When Policy Drives the Markets – Allianz Global Investors – 2.7.19


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Uncertainty may be the word for 2019 as investors feel the pinch from market volatility. As policy has replaced economic data and corporate earnings as a leading driver of market behavior, more than ever investors are tuning into the twists and turns of what’s coming out of Washington – trade, fiscal, regulatory, monetary – to make sense of what’s happening in their portfolios.

Please join us as we discuss:

  • The short-term risks that lie ahead in Washington
  • Legislation that may impact the markets over the next year
  • Practical strategies that investors can incorporate into their portfolios to minimize the impact of market swings

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Peter Lefkin
SVP, Government and External Affairs
Allianz of America Corporation

Peter Lefkin is the senior vice president of governmental and external affairs with Allianz of America Corporation, which he joined in 1988. He leads the firm’s state and federal lobbying efforts in the U.S. and has 29 years of industry experience. Mr. Lefkin has a B.S.F.S, cum laude, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a master’s in public administration and a J.D. from Syracuse University.

Steven R. Malin, Ph.D.
Director, Investment Strategist, U.S. Capital Markets Research & Strategy
Allianz Global Investors

Mr. Malin is a senior investment strategist and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2013. As a member of the Global Economics & Strategy team, he is responsible for making weekly global asset allocation and strategy recommendations; he also briefs clients internationally on the firm’s market outlook. Mr. Malin’s white paper series, Under the Macroscope, has a global following among business, financial, central bank and government leaders. He has 28 years of financial markets, central bank and investment industry experience.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Malin was a senior portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein, serving institutional, sub-advisory, Taft-Hartley and private clients throughout North America. He also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, reporting directly to the Bank’s presidents while serving as vice president in the communications group, corporate secretary and senior economist. Before that, Mr. Malin was the senior economist, founder and director of the regional economics center at The Conference Board; during that time he led a private economics consulting practice that included 25 Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and pension plans.

Mr. Malin also served on the National Commission on Competitiveness, National Commission on U.S.-Japan Economic Complementarity, Southern Growth Policies Board Economics Committee and the Corporate Advisory Board to the New York State Assembly Ways & Means Committee. He was an advisor to the governors of Arkansas, Virginia and Montana on economic development and tourism. He also taught macroeconomics and risk management courses at Barnard College-Columbia University and the City University of New York.

Mr. Malin has a B.A. in economics from Queens College and a Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Title: When Policy Drives the Markets
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

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