GIC is partnering with USF to welcome Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President to Sarasota for the Second Annual Financial Literacy Day.

March 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                   

Colleen Murphy, GIC
[email protected]

GIC is partnering with USF to welcome Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President to Sarasota for the Second Annual Financial Literacy Day.

TWEET: Join @interdependence, @CumberlandADV, and an agenda full of top professionals at @USFSM on 4/5 for the Second Annual Financial Literacy Day.



Second Annual Financial Literacy Day: An Update on the Financial Markets and Economy: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is returning to Sarasota, FL for a conference exploring financial markets. Topics will include municipal financial market developments, the use of quantitative measurement/technical analysis in the stock market, the outlook for the U.S. stock market and the world, the U.S. banking system, and a global economic outlook. Attendees will hear a keynote address from Raphael W. Bostic, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, whose Atlanta-headquartered district includes the State of Florida. Concluding the agenda is a reception, as well as a book signing, with speaker, GIC Board Member, and author of Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise, Christopher Whalen. Industry professionals and students alike are invited to attend.


  • Raphael W. Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Leo Chen, Portfolio Manager & Quantitative Strategist, Cumberland Advisors
  • Natalie Cohen, Managing Director and Head of Municipal Research, Wells Fargo
  • James M. Curran, Dean, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College
    of Business
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments
  • Alison Gardner, Senior Vice President – Financial Advisor, RBC Wealth Management
  • William J. Hogan, Senior Managing Director, Public Finance, Assured Guaranty
  • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee
  • Adam Johnson, Founder and Author of Bullseye Brief
  • William Kennedy, Chief Investment Officer, Fieldpoint Private
  • David Kotok, CIO of Cumberland Advisors
  • Matthew McAleer, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors
  • Mike McKee, International Economics and Politics Correspondent, Bloomberg Radio/TV
  • Leland R. Miller, Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book International
  • John Mousseau, Executive Vice President and the Director of Fixed Income at Cumberland Advisors
  • Hector Negroni, Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Fundamental Credit Opportunities (FCO)
  • James H. Pullen, Corporate Retirement Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Jeff Saut, Chief Investment Strategist, Raymond James
  • Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research, WisdomTree
  • Katie Stockton, Founder and Managing Partner, Fairlead Strategies, LLC
  • Jeff Uscher, Head of Research, Jeff Uscher’s Japan Insider
  • Christopher Whalen, Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC


Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium
(Address: 8350 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243)



Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Colleen Murphy, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to stimulate thoughtful, global dialogue on a wide range of issues that affect the international community, including economics, health care and government. GIC convenes conferences and roundtable discussions, both domestically and internationally, to identify and address emerging global issues. For more information, visit GIC’s website at