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Features Experts Including Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos, Portugal Minister of Finance; Goldman Sachs Partner and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist Abby Joseph Cohen; and Dartmouth College Economics Professor David Blanchflower

New York -- As Central bankers in the developed world take unprecedented measures to support financial stability and central bankers in the developing world struggle with the challenges of inflation, Bloomberg LINK will convene leaders in finance for the Bloomberg Global Inflation conference.

The event, to be held Thursday, September 8th at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in New York City, will look at global inflation in the wake of recent events, from protests over food prices that ushered in the Arab Spring, to the U.S. debt crisis, to China’s ongoing struggle to keep its economy under control. Speakers will explore risks that investors need to consider such as escalating food prices, energy demand, currency rates, hyperinflation in emerging markets, and how global inflation will impact The United States.

“Many investors underestimate the risk of inflation because U.S. price indices have been well-behaved,” says James Rickards, Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital Partners, who is speaking at the event, “Investors need to understand that the past is not prologue and price stability is on the knife-edge of collapse.”

Rickards will join other experts to discuss this topic and more, including Laurence Meyer, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. and Former Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, who has said that “the concern about inflation is overblown,” urging investors to, “forget the 1970’s and early 1980’s.”

Additional key speakers include:

-David Blanchflower, Professor, Economics, Dartmouth College and the University of Stirling; Former Member, Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee

-Abby Joseph Cohen, Partner and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist, Goldman Sachs

-James Grant, Editor and Founder, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

-Donald W. Lindsey, Chief Investment Officer, Professorial Lecturer in Finance, The George Washington University

-William Poole, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

-Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos, Minister of Finance, Portugal

-Jerry A. Webman, Senior Investment Officer and Chief Economist, OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

The conference is being sponsored by OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

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