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Monetary Policy and Politics To Intersect at 2016 FactSet Investment Process Symposium

October 6, 2016

Investment Managers will gather in Southampton, Bermuda Nov. 13-15; Keynote speakers are acclaimed economists Paul Krugman and Glenn Hubbard

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One week following the U.S. presidential election, investment professionals from North America will gather at the FactSet 2016 Investment Process Symposium in Southampton, Bermuda. Keynote speakers are acclaimed economists Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winning professor and editorial columnist for the New York Times and Glenn Hubbard, dean and professor and former chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush.

The intersection of monetary policy and politics will be top of mind in a Symposium agenda that also places emphasis on the shifts in investment strategies from active to passive, as well as the incorporation of multi-asset classes, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, and regulations. As a leading financial technology provider of analytics, insight and information, FactSet hosts these annual gatherings to help investment professionals gain knowledge on all aspects of the investment process, including principles, processes, technology and regulation.

“Given that our Symposium occurs so soon after the U.S. elections, it will provide an ideal forum for gauging the impact on the financial markets and discussing strategies for responding to ongoing market uncertainty,” said Brenda Tsai, Global Head of Marketing, FactSet. “Paul Krugman and Glenn Hubbard share backgrounds in economics but their differing views on politics and policy will no doubt spark conversations amongst our attendees.”

Following are a sampling of the sessions and workshops that will be held at the three-day symposium:

  • Powering Your Investment Workflow – The Trading Desk of the Future, Curt Engler, JP Morgan Asset Management, David Brooks, The Boston Company Asset Management, and Alfred Eskandar, Portware LLC.
  • Market Structure 2020: What Every Investor Needs to Know, Dave Nadig, FactSet and Laura Morrison, Bats Global Markets.
  • Incorporating Liquidity Risk to Accurately Assess Equity Portfolios, Stuart Kaye, Matarin Capital Management.
  • What Does the S&P 500 Bond Index Tell Us about the U.S. Corporate Bond Market?, James Rieger, S&P Dow Jones Indices.
  • Evaluating Investment Skill through Decisions, David Marshall, John Hancock Investments.

For more information on FactSet’s 2016 Investment Process Symposium please click here. To receive additional insight into global economic changes and the impact on workflows and the industry, subscribe to FactSet Insight at

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