Potential Market Impact of the 2020 Presidential Election
September 16, 2020: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual
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Join CFAW for this engaging and insightful webcast on the US presidential election and how the results could impact the markets.
Kate Fulton, Managing Director, BlackRock, Melissa Kahn, Managing Director, State Street Global Advisers and Kurt Schacht, CFA, Head of Advocacy, CFA Institute will host a panel discussion about what to expect from the next administration and its impact for investors.
Head of Policy Research, Strategas Securities
Daniel Clifton is a Partner and Head of Policy Research for Strategas Securities. In this capacity, Mr. Clifton evaluates the financial market implications of policy and political developments. This includes analyzing trade, tax, healthcare, energy, and other policy initiatives to determine how public policy changes impact the economy and financial markets for institutional investors.
Daniel leads the #1 ranked Washington policy team on Wall Street according to Institutional Investor magazine. Mr. Clifton has been ranked as a top Washington policy analyst in each of the past eleven years. Daniel is also a top ranked analyst in the category of Tax and Accounting Policy.
Managing Director & Co-Head of Americas Public Policy Group, BlackRock
Kate Fulton, Managing Director, is co-head of the Americas Public Policy Group, leader of the US public policy team and co-head of BlackRock’s Washington, DC office.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Kate was Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy for H&R Block, leading the company’s policy initiatives at the state and federal level. She joined H&R Block from Barclays Capital where she was Director of Government Relations and Public Policy. Prior to Barclays, Kate was the director of government relations for GE Capital in Washington. She also served as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during the Bush and Clinton Administrations. Kate started her career at Morgan Stanley in New York.
Managing Director & Retirement Policy Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
Melissa Kahn is a Managing Director and Retirement Policy Strategist with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). She is tasked with strengthening SSGA’s position as an advocate supporting retirement and pension related issues. She is focused on increasing SSGA’s engagement with key policy makers and leveraging these connections to inform future research projects.
Kurt N. Schacht, JD, CFA
Head of Advocacy, CFA Institute
Kurt is Head of Advocacy for CFA Institute. He is responsible for all aspects of policy advocacy, regulatory affairs and legislative outreach, focused on advancing investor protection, financial market transparency and fairness. He and his global policy staff represent the views of CFA Institute to standard setters, regulatory authorities, and legislative bodies worldwide on proposed regulations and laws that affect the practice of financial analysis, investment management, securities regulation, financial reporting, audit regulation and financial market structure.
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