Part II of The CARES Act from a Practical and Economic Standpoint

Briefing Call

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Category: Briefing Calls

Listen to the Briefing Call

Join John Fagan and Brendan Walsh with Markets Policy Partners for part II of their CARES Act presentation, where they will share with us their perspectives on:

  1. What have we learnt so far from CARES 2.0 and 2.5? Will there be a 3.0?
  2. What kind of new programs and relief should we be expecting to be proposed in CARES 3.0? Will it just be an influx of new funding?
  3. Have different segments of the economy been treated differently? Big corporations vs. small business applicants?
  4. What is the Main Street Lending program and what important factors is it important to know about?
  5. What concerns do businesses have to be aware of when accepting the PPP loans, aren’t they just grants?
  6. General economic observations and outlook, will the CARES programs have long lasting effects on the US economy? 

About Markets Policy Partners:

Markets Policy Partners’ mission is to provide sophisticated financial market analysis that is independent, accessible, and actionable for a broad public and private sector audience. We are seeking to widen and deepen the communication channels between the policy community and global financial markets, thereby facilitating more informed policymaking and allocation of public and private resources.


John Fagan

From 2014 until September 2018, John Fagan was Director of the U.S. Treasury’s Markets Room and prior to that was a Senior Macro Strategist for Discovery Capital Management, primarily responsible for Asian equity indexes, foreign exchange, and rates markets. John holds a M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and as the Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellow, he spent 2001-2002 in Bangkok, Thailand, researching legal reform and development in Thai capital markets. John graduated from Williams College in 1995 with a B.A. in Asian Studies.

Brendan Walsh

From 2006 to summer 2018, Brendan Walsh was a Senior Analyst at Discovery Capital Management covering Global Financial Institutions and was part of the Global Macro Team focusing on macro data, rates, foreign exchange and equity indices. Brendan holds a M.A. from Fordham University in International Political Economy and Development and was an International Travel Fellow to Manila, Philippines in 2004 working on econometric forecasting models. He was also a Jesuit Volunteer Corps volunteer from 2000-2002 where he taught math and English in Pohnpei, FSM. Brendan graduated from the Honors Program at the College of the Holy Cross in 2000 with a B.A. in History.