Global Interdependence Center will host Central Banking Conference in Singapore featuring Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Mester

February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017

Julia Strapp
Associate Director, Communications
Global Interdependence Center
[email protected]

Global Interdependence Center will host Central Banking Conference in Singapore featuring Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Mester


What: Central Banking Series: Singapore

The Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is leading a delegation of business leaders from the United States to Singapore, where the group will hear from international business and finance experts on central banking, international trade, and the investment outlook.

Where: Vanda Ballroom, Marina Mandarin Hotel
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594

When: February 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Who: This event will feature the following speakers and moderators:

• Loretta J. Mester, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
• Mario Ignacio Artaza, Chief Representative, Hong Kong Representative Office, Banco Security
• Filippo diMauro, Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore Business School
• Michael Drury, GIC Chairman and Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments
• Diego A. Estevez, Member Board of Directors at BSI Bank Panama SA and International Emerging Markets Consultant
• Tarik Ramirez Fuentes, Director of Investments, SURA Investment Management México
• William Kennedy, Chief Investment Officer, Fieldpoint Private
• Benjamin Leavenworth, Chief Relationship Officer, Afina International and GIC Board Member
• Alexander Ortiz, Chief Investment Officer, Afina International
• Donald Rissmiller, GIC Vice Chair of Programs and Partner and Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners
• Yu-Ming Wang, Global Head of Investment & CIO, International, Nikko Asset Management

Interview Opportunities:
Bill Kennedy, Chief Investment Officer at Fieldpoint Private, will be available for interviews regarding his belief that overvalued assets will struggle to appreciate as interest rates reset into positive territory, even if the economic environment is a healthy one. His prescription? Stop allocating assets based on returns and start doing so based on risk.

Interviews with additional speakers are available upon request.

Contact: To register for this event or for more information please contact Julia Strapp, associate director of communications, at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

About the Global Interdependence Center: The Global Interdependence Center 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