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Below is a list of recent Speaker Series events. Note: you must be a member in good standing and logged into the site in order to download archived presentation materials.

A message from The Strategic Planning Committee of the FIASI Board:

We hope you are doing well as we enter what seems to be a new worrisome phase of the COVID pandemic. As we’ve been managing through this crisis during these many months, one of the most difficult challenges has been the inability to have face-to-face/in-person interactions with work colleagues and FIASI Members. We’ve all had to adapt and FIASI is no different in this respect. I'm pleased to report that FIASI's financial condition remains sound and will allow us to adapt as needed. FIASI’s Board would like to update you and also ask for your support and assistance with some new initiatives.

FIASI hosted a brief virtual meeting on Thursday, November 19th, at 5pm EST and filled those who attended in on the status of the Hall of Fame, some future programming events and our strategic plan initiative.

In line with our deliberations around the FIASI strategic plan and our conclusions that FIASI needs to step up its programing, expand membership and diversify its sources of income to ensure the organization's sustainability, the Board has made a decision to implement a new committee structure involving both Board Members and our Membership (you!) in order to better facilitate activities and meet our objectives. Our strategic planning committee believes this new structure will provide more avenues for member participation and additional reasons to join FIASI. Furthermore, FIASI is expecting that successful committee participation by its Members will serve as an effective way to groom them for eventual Board level participation. To start we have identified three committees for which we want Member participation.

  • Membership
  • Programming
  • Marketing

The Board and our Members will work side-by-side on these committees to ensure that FIASI meets its long-term objectives by: 1) serving and growing FIASI's membership, 2) supporting and enhancing our programming with relevant targeted content, including the Hall of Fame, ESG, WIFI and other future events, and 3) leveraging marketing and outreach efforts, including social media in a smart, effective way in this evolving world in which we live and work. We believe our future is bright and we invite you to be part of FIASI’s future by participating in these efforts with us.

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The Strategic Planning Committee

  • Larry White, FIASI President
  • Monica Aggarwal, FIASI, Vice-Presiden
  • Mark Howard, FIASI, Secretary
  • Henry Shilling
  • Diane Vazza
Event Date 2020-11-19

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Welcome Remarks:

  • Monica Aggarwal, CFA Managing Director, Fitch Ratings and Vice President, FIASI Board of Directors

The Macro Outlook: What Else Can 2020 Bring?



  • Michelle Meyer, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Economics at BofA Global Research
  • Priya Misra, Managing Director, Global Head of Rates Strategy at TD Securities
  • Marilyn Watson, Managing Director, Head of Global Fundamental Fixed Income Strategy, BlackRock

Asset Class Specifics: Drivers for the Investment Grade, High Yield, Loan, and Emerging Markets


  • Erin Lyons, Co-Head US Investment Grade Research, CreditSights, FIASI Board Member


  • Anupam Damani, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Head of International and Emerging Markets Debt Sector Team, Nuveen
  • Monica Erickson, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Head of Investment Grade Corporate Credit, DoubleLine
  • Samantha Milner, Partner, Portfolio Manager and Head of US Liquid Credit Research, Ares
  • Elaine Stokes, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of the Full Discretion, Loomis, Sayles & Company
Event Date 2020-10-20


  • Moderator and panelist: David Hendler, Founder & President of Viola Risk Advisors, LLC.
  • Panelists:
    • Christopher Wolfe, Managing Director and Head of North American Banks, Fitch Ratings.
    • John Giordano, Managing Director and Head of Global Credit Research: Investment Grade, High Yield & Capital Securities, Cantor Fitzgerald.
    • Joseph Di Carlo, Senior Financials Analyst, MetLife Investment Management
Event Date 2020-09-30
Event Date 2020-06-25

Moderator:  Henry Shilling, Sustainable Research and Analysis LLC


Event Date 2020-06-18

Mark Zandi
Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics, co-Founder of

Mark discussed his views on the US economy and his special insights into the ADP National Employment report, released that morning.

Event Date 2020-05-06

James Grant
Founder: Grant's Interest Rate Observer
FIASI Hall of Fame Member

Event Date 2020-04-30

Presented by:  Martin Fridson, CFA


Event Date 2020-04-02

Moderator: Jerry van Koolbergen, DBRS Morningstar


Event Date 2020-01-28
Event Date 2019-10-30
Event Date 2019-02-21
Event Date 2019-01-10
Event Date 2018-11-01

Eric Beinstein, J.P. Morgan's Head of High Grade Research and Strategy

Event Date 2018-10-10

Jack Kranefuss, Senior Director
David Peterson, Senior Director
Patrice Cucinello, Director

Event Date 2018-04-26
Event Date 2018-03-27

Bob Michele from JP Morgan Asset Management

Event Date 2018-01-16

Richard Sylla, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Stern School of Business, NYU

He talked about: "Alexander Hamilton on Fiscal Responsibility".

Event Date 2017-12-12


For Reorg Research.

Event Date 2017-11-30

Presented by: 

  • Andrew Ancone, Managing Director & Head of Transport North America, Macquarie Capital
  • Dan Champeau, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance group, FitchRatings
  • Cherian George, Managing Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance group, FitchRatings
  • Tom Rousakis, Senior Managing Director, EY Infrastructure Advisors, LLC (EYIA), An affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP
Event Date 2017-11-16
Event Date 2017-10-24

Hall of Fame Member and Loomis, Sayles & Company fund manager, Daniel J. Fuss, CFA, CIC

Event Date 2017-10-05

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Corporate Sustaining Members

Moody's Credit Outlook

Moody's Credit Outlook report is available here. Published Monday and Thursday mornings, Moody's Credit Outlook provides you with the credit implications of current events.