The economic downturn which has been gripping the nation is now nearing its end. The burning question, however, is how strong will the upturn be and how long will it last? Bill Freund, the long-time chief economist of the Big Board, discusses the factors likely to determine the strength and duration of the recovery, including the federal rescue package, developments in the financial markets, the outlook for capital and consumer spending, and the value of the US dollar. Not to be overlooked is the impact of economic developments globally, Freund discusses not only how developments will alter the U.S. economy in the short term, but also the longer-lasting impact on the consumer and on business. He stresses the role of the ballooning Federal deficit on growth prospects. His insights, featuring his characteristic wit and charm, are indispensable for good business planning. He speaks eloquently and without the jargon of the profession. He is always eager to research an industry and a company to customize his speech to fit your audience’s particular needs.
The economic crisis and ensuing plan to save the American economy has signaled an end to Wall Street as we know it and irrevocably altered the global business landscape. How companies respond to the challenges and changes will separate the winners from the losers. In a presentation tailored to your audinece's interest and expertise level, Freund examines:
· How the bailout and the ensuing regulatory changes will impact the overall business community, as Congress and the executive branch bring their legislative and policy powers to bear in the hopes of achieving increased transparency and accountability
· What is ahead for your specific industry including the financial markets, brokerage, financial services and banking
· The state of the stock market and analysis of issues that will dictate interest rates, the deficit and the future of trading markets
· Developments at NYSE, NASDAQ and the implications for the future
Freund shares his outlook on the global marketplace providing a sweeping look at today's borderless global economy. He forecasts how news headlines will impact today's global economy and the implications for the future. His comments include how American businesses must cope with emerging new trends domestically and internationally.
A respected global economic forecaster, Bill Freund is as famous for his wit and humor as he is for his unstinting examination of the U.S. domestic and international economic environment.
A long-time Wall Street observer and an expert on productivity, the markets and globalization, Bill Freund provides audiences with the long-view wisdom that only he can offer. An expert in analyzing financial markets and investing, Freund enlightens audiences about the challenges currently faced by the financial services industry, brokerage houses, corporations, small business─and more. With up-to-the-minute relevance, Freund transforms the most recent political and economic headlines into business and investment advice you can use. Freund served as chief economist of the New York Stock Exchange for 18 years. He is currently a professor of economics and director of the Freund Center for the Study of Securities Markets at Pace University’s School of Business in New York City.