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The outcome of the US election: What’s next?

60 mins
1 CPD Hours

Webinars Policy  Investment  Risk  Leadership

It is being called the most important election in American history, and as we countdown to November 3, all eyes will be on the United States. 

Over 245 million Americans are eligible to place their ballot on 3rd November, but even after record numbers voting early, there is still increasing uncertainty as to whether we’ll know the outcome on election night.

Please join us for a conversation with Clay Berry, Head of Global Engagement from J.P. Morgan’s Washington, D.C. Government Relations team, and Tom Switzer, Executive Director of the Centre for Independent Studies, who will share their views on what unfolded on election day and how the future may look. Jason Steed, Head of Equity Research, Australia & New Zealand at J.P. Morgan will moderate the discussion as our panelists address:

  • Who will lead the country, and the world through a global pandemic?
  • How will the outcome change international relations and foreign policy?
  • What will the results mean for markets and across asset classes?
  • Where does Australia fit, and what are the implications for our bilateral relationship with the United States?
 
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Speakers

Clay Berry, Managing Director, Head of Global Engagement, J.P. Morgan (US)

Clay Berry is the Head of Global Engagement, managing the international government relations and global engagement teams at J.P. Morgan. Clay joined the firm in 2020 after more than 15 years at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she held senior career positions in both International Affairs and Domestic Finance. She was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, managing the Department’s engagement across the region, and was Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets, with responsibility for U.S. Treasury debt management policy, capital markets and public finance.

Previously Clay was the Chief Economist for Europe at the Institute of International Finance, leading IIF’s research and analysis on emerging Europe and Eurasia. Clay also served as the U.S. Treasury Financial Attaché in Moscow, Russia. She held director positions at the U.S. Treasury focusing on a number of key international economic priorities, including managing Treasury’s participation in the G-7 and the G-20. Prior to joining the U.S. Treasury in 2003, Clay worked in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was a consultant at the World Bank.

Clay holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Bowdoin College.


Tom Switzer, Executive Director, Centre for Independent Studies

Tom Switzer is the Executive Director at the Centre for Independent Studies.

He is a former senior fellow at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre (2009-17), a former editor of the Spectator Australia (2009-14), senior federal Liberal leader adviser/speech writer (2008), opinion editor of The Australian, (2001-08), editorial writer at the Australian Financial Review (1998-01) and assistant editor at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC (1995-98).

He has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Spectator, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The American Interest and The American Conservative. He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, Sky News, SBS, Seven, Nine, Ten and ABC radio and television. He hosts Between the Lines on the ABC’s Radio National.


Facilitator

Jason Steed, Head of Equity Research, Australia, J.P. Morgan

Jason Steed is J.P. Morgan's Head of Equity Research for Australia. In addition, he leads the firms Australian Equity Strategy team.

Jason joined J.P. Morgan in 2008 to lead coverage of the Australian Utilities sector. In 2009, he added coverage of Building Materials and Steel. Over 2010-15, Jason was consistently ranked in the top-3 by Peter Lee and other surveys for Utilities and Building Materials. In 2013, he was ranked Australia's #1 sell-side analyst across all sectors in the East Coles Survey.


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