TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Renowned financial industry experts will offer their outlooks for the global equity market investments, multi-asset strategy investments along with global fixed income and credit markets at the Annual Forecast Dinner. In addition, nearly 1,000 members of the financial community will be polled for their predictions on market trends and local politics at this marquee event.
Media passes are available on request.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5 pm Reception, 6 pm Dinner
Metro Toronto Convention Centre,
Constitution Hall (North Building)
255 Front St. W.
Charles Brandes, CFA
Founder & Chairman
Brandes Investment Partners
Charles Brandes is one of the most closely followed value investors working today. With over 45 years of global investment experience, his book published in 2003, Value Investing Today, remains a comprehensive resource on the subject. A second book will be published by McGraw Hill in November, 2014.
Charles is the Founder & Chairman of Brandes Investment Partners, and is responsible for helping shape the firm's strategic decisions, approach and overall vision.
Charles earned his BA in Economics from Bucknell University, worked at various Wall Street firms and is a board member of several charitable, scientific and cultural organizations. He has been a CFA charterholder of over 37 years.
Russ Koesterich, JD, MBA, CFA
Managing Director/Chief Investment Strategist
Russ Koesterich, as the Chief Investment Strategist and Head of the Model Portfolio & Solutions business for BlackRock, helps to deliver their insights on global investment issues.
As an investment researcher and strategist with more than 20 years of experience, he is a frequent contributor and commentator in financial news and print media. He has written two well-regarded books, The ETF Strategist and most recently The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble which details how to position portfolios for the impact of the growing U.S. deficit.
Russ holds a BA from Brandeis University, a JD from Boston College, an MBA in capital markets from Columbia University and earned his CFA charter in 2002.
Managing Director/Global Head of Credit Research
Christian Stracke serves as the Managing Director, a Member of the Investment Committee, and Global Head of Credit Research at Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (PIMCO). Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, he was a Senior Credit Strategist at Creditsight, and oversaw the Latin American fixed income strategy for Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.
Throughout his career, he has been commended as "combining traditional bottom-up credit analysis with a deep understanding of capital structures and macro influences."
Christian has over 14 years of investment expertise, and holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
CFA Society Toronto proudly acknowledges its' Forecast Dinner sponsors and would like to extend a special thank you to our platinum sponsor, National Bank Correspondent Network.
Advance interviews and media passes
Interviews will be granted based on availability and by appointment only before September 30, 2014. Limited space is available for journalists who wish to attend the reception and dinner.
About CFA Society Toronto
CFA Society Toronto supports the professional and business development of more than 8,000 CFA charterholders in Toronto, making it the second largest CFA Society in the world. It provides members with a local perspective on a global designation, including: educational programs, sponsored events, job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities. A not-for-profit organization, CFA Society Toronto is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Society Toronto's members are leaders in ethics in the financial community. For more information, please refer to www.cfatoronto.ca.
SOURCE: CFA Society Toronto
For further information: To schedule an interview or secure a place at a media table, please contact: Sara Pacella, CFA Society Toronto, Phone: (416) 366.5755 X 235, E-mail: [email protected]