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The Evolving Crisis of Sovereign Credit

November 16, 2010 | Geneva, Switzerland

The travails of Iceland, Greece and Ireland have brought the unthinkable to our own doorsteps. What was
reserved for developing countries became our own reality, the possibility of sovereign defaults in the most
developed economies. Our panel will present their views on where the greatest dangers lie in terms of sovereign
credit risk and what the implications could be for major asset classes.

Topics up for discussion are:
  • Sovereign crisis indicators - signs to watch for-Which are the most vulnerable countries and regions?
  • Where we are in relation to the historic emerging markets sovereign defaults, such as Argentina or Russia?
  • Impact on other major asset classes, in particular non-sovereign credit, equity and currency market
  • Role of rating agencies
  • Political and fiscal implications
Sarah Carlson, Moody's Investor Service
Dr. Christopher Probyn, State Street Global Advisors
Geraldine Sundstrom, Brevan Howard
Eric Jacobson, Moderator, State Street Alternative Investment Solutions

Host: State Street Alternative Investment Solutions
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