West Michigan Foundations, Endowments & Family Offices (FEFO) 2024 Macroeconomic Outlook Spring Seminar

Friday, April 26, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

"Surveying the Global Investment Landscape: Unearthing Opportunities, Avoiding Landmines"


  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
    (Diana Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business, and Corinne Sprague, Corporate Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd)
  • 9:05-9:45 a.m. - The global outlook: Macro trends, geopolitics, and private investment opportunities (online)
    Speaker: Vance Serchuk, Managing Director, KKR 
  • 9:45-10:25 a.m. - International equities: A world of opportunities (in-person)
    Speaker: Hamish Maxwell, Investment Specialist, Baillie Gifford
  • 10:25-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 10:45-11:25 a.m. - Global opportunities in fixed income, asset allocation, and quantitative strategies (online)
    Speaker: Emmanuel Sharef, EVP & Portfolio Manager, PIMCO
  • 11:25-11:50 a.m. - Panel Session: Global Investing
    Speakers: Matthias Berning, Vance Serchuk, Emmanuel Sharef, Hamish Maxwell, Corinne Sprague
  • 11:50-12:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks
    Ana Gonzalez, Director, Family Owned Business Institute

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Location Information

L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Ave SW
SCB 1008 - Loosemore Forum
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Contact Information

Ana Gonzalez, [email protected]



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This event was added to the calendar by Valerie Palmer (palmerv@gvsu.edu) on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 and was last updated on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:09 p.m.