Highlights

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2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era Event Summary

2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era


On October 7, 2016, over 200 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends – including leaders from the public and private sectors as well multilateral institutions – gathered at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting. This year’s program theme – “Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era” – explored financial stability risks, progress on the harmonization of financial reforms, regional economic development challenges and opportunities, and the future of globalization in an increasingly uncertain world.

Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Event Summary

From Theory to Market: State Contingent Debt Instruments (SCDIs)


On October 6, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a roundtable at the International Monetary Fund on the feasibility of a real market for state-contingent debt instruments (SCDIs). The event – moderated by Bretton Woods Committee Advisory Council member Bill Rhodes – brought together a group of 40 sovereign (issuers) and market participants (investors) to advise the IMF as they deliberate proposals for the G20 on SCDIs.

Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Event Summary

October 2016 Program Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us for a full agenda of Committee events in October.

Of course the highlight was our 2016 International Council Meeting – Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era – where we had an insightful discussion on the future of globalization; global and regional economic growth prospects; risks to the financial system; the role of monetary policy and central banks; and harmonization of regulatory reform efforts.

Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Regional Spotlight

Brazil’s Promise of Development


On August 25, 2016, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference entitled Regional Spotlight: Brazil’s Promise of Development. The event featured Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group and Israel Klabin, President of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development.

Fri, Sep 2, 2016
Froman speaking at 2016 Annual Meeting Event Summary

2016 Annual Meeting: The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times


On June 27, 2016, over 130 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s program theme – “The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times”– focused on the new and evolving set of global economic challenges and the critical role of multilateral and U.S. leadership in managing risks and capitalizing on opportunities.

Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Event Summary

2016 Annual Meeting Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us yesterday at our 2016 Annual Meeting – The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times.

Tue, Jun 28, 2016
Announcement

Henry Owen Memorial Award 2016 Winners Announced


The Henry Owen Memorial Award honors Bretton Woods Committee co-founder Henry Owen, and hopes to inspire new generations of thoughtful young leaders to follow Ambassador Owen’s example as both a scholar and diplomat. This Award has been made possible thanks to the generous contributions of Bretton Woods Committee members, friends, and the Owen family.

Tue, Jun 28, 2016
Regional Spotlight

Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa


On June 10th, 2016, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference entitled Regional Spotlight: Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa. The event featured Roger Nord, Deputy Director of the IMF’s Africa Department, and Bretton Woods Committee Member Carolyn Campbell, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).

Mon, Jun 13, 2016

Bretton Woods Committee Members Play Advisory Role in IMF Exceptional Access Lending Framework Reforms


On January 20th, 2016, the IMF Executive Board approved reforms to the IMF’s exceptional access lending framework as part of a multi-year work program in which the IMF staff is reassessing its lending practices around sovereign debt.

Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Regional Spotlight

China, the Renminbi, and the IMF's Special Drawing Rights


On January 13, 2016, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference titled China, the Renminbi, and the IMF's Special Drawing Rights (SDR). Speakers discussed the significance of the November 2015 decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to include the renminbi in its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) reserve currency basket, and the implications for China, the IMF, and the future of global currencies.

Sat, Jan 30, 2016