Book Club Meeting - A Great Leap Forward?

Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: 24 Crestwind Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Speakers: Not Applicable
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Dinner/Discussion
Dress: Business Casual
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A Great Leap Forward? Making Sense of China’s Cooling Credit Boom, Technological Transformation, High Stakes Rebalancing, Geopolitical Rise & Reserve Currency Dream By John Mauldin and Worth Wray
China continues to be the “mystery meat” of the global markets. While all market observers agree that China’s ascension is nothing short of an economic miracle, most would also agree that major imbalances lurk just beneath the surface that could have major ripple effects on the global economy and markets. The Chinese government is walking a tight wire as it attempts its high stakes rebalancing. Decades of command and control governance have left China’s “old” smokestack economy overbuilt and awash in debt. Beijing hopes rising retail consumption and productivity will usher in a new era of growth—but the devil is in the details. China’s reformers face a vast shadow banking system, zombie industries, a “deliquefied” banking system, widespread risks to employment, and even threats to the Communist Party itself. Are we at the tipping point? In 2015, the global markets were roiled by China’s unexpected devaluation in its yuan, followed by a sharp spike in Chinese stock market volatility and an exodus of capital. Since then, China has tamped down these fears. Is this a harbinger of greater stability as Chinese government actors learn from Mr. Market, or have deeper problems been masked as the country prepares for the 19th Party Congress this fall? We will learn in the next five years what China’s new plan will look like…and whether or not it will work. This book from best-selling author John Mauldin and Worth Wray features an all-star cast of China watchers including Ian Bremmer, Nouriel Roubini, and Michael Pettis and should ignite a lively discussion for CFA Society Los Angeles book club readers!


John Mauldin is the well known founder of Mauldin Economics and has consulted with money managers for over three decades. A recognized investment expert, particularly on the subject of hedge funds, he is a New York Times best selling author whose books include Bull's Eye Investing, Just One Thing, Code Red and Endgame. He is the President of Millennium Wave Advisors and Millennium Wave Securities. With a loyal following numbering over a million, Mauldin is a respected observer of the economy and investment opportunities. He is a regular contributor to publications including The Financial Times as well as a frequent guest on CNBC, Yahoo Tech Ticker and Bloomberg TV.

Worth W. Wray is the Chief Economist and Global Macro Strategist for STA Wealth Management. Previously, Worth served as the Portfolio Strategist at Salient Partners, a Texas-based investment firm with over $18 billion under management, and as the Chief Strategist at Mauldin Economics. Worth’s educational credentials include the Mandarin Chinese Short Term Program at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
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Don Brown, CFA and Geoff Wainwright, CFA
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