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Each week, Clay Lowery at the Institute of International Finance highlights current issues in international finance and economics through the lens of U.S. policy and politics. Clay and his guests explain what to watch in the coming week, and deep-dive into some of the most important topics facing the financial industry, and our world.

Current Account with Clay Lowery Institute of International Finance

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Each week, Clay Lowery at the Institute of International Finance highlights current issues in international finance and economics through the lens of U.S. policy and politics. Clay and his guests explain what to watch in the coming week, and deep-dive into some of the most important topics facing the financial industry, and our world.

    The Yen: Down, Down, Down into the Ring of Fire?

    The Yen: Down, Down, Down into the Ring of Fire?

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay is joined by Rebecca Patterson, a globally recognized investor and economic researcher and former chief investment strategist with over 25 years of studying the intersections of politics and policy with financial markets, to discuss a variety of currency; namely the Yen, the Dollar and the Yuan. The discussion includes what developments the Japanese government has made around monetary policy, reason and impact of the Dollar's recent rise, the decline of the Yuan and what the ripple effects are, the impact of the upcoming U.S. Presidental Elections and much more.

    • 29 min
    AI-Yi-Yi: Deepening the Conversation about A.I. and the Financial Sector

    AI-Yi-Yi: Deepening the Conversation about A.I. and the Financial Sector

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay is joined by IIF's Managing Director of Digital Finance, Jessica Renier, to discuss developments in artificial intelligence and the implications for the financial sector. Clay and Jessica discuss key takeaways from expert discussions during the recent IMF/World Bank Spring meetings, implementation strategy for A.I. in the financial industry, how the relationship between A.I. and data may alter internal strategy, current and upcoming challenges, how the rapidly-changing field may develop in the future and more.

    • 29 min
    China’s Economy - No Walk in the Park

    China’s Economy - No Walk in the Park

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay gives an update on the economic state of China. Topics include China's better-than-expected growth to begin 2024, adapting a new growth model and its implications, the economic impact of advancements in the energy industry, international ripple effects of China's monetary decisions, the potential path forward and more.

    • 13 min
    2024 Spring Meetings Week Preview: A Cauldron of Ideas

    2024 Spring Meetings Week Preview: A Cauldron of Ideas

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay is joined by IIF President and CEO Tim Adams to preview the 2024 IMF/World Bank Springs in Washington. Tim and Clay discuss the unique aspects of this iteration of the meetings, key themes and talking points, how crucial industry topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Finance and Geopolitics will influence discussion, high-level speakers in Washington and more.

    • 25 min
    In a New York State of Mind – Proposed Sovereign Debt Legislation and its Consequences

    In a New York State of Mind – Proposed Sovereign Debt Legislation and its Consequences

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay is joined by IIF's Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director and Head of Sustainability, to discuss recent legislative actions in the New York State Senate around a proposed bill on sovereign debt. Sonja and Clay discuss the contents of the bill, titled the "Sovereign Debt Sustainability Act," the overall impact of the bill should it be passed, industry reaction to the proposition, potential beneficial next steps and more.

    • 24 min
    Lessons from the Banking Turmoil of Spring 2023

    Lessons from the Banking Turmoil of Spring 2023

    In this episode of Current Account, Clay revisits the banking turmoil of March 2023 and its lessons learned. The episode incudes a breakdown of how the turmoil began, including the incidents involving firms such as SVB and Credit Suisse, what the landscape looks like one year later, what impact these specific situations may have analyzing risk and supervision, future implications of the turmoil and more.

    • 17 min

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