Past Events

Healthcare Reimagined: A Post-Covid View

Over nine months since the start of the Covid 19 lockdown, there are now over 46 million cases of the virus globally, a new wave of rolling lockdowns starting again in Europe, and US cases rebound to new highs. With billions of dollars of resources poured into vaccine, therapeutic and diagnostic development, the spotlight is on the healthcare industry to help lead the way out of this crisis. How far are we from seeing light at the end of the tunnel? What can we expect on the eve of a new year? Come join us for lively discussion as we focus on some lasting effects from the changes in drug development, regulatory interaction and ultimate delivery of care to people from this unusual period we are living in.


  • Angela Hwang, Group President, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group
  • Anat Naschitz, Managing Director, OrbiMed
  • Kori Skiba, Healthcare Sector Head, Alyeska Investment Group
  • Kristen Stewart, CFA, SVP, Strategy & Investor Relations, Becton Dickinson


  • Shantha Ozgen, Managing Director, Healthcare Sector Specialist, Credit Suisse

Angela Hwang

Anat Naschitz

Kori Skiba

Kristen Stewart, CFA

Shantha Ozgen

M&A / IPOs 2.0: Have SPACs fundamentally changed the art of the deal? 

With COVID-19 putting many M&A and IPO processes on hold earlier this year, SPACs have stepped in as a unique provider of capital for private companies looking to raise additional capital and / or find new ownership as a public company. Private Equity firms are sponsoring new SPACs, as well as selling their assets to more than 150 SPACs / $55bn of SPAC capital currently on the hunt for targets. As strategic M&A and IPO discussions have resumed, SPAC buyers present a compelling proposition for potential sellers. But will it last?

Join us for a discussion on how the M&A / IPO markets have been impacted this year and debate whether SPACs have permanently changed the way forward for private companies.


  • Maisa Badawy, Director, Equity Capital Markets, Capital Group
  • Lyla Bibi, Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets, Blackstone
  • Stefanie Gallagher, Managing Director, Equity Syndicate, Credit Suisse
  • Michele Giddens, Co-CEO and Founding Partner, Bridges Fund Management; Co-CEO, AEA-Bridges Aquisition Corp


  • Stephanie Sze, Managing Director, Global Head of Sell-side M&A, Credit Suisse 

Maisa Badawy

Lyla Bibi

Stefanie Gallagher

Michele Giddens

Stephanie Sze

Public Policy: The US Election Cycle


  • Asli Ay, Chief Investment Officer, Lioness Capital
  • Libby Cantrill, Head of Public Policy, PIMCO
  • Ashlyn Teel, Director, Public Policy, Credit Suisse
  • Carmencita Whonder, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck


  • Kathleen Hays, Global Economics and Policy Editor for Bloomberg TV & Radio and will feature the following panelists:

Asli Ay

Libby Cantrill, CFA

Ashlyn Teel

Carmencita Whonder

Kathleen Hays

2020 Global Summit

For 2020, Credit Suisse is building on the strong regional event programs and engagement by introducing a virtual Global Summit under the theme "The Power of Transformation" from September 29 – October 1. Across all Global Women's Financial Forum events, Credit Suisse will aim to bring together influential female leaders from across business, government, civil society and academia to collaborate, debate and fuel idea-generation to address some of the world's most pressing issues.

September 29 – October 1, 2020

State of the Markets: Perspectives Across Asset Classes

The discussion is moderated by Alix Steel, Co-anchor of “Bloomberg Markets: America” and “Bloomberg Markets: European Close,” Anchor of “Bloomberg Commodities Edge” and featured the following panelists: 

  • Nili Gilbert, Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager, Matarin Capital Management
  • Pam Holding, Co-Head of Equity Division, Fidelity Investments
  • Anne Mathias, Rates & FX Strategist, Vanguard Fixed Income Group
  • Kelley Morrell, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management in the Tactical Opportunities Group, Blackstone

Nili Gilbert

Pam Holding

Anne Mathias

Alix Steel

Post-Pandemic: The Future of Work

With our normal way of life grounded to a halt, our economic systems and social structures have been challenged. These challenges are sowing the seeds for further change ahead as we uncover new ways of living, working and learning. The discussion focuses on how organizations can embed the lessons learned during lockdown, what the new world of work may look like, and what skills and technologies will be required for us to thrive.

Moderated by Jonathan McBride, Former Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock featuring the following panelists:

  • Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker
  • Shivvy Jervis, Futurist & Founder, FutureScape 248

Margaret Heffernan

Shivvy Jervis

Jonathan McBride

Supertrends: Pushing for Change

Our series kicked off with a discussion on the recent Credit Suisse Supertrends: Pushing for Change report. The conversation featured Dr. Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe, Chief Investment Officer of International Wealth Management (IWM) and Global Head of Economics & Research, Credit Suisse and Amy Hudson, Chief Operating Officer for the Investment Bank and Head of Client Coverage for markets businesses, Credit Suisse.

With our normal way of life grounded to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic, our economic systems and social structures have been challenged. These challenges are sowing the seeds for further change ahead as we uncover new ways of living, working and learning.  We hope you will join us for a conversation on Credit Suisse’s Supertrends, our established framework for thematic investing developed by the Global Chief Investment Office and Global Economics and Research groups in International Wealth Management.

Dr. Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe

Amy Hudson