GFLC Day Two: Brexit, Fintech & Phelps

Day two of the Global Financial Leadership Conference kicked off with the highest of high-profile discussions about Brexit and iallout, with former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sharing a stage to discuss what lies ahead. A Fintech panel zoned in on blockchain, and Michael Phelps closed the conference with a keynote discussion on mentally preparing to win again, and again… and again.

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Goldman Sachs President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn discussed the navigating global markets in an age of uncertainty.

 

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Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web was awarded with the Melamed-Arditti Innovation Award. “The web was designed as a means of sharing information. Let us all continue to encourage the use of technology to foster creativity, innovation, positive connection and democracy for all.”

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University of Chicago Economist and former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan provided a view of the economic risks and opportunities facing the United States.

 

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Former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown discussed the global political situation, and the fallout following the Brexit vote.

 

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Brian Forde, Director of Digital Currency at the MIT Media Lab, speaks during a session on the future of fintech with Aneesh Chopra, Tim Berners-Lee and Brian Staten.

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CME Group Executive Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy introduces Gary Cohn. The two men have known each other since the 1980s when both were futures traders.

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Michael Phelps gave the conference’s closing keynote in an on-stage interview with Erin Andrews.

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Former Treasury Secretary and Harvard President Larry Summers talked with John Authers of the Financial Times about the value of derivatives and rebalancing the global economy after economic and political shocks.

 

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For the GFLC gala dinner, current and future hall of famers Magic Johnson, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter and Michael Strahan discussed their legacies and memories from their playing days.

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