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December 2016

The Economy in 2017: Opportunities and Risks Under the New Administration

December 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sharpe Edge, 922 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$20

MEKAEL TESHOME ECONOMIST THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP Mekael will discuss the economic outlook in 2017 for global, U.S. and Pittsburgh regional economies. We’ll also discuss monetary policy and fiscal policy. This will be a little fluid as things may change by the time the event happens.

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September 2016

What Factors Drive the Success of a New Fund

September 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sharpe Edge, 922 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$20

Madison Sargis from Morningstar on “What Factors Drive the Success of a New Fund” Abstract: This paper seeks to explain successful fund launches globally for equity, fixed income, and allocation asset classes and understand the factors that drive investor preferences for these new funds.  We define success as the forward 36-month Star Rating and investor preferences as the forward 36-month cumulative flows.  By studying the two models in parallel, our goal is to explain how investor preferences for funds are…

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March 2016

Fixed Income ETF Trading and Liquidity

March 15, 2016 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Sharpe Edge, 922 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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$20

Bill Ahmuty from SSGA's SPDR Fixed Income Group will discuss a number of important issues surrounding the use and trading of Fixed Income products.  Included but limited to: -       Growth of Fixed Income ETF market -       Institutional Uses of ETFs -       Liquidity Spectrum -       ETF Liquidity Enhancement in US High Yield Credit -       ETF Liquidity During High Yield Sell-Offs  

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