To help sort through the election results and guide investors through these uncertain times, the University of South Florida will host a virtual panel discussion on financial markets on Nov. 17 from noon-1:30 p.m. Experts from the Sarasota-Manatee campus within the USF Muma College of Business and Sarasota-based Cumberland Advisors will share their expertise and insights to guide investment strategies. 

The 90-minute “Post-Election Financial Markets” webinar is free and open to the public. Individuals need to register in advance here. David Kotok, who co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973, is a long-time USF supporter and frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV. His articles and financial commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and other national publications. The event also is sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center, based in Philadelphia.

Panelists from Cumberland include John Mousseau, president, chief executive officer and director of fixed income; Robert Eisenbeis, chief monetary economist; Patricia M. Healy, senior vice president of research and portfolio manager; Matthew McAleer, executive vice president and director of equity strategies; Bill Witherell, chief global economist and portfolio manager; and Leo Chen, portfolio manager and quantitative strategist.

Jean Kabongo, campus dean in the Muma College of Business and a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship, will facilitate the panels. Also set to participate is Eddie Sanchez, a finance instructor at USF, director of the Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab at the Sarasota-Manatee campus and a longtime hedge fund portfolio manager and securities analyst.

The session’s topics include:

Overview of the Political and Economic Landscape: The Election’s Implications

12:15-12:30 p.m.: David R. Kotok

Bond Markets and Credit: Interest Rates, the Fed and Congress                

12:30-1 p.m.: Eddie Sanchez, John R. Mousseau, Robert A. Eisenbeis and Patricia M. Healy

Domestic and International Equity Markets: Post Election

1-1:30 p.m.: Matthew McAleer, Bill Witherell and Leo Chen

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