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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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Trump vs Biden 2020

It’s now a matter of days until we find out whether President Trump will be sitting in the Oval Office for his second term as President, or will Joe Biden topple Trump and win the race to be America’s 46th president?

Over 60 million Americans have already cast early votes, will many more expected over the weekend. Biden has a strong lead in the national polls, with Trump trailing by around 7 or 8 points. Biden is the bookies favourite, but it’ll go down to who can win the key battleground states including Florida, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin. How will the exit polls look and results in the Presidential and Senatorial races in real-time as they start trickling in on Election Night and beyond, and what are the next steps for the Democratic and Republican parties? We ask this and much more to our panel of experts that include market gurus, political pundits and betting experts. 

COVID-19 impact on markets

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.

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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.

Monday November 2 - 0800 GMT | 1330 IST

Matthew Shaddick

Head of Political Betting, Ladbrokes Coral Group
Monday November 2 - 1200 GMT | 1730 IST
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Patrick Flynn

Political Analyst at Smarkets betting exchange
Monday November 2 - 1300 GMT | 0900 ET
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Greenstone Lobo

Astrologer
Monday November 2 - 1400 GMT | 1000 ET
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Bryan Lanza

Former Communications Director for President Trump’s transition team
Tuesday November 3 - 1500 GMT | 1100 ET
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Denis Darnoi

Republican strategist in Michigan
Tuesday November 3 - 2100 GMT | 1700 ET
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Steve Schale

Democratic strategist in Florida
Wednesday November 4 - 1000 GMT | 0800 SGT
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Lawrence Douglas

Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College in Massachusetts
Wednesday November 4 - 1700 GMT | 1300 ET
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Jason Pride

CIO of Private Wealth, Glenmede Investment Management
Wednesday November 4 - 1900 GMT | 1500 ET
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Amanda Litman

Political strategist
Thursday November 5 - 1700 GMT | 1300 ET
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Alex Vogel

Founder of the Vogel Group in Washington, D.C.
Friday November 6 - 1600 GMT | 1200 ET
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Karen Kendrowski

Director of Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center
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Jennifer Holdsworth - view chat

Democratic Strategist in Washington D.C
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Mark Konyn - view chat

Group chief investment officer at AIA in Hong Kong
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Jessica Taylor - view chat

Senate and Governors editor of the Cook Political Report in Washington D.C
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Elaine Kamarck - view chat

Director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C
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Mark Graul - view chat

Republican political strategist, founder of Arena Strategy Group
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Raghuram Rajan - view chat

Former Reserve Bank of India Governor discusses the global central banks' response to COVID-19.

Mohamed El-Erian - view chat

Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz

Scott Minerd - view chat

Chairman of investments and Global CIO at Guggenheim

Why join

More great reasons to join the Global Markets Forum

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Get the latest news and live coverage from the world’s trusted news organisation, Reuters.

Gain collective wisdom

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

Your industry network

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

Moderated by experienced Reuters journalists

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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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