MANCHESTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning presents "China's Challenges, America's Advantages" on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. This lecture by Kathleen Fisher will take place at Maple Street School in Manchester Center.

China's extraordinary growth over the past three decades has inspired awe and fear - first that China might dominate the global landscape and, more recently, that a slowdown could cause global growth to plummet. This presentation reviews how far China has come and the most important reforms that China will have to make to sustain rapid growth. Also examined is the likely impact of a slowdown in China (if it comes) on global economy and equity markets. Finally, we'll look at whether the U. S. will be left in the dust, or is it well positioned to compete.

Kathleen Fisher has been head of the Wealth Management Group at AllianceBernstein since early 2013. In this role, she oversees research initiatives on the investment planning, wealth transfer, asset allocation and tax management issues facing high net worth families as well as endowments and foundations. She joined AllianceBernstein in 2001 as a senior portfolio manager and member of the Private Client Investment Policy Group.

Before joining AllianceBernstein, she spent 15 years at J. P. Morgan. Kathy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bates College with a B. A. in economics, magna cum laude, and earned an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.


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She is a former trustee of Bates College and currently serves on the board of Hildene and the board of the Aloha Foundation. Kathy and her husband Rocco Maggiotto live in New York City and Manchester and have two grown children. The program fee is $20. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Karen Dreiblatt at 802-768-8079.