The Euro: Political Experiment or Thousand-Year Currency?

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The Euro: Political Experiment or Thousand-Year Currency?


Wednesday, May 3
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


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CFANY Conference Center
1540 Broadway #1010,
New York, NY 10036


Registration Deadline

Tuesday, May 2nd


Members: $30
Nonmembers: $70



The introduction of the Euro in the late 1990s was the fruition of decades of planning, and held the hopes and dreams of several generations of Europeans.

The work of European statesmen, politicians, and their citizenry now appear at risk of permanent fracture, if not comprehensive failure. Can the common currency survive the current political climate? Can Eurozone countries adapt to new pan-European realities? Will an intact Euro depend on fiscal union? Will the Euro thrive as a symbol of peace—after Europe’s most deadly century—or will it also succumb to the separate wills of nations? We will explore these and many other macroeconomic and geopolitical questions and points of view in the days before the seminal French election.


5:45PM Registration

6:05PM Opening Remarks

Harumi Urata-Thompson, CFA, COO, CFANY

6:10PM Panel

Poul Kristensen, CFA, CQF, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Portfolio Manager, New York Life Investment Management
Ebrahim Rahbari, Managing Director, Global Economics Team, Citi Research
Luca Passoni, Independent Consultant, Casa Lambert LLC
Robert Lynch, Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy, JPMorgan Private Bank

Moderator: David Allen, CFA, Institutional Director, Schroders

7:20PM Closing Remarks

David Allen, CFA, Institutional Director, Schroders

7:25PM Reception

8:30PM Adjourn

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