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2020 Economic Outlook and

Short Selling in the Equity Markets

Please join Natixis’ Chief Economist, Americas, Joseph LaVorgna and
S3 Partners' Managing Director of Predictive Analytics, Ihor Dusaniwsky,
for an interactive discussion covering expectations for the economy in 2020
and the role of shorting in this super-charged election year.

A reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will immediately follow.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Natixis Client Conference Center - 1251 Avenue of Americas, 4th Floor

New York City

4:30 PM  

4:45 PM 

5:30 PM 

Arrivals & Registration

Economic Outlook Discussion



Baptiste MERLOT, avocat à la cour


Chief Economist, Americas
Natixis CIB Americas

Joseph LaVorgna is a Managing Director who serves as the Chief Economist for the Americas at Natixis. He is in charge of leading the firm’s economic research effort in the region and managing a team of economists that analyze trends in the equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodity markets.


Joe has 25 years of financial services experience and joined Natixis after working at Deutsche Bank for 20 years where he was the firm’s Chief US Economist. During that time, he was one of the leading forecasters on Wall Street. He was ranked as a top economist in the prestigious Institutional Investors’ All-Star Fixed Income Survey from 2010 to 2017, finishing #1 on two occasions and #2 in 2015.


At Natixis, Joe publishes the widely disseminated US Snap Chart as well as the bi-monthly US Macro Insights. He is commonly quoted in the financial press and is a regular on CNBC, where he has been a Contributor for nearly a decade. Joe is also a contributing opinion writer for The Hill which is the most followed political website by US lawmakers. In 2013, the nationally recognized Appions marketing company rated Joe the second most influential economist on Wall Street.


Joe began his professional career at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, where he was an economist working for the Monetary Analysis & Projections Staff, an arm to the Open Market Desk. He had worked at Lehman Brothers as a senior economist in the fixed income department prior to joining Deutsche Bank.

Baptiste MERLOT, avocat à la cour


Managing Director
S3 Partners

Ihor Dusaniwsky is the Managing Director of Predictive Analytics at S3 Partners, LLC. His primary responsibilities at S3 are to publish best-in-class Short Interest and Securities Finance research and provide color and support to S3’s clients and journalists at financial news publishers like WSJ, Bloomberg, CNBC and FT.


Prior to joining S3 Partners in 2003, Ihor worked at Morgan Stanley for 14 years, where he held positions on the Equity, Fixed Income and Securities Finance desks in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and prior to leaving was Head of Agency Lending Desk. Ihor also worked at Commerzbank as Vice President of Securities Finance. Over the course of Ihor’s career, he has been focused on product and technological innovation in the securities finance sector as well as providing clarity and technical analysis for his clients and market participants.

About Natixis

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, and the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks.

About S3 Partners

Founded in 2003, S3 Partners is a financial technology and data company. Clients use our technology and data for better outcomes in their investment process, risk management, counterparty relationships, and investor relations. Like any resource, the integrity and purity of data is defined by how it’s sourced, how and why it’s filtered, who can access it, and how it’s interpreted. Data is only potential until you find a way to refine it. Refining data potential into financial power is S3’s business. Our suite of tools arms you to not just access data but to wield it; cut through marketplace opacity and see with clarity where opportunity lies for your business, portfolio, and the entire market. S3’s comprehensive data integrity powers your market perception and business intelligence so you can act with agility, on your own terms.



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