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March 6, 2018

Ian Katz featured in WSJ, Politico, Bloomberg TV, and USA Today

"Gary Cohn Resigns as White House Economic Adviser After Losing Tariffs Fight" by Nick Timiraos, Peter Nicholas, and Liz Hoffman; "How Trump’s trade war finally broke Gary Cohn" by Ben White; "Why Gary Cohn's resignation from Trump administration rattles Wall Street" by Adam Shell. 


Ian Katz was featured in a variety of media sources including:  

"Gary Cohn Resigns as White House Economic Adviser After Losing Tariffs Fight" by Nick Timiraos, Peter Nicholas, and Liz Hoffman on March 6th, 2018 (WSJ):

“More than anyone else in the White House, Cohn had credibility with the markets,” said Ian Katz, a financial policy analyst at Capital Alpha Partners in Washington. “If we go several days without news of a replacement, investors could get edgy.”

"How Trump’s trade war finally broke Gary Cohn" by Ben White on March 6th, 2018 (Politico) :

In a note to clients Tuesday, Ian Katz of Capital Alpha Partners suggested the White House could now be without anyone with a real understanding of markets. “More than anyone else in the White House, Cohn had credibility with the markets,” he said. “He speaks Wall Street’s language.”

Ian was featured on Bloomberg TV discussing the Gary Cohn's departure on March 7th, 2018.

Watch the interview excerpt here: https://twitter.com/BloombergTV/status/971385265850757120

"Why Gary Cohn's resignation from Trump administration rattles Wall Street" by Adam Shell on March 7th, 2018. (USA Today). 

"Cohn's exit raises doubts about market-friendly voices," wrote Ian Katz, of Capital Alpha Partners. "More than anyone else in the White House, Cohn had credibility with the markets. He speaks Wall Street's language, and the banks trusted that he would share finance-favorable positions with the president. Now that he's out, the question is who takes the mantle?"

If Trump replaces the outgoing Cohn with another "free-market champion," investors could get over his loss quickly, Katz wrote. But if it takes time to replace him, "investors will get edgy."

Sources:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gary-cohn-to-resign-as-president-trumps-economic-adviser-1520376157

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/06/gary-cohn-trump-backstory-trade-tariffs-443857

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/03/06/why-gary-cohns-resignation-trump-administration-rattles-wall-street/401426002/