Milken Institute Global Conference 2013

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    At a morning Milken Institute Global Conference panel on the overview for the United States economy, Milken Institute chief research officer Ross DeVol asked panelists whether “bond market vigilantes” would force up US interest rates in reaction to the federal government’s budget deficit.

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    A New York City tech start-up just made a connection with a Paris fund that does a lot of Indian investment. Will anything come of it? Who knows. But it is this sort of thing, people from very different corners of the tech and finance world coming together, that makes the global conference so fascinating.

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    Walking around the halls or sitting in on the panels, you’ll hear talk about “soft patches” and “slow motion recovery.” Not from John Rogers Jr., founder and CEO of Ariel Investments:  “I’m very, very enthusiastic about the markets."

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    "Our strategy is based on a lackluster recovery. So we are assuming it will be a lackluster economy, Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian tells CNBC's Closing Bell.

  • For almost 10 years, CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo has covered the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Los Angeles each spring.

  • Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute, left, listens during an interview with Tony Blair, former U.K. prime minister, at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

    Hedge fund managers and private equity investors warn that markets in almost everything are over-priced. Better to stay selective and search for assets not yet bid up.

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    A recent investing conference revealed a disconnect between the public markets, the consumer and the actual economic landscape. CNBC's Maria Bartiromo explains.

  • Hedge fund manager Dan Arbess says QE isn't working. It's time to directly fund the government through newly created money.

  • Peter Thiel of Founders Fund speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    It's a long fall from flying cars to 140 characters.

  • Leon Black

    The big private equity guys at the Milken Institute Global Conference are selling, refinancing and avoiding buying almost everything.

  • David Bonderman, founding partner of Texas Pacific Group

    The founder of private equity group TPG Capital tells the Milken Institute Global Conference that Japan is one of the most challenged nations on earth.

  • Maria Bartiromo

    Record low interest rates, cold hard cash on balance sheets and Mexico are among the themes at the Milken Institute Global Conference.

  • Ken Griffin

    The Fed's low interest policies are enabling companies to replace people with machines, Citadel head Ken Griffin tells the Milken Institute conference.

  • Sam Zell

    Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, said Colombia "may be the best country to invest in" for a number of reasons, including its growing oil production.

  • Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO).

    Pimco's chief explains the dangers of unprecedented central bank experiments.