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Panel discussion: "The Changing Role of Central Banks"

October 30, 2015

Drake University will host a panel discussion on “The Changing Role of Central Banks,” sponsored by The Principal Financial Group and The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship.

The free public event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Sussman Theater, located in the lower level of the Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave.

Panelists will include Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors; Bob Baur, Chief Global Economist at PGI; Madelyn Antoncic, executive director of institutional investment solutions at PGI; and Sean Severe, assistant professor of economics in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration.

The speakers will address the structure and function of central banks, as well as their missions and roles in the financial sector. The goal is for attendees to learn about the purpose of central banks, how they differ from each other, and their efforts to control systematic risks to the financial sector.

The panel is part of the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship speaker series. For more information visit