors in 2000 and serves as an Executive Vice President and the Director of Fixed Income.

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Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the firm’s chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas’ high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research. Mr. Rissmiller’s research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press.

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Ludger Schuknecht

Chief Economist & head of the Directorate General Fiscal Policy and International Financial and Monetary Policy at the German Ministry of Finance

Ludger Schuknecht is Chief Economist & heading the Directorate General Fiscal Policy and International Financial and Monetary Policy at the German Ministry of Finance. In this role he advises the Minister on economic policy issues in the domestic and international sphere.

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John Silvia, Ph.D.

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

John Silvia, Ph.D., is a managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company’s chief economist.

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Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic adviser in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.

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Jens Ulbrich

Director General Economics, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt.

Director General Economics, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt.

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Volker Wieland, Ph.D.

Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D., holds the Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt and is a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a member of the Kronberger Kreis, which is the Scientific Council of the Market Economy Foundation, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance.

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