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Five Themes Driving Equity Markets Over the Next 10 Years With a Spotlight on Emerging Markets, Featuring Katie Koch

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 25 at the Omni William Penn in the Lawrence Welk Room for a luncheon discussion featuring Katie Koch.

The world we live in today will look dramatically different tomorrow. Today’s top companies are being disrupted by the proliferation of technology coupled with evolving consumer demand. To stay competitive, companies need to innovate at an accelerated pace and at a much grander scale. Those that fail to adapt will become the obsolete conglomerates of yesterday.

We are delighted to host Katie Koch, co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Fundamental Equity business, to discuss the five transformational changes underpinning structural growth of equity investing: data-driven world, finance reimagined, human evolution, manufacturing revolution, and new age consumer. Additionally, she will discuss how companies in emerging markets are capitalizing on these themes and fueling the next wave of global expansion.

Registration & check-in will begin at 11:30 am, and speaker remarks and lunch will begin at 12:00 pm.

About Katie Koch — Co-Head of the Global Fundamental Equity business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) .

Katie Koch is responsible for managing GSAM’s $60bn active equity investing platform with over 150 professionals globally, making her one of a few women in the asset management industry leading an investment team.

Katie is at the forefront of leading GS diversity efforts and is a champion for women at the firm and across the industry. In her role as a business leader, she has increased female investing talent in her organization with nearly 50% of the assets in the business currently managed by women. Related to this, Katie is the GS sponsor for the “Girls Who Invest” Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry.

Katie has contributed significantly to the firm’s efforts on the economic enfranchisement of women in the developing world. She is the author of “Giving Credit Where it is Due: How closing the credit gap for women-owned small- and medium- sized enterprises can drive global growth.” As an extension to her thought leadership, she has made a direct impact on underserved female entrepreneurs with business education, coaching and mentorship through GS’s 10,000 Women initiative and helped launch and raise capital for the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility, a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, which has invested more than $1 billion in female entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

She is also champion of Launch With GS, a new initiative that will invest $500 million of the firm’s and its clients’ capital in private, late-stage, women-founded, women-owned or women-led companies, through direct funding, as well as seeding female investment managers who are starting their own funds.

Recently, she was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Top Women in Asset Management by Money Management Executive, Rising Star in Asset Management by Financial News, 2018 Working Mother of the Year, and HERoes 100 Role Model Female Executives list in 2018 and 2019. Katie lives in New York City with her husband and three children ages 4, 2 and 6 months.

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Organizer

World Affairs Council of Pittburgh

Venue

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, 15219 United States
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