Global Policymakers Series (GPS)

A webinar and in-person series featuring perspectives from current and former policymakers, in addition to senior think tank and practitioner representatives with valuable policy insights, by CFA Society New York, sponsored by CFA Institute, and presented in partnership with the Foreign Policy Association.

Global Policymakers Series (GPS) educates members of CFA Society New York, and members of our sister societies, on global policy matters.

The financial consequences of the Great Recession led to historic changes in monetary policy, marked by a substantial advancement in the regulation of banks and financial markets overall. Since then, for financial services professionals, the importance of understanding public policy—and possessing an appreciation for its related complexities—has steadily risen. The impact of legislation produced in response to the financial stresses brought on by COVID-19 is likely to be even more impactful.

Looking forward, the global underfunding of public pensions and entitlements, increasing sovereign debt levels, and the risks presented to some sectors by technological innovations, could lead to even greater, more significant policy responses.

These trends demonstrate just how valuable an understanding of global policy, and changes in regulatory standards, is to financial professionals in managing their careers and in offering quality client services. Through GPS, CFA Society New York educates on both fronts, and does so through a lens devoid of any political or ideological noise.

GPS events occur quarterly. In the past speakers have included:

  • Hester Peirce (Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission)
  • Eric Parrado Herrera (Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank)
  • The Hon. Kevin Rudd (Former Prime Minister, Australia)
  • Bertrand de Mazières (Director General of Finance, European Investment Bank)
  • Jingdong Hua (Treasurer, World Bank)

GPS was created by Thomas Brigandi, CFA, Global Inaugural Outstanding Young Leader of the CFA Institute, and are driven by his team of over 500 industry leaders globally who source speakers from their respective networks.

Second Quarter Summit 2021
Recent: First Quarter Summit 2021
Inaugural Summit 2020
Third Quarter Summit 2020
Fourth Quarter Summit 2020

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 178,000 members and 157 member societies.

About Foreign Policy Association

The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been for over 100 years, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

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