October 27, 2020
As the pandemic causes turmoil in the world economy and financial markets, governments face difficult choices. However, financial industry leaders are optimistic about the post-Covid global outlook. Robert Lovelace, vice-chairman of Capital Group, joins OMFIF’s Angelia Lee to discuss his forecast for global markets and investment opportunities.
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October 20, 2020
Climate change is causing pollution, pollution pressures and resource scarcities. There is an urgent need for innovative policies and technologies that can make cities safer and more efficient, connected and sustainable. Paul Kent, global infrastructure head of smart cities at KPMG, and Paul Lam, digital strategy lead at the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, join OMFIF's Brandon Chye to explore the development, financing and management of smart cities.
October 15, 2020
Heath Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, joins Mark Sobel, US Chairman of OMFIF, to discuss the CFTC's work in managing the Covid-19 crisis, its current and future priorities, cross-border co-operation and the role of financial regulation. The CFTC is the predominant US derivatives regulator, overseeing activities involving interest rate swaps, energy and commodity futures. As interest rate swaps represent a global market, the CFTC's role is closely linked to European financial markets alongside US financial regulation.
October 13, 2020
Peter Foster, public policy editor at the Financial Times, and David Marsh, OMFIF Chairman, discuss the consequences of the internal market bill for the Brexit negotiations. They assess the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit and what shape the EU-UK relationship could take after 31 December.
October 9, 2020
Brent McIntosh, US Treasury under secretary for international affairs, joins Mark Sobel to discuss the Treasury's efforts to manage the international economic and financial dimensions of the crisis and the forthcoming International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meetings. They also cover key financial challenges facing the international community, such as debt and currency issues.
October 8, 2020
Real assets and infrastructure are immovable and largely illiquid. They are inherently exposed to many of the long-term risk factors associated with climate change. Kelly Christoudolou, ESG and stewardship manager at Australian Super, as well as Jan Von Mallinckrodt, head of sustainability at Union Investment, join OMFIF’s Brandon Chye to discuss how climate change distinctively affects real assets, and how investors and asset owners can effectively manage these challenges.
October 6, 2020
From transport systems to water, and sanitation to electricity, infrastructure plays a key role in the economy, environment and social development. Seth Tan, executive director of Infrastructure Asia, and Neil Saravanamuttoo, chief economist of the Global Infrastructure Hub, discuss the G20’s infrastructure agenda and how to promote sustainable, inclusive and resilient infrastructure globally.
October 1, 2020
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing an increasingly important role in everyday life and across different economic activities. From day-to-day operations and the real economy, to financial services and economic stability, regulators, policy-makers and economic actors must consider a multiplicity of factors to adjust to a changing economy.
Patrick Harker, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, joins OMFIF's David Marsh to discuss macroeconomic developments, transforming financial systems, the future of work, and regulatory challenges.
September 24, 2020
In times of crisis, fiscal policy plays a crucial role to stabilise financial markets and help effectively distribute resources across the economy. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joins OMFIF’s Mark Sobel for a discussion on US fiscal policy, economic challenges and the long-term effects of policy decisions into the future.
September 18, 2020
Alberto Musalem, former executive vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and chief executive officer of Evince Asset Management, joins Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, to discuss September's Federal Open Market Committee meeting. They cover the Fed’s economic projections, the impact of the Fed’s strategic review on its operational framework, the need for fiscal stimulus to complement monetary policy, and financial stability risks.