Global Markets in Uncertain TimesMonday, April 29, 2013 / 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Alexander Friedman, Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS AG
Madelyn Antoncic, Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank
Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, Citigroup
Terry Duffy, Executive Chairman and President, CME Group
Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO
Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel
Politics is on the minds of global investors and economic observers. In the United States, debt pressures, ideology and other factors led to the struggle over sequestration, yet the recovery is progressing. Europe is still afloat, but the lifeboat is prone to leaks. In China, a new leadership group is trying to revitalize economic growth amid the pressure of rising needs - which implies growing consumer demand. At the start of the 2013 Global Conference, we'll bring experience and judgment to bear on the unknowns of the global economy and markets. Will central banks modify their activist stance? Where are costs rising or falling, and will that change the direction of capital flows? How long can inflation stay tame? Are the next big opportunities in minerals, manufacturing or technology?