January Luncheon - A View from Washington - Geopolitics and Events Impacting Investors

When:  Jan 17, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  CFA Society Austin

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A View from Washington - Geopolitics and Events Impacting Investors


Geopolitical risks create uncertainty, which can have a direct impact on stock and bond markets. Frank Kelly offers his expert insight on the latest political news and events from Washington and around the world, including the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election, U.S.-China relations, and the Ukraine-Russia War. Learn about the potential effects on the markets and what to watch for in the weeks ahead.



Frank Kelly is the Founder and Managing Partner of Fulcrum Macro Advisors LLC, a political risk advisory firm based in Washington, DC.

Having worked as a senior executive on Wall Street for close to 30 years as well as having served in senior government roles, Frank brings extensive global experience and insight into the public policy decision-making process and its impact on global markets.

Frank began his career as a writer for President Ronald Reagan and went on to serve in the White House Office of Political Affairs. He remained at the White House serving as a writer for President George H.W. Bush. Frank then went to Justice Department in the Office of Policy Development focusing on national security and international issues. From there, Frank went to the US Securities and Exchange Commission serving as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Spokesman for the Commission.

He then joined Merrill Lynch in New York serving as Chief of Staff and Global Head of Marketing for Investment Banking, Sales & Trading. He returned to Washington DC to establish and run Charles Schwab & Co.’s first Global Government & Regulatory Affairs operation. He also served as the firm’s first Chief Political Strategist.

Frank joined Deutsche Bank in 2003 as the Bank’s first Head of Government Affairs and Chief Political Strategist. In this role he advised the Bank’s top institutional clients globally on US and geopolitical issues. He also had extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, establishing the Bank’s Direct Investment Advisory Group (DIAG), advising clients on sensitive national and economic security related mergers and acquisitions.

Frank is a Senior Advisor to The Scowcroft Group, a global business advisory firm with an emphasis on emerging markets. He is also an adjunct professor at The Catholic University School of Business this fall where he will teaching coursework on Business Intelligence. 

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the American Council on Germany and American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation of America.

Frank resides outside Washington DC in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife, Maura, on their working farm, Open Door Farm.


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