TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021
Annual General Meeting IR club Schweiz
The Annual General Meeting 2021 was held virtually.
Even though we all miss personal interactions, 2020 was a very successful year for the IR club Schweiz. We were able to more than double our event offerings across a variety of interesting topics on ESG, Virtual AGMs and Investor Engagement to name a few. Compared to previous years, more members attended the events than ever. We are also delighted to be able to welcome ten new members in our association since the beginning of 2020.
After the AGM part, Sebastian Vismara from our new Gold Partner BNY Mellon spoke about opportunities and risks in the US Covid recovery cycle.
As Covid-19 continues to impact economies across the globe, in the US the Biden Administration faces numerous challenges as they implement new policies and legislate to stimulate growth and recovery. Thank you for joining and discussing these geopolitical and economic trends and their impact on global companies.
Sebastian provided an overview of the Biden stimulus plan in the context of broader issues affecting US spending and inflation over the next few years. Additionally, he addressed the expectations for financial markets including an outlook for Federal Reserve policy and action, and different scenarios for the US economy. Our discussion included thoughts on investment implications, including the expected relative performance of value vs growth stocks, small vs large caps, and equities vs corporate credit.
Registration was open to IR club Schweiz members only. The main contact person per member company has received a personalised link to the voting in the invitation email. Many thanks to our new Gold Partner Devigus who provided us with their professional voting platform.
| 16:00 |
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
moderated by Lorna Davie, President
| 16:30 |
Presentation by Sebastian Vismara from BNY Mellon:
"Time for Economic Optimism: Opportunities and risks in the US Covid recovery cycle"
| 17:15 |
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Sebastian Vismara is a Macro-Financial Economist in the Global Economics and Investment Analysis team at BNY Mellon Investment Management. His responsibilities include conducting analysis on the global economy, financial markets and investment strategy. Prior to this role, Sebastian spent 5 years at the Bank of England working on global macroeconomic analysis and financial market research.
In his last role he provided macro financial research support for Governor Carney’s international engagements. A native of Italy, Sebastian studied Finance, Economics and International Relations, with a MSc from the London School of Economics and a BSc from the University of Florence in Italy.
supported by BNY Mellon