03-04-2014 How Macroeconomic Factors Affect your Portfolio
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Komal S. Sri-Kumar
Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, Inc
Chairs: Frank Spindler, CFA & Victor Wood, CFA
Top-down macro influences have grown in importance since the global financial crisis of 2008 - 2009. Equity valuations, commodity prices and exchange rates are more dependent on actions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. We can help reduce the risk to the portfolio as well as point to likely areas of future investment returns by explaining the likely economic events and their impact on asset classes.
Dr. Komal S. Sri-Kumar is President of the Santa Monica, California based Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, Inc., a macroeconomic consulting firm he formed in January 2013 to advise multinational firms and sovereign wealth funds on global risk and opportunities. Prior to founding the firm, Sri worked at the Los Angeles-based Trust Company of the West (TCW) from 1990 to 2012, serving for the last several years as the firm’s Chief Global Strategist. He has been Chairman of TCW’s Comprehensive Asset Allocation Committee since 1997, and will continue to serve TCW clients in that capacity.
Before his work at TCW, Sri was Senior Vice President at the Beverly Hills-based Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Executive Vice President of DBL Americas, specializing in country risk analysis.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute, and is a member of the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board. His articles and interviews have been published in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is often interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg Radio and TV, and Fox Business.
Sri holds an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. His doctoral dissertation at Columbia University was supervised by Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate in Economics (1999).
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Date: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lunch
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607
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