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Views from the Harbor (Episode 11): What Happens When The U.S. Treasury Runs Out of Money?

May 11, 2023

Views from the Harbor (Episode 11): What Happens When The U.S. Treasury Runs Out of Money?


This week’s episode of “Views from the Harbor” is a replay of a recent webinar hosted by Kristof Gleich and Jake Schurmeier, Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income within Harbor Capital’s Multi-Asset Solutions Team.

With the subject being the debt ceiling and what happens when the U.S. Treasury runs out of money, not only was Jake the ideal guest due to his previous work at the Treasury, but he also was a part of the group who was charged with setting up the contingency plans outlining what they would do, should the U.S. ultimately default on its debt, without the ability to issue more.

Throughout the recording Kristof and Jake talk about why this all matters, what the contingency plans are, and ultimately, what they believe may happen moving forward.

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