Constance Hunter – Think Piece

Published on
March 14th, 2016
21 minutes

Constance Hunter – Think Piece

Think Piece ·
Featuring Constance Hunter

Published on: March 14th, 2016 • Duration: 21 minutes

Constance Hunter, Chief Economist at KPMG, leads a Think Piece where she identifies potential "black swan" countries that may have trouble financing debts in a low-oil environment, reflects on a comparison between the banking environment now and the environment of '08, and lays out de-levering strategies to return to a economically sustainable level.


  • KB
    Kreso B.
    2 April 2016 @ 23:42
    Average analysis, mostly common knowledge. And that's a chief economist?
  • CM
    Charlie M.
    20 March 2016 @ 19:22
    Very surprised to hear her praise of FDIC and its benefit to banking sector. Fractional reserve banking system is more fragile because of FDIC, imo. It's govt backed moral hazard.
  • MM
    MZ M.
    20 March 2016 @ 02:28
    Beautiful! Constance speaks concisely, articulately and makes her points well. Would love a longer segment to hear more in depth of the topics she likes - A Pippa - Constance Chain would be great!
  • WM
    Will M.
    18 March 2016 @ 19:29
    CLARK's comments were uncalled for. Lets not become a YAHOO blog. Interesting talk but the elegant FDIC solution is for small numbers of small or medium bank failures. It is essentially insolvent.
  • CZ
    Catherine Z.
    18 March 2016 @ 02:45
    RV, please consider blocking comments from viewers who make derogatory personal comments about the presenters instead of adding insightful commentary to the discussions. Excellent presentation!
  • DD
    Derek D.
    16 March 2016 @ 14:40
    The stuff re: FDIC forced me to take a breather to resume later. That's mental. Deposit insurance is the very root of banking moral hazard. It's the reason for glass-steagal. Two wrongs creating more.
  • JW
    Jim W.
    16 March 2016 @ 12:14
    YouTube quality thinking and analysis. Platform comaony discussions are so 2010....
  • JD
    John D.
    16 March 2016 @ 05:03
    Excellent... Concise.. Bring that Young Lady back for more...
  • LS
    Laurenz S.
    16 March 2016 @ 04:46
    digits around the widgets. she only mentioned it 19 times
  • JL
    Jordan L.
    16 March 2016 @ 01:20
    Fantastic piece with a wide variety of perspectives.
  • MA
    Melanie A.
    16 March 2016 @ 00:30
    She was great - bring her back for a longer piece please!
  • WP
    Wealthsteading P.
    15 March 2016 @ 11:19
    I have a rhyme Ms Hunter can add to her repertoire: "Dopes pushing ropes."
  • CL
    Charl L.
    15 March 2016 @ 11:00
  • GS
    Gregory S.
    15 March 2016 @ 04:56
    How does the insolvency of FDIC factor into its elegance?
  • rc
    robinson c.
    15 March 2016 @ 04:55
    economists... unskilled labor :P
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    15 March 2016 @ 03:21
    More comment on currencies. Canadian Dollar depreciated and against the USD and the AUD did not. Why?
  • JF
    Jonathan F.
    14 March 2016 @ 23:37
    Also, how strange to read Clark's comment on hyperthyroidism. Not only off topic but also gauche.
  • JF
    Jonathan F.
    14 March 2016 @ 23:33
    re: TSLA. Google finally passed 1M miles of self-driving in July. Tesla books 1.8M miles of driving data every hour its fleet of 60,000 auto-pilot enabled cars is on the road at 30 mph.
  • CH
    Calvin H.
    14 March 2016 @ 22:20
    Yawn. I heard nothing new here and a lot of jingoism. How can we get excited about technology that focuses on the consumer? Transaction costs, digits,widgets, re-vision. Sorry not in the mood today
  • GT
    Graham T.
    14 March 2016 @ 18:04
    an accountant's economist, was sceptical but thought her presentation and focus on debt was excellent. Well done the good lads
  • hb
    henry b.
    14 March 2016 @ 17:32
    As to Clark's observation I think thyroid function is within normal range remember you're dealing with Economists! Great presentation! We need to have her back.
  • NG
    Nitin G.
    14 March 2016 @ 16:24
    Clearly we need to distinguish big fat tail from a black swans, although some can foresee defaults increasing in Russia. markets still haven't discounted it yet.
  • CV
    Clark V.
    14 March 2016 @ 15:57
    Off topic, but I think she may be hyperthyroid.
  • TM
    Taylor M.
    14 March 2016 @ 15:48
    I wish someone would contemplate the big tail risk. HyperInflation following unprecedented QE.
  • GC
    Gary C.
    14 March 2016 @ 14:48
    Digits/Widgits concept is fascinating Reducing transaction costs for consumers is potent......Just imagine the savings in the healthcare industry
  • SS
    Sam S.
    14 March 2016 @ 14:09
    Clear concise macro look into the future away from historical norms. Well done!