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U.S. Midterms and the Political Outlook for 2023
Ben Barasky. Vanguard
Nathan Dean, Bloomberg Intelligence
Edwin Groshans, Compass Point Research
Henrietta Treyz, Veda Partners

October 18, 2022
Tuesday 06:00 PM
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Join Washington Association of Money Managers on
Tuesday, October 18th for a panel discussion

"U.S. Midterms and the Political Outlook for 2023"

National Press Club, the Zenger Room

Reception will begin at 6:00 PM EDT
Panel discussion will begin at 6:30 PM EDT

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: We require all registrants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending WAMM events. For the National Press Club policy on COVID requirements, please see for more information.

Heading into the final weeks of the midterm election campaign, Democrats are hoping to maintain their narrow control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Republicans are aiming to wrest away both chambers. What will the 2022 midterm elections mean for business and finance leaders at home and across the globe? It appears that the US midterms will likely result in some form of political gridlock in 2023-24. Generally, corporate leaders view Washington gridlock as largely positive since it tends to ward off sweeping policy changes that could upset the operating environment for business. What’s at stake for crypto, financial services, energy, healthcare, and tech industries? What other areas bear watching for opportunities and risks?

We are fortunate to have highly respected industry experts to walk us through the ever-evolving conditions with a focus on the effects of public policy. Ben Barasky is a Senior Manager at Vanguard’s Global Public Policy Group, Nathan Dean is a Senior Policy Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, Edwin Groshans is a Senior Research & Policy Analyst at Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC. and Henrietta Treyz is a Managing Partner and Director of Economic Policy Research at Veda Partners.

Please note that the Chatham House Rule applies – neither the comments of the speaker nor those of other participants are for attribution.

Please register below by 6:00 PM ET on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The event is $35 for WAMM members, $55 for non-members, $20 for student members, and $25 for student non-members. Please try to register early, as the space is limited!

Ben Barasky
Senior Manager
Vanguard’s Global Public Policy Group

Ben Barasky represents Vanguard on a broad range of public policy issues, while meeting regularly with Washington policymakers on financial services, retirement, and tax policy issues.

Prior to joining Vanguard in 2017, Barasky served in a variety of roles for multiple Members of Congress on Capitol Hill, most recently as the Legislative Director for a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees tax law. He served as chief policy advisor on numerous issues, including financial services and trade, and worked closely on CFTC reauthorization efforts among many others. He previously provided legislative support for a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, which has jurisdiction over retirement savings and other ERISA matters.

Barasky earned a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.P.S. in legislative affairs from the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Edwin Groshans
Senior Research & Policy Analyst
Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC

Edwin Groshans is a Senior Research & Policy Analyst at Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC. His focus is on the financial services sector (banks, fintech, cryptoassets, capital markets, marijuana) while covering a broad range of topics encompassing election cycles and outcomes, major legislative developments including antitrust, taxes, and trade.

Prior to joining Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, he was Managing Director at Height Analytics and a Desk Analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann, covering the financial services sector. Edwin had spent several years on the buyside as Junior Portfolio Manager at Omega Advisors and an Analyst at Fortress Investment Group. Before moving to the buyside, he was a Senior Analyst covering the specialty finance sector at Fox-Pitt, Kelton and Moors & Cabot. Edwin has an MBA from Boston University and a BS from Binghamton University.

Henrietta Treyz
Managing Partner and Director of Economic Policy Research
Veda Partners

Henrietta Treyz is a Managing Partner and Director of Economic Policy Research at Veda Partners, an investment advisory firm. Henrietta has been providing investors with economic policy analysis for over 15 years, leading a macroeconomic policy team through the recession, financial services reform, healthcare reform, the US-China trade war, sanctions regimes and other trade remedies of multiple administrations impacting the global marketplace and investment community. Recently, the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis and various fiscal stimulus proposals in Washington have been her primary focus.

Henrietta’s analysis is derived from legislative, regulatory and political events nationally and at the state level on issues as diverse as the border tax adjustment, national security and other tariffs, taxation of foreign derived earnings, corporate inversions, the debt ceiling and other economic and fiscal priorities of Capitol Hill. Her thesis on trade has been consistent since 4Q2017 when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law and it became clear tariffs and an escalation in US-China tensions would become a main feature of the global economy.

Prior to Veda, Henrietta led the macroeconomic policy team at a DC-based broker dealer for eight years after serving in the U.S. Senate covering the Senate Finance, Banking and Budget Committees, most critically during the Great Recession. Her time in the Senate revolved around the creation and passage of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and the automotive industry crisis of 2008-10. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Henrietta covered tax, financial services, and deficit issues for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and served as a research fellow to Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY). Before moving to Washington, Henrietta spent several years as a Research Associate at Zweig-DiMenna, LLC, a long-standing hedge fund in New York.

Nathan Dean
Senior Policy Analyst
Bloomberg Intelligence

Nathan Dean is a Senior Policy Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, a research platform that provides context on industries, companies, government, litigation and the economy, available on the Bloomberg Professional Services at BI. Mr. Dean covers Congress, the White House and regulatory agencies including the Federal Reserve and their impacts on both capital and debt markets.

Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Dean worked in the government affairs departments for CME Group and Bank of America, where he focused on the implementation of Dodd-Frank. Mr. Dean also served as an expert for legislators, policymakers and regulators on the impact of government policy on the financial services industry.

Mr. Dean has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Purdue University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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