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Panel 3A: Global Economy and Capital Markets

Sep 17 (Sun) 11:15 am - 12:45pm

International Affairs Building 417, Columbia University

Ebrahim Rahbari

Managing Director and Global Economist, Citigroup

Ebrahim Rahbari is a Managing Director in the Global Economics Team of Citi Research in New York. Ebrahim works closely with Citi global Chief Economist Willem Buiter and focuses on economic events, developments and trends of global significance, including trends in monetary policy, global investment, debt and deleveraging and longer-term growth in output and trade. Ebrahim joined Citi in 2010 and prior to his current role, Ebrahim was a Director of European and Global Economics in London, where he focused on economic developments in the Eurozone, including the ECB and the European sovereign debt and banking crisis, and was Citi's lead economist for Germany (2013-15) and for Spain (in 2012). Ebrahim holds a Master's degree and PhD in Economics from London Business School and a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from Oxford University (Balliol College).

Speech: Medium-term Economic Outlook of China

Mary Kay Scucci

Managing Director for the Securities IndustryFinancial Markets Association (SIFMA); Former Chief Financial Officer for Bear Stearns Asset Management


Mary Kay Scucci, PhD, CPA is currently a Managing Director for the Securities Industry
Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). At SIFMA, Mary Kay is the finance and accounting subject matter expert and is responsible for numerous regulatory advocacy committees, including the Treasurer’s Committee, the Regulatory Capital and Margin Committee, the Global Financial Institutions Accounting Committee, the IFRS Committee, the Asset Management Accounting Policy Committee, and Product Controllers Committee. Mary Kay is also the subject matter expert to the Boards of SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) and the Internal Auditor Society (IAS). Mary Kay was Chief Financial Officer for Bear Stearns Asset Management and Managing Director of Accounting Policy for Bear Stearns.

Mary Kay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She holds two bachelor’s degrees, a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD with dual concentrations in accounting and finance from Rutgers University.   Currently she is lecturing at the Wharton School and has previous taught in PEPM at Columbia. 

Speech: Global Capital Markets

Allan Malz

Former Vice President, Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Allan M. Malz is the author of Financial Risk Management: Models, History, and Institutions (Wiley, 2011), a survey of quantitative risk management tools and of the public policy issues raised by the global financial crisis. He has worked as a risk manager and economist at a number of firms, most recently as a managing director at AIG, focusing on the market risk exposures of the investment portfolio and insurance liabilities.


Malz was a vice president in the Markets Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2009 to 2014, where he worked on implementation of the Fed's emergency liquidity programs to address the financial crisis. Previously, Malz was chief risk officer at several multi-strategy hedge fund management firms. Malz was head of research at RiskMetrics Group, which he joined on its spinoff from J.P. Morgan in 1998. Malz spent his earlier career at the New York Fed as a researcher and foreign exchange trader. His research, which includes forecasting financial crises, risk measurement for options, and estimation of risk-neutral probability distributions, has been published in a number of industry and refereed academic journals. Malz holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.


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