Date(s) - 06/21/17
7:30 am - 7:15 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
06/21/17 Doors open: 5:30 pm Event: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
In the boom days before the financial crisis, emerging markets grew fast and appeared poised to catch up with the developed economies. Almost a decade later, many have lost their luster, including Brazil, China, or Russia. With the West now looking inward and globalization stalling, the low barriers and global supply chains that fueled much of their previous growth seem under threat. Yet there are some bright spots among the world’s economies, and perhaps some hidden gems as well. Which countries are tomorrow’s growth markets? Can the US revive the postwar miracle, as many now hope? How should people, companies, and governments—each with different time horizons—think about investing globally?
Ruchir Sharma’s latest book, The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in a Post-Crisis World, is a New York Times bestseller. It will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar.
Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Ruchir Sharma has been a writer and global commentator for as long as he has been a global investor. He is now a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, and his essays and op-eds have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Time, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Bloomberg View and The Times of India. His 2012 book, Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, debuted as the number one bestseller in India, and earned Sharma the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for 2012. In 2012, Sharma was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and in 2015 Bloomberg Markets magazine named him one of the “50 Most Influential” people in the world, alongside names like Barack Obama, Janet Yellen, and Warren Buffet.