GCP 1st Quarter Middle-Market Forum 02.24.16 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Location: Greater Cleveland Partnership, 1240 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115 "Monetary Policy and the Middle Market: Lowering your Exposure to Higher Interest Rates" The Greater Cleveland Partnership is pleased to invite CEOs and C-suite executives from our middle-market member companies to our first Middle-Market Forum of 2016. For the first time since 2008, the Federal Reserve Bank is raising its benchmark interest rate from near zero to between 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent offering insight on the Fed’s position on the U.S. economy. However, other G-20 economies are still facing challenges and, accordingly, different central banks are still in the midst of expansionary policies. This imbalance creates a divergence in monetary policy amongst industrialized economies, which creates distortions in the market and significant repercussions for business. Please join us as industry experts from PNC Bank share how interest rates and currency markets impact middle-market companies as well as how they affect the Northeast Ohio economy. You’ll also learn how you can lessen your exposure to market fluctuations and to mitigate uncertainty. Please note: This is event is for CEOs and C-suite executives only. About our speakers Edwin A. Martinez Managing Director, Derivative Products Group PNC Bank With more than 19 years’ experience, Edwin Martinez has extensive knowledge of the fixed-income derivatives market. He specializes in structuring interest rate risk management solutions for corporate clients. Prior to joining PNC, he was a senior vice president at the Derivative Products Group at National City Bank. He also headed the Treasury Department at the Cargolift Group of Companies and was a member of the economics faculty of the Ateneo de Manila University. Martinez holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.A. in economics specializing in mathematical economics from the University of the Philippines, and a B.A. in economics from Ateneo de Manila University. He currently teaches graduate classes in options and derivatives theory and managerial economics at the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University. Kerry B. Stealey Managing Director, Foreign Exchange PNC Bank Kerry Stealey specializes in providing advisory and execution services in foreign currency risk management. She works closely with corporate clients to tailor foreign exchange management solutions. Stealey has worked extensively with all types of currency risk management instruments, including forwards, options, and nondeliverable forwards. She conducts frequent seminars in foreign currency risk management and related topics. Prior to joining PNC Capital Markets, she was a vice president on the Foreign Exchange desk for National City Bank. Stealey began her career in Boston as a financial planner after graduating from Ithaca College. She moved to Los Angeles where she continued to work in the financial services industry until joining National City, now PNC, in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks to our sponsors For more information Contact us with questions or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.592.2376. Register here!