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Global Markets Forum (GMF)

An exclusive Reuters editorial community for financial market professionals

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Refinitiv and Reuters bring together the most influential minds from finance and politics in topical debate. Get a head start on market moving developments and network with top minds from finance and politics in real time.

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After weeks of last minute talks, a deal was finally agreed between European Union and UK, ending over four years of negotiation and safeguarding nearly a $1 trillion of annual trade, providing some clarity and relief to Brexit-weary investors. The markets reacted positively, but have more challenges ahead with the surge in COVID-19 cases. We examine the next steps with our stellar line-up of guests, and gauge the long-term impact of the Brexit deal on markets, finance and industry.

Trump vs Biden 2020

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The dust is starting to settle on one of the most fiercely contested election in a generation. The key swing state of Pennsylvania tipped the electoral college votes over the weekend in favour of President Elect Joe Biden, meaning he is now poised to take charge of the Oval Office.

A record number of Americans voted and in receiving over 74 million votes, Biden received more votes than any other candidate in history – pipping Trump who had the second most in history with 70 million votes. What is next for the Republicans and Democrats, and America as a whole? We cover all these topics and more in the Global Markets Forum, including panels than include market gurus, betting experts and political pundits.

COVID-19 impact on markets

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Covid-19 has wreaked havoc globally, affecting numerous countries, triggering emergency measures and majorly disrupting stock markets.

The Global Markets Forum brings members special insights and knowledge on the financial implications of Covid-19. Together with industry experts and peers, we’ll debate today’s pressing issues, brainstorm our own strategies and share valuable takeaways to help you create an informed opinion on the future of the markets.

GMF guest speakers

See what's planned in the GMF and catch-up on interviews with industry veterans, senior decision makers and other market participants from all over the globe.

Thursday January 14 - 1000 GMT | 1100 CET
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James Smith

Developed markets economist at ING
Thursday January 14 - 1400 GMT | 0900 ET
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Heather Conley

Director of Europe program at Center for Strategic and International Studies
Thursday January 14 - 1000 GMT | 1100 CET
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Tina Fordham

Head of global political strategy at Avonhurst
Friday January 15 - 1000 GMT | 1100 CET
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Oliver Brennan

Managing director for macrostrategy at TS Lombard
Friday January 15 - 1200 GMT | 1300 CET
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Iain Begg

Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE
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Tony Yates - view chat

Former senior advisor to the Bank of England MPC
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David Henig - view chat

UK director at European Centre for International Political Economy and former civil servant in HMG DFID
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Jim O'Neill - view chat

Former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Former UK treasury minister; Chair of Chatham House
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George Bridges - view chat

Former Brexit minister
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Jane Foley - view chat

Head of Forex strategy at Rabobank
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Bronwyn Curtis - view chat

Non-Executive Director, JP Morgan Asian Investment Trust
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Jim Rogers - view chat

Chairman, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests
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Mark Mobius - view chat

Emerging markets fund manager and founder of Mobius Capital Partners
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Neeraj Seth - view chat

Head of Asian credit at BlackRock
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Esty Dwek - view chat

Head of global markets strategy at Natixis
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Raghuram Rajan - view chat

Former RBI governor

Mohamed El-Erian - view chat

Allianz chief economic advisor
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Mark Konyn - view chat

Group chief investment officer at AIA in Hong Kong

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Your industry network

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Guest chats in real time

The widest range of perspectives and hosts influential guest voices in real time.

GMF enables me to keep up with the latest developments in financial markets, but it also provides a place where open, respectful and informed debate takes place.. I highly recommend GMF as a source for all serious investors.
Vincent T.
International Economist, Independent Financial Risk Advisory Firm

GMF stands out for its diversity – the diversity in its coverage of global topical issues, its invited guests, its participants and their range of knowledge and opinions.
Jitesh S.
Senior Portfolio Manager, European Investment and Technology Firm

The GMF makes my day easier. No matter all the other service providers and financial information sources, my day only really starts when I log into GMF and start reading the posts there. Reliable and insightful, that’s how I see GMF.
David R.
Corporate Treasurer and Risk Manager, Leading Portuguese Corporate.

Meet the editor

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Divya Chowdhury - Asia and Global Editor, Global Markets Forum, Reuters News

As a financial journalist for over 20 years, Divya has covered macroeconomics, central banks, global cross-asset markets, company news, market scams and natural disasters. She has a penchant for multimedia, social media and community-building, loves a good conversation, and believes forging strong relationships lies at the heart of everything we do. Divya regularly hosts panel discussions both within and outside Reuters, and has been going to Davos since 2019, interviewing a multitude of high profile guests, both on- and off-camera.

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