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THE ECONOMIST ADDS ELEVEN NEW SPEAKERS TO 2010 BUTTONWOOD GATHERING LINE-UP.

Peter Orszag, Neal Wolin, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Rubin, And Others To Join Discourse On Global Finance And Economy

(NEW YORK, NY) - The Economist recently announced that it has added eleven new speakers to the list of those participating in the second annual Buttonwood Gathering. Named after the buttonwood tree where 18th-century traders gathered on Wall Street and the financial-markets column that appears each week in The Economist, the 2010 Buttonwood Gathering will explore pressing economic and financial issues such as sovereign-debt risk, the rise of China, global regulatory changes, and more.  The event will be held on October 25-26 in New York City at The Graduate Center/City University of New York.

The newly confirmed speakers include:
• Peter Orszag, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
• Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury
• Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
• Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury
• Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School and Author, “Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington and How to Reclaim American Prosperity”
• Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
 Gene Ma, Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group
• Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
• Gordon Nixon, President and Chief Executive Officer, RBC
• Stephen Roach, Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia
• Deven Sharma, President, Standard & Poor’s


“We are pleased to add more excellent speakers to an already outstanding line-up,” said John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. “Their expertise will be really useful, as we debate the state of the global economy, one of the most critical and closely watched issues of our time.”

The full list of speakers now includes the following:

Zanny Minton Beddoes, Economics Editor, The Economist
Matthew Bishop, American Business Editor, New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
James Chanos, Founder and Managing Partner, Kynikos Associates
Ed Clark,
President and Chief Executive Officer, TD Bank Financial Group
Philip Coggan,
Capital Markets Editor and Buttonwood Columnist, The Economist
Sean Dobson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amherst Securities Group
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO
Andrew Feldstein, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Blue Mountain Capital Management
Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School and Author, “Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington and How to Reclaim American Prosperity”
Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist
Anshu Jain, Head of Global Markets and Member of the Management Board, Deutsche Bank
Mervyn King, Governor, Bank of England
Desmond Lachman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Employment, France
John Liu, Comptroller, New York City
Gene Ma, Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group
Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Philippa Malmgren, President and Founder, The Canonbury Group and Principalis Asset Management
Roger Martin, Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Henrique de Campos Meirelles, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Gordon Nixon, President and Chief Executive Officer, RBC
Peter Orszag, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Vikram Pandit, Chief Executive Officer, Citigroup
Raghuram Rajan,
Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago
Stephen Roach, Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia
Wilbur L. Ross Jr.,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WL Ross & Co.
Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations and Former Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
Deven Sharma, President, Standard & Poor’s
Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University
Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Professor, New York University, Principal, Universa Inv., Author, “The Black Swan”
Matthew Valencia,
Wall Street Editor, The Economist
Neal Wolin, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of the Treasury
Xu Sitao, Director of Corporate Advisory, China, The Economist Corporate Network

The event is sponsored by RBC Capital Markets, with supporting sponsorship from First Republic Bank and Ineum Consulting.

For more information on the program, speakers, or to register for the event, please go to http://buttonwood.economist.com.

This event is open to press.  For media registration, please contact Amy Jaick at amyjaick@economist.com or 212-641-9834.

About The Economist  
Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world politics, business, finance, science, technology, culture, society, media and the arts.  The Economist has a North American circulation of more than 800,000, a global circulation of more than 1.4 million and more than 4 million monthly unique visitors at The Economist online.  Because of its international editorial perspective, it is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine.




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