The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Financial Services Spotlight

With a focus on highlighting best practices, financial trends, banking and investing, the Financial Services Forum provides a home for those at the intersection between the economy and politics, consumer data protection, and artificial intelligence in financial services. 

Over the past season, this Forum hosted conversations with leaders in the investment sector such as David Gardner, founder of The Motley Fool, provided members with a Credit Market Outlook for 2021, and insight on the future of banking.

For members of this Forum, conversations like these are beneficial beyond just hearing trends and forecasts. Andrew Vouziers, Forum Co-Chair and Partner at Sidley Austin LLP, notes that “when you get real-time views on current topics from real estate financiers, economics professors, tech entrepreneurs, bankers, etc., it has tremendous value and informs my viewpoint as I advise clients during these volatile times.”

For Chris Porter, Forum Co-Chair and Senior Director, Financial Services & Insurance Client Executive from NTT Data Services, there is power in being in the room for conversations about the changing nature of Financial Services. “There are a number of ancillary benefits in the way of contacts and professional/reputational cache but for me it’s about the chance to learn from some of the brightest in Chicago about our ever-changing industry,” he says.

Both Co-Chairs note that these conversations are a part of building a greater Chicagoland business community. “Just as I enjoy being a part of a collaborative building process at work, I thoroughly enjoy being part of a collaborative building process in the greater Chicago business scene,” says Andrew of the Financial Services Forum.

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