GFLC Day One: Election Fallout & Financial Regulation

The ninth Global Financial Leadership Conference enjoyed the distinction as one of the first live venues for anyone to get an in-depth analysis of the 2016 Presidential election from some of the top political minds in the United States. Just six days after Donald Trump shocked the world with his upset win, former House Speaker John Boehner, former Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod  and former George W. Bush counselor Karen Hughes discussed how Trump won, and how Americans can have renewed faith in Washington.  That was followed by a 2017 regulatory outlook from CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad. Here it is, your day one wrapup in photos.


John Boehner: “We’re in the middle of a political revolution. This revolution, in my opinion, is due to eight years of no economic growth.”


Timothy Massad: “It’s important to remember liquidity is shaped by many factors beyond regulation. Those include market structure, technological change and general economic conditions. It can be very very hard to separate the effects of these various factors.”


David Axelrod and Karen Hughes discussed how the 2016 Presidential race was different, and what will happen in Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.


Boehner with CME Group Executive Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy.

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