This article is based on comments Milken Institute Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol made to the Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Council (GCMAC) during a quarterly conference call on January 13, 2015. GCMAC is made up of senior leadership of large funds from around the globe with the financial and human capital to shape trends and markets. Together these influential investors represent more than $18 trillion in assets under management.
As DeVol commented in the third quarter of 2014, investors should prepare for greater volatility in financial markets and among asset classes, stemming from increased uncertainty about prospects for global economic growth and geopolitical events. DeVol says, "In retrospect, that was one of my better predictions in a while. Plummeting oil prices, a potential Grexit and deflation in the euro zone, a possible ruble crisis and a severe Russian recession (as well as ongoing tensions in Ukraine), along with a further slowdown in China and the other BRICs are the primary causes of heightened investor anxiety."
Milken Institute “Superstar” Ross DeVol to Headline Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference Program
LITTLE ROCK, AR (January 13, 2015) – The Site Selectors Guild Inc. (SSG) is pleased to announce that Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer at the renowned Milken Institute will be a featured speaker during the 2015 Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 24th. DeVol, who is ranked among the "Super Stars" of Think Tank Scholars by International Economy magazine, has put his group in the national limelight with groundbreaking research on technology and its impact on regional and national economies, and on the economic and human consequences of chronic disease. He specializes in the effects of technology, research and development activities, international trade, human capital and labor, force skills training, entrepreneurship, early stage financing, and quality of place issues on the geographic distribution of economic activity. DeVol regularly appears on national television and radio programs, including CNN's "Moneyline," "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," Fox Business News, CNBC and NPR's "Talk of the Nation." He is frequently quoted in print media, such as The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Investor's Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The Economist, Time, BusinessWeek and others.
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The Site Selectors Guild is a professional association comprised of the world’s most respected site selection consultants. The mission of The Site Selectors Guild is to advance the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting the profession and providing education, networking and other services to those involved in the industry.