Economic Conditions

1:40–2:00 pm ET

COVID-19: Steps to an Economic Path Forward

Campbell R. Harvey
​​Professor of Finance, Duke University
Partner and Senior Advisor, Research Affiliates, LLC
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2:00–2:30 pm ET

The World in Crisis: Global Analysis

Peter Zeihan
President and Founder​
Zeihan on Geopolitics

Interviewer: Lauren Foster, Content Director, Live Events, CFA Institute
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2:30–2:50 pm ET

Global Economic Risks and Rewards

Alejandra Grindal
Senior International Economist
Ned Davis Research Group

  • Assessing the COVID-19-induced global recession and the potential recovery
  • Analyzing what this means for the economy and your investments
  • Weighing the risks and rewards of the world’s major countries and regions—namely, the United States and China

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12:05–12:25 pm ET

Investing in Disruptive Innovation: How Innovation Gains Traction during Tumultuous Times

Catherine D. Wood
CEO and Chief Investment Officer
ARK Investment Management LLC

  • We are experiencing a shock to the financial system, but the forces in motion before this shock will continue. We have experienced two prior shocks in the last 40 years:
    • Portfolio insurance failed in October 1987
      Low volatility strategies this time around
    • Terrorist attack on 11 September 2001
      Coronavirus outbreak this time around
  • Thee variables can serve as a guide to investors: monetary policy, fiscal policy, market signals
  • Innovation gains traction during tumultuous times. For example, in health care, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI), next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS), and CRISPR gene editing have the potential to transform health care completely.

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