GIC Global Economic Outlook
Friday, December 8, 2017
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
GIC Global Economic Outlook
The Board of Directors of the Global Interdependence Center invites you to attend our 2018 Global Economic Outlook and networking lunch at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Friday, December 8, 2017.
We hope you will join the members and friends of the GIC community for our presentation on the Global Economic Outlook as well as congratulate our esteemed Board Officers for 2018.
11:00 AM – Registration
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Program
11:30 AM | Welcome and Announcement of 2018 Board Officers
- 2018 Officers of the Board
- Don Rissmiller, Chair
- Peter A. Gold, Esq., Vice Chair
- Kathleen Stephansen, Vice Chair of Programs
- E. Martin Heldring, Treasurer
- George Tsetsekos, Secretary
- Michael Drury, Chairman Emeritus
- Jillian Fornito, Executive Director
11:45 AM | Panel Session on the 2018 Global Economic Outlook
- Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments
Our Global Interdependent Economy
- Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners
It’s Been About China + Oil … Now Trump?
- Chris Whalen, Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC
Credit Trends Post QE
12:45 PM | Questions and Answers and Concluding Remarks
1:00 PM – 2:00PM | Networking Lunch on The Bridge
We invite you to support this year’s program by purchasing a ticket to attend and placing a congratulatory message* or company ad in our tribute booklet. Please find the details on tickets and message pricing below:
- Full-Page Message: $1000
- Half-Page Message: $500
- Quarter-Page Message: $250
Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jill Fornito at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.
*Congratulatory messages and ad creative due November 29.
Michael DruryChief 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.
Donald RissmillerFounding 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.
Christopher WhalenChairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC
Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC and works as a consultant and analyst focused on the financial services, mortgage finance and related technology companies.
Christopher edits The Institutional Risk Analyst newsletter. From 2014 through 2017, Christopher was Senior Managing Director and Head of Research at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, where he was responsible for ratings by the firm’s Financial Institutions and Corporate Ratings Groups.