(l-r): FWA President-elect Hermina “Nina” Batson, Speaker Christopher S. Rupkey and FWA President Simone Vinocour
The 2019-2020 FWA programming year kicked off on September 24th with an insightful look at the markets by Christopher Rupkey, MUFG’s Chief Financial Economist in its Economic Research Group. FWA members and guests got a better understanding of the economy in light of longer-term trends in interest rates, GDP and inflation.
Rupkey presented a more optimistic view of the economy, while still highlighting potential risks associated with escalating tariffs with China and potential increases in oil prices. “This was the perfect event to kick off a year focused on the financial industry in general, and the markets in particular,” said FWA President, Simone Vinocour.
A networking reception before and after the event enabled attendees to connect and further discuss some of the presentation points. “I am now at the point that I can devote some of my time to developing my professional network, and the FWA seems like the perfect organization for that” commented one guest. “I’m always grateful for Chris’ support and insight” exclaimed the FWA’s dynamic President-Elect, Nina Batson.