The State of Liquidity Panel

Panelist and Host Biographies

Lloyd Blankfein
Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs

Iconic global business leader and philanthropist, Lloyd Blankfein, is a highly distinguished authority on global markets, finance and leadership. As Chairman and CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Blankfein led one of the largest investment banks in the world.

Joining Goldman Sachs in 1982 after working as an attorney, Lloyd was named partner in 1988 and co-head of the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division in 1994. He became co-head of the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division as of its formation in 1997. Lloyd served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs from 2002 through 2003, with management responsibility for the FICC and Equities Division. Prior to assuming the role of chairman and chief executive officer, he served as the firm’s president and chief operating officer.

Lloyd earned a JD from Harvard Law School and an AB from Harvard College. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School, the Dean’s Council of Harvard University, the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A true captain of industry, Lloyd was twice named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine and won the Financial Times Person of the Year award in 2009.


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Gunjan Chauhan
Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, 
Global Head of Capital Markets for SPDR ETF Business

Gunjan is a Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors, Global Head of Capital Markets for the SPDR ETF Business and a member of SSGA's Senior Leadership Team. Prior to running the Capital Markets group, Gunjan was Head of SSGA's Cash Business EMEA & APAC, part of a global team running cash investments totaling $350bn for corporate and institutional clients including hedge- and sovereign wealth funds. In this role she was responsible for all client-facing activities including sales, strategy, operations and services on behalf of the firm's cash management in EMEA & APAC.

Before joining SSGA, Gunjan was at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she served in a variety of client-facing roles over the course of the past 10 years, which include Prime Brokerage and Structured Credit.

A passionate believer in mentoring, Gunjan is a Professional Mentor at Cass Business School, as well as supporting mentees as part of The Brokerages Momentum program, a unique cross-firm mentoring scheme designed to foster the advancement of female leadership talent and create impact with undergraduate women aiming for a future career in the banking industry.

Gunjan graduated with her B.A (hons) in 2003 from University College London and earned her MBA from Cass Business School in 2013.


Douglas Cifu
CEO, Virtu Financial, Inc

Douglas A. Cifu has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Virtu Financial, Inc. since November 2013 having previously co-founded the firm in 2008. Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRTU) is a technologically-enabled financial services firm that has offices in New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dublin, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore and Toronto. At Virtu, Doug has led and managed all key strategic and operational decisions, including its initial public offering that closed in April 2015, the $1.4 billion acquisition of KCG Holdings in 2017, the $1.0 billion acquisition of ITG in March 2019 and various public and private financings. He frequently speaks on global market structure issues and concerns with global regulators, at industry conferences and in private settings.

Prior to co-founding Virtu, Doug was a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he practiced corporate law from 1990 to 2008, served on the firm’s Management Committee and was Deputy Chairman of the Corporate Department. At Paul Weiss, Doug specialized in complex merger and acquisition transactions for private equity sponsors and other Fortune 500 companies.

Doug is a member of the Board of Directors of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Visitors of Columbia College at Columbia University. He is also Partner, Vice Chairman and Alternate Governor of the Florida Panthers, an NHL hockey franchise.

Doug completed his JD at Columbia Law School in 1990 and received his BA from Columbia University in 1987, from which he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Alexis Glick
Chief Executive Officer, GENYOUth

Alexis Glick is Chief Executive Officer of GENYOUth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing child health and wellness through programs presented in partnership with the National Football League and the National Dairy Council. She also serves as a frequent contributor to CNN, providing her perspective on global business topics of importance, the financial markets and CEO leadership trends. Alexis is a frequent, strategic advisor to CEOs for some of the largest international, blue-chip and Fortune 500 companies on issues relating to media strategy, business development, investor relations and communications and advises professional athletes on social media, branding and public speaking.

Prior to the inception of GENYOUth, Alexis helped launch the Fox Business network, the largest cable news launch in history, where she served as Vice President of Business News and anchored “Money for Breakfast.” She previously served as anchor on NBC’s Today Show and CNBC’s Squawk Box. During her many, notable on-air assignments in media, Alexis interviewed some of the world’s most recognized leaders including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, among others.

Alexis’s many leadership accomplishments began on Wall Street, and evolved while an executive at Morgan Stanley, where she headed floor operations at the New York Stock Exchange, and also serves as a member since 2002. She was the first, and youngest woman, to manage such an operation for a bulge bracket firm, and served as one of its top producers on the Listed Equity Trading Desk. Alexis started her career on Wall Street as an analyst in the Equities Division at Goldman Sachs.

In addition to her executive responsibilities at GENYOUth, and enjoying her active role as mom to four kids, Alexis is active in several national and local non-profit institutions and has a guest column on Thrive Global. In 2003, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Columbia University. An avid, passionate sports fan and once an All-City high school basketball player, Alexis is highly dedicated and actively practices the principal mission of GENYOUth, which advocates healthy eating and physical activity in program curriculum impacting over 38 million students in 73,000 schools.


Carey Lathrop

Global Co-Head, Markets & Securities Services Institutional Client Group, Citi

Carey Lathrop is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Markets & Securities Services. Carey has been with Citi for more than 30 years. Prior to his current position, Carey was COO of Citibank N.A. (CBNA) and Chair of the Citigroup Business Practices Committee (BPC). He has held several leadership positions during his tenure at Citi. Most of these roles were within Markets, including Co-Head of Global Securitized Markets and Global Credit Markets, Head of Global Credit Markets, Global Head of Credit Trading, Global Head of Investment Grade and High Yield Trading, Global Head of Emerging Markets Credit Trading and Head of the US Investment Grade Syndicate Desk

Carey is a former member of the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC) of The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) SIFMA), a position he held from December 2012 through April 2018. His responsibilities included providing market feedback on a regular basis to the Treasury Department on a variety of fundamental and technical debt related topics.

Carey earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BS degree from Stony Brook University.