Constance Hunter – Think Piece

Featuring Constance Hunter

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.

Published on
14 March, 2016
Topic
Macro, US Economy, Monetary policy
Duration
21 minutes
Asset class
Currencies, Commodities, Bonds/Rates/Credit
Rating
56

Comments

  • KB

    Kreso B.

    2 4 2016 23:42

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    Average analysis, mostly common knowledge. And that's a chief economist?

  • CM

    Charlie M.

    20 3 2016 19:22

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    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 3 2016 02:28

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    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 3 2016 19:29

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    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 3 2016 02:45

    2       1

    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 3 2016 14:40

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    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

    J W.

    16 3 2016 12:14

    3       1

    YouTube quality thinking and analysis. Platform comaony discussions are so 2010....

  • JD

    John D.

    16 3 2016 05:03

    2       3

    Excellent... Concise.. Bring that Young Lady back for more...

  • LS

    Laurenz S.

    16 3 2016 04:46

    2       1

    digits around the widgets. she only mentioned it 19 times

  • JL

    Jordan L.

    16 3 2016 01:20

    4       2

    Fantastic piece with a wide variety of perspectives.

  • MA

    Melanie A.

    16 3 2016 00:30

    3       2

    She was great - bring her back for a longer piece please!

  • WP

    Wealthsteading P.

    15 3 2016 11:19

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    I have a rhyme Ms Hunter can add to her repertoire: "Dopes pushing ropes."

  • CL

    Charl L.

    15 3 2016 11:00

    3       3

    Excellent.

  • GS

    Gregory S.

    15 3 2016 04:56

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    How does the insolvency of FDIC factor into its elegance? https://www.sovereignman.com/offshore-banking-2/even-the-fdic-doesnt-think-its-ready-for-the-next-banking-crisis-16934/

  • rc

    robinson c.

    15 3 2016 04:55

    4       0

    economists... unskilled labor :P

  • TS

    Thomas S.

    15 3 2016 03:21

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    More comment on currencies. Canadian Dollar depreciated and against the USD and the AUD did not. Why?

  • JF

    Jonathan F.

    14 3 2016 23:37

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    Also, how strange to read Clark's comment on hyperthyroidism. Not only off topic but also gauche.

  • JF

    Jonathan F.

    14 3 2016 23:33

    4       0

    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 3 2016 22:20

    5       8

    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 3 2016 18:04

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    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 3 2016 17:32

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    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 3 2016 16:24

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    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 3 2016 15:57

    5       18

    Off topic, but I think she may be hyperthyroid.

  • TM

    Taylor M.

    14 3 2016 15:48

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    I wish someone would contemplate the big tail risk. HyperInflation following unprecedented QE.

  • GC

    Gary C.

    14 3 2016 14:48

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    Digits/Widgits concept is fascinating
    Reducing transaction costs for consumers is potent......Just imagine the savings in the healthcare industry

  • SS

    Sam S.

    14 3 2016 14:09

    16       2

    Clear concise macro look into the future away from historical norms. Well done!