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September 8, 2015 – Parsing A Pending Move In Interest Rates

With the Fed’s decision less than four weeks away, could a rate hike be in the cards? Or, will China and emerging market worries spur a delay?

Join financial market pros and economists Robert Brusca, chief economist of consulting firm Fact and Opinion Economics, and Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics, and Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at Standard & Poor’s, as they discuss why economists are split on whether or not to move now, and what a rate hike would mean for Wall Street and Main Street.

Brusca is Chief Economist of Fact and Opinion Economics, a consulting firm he founded in Manhattan. He has been an economist on Wall Street for 37 years and has worked with central banks and large institutional clients in more 30 countries. Prior to founding Fact and Opinion Economics, Brusca was chief of the NY Fed’s international financial markets division; and chief economist at Nikko Securities International for 16 years. He will

O’Sullivan has been named the “most accurate forecaster in America over the past 10 years,” by MarketWatch and has been MarketWatch’s forecaster of the year for seven of the 11 years since the award’s creation, most recently in January 2015. Prior to joining High Frequency Economics, O’Sullivan was chief economist at MF Global; a senior U.S. economist at UBS; and was with J.P. Morgan, where he began his career and where he wrote the U.S. section of Global Data Watch, the firm’s flagship publication. He is also an editor and the lead author of “Data Decoder: An Investor's Guide to the U.S. Economy”, a guidebook for tracking the U.S. economy.

Ms. Bovino develops S&P’s U.S. economic forecasts and authors the monthly U.S. Economic Forecast, the quarterly U.S. Risks To The Forecast, the weekly Financial Notes and the Weekly Economics Call. Beth Ann has created Industry Drivers reports for analyst research. Before joining Standard & Poor’s in February 2004, Beth Ann spent over ten years doing economic and market research with Sungard Institutional Brokerage, UBS Warburg, and the Federal Reserve.  The Wall Street Journal recognized Beth Ann as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013.

This event is only open to NYFWA members in good standing. Guests may attend the event for $15 each, which must be paid in advance. 

When: Tuesday Sept. 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Pete's Tavern, 129 East 18th Street (between Irving Pl/3rd Ave.)