Understanding The Defining Issues Of Our Times

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8:25 AM EST – 8:30 AM EST ǀ INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Bruce McGuire, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum

8:30 AM EST – 8:50 AM EST ǀ FIRESIDE CHAT SESSION: THE NEW WORLD ORDER

  • Moderator: Rachana Shanbogue, finance editor, The Economist.
  • Ray Dalio, founder, Co-CIO & Co-Chairman, Bridgewater Associates.

8:50 AM EST – 9:10 AM EST ǀ FIRESIDE CHAT SESSION: THE POST-ELECTION ECONOMY

  • Moderator: Rachana Shanbogue, finance editor, The Economist.
  • Jack Lew, former secretary of the treasury, United States.

9:10 AM EST – 9:55 AM EST ǀ PANEL: THE POST-ELECTION ECONOMY

It’s an election year like no other, and global markets have been anticipating the results of the US election for months. In this panel taking place days after the election results, we will discuss the economic outlook post-election, and look at some of the potential impacts of the result on global markets and international trade.

  • Moderator: Henry Curr, Economics Editor
  • Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff
  • Jay Bryson, chef economist, Wells Fargo
  • Catherine Mann, global chief economist, Citi

9:55 AM EST – 10:25 AM EST ǀ NETWORKING BREAK

10:25 AM EST – 11:10 AM EST ǀ PANEL: CORONAVIRUS ACROSS THE WORLD

Governments and central banks have moved mountains to provide unprecedented support to businesses and ordinary citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. Why was this response so necessary, and what is the outlook for the coming months and years? In this panel, we hear from global central bankers and governments on their work in recent months, and what the future holds.

  • Dilhan Pillay, chief executive, Temasek
  • Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Roberto Campos Neto, governor, Central Bank of Brazil

11:10 AM EST – 11:55 AM EST ǀ SPOTLIGHTS: INVESTING IN THE UNDERINVESTED

Social movements such as Black Lives Matter, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, have highlighted enduring inequalities in many countries across the world. The investing community is no different, and many in the industry are agitating for change, hoping to funnel more investment to those communities who have lacked the investment required to spur growth. In this series of spotlights, we talk to experts in BAME investing, gender lens investing, the ESG landscape, and microfinancing, to discuss how to catalyse real change.

Spotlight: Women’s financial inclusion for growth (15 minutes)

  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s World Banking

Spotlight: Sustainable investing and ESG (30 minutes)

  • Afsaneh Beschloss, RockCreek Group
  • Huw van Steenis, advisor to chief executive, UBS

 

11:55 AM EST – 12:40 PM EST ǀ SPOTLIGHT: INVESTING IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES

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12:10 PM EST – 12:15 PM EST ǀ CLOSING REMARKS

 

  • Jim Aiello, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum

8:25 AM EST – 8:30 AM EST ǀ INTRUDUCTORY REMARKS

8:30 AM EST – 8:50 AM EST ǀ FIRESIDE CHAT SESSION

8:50 AM EST – 9:35 AM EST ǀ PANEL: A NEW DYNAMIC: OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN CHINA AND THE WEST

China’s new place in the world economy has created new opportunities for investment across the world, despite the tailwinds that 2020 has brought. What is the outlook for relations between the West and China, and how will this translate into the investment landscape?

  • Moderator: Simon Cox, emerging markets editor, The Economist
  • Chenxi Zhai, chairman, Tianfeng Securities
  • Eric Robertsen, global head of research, Standard Chartered
  • Patrick Springer, managing director, HuaTai Securities (USA)
  • Kevin Rideout, managing director, Hong Kong Exchange

9:35 AM EST – 10:05 AM EST ǀ NETWORKING BREAK

10:05 AM EST – 10:25 AM EST ǀ KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DAVID RUBENSTEIN

10:25 AM EST – 11:10 AM EST ǀ PANEL: INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: LEADERS AND LAGGARDS

2020 has been a tough year for the world economy, but some sectors have fared better than others. While staying at home bruised our retail and tourism sectors, home-working has seen technology stocks rise to unprecedented highs. In this session, we hear from business leaders and investors about a variety of industries – and what the future holds as we emerge into the “new normal.”

  • Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue
  • Orlando Bravo, co-founder, managing partner, Thoma Bravo
  • Kipp de Veer, head of credit group, Ares Management

11:10 AM EST – 12:00 PM EST ǀ SPONSORED ROUNDTABLES

12:00 PM EST – 12:45 PM EST ǀ PANEL: VIEW FROM THE DEALMAKERS: PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL OUTLOOK

In this panel, we ask a number of dealmakers about trends in private equity and venture capital investing. What are some of the key trends to look out for as we look to 2021 and beyond?

 

  • Moderator: Alice Fulwood, US Finance Correspondent
  • Steve Case, founder, Revolution
  • Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer, Eurazeo
  • Todd Boehly

 

12:45 PM EST – 12:50 PM EST ǀ CLOSING REMARKS

 

  • Bruce McGuire, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum

8:25 AM EST – 8:30 AM EST ǀ INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Jim Aiello, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum

8:30 AM EST – 9:00 AM EST ǀ FIRESIDE CHAT SESSION

9:00 AM EST – 9:45 AM EST ǀ PANEL: INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR OUTLOOK

In this panel, we hear from the world’s most influential institutional investors on their views on the investing outlook for the coming year.

  • Jeffrey Jaensubhakij, Group Chief Investment Officer, GIC
  • Angela Rodell, Chief Executive, Alaska Permanent Fund
  • Alain Carrier, head of international, CPP Investments


9:45 AM EST – 10:35 AM EST ǀ NETWORKING BREAK

10:35 AM EST – 11:00 AM EST ǀ IN CONVERSATION WITH: INDRA NOOYI

11:00 AM EST – 11:45 AM EST ǀ PANEL: HEALTHCARE FROM CORONAVIRUS AND BEYOND

This year has seen the healthcare industry in the spotlight like never before, as the world awaits a coronavirus vaccine and healthcare systems come under strain. What does this mean for healthcare firms and investors worldwide, and has this increased interest been good for business?

  • Peter Kolchinsky, founder, RA Capital
  • Sir Mene Pangalos, head of R&D, biopharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca
  • Anne Lamont, co-founder and managing partner, Oak HC/FT


11:45 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST ǀ THE WORLD IN 2021

From politics to economics, East to West, 2020 has seen enormous upheaval across the world. In this panel, a group of business leaders, leading thinkers, and policymakers imagine what lies ahead in 2021.

  • Dambisa Moyo, economist
  • Janet Henry, global chief economist, HSBC
  • Michelle Seitz, chief executive officer, Russell Investments

12:30 PM EST – 12:35 PM EST ǀ PRESENTATION OF GEF LEADERSHIP AWARD BY JIM AIELLO AND BRUCE MCGUIRE

12:35 PM EST – 12:50 PM EST ǀ RAY DALIO SPECIAL PRESENTATION

12:50 PM EST – 12:55 PM EST ǀ CLOSING REMARKS

  • Jim Aiello, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum
  • Bruce McGuire, co-chair, Greenwich Economic Forum