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AFP Press Release

Former Fed Vice Chair Blinder Speaks on Future Rate Environment

Address to Target Corporate Treasurers and CFOs at the Association for Financial Professionals Annual Conference


Bethesda, Maryland - Dr. Alan Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and member of the Council of Economic Advisors, will speak Oct. 5 on the U.S. and global economies from the perspective of Fed policymakers. The audience will include treasurers and CFOs of the largest U.S. companies.

A year after the economic meltdown, he will discuss the likely future interest rate environment and the impact of the new Administration's policies in addressing the global economic crisis and the implications for corporate treasurers.

WHAT: AFP Breakfast for Treasury and Finance Leaders, sponsored by The Bank of New York Mellon. This event is part of the 2009 AFP Annual Conference

WHO: Alan S. Blinder, Ph.D.,Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, and a co-director of Princeton's Center for Economic Policy Studies, which he founded in 1990

Blinder has served on the Princeton faculty since 1971, taking time off for service in the U.S. government-first as a member of President Clinton's original Council of Economic Advisers, and then as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Blinder is a past president of the Eastern Economic Association, past vice president of the American Economic Association, and a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

He is also Vice Chairman of the Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC, which was formed by leading figures in banking to provide technology-based services to banks and broker-dealers.

WHEN: Monday, October 5 - 8:00 am-9:30am

WHERE: 2009 AFP Annual Conference
Moscone Center, Main Entrance
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
AFP Breakfast for Treasury and Finance Leaders, Room 123

*At the event in San Francisco, press who have registered should go to the service desk of the main registration area to pick up materials and then proceed to Room 123.

MEDIA COVERAGE AND PRESS REGISTRATION: Press must pre-register with the Association for Financial Professionals, the host of this event. See www.afponline.org/presspass for a complimentary press pass. For the full conference agenda, visit www.afponline.org/annual. Direct questions to pr@afponline.org 

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