London-based OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum), an independent think tank for central banking, economic policy and public investment, recently featured Sarasota-based investment advisor Raul Elizalde on its weekly “Financial Instability” podcast series. Elizalde spoke about private debt — household and corporate — and the implications for both on U.S. and global financial stability. Elizalde is the founder and president of the Florida-registered investment advisory firm Path Financial, and is a regular economic and investment columnist for Forbes.com.
The OMFIF podcast, titled “Private Debt and the Next Financial Crisis,” explores potential triggers for near-term recession and the possibility of another global financial system meltdown as experienced in 2008. The program aired internationally on March 13 and is available for listening at omfif.org/meetings/podcasts/.
Elizalde participated in the OMFIF podcast along with Heikki Hiilamo, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Helsinki. OMFIF economist Pierre Ortlieb moderated the program. The OMFIF is a neutral platform that focuses on global policy and investment themes relating to central banks, sovereign funds, pension funds, regulators and treasuries.
Elizalde manages client portfolios with a strong emphasis on minimizing their exposure to risk. As a former Wall Street strategist, he advised portfolio managers across the US and the globe, made presentations at the World Bank, appeared as a market commentator on television (Reuters and Bloomberg TV) and has been quoted in the financial pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Financial Times and The New York Times. His economic and investment analyses have been published online by some of the most respected financial media in the country, including Investopedia, Morningstar, Motley Fool, the Street and Yahoo! Finance.
Path Financial is located at 1990 Main St., in Sarasota, Florida. For more information, call 941.350.7904, visit http://www.pathfinancial.net, or connect on Twitter (@pathfin) and Facebook.com/PathFinancial.