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Webinar: Tools for Stability on the Fiscal Cliff

Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WEBINAR: Tools for Stability on the Fiscal Cliff

Join our panel of experts for a discussion of the impending "fiscal cliff," its potential impact on the US and international economies and the investment and charitable planning opportunities it presents.

Thursday, Dec. 13

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT                

Like rock climbing, navigating the impending fiscal cliff without falling is a physically and mentally demanding sport, testing taxpayers’ strength, endurance, agility, balance and mental control.   Because of the risks involved, knowledge of the anticipated tax law and spending policy changes and their impact on the economic forecast is an essential tool for seizing investment and philanthropic opportunities and safely navigating the fiscal cliff.  Join our panel for valuable insights on all of this and more.

About the speakers:

Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, Professor of Economics, recently returned to Marquette University from Switzerland, where he was the Chief Economist of the United Nations Economic Commission in Europe for the past five years. Abdur served as the Director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Marquette from 1991 through 1995. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand from 1995 through 1996, a visiting professor with Johns Hopkins University in 1996 and a Senior Researcher with the Central Bank of Finland in 2002. In October 2010, Dr. Chowdhury was appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Academic Advisory Council. He has published extensively in professional journals and various media outlets. His specialization is in the areas of U.S. macroeconomics, international finance, and global economic issues.

Kathy Klein CFP® joined Marietta in April 2004 as a portfolio manager and became a partner in 2010. Kathy has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, and for the last 18 years has served individual and trust clients in tailoring investment programs. Prior to joining Marietta, Kathy was with the Strong Private Client group, where she was responsible for client relationships with aggregate assets under management in excess of $280 million. She received her B.S. from St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minn., and participated in the M.S. program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. In 1997, she was awarded the Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

Cathy Steinhafel, J.D., joined Marquette University’s Office of Planned Giving in January 2009 as director of development. Cathy assists Marquette’s alumni, parents and friends in making transformative lifetime and legacy gifts that reflect their philanthropic values. Prior to joining Marquette, Cathy served as Planned Giving director for a community foundation with assets under management exceeding $500 million. Cathy’s experience also includes private legal practice, in-house bond counsel at a national trust company and corporate governance law and capital campaign management for several local, non-profit organizations. Cathy obtained her B.S.B. in Finance from the University of Indiana, Bloomington, and her J.D. from Marquette University Law School.

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