CFA Lecture

Global Panel: COVID-19 Implications - Navigating New Realities in Today's Connected Markets


The global pandemic has shocked the world and impacted every aspect of our lives. Staying connected to each other and to ideas and information is even more important now in this time of isolation and rapid change. The medical crisis has led to drastic economic disruption. Turbulent markets have left investment professionals trying to analyze the short- and long-term impact on business, the capital markets, and the geopolitical environment. Those working in finance are looking to learn more about supply chain issues, business viability, and what central banking tools will support the capital markets. All of these issues relate to investment decision making, assessments of market movements, and the viability of market sectors. And, investment professionals are all trying to predict the lasting effects of the crisis on markets and on economies.

To provide insight in these uncertain times, CFA Institute is convening a special online discussion that draws together experts to explain how global businesses are adapting, which central bank tools will support chaotic capital markets, and what may come next. The COVID-19 global pandemic involves a convergence of forces that affect geopolitics, macroeconomics, and logistics — a diverse range of perspectives will be necessary for crafting an effective response. Join us on 16 April 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT for an online panel discussion on topics, such as:

  • What have we learned about supply chain vulnerabilities in the wake of the pandemic? How are global businesses responding and what might future arrangements look like?
  • Will the current crisis break the central banks? What central banking tools remain for supporting dysfunctional capital markets?
  • What might be the long-term geopolitical implications of the pandemic? How will it impact the US/China relationship and other global power dynamics?

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