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Global Markets Forum (GMF)

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The Biden Administration 

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President Joe Biden has donned the mantle in times of unprecedented pandemic, political and economic crises, while the GameStop saga becoming an early test of the administration's ethics pledges. Add to that geopolitical relationships that need to be mended and global economic integration that needs to be renewed.

The Reuters Global Markets Forum hosts a slate of guest speakers to discuss the future of Global Trade and Investment, including spending of infrastructure development, with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal and China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in place in Asia, and Biden has taken over the presidency of the United States.


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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.

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.


Tuesday 20, April - 19:30 BST | 13:30 CDT | 14:30 EDT

GMF LiveChat with Raoul Pal

Raoul Pal, co-founder and CEO at the Real Vision Group, joins the Reuters Global Markets Forum next week to discuss if U.S.-based Coinbase Global Inc's listing, which valued the exchange at around $86 billion, marks the latest step in crypto assets' march to the mainstream, whether long-term sceptics will finally turn followers, and how far we are from a stable environment for crypto assets.

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.

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Senior emerging Asia economist at AXA Investment Managers
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Rashmi Banga - view chat

Senior economist at UNCTAD
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Professor of political economy at Johns Hopkins
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Wendy Cutler - view chat

American diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
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Chris Rogers - view chat

Research analyst at Panjiva at S&P Global Market Intelligence
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Senior international trade economist at ING
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Charles Wilson - view chat

Portfolio manager, Thornburg Investment Management
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Alejo Czerwonko - view chat

CIO-Emerging Markets Americas at UBS Global Wealth Management
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Kate Lappin - view chat

Asia Pacific Regional Secretary at Public Services International
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Co-founder and director at Alavan Business Advisory
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Founder of Supply Chain Insights
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Head of India and South East Asia, Oxford Economics
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Deborah Elms - view chat

Founder and executive director at the Asian Trade Centre
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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

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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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Emerging markets fund manager and founder of Mobius Capital Partners
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Former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

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Gain collective wisdom

Weigh in on expert opinions drawn from a wide range of influential market voices via our Live Chats.

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Tap into our network of blue-chip contacts, build connections and uncover new opportunities.

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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