CME’s Blu Putnam to Speak in San Diego

The San Diego World Affairs Council presents:

Bluford Putnam, Managing Director and Chief Economist of the CME Group.

Political Economy & the Challenges of Globally Integrated Markets

Heritage West Financial is pleased to be able to have played an instrumental role in arranging for Bluford Putnam, Managing Director and Chief Economist of the CME Group to offer his economic insights before the San Diego World Affairs Council on October 18th in a presentation titled “Political Economy & the Challenges of Globally Integrated Markets”.

The vote for Brexit by UK voters has thrown into question London’s role as the center of European financial markets. Financial contradictions in the Eurozone threaten the viability of the world’s second most important reserve currency. Slow growth, fiscal austerity, and fear of financial turbulence in the years following the Great Recession have given rise to unparalleled central bank intervention and financial repression in the form of Quantitative Easing. Surging corporate debt in China has complicated that country’s transition to a consumer-led economy at a time when China provides nearly 40% of economic growth worldwide. Waves of migration from inside and outside Europe have triggered a populist reaction throughout Europe. Income inequality and the perceived lack of opportunity are shaking political systems across the developed world (including the US) and are threatening global economic integration. Is the global financial system at risk of a serious breakdown due to policy error or political upset? The CME Group (formerly known as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange) plays an important role in the global financial market infrastructure.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

6:00 – 7:00 PM Registration & Reception
7:00 – 8:30 PM Presentation
AMN Healthcare Theater
12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
Light refreshments will be provided

Phone: (619) 325-8200