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Event Registration - The Case for Inflation - A Deeper Look Beyond the Headlines

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
The Case for Inflation - A Deeper Look Beyond the Headlines

“Inflation's return” is in sharp focus across the financial press and many investors’ conversations today.  The Biden Administration and Federal Reserve have sought to calm anxieties about any such destabilizing upturn in prices, but are we at a watershed moment? There is no economic playbook for a pandemic or the ensuing sea-change embrace of debt and government stimulus we’ve seen in response. What can we learn from history and the Great Financial Crisis about where inflation might be headed and just how ”different” things are this time?
Join Erik Weisman, Chief Economist for MFS Investment Management, for an in-depth look at the factors driving inflation—COVID 19’s fallout, MMT and debt monetization, de-globalization, and more. He will review of the balance of dis- and inflationary forces and share thoughts on strategies for this environment as well.

Speaker Bio

Erik S. Weisman, Ph.D., is an investment officer, Chief Economist and portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management®

As a member of the Fixed Income team, he manages the firm’s US and global inflation-adjusted, global total return and global government portfolios. Erik chairs both the Fixed Income Strategy Group and the Global Rates and Currency Group at the firm. He is also a member of the Risk Opportunities Group and the Macro-Micro Group. Erik joined the firm in 2002 as a global sovereign fixed income research analyst.

Previously, he served for two years as assistant to the US executive director for the International Monetary Fund and for two years as an international economist in the Office of Central and Eastern Europe of the US Department of the Treasury.

Erik earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University.


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Professional Learning Credits
CFA Boston has determined that this event qualifies for 1 PL credit hour under the guidelines of CFA Institute's Professional Learning Program.  If you are a CFA Institute member and a CFA Society Boston member, PL credit for your participation in this event will be automatically recorded in your PL tracking tool. Otherwise, you may upload 1 PL credit to your CFA Institute account in the PL tracking tool. 

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