Shawn Baldwin

Shawn D. Baldwin is Chairman of the AIA Group (AIA), an alternative investment and advisory firm based in Chicago. Prior to forming the AIA Group, Baldwin built an investment bank and brokerage firm, Capital Management Group (CMG). CMG provided trading, advisory, and investment banking services to sovereigns and institutions.Beginning in 2002, CMG participated in 75 capital markets transactions with a valuation of over $68 billion for companies such as Google, General Electric and the New York Stock Exchange.

Baldwin has built a global network via with economic conferences of academics and institutional investors gathered to discuss macroeconomic trends. Prior to CMG, Baldwin was C.O.O. of a publicly traded registered investment advisory, he also worked for American Express and US Bancorp (10th largest US bank). Baldwin has a Masters in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford, and also completed the Oxford Global Investment Risk Management Programme. Baldwin graduated with honors from Antioch University with a BA in Management. Mr. Baldwin successfully completed Harvard Business School’s Private Equity and Venture Capital along with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School program on Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance. Baldwin was the 2nd African-American member of the Chicago Stock Exchange, has passed series 7, 63 and 24 license designations.

Mr. Baldwin has been featured in The Economist, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, & Money, Investment Dealer’s Digest (Top 40 Investment Bankers under 40), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Blacks on Wall Street. Mr. Baldwin has been a participant and a speaker at the Money Summit, Milken Global Institute, Fortune’s Global Forum, and Forbes CEO Forum. Baldwin is a financial contributor to Forbes and Fast Company magazine for Finance, Trading and Capital Markets. Mr. Baldwin has been a television contributor to Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CBS and NBC.

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IMF: Full Ahead S-L-O-W

(Washington, DC) While revelers cheered in the bright and sunny weather at the Cherry Blossom parade, the IMF released the outlook from its’ steering committee–a group comprised of 25 of the largest economies in the world–therefore giving the report significant weight in the global finance community. The outlook was fairly dim to say the least. This marked the fourth time in a year that the IMF cut its global growth forecasts, estimates are 3.2% for 2016 and 3.5% in 2017, having previously predicting 3.4% and 3.6% respectively.

IMF: Full Ahead S-L-O-W
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Yellen To Investors: Proceed With Caution

(Washington, DC) The Federal Reserve Bank maintained a dovish stance and held the line on interest rates with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) approving the decision 9 to 1. Only the Kansas City Fed’s Governor Esther George dissented; she alone pushed for a rate hike at the meeting. In prepared notes at the Economic Club of New York, Chairwoman Janet Yellen noted the global forces and challenges in direct opposition with current policy while she urged a slow rate pace stressing caution.

Yellen To Investors: Proceed With Caution
Fast Company Magazine

Shanghai Surprise! The Shanghai Stock Composite Rallies Over 3000

(Shanghai, China) Investors awoke to a welcome surprise as stocks surged in China Monday after senior officials signaled that it would be easier for investors use margin to borrow securities–a practice that took off last year and ultimately led to a bubble in the market. Consequently, the Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) closed up 2.2% at 3018.80, while the Shenzhen Composite Index finished up 2.7% at 1886.37

Shanghai Surprise! The Shanghai Stock Composite Rallies Over 3000
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Bundesbank President Dismisses Deflation, Increases Tension At ECB

(Frankfurt, Germany) On Wednesday in Frankfurt, Jens Weidmann, President of the Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, indicated that his country’s economy―Europe’s largest―is doing just fine, and that he believes the overall shape of the euro area isn’t as bad off, even as the inflation outlook worsens. Still, in other statements, given his hawkish position as a Governing Council member of the European Central Bank (ECB), he warned that further stimulus could weaken the transmission of policy to the economy.

Bundesbank President Dismisses Deflation, Increases Tension At ECB
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RESET

After a thrilling career in investment banking and an exhaustive battle with regulatory officials–I decided that i needed a reset to define a new purpose and goal outside of investment banking. With over two decades of pursuing numbers and performance, I wanted to move from the empirical study of numbers beyond the balance sheets. I sought to the understand what drove the value creation by highly successful enterprises that have generated over billions of dollars in value and job creation.

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