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The EU Financial Crisis: Paradoxes and Global Imbalances
The EU financial crisis has sent shockwaves through the global economy making it clear just how interdependent its members' economies are inside the Eurozone. SOLD OUT! No walk-ins. [CBSAC/NY event]

The Greek bail-out and the restructuring of the Greek debt is now a reality! What will be next in the European Union's financial crisis and how will the rest of the world respond given these unique circumstances?  How will the EURO’s performance affect global markets? Are there lessons to be learned by the U.S.? Where are the opportunities?

Following up on the success of our event on the EU Financial Crisis almost exactly a year ago, we would like to invite you to join CBSAC/NY's International Committee in a panel discussion moderated by Bloomberg TV’s Pimm Fox offering a kaleidoscopic perspective on the current financial crisis in the EU in the context of unique global economic developments.

Moderator: Pimm Fox is a Bloomberg Television anchor and host of the daily in-depth investment program, "Taking Stock with Pimm Fox"  Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg Television. Fox also co-hosts Bloomberg Businessweek Radio with Ken Prewitt on Bloomberg Radio.  Fox has interviewed business chiefs and investment gurus including Netscape founder Jim Clark, SunAmerica founder Eli Broad, and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett. Pimm Fox joined Bloomberg in 2006, after overseeing financial services coverage for the Dow Jones News Service in London.

Our distinguished panelists are

Irene Aldridge is an investment consultant, portfolio manager and a recognized expert on the subjects of quantitative investing and high-frequency trading.  Aldridge is currently a Managing Partner and Quantitative Portfolio Manager at ABLE Alpha Trading, LTD, a proprietary trading vehicle specializing in quantitative trading strategies of different trading frequencies. Prior to ABLE Alpha, Aldridge worked for various institutions on Wall Street and in Toronto, including Goldman Sachs and CIBC. Aldridge is also the author of “High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems.”

Professor Irene Finel-Honigman is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs in the International Finance and Economic Policy concentration, Columbia University’s SIPA since 2001. She served in the Clinton Administration as Senior Advisor on Finance Policy at the US Department of Commerce. Her responsibilities included the introduction of an initiative on the European Monetary Union and its implications for United States competitiveness. She is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg and French and francophone press and media.

Hans Humes is the President and CEO of Greylock Capital Management. Previously he was a managing partner of Van Eck Absolute Return Advisors, where he launched the fund that became the Greylock Global Opportunity Fund in 1997. From 1991 to 1994, he was a key member of the Lehman Brothers emerging markets debt trading team, traded a proprietary debt portfolio at Banco Santander and engineered several debt/debt and debt/equity swaps in Latin America. He began his career at Manufacturers Hanover, working on sovereign debt restructurings for the Philippines and Yugoslavia. Humes served as the co-chair of the Global Committee of Argentina Bondholders, which represented approximately $40 billion in holdings in the largest sovereign debt restructuring in history.  His position on the Greek bonds/debt was just quoted in NY Times on May 4, 2012

Matthew Hurlock is a corporate partner in the NY office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  Formerly a partner in Kirkland’s London office and resident in Europe most of the last 20 years, Matthew has worked extensively in Southern Europe, particularly Italy, Spain and France. He is now leading Kirkland’s Sovereign Debt initiative from New York.  He previously served in the GC’s Office of EBRD and in the Co-financing and Debt Advisory Services Group at the World Bank. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.

Georges Pineau is the European Central Bank's permanent representative in Washington, D.C. with observer status at the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Pineau has held the position of Deputy Director General International & European Relations at the ECB since 1998. Mr. Pineau joined the ECB’s forerunner institution, the European Monetary Institute in 1994, after holding several offices at the BIS, IMF and Banque de France.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

6:00 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:30 - 8:30 PM Program

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 601 Lexington Avenue (between 53rd and 54th streets), New York

$25 for CBSAC/NY Members, LBS NY Members, NYBSC Members and MCC Members (pre-registration is required)
$40  for non-members (pre-registration is required).

Includes networking reception with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres

Space is limited and will fill up quickly.

Pre-registration necessary. No Payment at the door. 

To become a CBSAC/NY  member click here

Photo ID required for entrance to building
Ticket purchase cutoff date: 4:00 pm, May 9, 2012

We are grateful to Niovi Christopoulou (CLS '04) of the International Committee and Rob Liflander of CBSAC/NY
Special thanks to our sponsor, KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP


Event Information
Thursday, May 10 2012 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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