Washington, D.C. — As the 2012 presidential election enters into its final stretch, Bloomberg LINK will bring together influencers and stakeholders from both Washington and Wall Street to assess the United States’ economy and the best path forward at the Bloomberg Washington Summit. Featured speakers will include key administration officials, CEOs, lawmakers, and economists, who will meet to focus on solutions for investors in the thick of what has been dubbed “The Economy Election.”
Speakers at the Conference, which will take place at the The Newseum on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, will focus on a variety of issues including how investors should be positioning themselves in the election year and the market moves that investors are missing, as Washington considers its future. Among other topics, panelists will discuss the housing recovery and the future of government sponsored entities like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae; the legacy of the financial crisis and how we can insure against a repeat; as well as the intersection of Wall Street and Washington and how it may impact the future of banking.
The Summit will also feature a special interview with Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States, and Bloomberg’s Tom Keene on the state of policy, regulation and free markets which will be simulcast on Bloomberg Radio.
“With continuing concern over the state of unemployment and the more than $1.2 trillion in government deficit, improving economic stability is the focus of the presidential election,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “At the Summit, investors will hear key policy and finance stakeholders debate market solutions offered from both sides of the aisle, regardless of which party takes leadership in November, and walk away with a better understanding of how to position themselves in an election year.”
Additionally, participants at the Summit will discuss how to close the trading gap; strategies for fueling entrepreneurship and ensuring the United States’ competitive edge; the ongoing debate over corporate tax; and how Washington policy is impacting the dollar.
Key speakers include:
-Steve Case, Chairman of Case Foundation and Revolution LLC; Co-founder, AOL; Chairman, Startup America Partnership
-Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
-Shaun Donovan, Secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
-Robert Engle, Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services at New York University Stern School of Business; 2003 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics
-Kenneth Feinberg, Founder and Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen LLP; Former Special Master, TARP Executive Compensation, U.S. Department of the Treasury
-Carly Fiorina, Founder, Carly Fiorina Enterprises; Vice Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Former Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard Co.
-Richard A. Gephardt, President and CEO, Gephardt Group Government Affairs; Former House Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Missouri)
-Kristin Gilbertson, Chief Investment Officer, University of Pennsylvania
-Alan B. Krueger, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
-Jeffrey M. Lacker, President, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
-James Lockhart, Vice Chairman, WL Ross & Co., LLC; Former Head, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Former Deputy Commissioner and COO, Social Security
-Arthur Levitt, Jr., Former Chairman, United States Securities and Exchange Commission
-Harvey L. Pitt, Chief Executive Officer, Kalorama Partners, LLC; Former Chairman, United State Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
-Bruce Richards, CEO and Founding Partner, Marathon Asset Management
-Richard L. Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
-Daniel Yergin, Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Author, The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Summit is being hosted in partnership with Bloomberg Government, which provides an online resource to help people understand the business implications of government actions through customized data, analysis, and news.
The Summit is sponsored by JNK Securities Corp.
For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: http://www.bloomberglink.com/washington.
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