Prepare to Examine a Shift in the Secular Paradigm -  Popular columnist Tom Slefinger Featured at CU Marketplace Experience

Tom Slefinger

For the past 10 years, U.S. economic growth and inflation have been below trend. Many have characterized this as “secular stagnation.” Secular stagnation means that the U.S. economy – unless stimulated by extraordinary fiscal and monetary policy – is unable to grow at a high rate due to the lack of aggregate demand. For years the economy and markets have benefitted from unprecedented and massive monetary and fiscal stimulus. But as these programs end, will the U.S. economy once again slow down and revert to below trend growth rates? In other words, can the economy and markets stand on their own without life support?  We will soon find out. 

Join Tom Slefinger, Senior Vice President, Institutional Fixed Income Sales, Balance Sheet Solutions, LLC, on April 24, 10:00 am - 10:45 am in Meeting Room A of the DCU Center, for an energetic discussion on the effects of U.S. economic growth and inflation trends on your credit union’s balance sheet. Author of Weekly Relative Value, a popular column in the Daily CU Scan, Slefinger’s primary role at Balance Sheet Soluntions, LLC is to develop and manage operations associated with Institutional Fixed Income Sales with ISI.

In addition to providing strategic direction, Slefinger is heavily involved in analyzing portfolios, developing investment portfolio strategies and identifying appropriate sectors and securities. The goal of this activity is to optimize investment portfolio performance at the credit union level. In total, Slefinger has more than 32 years of combined success in fixed income analysis, trading and portfolio risk management. He has a proven track record of delivering superior investment performance across domestic and international fixed income funds.

Credit Union Marketplace Experience, presented by the Cooperative Credit Union Association, promises to give you a high-quality, convenient, and dynamic opportunity to engage with suppliers from a wide variety of disciplines including marketing, IT, branch development, human resources, membership development, investments, and more!

Thanks to the support of today’s business community, there is no registration fee for credit union leaders and staff who sign up before February 28!

Become eligible to win a $50 gift card in our pre-event drawing to take place on Thursday, January 24th! The winning name will be chosen at random from all on file as of January 23rd who have registered to attend.

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