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Join us for the session which Guy Bruten, Chief Asia-Pacific Economist of AllianceBernstein to share his insights on the inflation landscape.

Topics: Economic ConditionsEconomic PhilosophyFinancial Regulation

Hosted by CFA Societies Australia


This session represents the second in our Inflation Series. Since we introduced members to the concept of Modern Monetary Theory, debate has continued to intensify over the inflation outlook, having been turbocharged more recently by the latest US CPI reading. Notwithstanding recent events, the question remains: is this merely a “transitory” spike, or something that is likely to persist?

In order to understand the current outlook, we can turn to the historical record. It helps to understand what we actually mean by “inflation”. It helps to distinguish between cyclical and structural variations in the inflation landscape. And – crucially – it underscores the importance of policy “regime shift” in driving those structural changes in the inflation picture.

In this session Guy Bruten, AllianceBernstein’s Chief Asia-Pacific Economist, will delve into lessons learned from past and how that experience can cast light on THE key question of whether the near-term inflation outcomes are likely to prove “transitory or persistent”.

For event details and registration, please refer to official event website: https://web.cvent.com/event/d1b5d5db-7483-4fe4-81f1-cec55699de69/summary

About the Speaker(s)

Guy Bruten
Guy Bruten

Guy Bruten is a Senior Vice President and Chief Asia-Pacific Economist for AB’s Global Economic Research team. In that role, he provides macro research coverage for a number of countries in the region, and is also responsible for conducting thematic research—looking at the impact, for example, of demographic change, the commodity price supercycle and the global surge in populist politics on the outlook for economies and asset prices.

Prior to joining AB in 2004, Bruten worked in economics and market strategy roles for Macquarie Bank’s Funds Management Group and for SBC Warburg. He started his career in the early 1990s at the Commonwealth Department of the Treasury in Canberra. Bruten holds a BEc from the University of Adelaide and an MEc from the Australian National University. Location: Melbourne