Dr. Alfred Mettler

Dr. Alfred Mettler Adjunct Professor, Swiss Finance Institute (SFI)
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Undeniably, the United States is a very complex country. Dependent on the observer’s viewpoint it is loved, hated, admired, criticized, envied, pitied, etc. The country can be “awesome” and “insane” at the same time, and its “willful ignorance” is often difficult to understand, especially for Europeans.

The 20th century brought the U.S. to the top in almost everything: Booming economy, strong military, leading in science, capitalism as the winning system, etc. At the end of the Clinton presidency in 2000 it was clear that there was only one leader of the world: The USA.

A lot of things have happened in the last 20 years, and the U.S. leadership has been questioned in many ways. What will the future bring? Where will the country go? Are the stairways leading to heaven or hell? What are the risks? And what does it mean for the world, for us? Alfred Mettler will share his insights, experiences and opinion about a country at crossroads.


Alfred Mettler has been a Finance Professor at the University of Zurich, and then for more than 20 years in the USA (New York, Atlanta, and Miami). Currently he is an Adjunct Professor with the Swiss Finance Institute where he leads a large project on behalf of SECO. His interests are in international banking and finance, risk management, Fintech, and financial education. He is a frequent media contributor (print, radio, and TV) and regularly comments on financial, economic, political, and societal developments in the U.S., Switzerland, and Europe.

18:30 Welcome cocktail
19:15 Take seat at dinner table
19:30 Welcome speech (5min) by Bruno Meyer
19:40 Appetizers
20:00 Keynote speech  (30-40min)
20:40 Main Course and Dessert
21:30 End of event

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  • CRO Circle Dinner - USA, Quo Vadis?
     4. October 2023
     18:30 - 22:00


Venue Website:

Zunfthaus zur Waag, Münsterhof 8, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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