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The Hexagon Briefing

A Global Perspective with HSBC

Welcome to The Hexagon Briefing: A Global Perspective with HSBC, our podcast series hosted by Jose Rasco, HSBC PB Chief Investment Officer, Americas. Listen to the latest insights from Jose and guest industry speakers as they discuss shifting global economics, sustainable investing and much more about today’s market.

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Episode 9: Activist Investing Practices

August 4, 2021 – Jose is joined by founder of Conscious Venture Lab, Jeff Cherry. We dive into the wage gap divide and what that means for the global market for individual purchase power. Jeff and Jose discuss the importance of the ESG framework, or sustainability, in investment decisions and business models.

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Episode 1: FDR’s New Deal to Biden’s New Deal

March 24, 2021 – Jose welcomes Vince Fontana, HSBC’s Regional Head of Fixed Income, to talk taxes, munis, and economic and market implications. Plus, what is the latest with the housing market, and do higher taxes mean consumers will spend less?

Episode 2: Your Guide to Sustainable Investing

April 12, 2021 – Sustainable investing isn’t just another upcoming trend: it has the potential to shift the market. How do investors capitalize on the global movement to do more good in the world, and how can you ensure your portfolio reaps the benefits?

Episode 3: ESGs and Value Creation

May 10, 2021 – HSBC Global Chief Investment Officer, Willem Sels, joins Jose to discuss a secret weapon in the market: ESGs. Plus, will higher taxes lead to reduced consumer spending? And is the myth that bonds are risk-free actually true?

Episode 4: U.S. Re-opening After Covid – Travel and Leisure

May 19, 2021 – Jose welcomes Todd Buchholz, who served as White House Director of Economic Policy under George W. Bush, to talk inflation, the current economy, and what the post-pandemic landscape looks like for consumer spending and the broader travel industry.

Episode 5: Small Business Recovery & Opportunities

June 9, 2021 – It was a tough year to be a small business, but are things starting to look up as the economy finds its footing? To unpack that, Jose is joined by Claudia Adamson, US Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC. Plus, a discussion about shifts in corporate taxes and the ripple effects on the economy.

Episode 6: Real Estate Opportunities

June 16, 2021 – Your host, Jose Rasco, dives into the shifting real estate market with Mitch Palminteri, HSBC’s US Head of Credit Advisory. They discuss how COVID has affected residential and commercial real estate and pose the questions: what does the future of home-buying look like? How does inflation factor into the short-term future of real estate?

Episode 7: How Tax Policy Can Impact Wealth Planning

June 23, 2021 – Host Jose Rasco is joined by Carly Doshi, US HSBC Private Bank’s Head of Wealth Planning and Advisory, to discuss how shifting tax policies can impact investor strategy moving forward. Plus, will potentially higher tax rates affect consumer spending?

Episode 8: Total Security and Fintech

July 14, 2021 – As institutions do more business online and more of the economy goes digital, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Prasant Chunduru, HSBC Commercial Bank’s Head of Venture Debt, joins Jose to discuss the implications of the technology revolution, blockchain, and how to understand a changing financial world.

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