PREMIER BRIEFING - What’s the Deal with the Debt Ceiling…

05/25/2023 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM MT


BOK Financial Office
1600 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
Room Number: 15th floor


The debt ceiling - the amount that the federal government can borrow to meet its financial obligations - is a long-standing political hot potato, and it carries the potential of widespread economic chaos if it is not resolved.

Once again, Congressional leadership and the White House find themselves in a complicated stand-off over the debt ceiling and, while most experts expect some kind of temporary resolution before the deadline for default hits in June, ideological divides around government spending and deficits have never been more pronounced.

Join WorldDenver and Steve Wyett, Chief Investment Strategist at BOK Financial for an exclusive Premier Briefing and Q&A on the current state of play around the debt ceiling, its impact on global markets, and how it might affect your own financial decision-making.   

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Event Agenda:

3:30 p.m. | Registration, networking, and refreshments
3:55 p.m. | Briefing begins followed by audience Q&A
4:45 p.m. | Networking
5:00 p.m. | Event concludes


About Our Speaker:

Steve Wyett
Chief Investment Strategist at BOK Financial

Steve M. Wyett, CFA serves on a variety of investment-related committees including the Asset Allocation committee, which sets the basis of BOK's investment views. Wyett joined Bank of Oklahoma in 2005 as a senior portfolio manager and has served in various roles since, most recently as the private wealth managing director-investments before being named the chief investment strategist in May 2020.

Wyett earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Oklahoma State University and began his investment career in the early ‘80s as an institutional bond salesman for First National Bank of Oklahoma City. He remained in institutional bond sales until the late '90s when he joined Tom Johnston Investment Management Inc. as their head equity trader and fixed income SMA manager. While there, he attained his CFA Charter and was an analyst, investment committee member and portfolio manager.

After 40 years across multiple asset classes and different positions, Wyett appreciates that the changing markets always provide opportunities to learn. He is past president of the board for Family and Children's Services in Tulsa, an active participant in the Tulsa Area United Way, is the immediate past President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the CFA Society, and is a member of multiple societies of financial analysts as well as the CFA institute. As a former collegiate tennis player, Wyett enjoys visiting New York for the U.S. Open tennis tournament and dining in the fabulous restaurants found in the city. In his free time, he can be found ruining a good walk by playing a game of golf and traveling with his wife.




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