Money makes the world go 'round. We're taking that to heart with our new brunch series where we ask a rockstar lady in finance to lead a discussion that ties a current event to how it will effect your wallet. All while eating pastries and drinking mimosas. (Thank you to our friends at Birchbox for hosting!)
You hear it a lot these days – “The Fed is raising interest rates” – so what does that mean for you? It means a lot, but contrary to popular belief, it isn’t all that bad. Interest rates affect almost everything in the economy, from the financial areas like student loans, mortgages, and credit cards to the more subtle things like your rent, phone bill, or the price of a pint of ice cream. In this Money Brunch you will learn about what rising interest rates mean for you – in simple and understandable language. No complicated financial terms here. Come learn about how interest rates impact all aspects of your life and how to plan for the future in a rising interest rate environment.
- What are interest rates and why do they even matter? Who determines interest rates?
- Learn about the forces of borrowing and lending and why the global economy is one giant interconnected web of borrowers and savers
- Learn how rising interest rates affect your bank account – what does it mean for money coming in and money coming out?
- What does this mean for taking out a loan or a mortgage? How will this affect my rent, subway fare, price of groceries, etc.?
- Are there parts of my life I am not considering that will be affected by rising interest rates?
Iseult Conlin, CFA, Vice President, is a corporate bond trader at one of the largest asset managers in the world.She is an e-Trading credit product lead manager and has been instrumental in the development and adoption of an open access all-to-all electronic credit trading platform. Iseult was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance List in 2016 and named a Rising Star by Markets Media the same year. Prior to her current role, Ms. Conlin was a Latin American economist and fixed income strategist at Bank of America in New York. Ms. Conlin earned a BA degree in economics and psychology from New York University. She was a member of the NYU Women's Basketball Team and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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