Monday, 21 October 2013

EVENT REMINDER. Tonight: John Butler on the US dollar – is there an alternative global currency?

Our friends at the Auckland Uni Economics Group wanted me to remind you that their guest speaker tonight is John Butler (right),  is a respected global investment adviser, talking on a subject sure to become more topical by the day.

John Butler: The US dollar – is there an alternative global currency?

“It is perhaps a good time for the befuddled world to start considering building a de-Americanised world” said a statement from China’s state news agency on Tuesday in response to the fiscal problems in the US.

This Monday evening The University of Auckland Economics Group is excited to be hosting a presentation by John Butler, a UK-based expert on the viability of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. His talk will address the implications of the “Chinese scenario” and the growing loss of confidence in the US dollar, things which will shape the world in the coming years and decades.

John is an incredibly engaging and insightful presenter so you don’t want to miss his talk.

He is the Managing Partner at Amphora Capital, adviser to many of the world’s largest institutional investors, and author of The Golden Revolution, published in 2012, which explores the practicality of a commodity based currency.

And one lucky attendee will win a copy of his book.

John will discuss:

  • the role of the US dollar in the global economy
  • how events such as the global financial crisis are changing the way many, including China, view the US dollar
  • what an alternative reserve currency might look like in the future, and how commodities might play a role in such a currency

John is in Auckland for one day only, Monday 21 October, so we are privileged to have him speak to us. Remember, one lucky attendee will win a copy of his book.

About the speaker: 
John Butler lives in the United Kingdom and is the Managing Partner at Amphora Capital. He has advised many of the world’s largest institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, and central banks. He has served as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, and Dresdner Bank in charge of global teams responsible for interest rate, currency, and commodity strategy.
    John’s publications include his popular Amphora Report investment newsletter and his 2012 book The Golden Revolution. His research has been cited by numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

About the event:

RSVP: Please register at 

    Date: Tonight, Monday, October 21
    Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
    Location: Case Room 4, Level 0, University of Auckland Business School, Grafton Rd
                          (plenty of parking in the basement, entrance off Grafton Rd)

We look forward to seeing you there.


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