Event Calendar

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

March 19, 2024 Webinar

Start Date: 3/19/2024 3:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/19/2024 4:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: P2F2

Contact:
Dave DeJonge
Email: information@p2f2.org
Phone: (763) 331-1706

Join us for a 2024 Economic Outlook webcast with KPMG Senior Economist Kenneth Kim on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time.  Ken will share his perspective on the 2024 economic landscape.  During the session he will discuss:

  • The outlook for the U.S. and global economy in the wake of one of the most aggressive and synchronous credit tightening cycles on record.
  • Changes in the labor market and what that means for the economy more broadly.
  • Disruptors to the outlook, from Gen AI to climate events and shifts in global trade flows.
Ken will be joined by Jane Letts, National Audit Industry Leader, State and Local Government at KPMG, for a discussion on how public pension systems can identify opportunities and confidently navigate uncertainties.  Don't miss this opportunity to prepare your strategies for the economic journey ahead.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Identify key macroeconomic trends and drivers that will impact the U.S. economy in 2024
  • Evaluate the potential risks and opportunities associated with these macroeconomic trends and assess their potential impact on public pension funds
  • Develop actionable recommendations for driving growth and mitigating risks in a dynamic economic environment
  • Participate in interactive discussions with peers to share insights on navigating economic trends and drivers
Speaker Bios

Kenneth Kim, Senior Economist, KPMG LLP
 
Kenneth Kim is a Senior Economist at KPMG LLP where he brings his insight and knowledge to help clients and KPMG leadership assess the constantly evolving economic environment.  Ken has more than 20 years of experience conducting macroeconomic research and communicating his findings.  Prior to joining KPMG, Ken was an economist with Merrill Lynch and later became a founding member of Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, the first independent economic research service on the Bloomberg terminal.  Ken also worked as a U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets and senior economist at Huawei Technologies USA, where he focused on global growth, interest rates, foreign exchange and formulating risk senarios.

In his current role, Ken speaks regularly with CEOs, CFOs corporate board directors, and business leaders from numerous industry sectors.  His areas of expertise are U.S. and global macroeconomics, banking and capital markets, insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), private equity, and consumer and retail.  Ken is actively involved with KPMG's Board Leadership Center and CFO Peer Exchanges.

Ken holds a BS in Economics and a Minor in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany.  In 2022, Ken earned the Chartered Financial Analyst certification.  Ken also holds the designation of Certified Business Economist from the National Association for Business Economics.

Jane Letts, Partner, National Audit Industry Leader, State & Local Government, KPMG LLP

Jane Letts is the National Audit Industry Leader of the KPMG State and Local Government practice.  She serves some of the firm's largest, most complex government clients, including various states, large authorities, educational institutions, pension plans and foundations, membership organizations, and health care providers--giving her a broad view of organizations serving the public.  Jane provides technical advice on accounting issues and implementation of new accounting standards and develops and presents training on technical and industry topics.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Government Accountants.

CPE Credit
P2F2 is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  For more information please visit www.nasba.org.  The webinar will be presented online in a Group Internet-based format.  This webinar is considered an update knowledge level.  There are no prerequisites and no advance preparation is required.  In keeping with NASBA requirements, P2F2 tracks attendance for CPE credit.  Attendees may earn 1 CPE credit in economics as long as they are logged in for at least 50 minutes and respond to at least 3 of the 4 polling questions spread throughout the webinar.  State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.


 


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