May 7, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • SIFMA Podcast: The VIX and the Virus
  • 100 Women in Finance Global Webinar: Economic Outlook for Asia with James Cheo – HSBC Private Banking
  • 100 Women in Finance: Global Webinar Reboot Series | Part 2: The Pandemic’s Effect on Capitalism and Globalization
  • Chicago Bar Association Business Law Drafting & Negotiating Subcommittee Webinar: Private Fund Considerations in Light of COVID-19
  • FREE: Booth Finance Roundtable Webinar Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer

SIFMA Podcast: The VIX and the Virus
A discussion with Deutsche Bank and SIFMA Insights

The emergence of the novel coronavirus in the first quarter of 2020 caused severe shocks to the economy and capital markets. Volatility, as measured by the CBOE Volatility Index, or the VIX, has reached historic highs. The VIX has started to come down, but remains elevated. In this podcast, we ask: is the worst of the market rout behind us?

Ken Bentsen, SIFMA president and CEO, sat down with Katie Kolchin, Director of SIFMA Research and author of SIFMA Insights, and Torsten Sløk, chief economist and managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities. Pulling from their recent research and analyses, they put context around the recent market volatility and shed light on what may lie ahead for markets, the economy and COVID-19.

To listen to, or read a transcript of, the podcast, click here.

100 Women in Finance Global Webinar: Economic Outlook for Asia with James Cheo – HSBC Private Banking
Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:00 A.M. CDT
Hosted by the Singapore Education Committee
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted business activity worldwide with far-reaching consequences for the global economy. Some are predicting a global recession and any measurable recovery will take months.

What are the likely impacts of the coronavirus and increased uncertainty on the Asian economy and capital markets? Which actions are necessary in order to navigate through this crisis?

Gain insights into the risks and economic outlook for 2020 and beyond, with a focus on the Asian markets, from James Cheo, Chief Market Strategist, Southeast Asia, HSBC Private Banking.

What are your questions, to learn what may lie ahead post-COVID-19, to plan for your clients, your firm and your own future? You may submit your questions to edusingapore@100women.org by Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Webinar registration is for 100WF members only. For more information, click here.

100 Women in Finance: Global Webinar Reboot Series | Part 2: The Pandemic’s Effect on Capitalism and Globalization
Hosted jointly by the 100WF London Committees
Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:30 A.M. CDT

Some observers say the Covid-19 pandemic and its policy responses call capitalism into question. Should taxpayers bail out firms that paid little in taxes, yet whose shareholders received large dividends? Who will pick up the public debt tab?

Many believe capitalism and globalization have failed to distribute wealth efficiently. Income and wealth distribution have become increasingly polarized. Are free-market capitalism and the debt-based financial system sustainable? 

These complex issues form the heart of a discussion on the future of markets, monetary policy and how to fix our financial system. Alberto Gallo, macro fund manager at Algebris Limited, will describe his perspective in a fireside chat with Katie Martin, Markets Editor, The Financial Times.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session, or you can send your questions in advance to philon@100women.org by Thursday, May 7, 2020.

REBOOT SERIES

This session is the second of a four-part Reboot Series the London Committees of 100 Women in Finance have created to help global members appreciate the opportunities present within the global health crisis and in the period of recovery. The Reboot Series covers topics ranging from rising to the challenges of skiing across Antarctica to the re-engineering of food distribution in London, as described in The Felix Project case study. 

100WF members are reminded that food support is a critical social need even in areas of great wealth, and the pandemic has only worsened inequities. Throughout the Reboot Series, 100WF members can learn more about this critical issue and how they can make a difference, including as volunteers and as board members, to non-profit organizations working toward sustainable solutions.

Webinar registration is for 100WF members only. For more information, click here.

Chicago Bar Association Business Law Drafting & Negotiating Subcommittee Webinar: Private Fund Considerations in Light of COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:15-1:30 P.M. CDT

How can private fund advisers best achieve compliance during these uncertain times? This teleconference will help you address and document your compliance efforts. The speaker will be Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon.To view the webcast, visit www.chicagobar.org, and select Committees – Upcoming Meetings (you must log in to view the webcast). Only live committee meeting webcasts qualify for IL MCLE Credit. CLE credit (for CBA Members) pending approval.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Booth Finance Roundtable Webinar Venture Capital with Chicago Booth Professor Jason Heltzer
Thursday, June 25, 2020, 6:00-8:00 P.M. CDT

Join the Chicago Booth Finance Roundtable in a conversation around Venture Capital with Professor Jason Heltzer. Professor Heltzer will share insights into valuation techniques, deal flow, and the investment landscape in Chicago/Midwest. Professor Heltzer may also address technology investing, including examples from the Origin Ventures portfolio.

For more information, click here.

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