Optimism about global markets was mixed as 2014 closed with plunging oil prices, growing geopolitical risk and sluggish growth in Asia and Europe. The uncertainty isn't limited to Europe and Asia, though. In the U.S., speculation about higher interest rates is creating volatility in U.S. and emerging markets. With many countries still bogged down by the legacies of the recession, including excessive debt and high unemployment, can world leaders find a common strategy for expanding growth? And amid the turbulence, how should investors position themselves to take advantage of returning volatility? To open the Global Conference, some of the world's leading minds in finance will consider these questions and share their thoughts about what's in store for the world's capital markets.
U.S. Managing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times
Co-Founder and Member, Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management
Managing Director and Head of Global Credit Markets, Citi