Queen's University

Global markets still in turmoil


As credit markets around the world show some improvement thanks to the coordinated intervention by the world's central banks and the massive government bailouts of the banking systems in the U.S., the U.K, and Europe, Dr. Louis Gagnon, associate professor of Finance, Queen’s School of Business, is available to discuss the world’s new focus on the U.S.-led global economic slowdown.
"Recessionary fears are driving the price of oil and other commodities as well as the currencies of commodity producing countries such as Canada." says Dr. Gagnon. “And the U.S. dollar is showing some strength against all the major currencies as investors around the world are moving money into the U.S. treasury market, in search of safety.”
Dr. Gagnon can also comment on how the Canadian economy will fare in this global economic slowdown.
In addition to his expertise in risk management, capital markets and derivative securities, Dr. Gagnon is uniquely well positioned to discuss these issues based on his experience at one of Canada’s largest banks where he led a team overseeing global interest rate derivatives risk exposures.
*Dr. Gagnon is fluent in French
To arrange an interview with Dr. Gagnon, please contact Alissa Clark at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or via email at alissa.clark@queensu.ca or Molly Kehoe at 613.533.2877, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca.

Copyright © Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000
Last updated at 4:16 pm EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.