Alan Howard – The Return of Volatility: Canary in the Coal Mine? by Milken Institute

Moderator

Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

Speakers

Alexander Friedman, Group CEO, GAM

Joshua Friedman, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC

Joshua Harris, Co-Founder and Member, Board of Directors, Apollo Global Management

Alan Howard, Co-Founder and Partner, Brevan Howard

Carey Lathrop, Managing Director and Head of Global Credit Markets, Citi

Optimism about global markets was mixed as 2014 closed with plunging oil prices, growing geopolitical risk and sluggish growth in Asia and Europe. The uncertainty isn’t limited to Europe and Asia, though. In the U.S., speculation about higher interest rates is creating volatility in U.S. and emerging markets. With many countries still bogged down by the legacies of the recession, including excessive debt and high unemployment, can world leaders find a common strategy for expanding growth? And amid the turbulence, how should investors position themselves to take advantage of returning volatility? To open the Global Conference, some of the world’s leading minds in finance will consider these questions and share their thoughts about what’s in store for the world’s capital markets.