World Leadership Forum Panel: Global Economic Outlook

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP
51 West 52nd Street
(entrance on 52nd Street, CBS Building, northeast corner building on 6th Avenue).
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Former Chairman of Barclays Capital America Archibald Cox moderated a World Leadership Forum Panel on the Global Economic Outlook at the Foreign Policy Association on October 19th, 2011. Mr. Cox was joined by panelists Larry Kantor, Managing Director and Head of Research at Barclays Capital, and Abby Joseph Cohen, Chief U.S. Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs.  Both warned of the gravity of the European debt crisis and challenges to U.S. growth, touching upon domestic issues of Medicare costs and policy debates surrounding the debt ceiling.

“The much more interesting dilemma we all face as citizens, is what we’re going to do to make sure that, on a long term basis, this nation returns to its potential growth rate.” – Abby Cohen

In a heated question and answer debate, Mr. Kantor defended the banking sector by emphasizing the role of the government in the financial crisis. Watch the videos below for more expert opinion on the future of the global economy, including challenges ahead and unique suggestions for solutions.


Part I: Larry Kantor. Download transcript



Part II: Abby Joseph Cohen. Download transcript



Part III: Panel Q&A


Event Speakers

    • Larry Kantor - Speaker

      Larry Kantor is a Managing Director and Head of Research at Barclays Capital. Based in New York, Mr. Kantor is responsible for the firm’s global research, including commodities, credit, economics, emerging markets, equities, FX and interest rates. He is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Global Partnership Committee.

    • Larry Kantor
    • Archibald Cox, Jr. - Moderator

      Archibald Cox, Jr. is the former Chairman of Barclays Americas and a member of the Executive Committee of Barclays Investment Banking and Investment Management businesses. He is a member of the Group Governance and Control Committee and chairs the Americas Governance and Control Committee. He also is a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Committee and is on the boards of Barclays Global Investors and Barclaycard US. Mr. Cox joined Barclays in May 2008.

    • Archibald Cox, Jr.
    • Abby Joseph Cohen - Speaker

      Abby Joseph Cohen is a partner and chief U.S. investment strategist at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She also serves on the firm’s Partnership Committee, Investment Retirement Committee, and on the board of Pine Street, which is charged with management and leadership development. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1990, she held similar responsibilities at Drexel Burnham Lambert and was an economist and quantitative analyst with T. Rowe Price Associates. She has been recognized for more than a decade as a leader in U.S. portfolio strategy by Institutional Investor Magazine and Greenwich Associates.

    • Abby Joseph Cohen

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