TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - North American experts will offer their outlooks for the global economy, international markets and politics at the Annual Forecast Dinner presented by CFA Society Toronto. This will be the first year that the dinner will feature interactive forecasting from the 1000 plus audience.
Media passes and advance interviews are available on request.
|When:||Tuesday, October 1, 2013|
|5 pm Reception, 6 pm Dinner|
|Where:||Metro Toronto Convention Centre|
|Hall G - South Building|
|255 Front St. W.|
Martin H. Barnes, BA
Chief Economist, BCA Research
Martin H. Barnes is Chief Economist at BCA Research. His analysis of the economic and financial outlook is widely followed around the world. Martin's book, The Ultimate Investor, has been described as, "a densely packed collection of insights, problems, and witticisms." by Financial Analyst Journal. Prior to joining BCA, he spent 10 years as Chief International Economist with Wood Mackenzie, one of the top U.K. brokerage firms. Martin is on the Board of Trustees of the University of Victoria Pension Fund, and is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Conference of Business Economists, Montreal CFA Society and CFA Society Victoria.
A. Gary Shilling, RIA, Ph.D.
President of A. Gary Shilling & Co. Inc.
Gary Shilling is President of A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc., and publisher of INSIGHT, an economics forecast report. He has been a Forbes magazine columnist for three decades. His latest book, The Age of Deleveraging, explores what to invest in, what to avoid, and how to cope with a deflationary, slow-growth economy. Institutional Investor magazine ranked him as Wall Street's top economist. In 2003, MoneySense Magazine named him the third best stock market forecaster in the world. He set up the Economics Department at Merrill Lynch and served as the firm's first chief economist before joining White, Weld & Co. as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist.
Barry L. Ritholtz, JD
CEO Fusion IQ and author of the Big Picture Blog
Barry Ritholz is CEO and Director of Equity Research at Fusion IQ. Barry writes a column on Investing for The Washington Post. In 2008 he issued warnings about the market collapse and recession in time for his clients and readers to seek safe harbor. Barry authors The Big Picture, a financial weblog, generating several million page views per month. Barry's award winning book Bailout Nation was named Investment Book of the Year by Stock Trader's Almanac. He was featured in New York Times Magazine "Year in Ideas," in 2010 and was named one of the 15 Most Important Economic Journalists in the United States.
Full speaker biographies are available on our website: http://www.cfatoronto.ca/cfast/Content/Events_Courses/EventDetail/Content/Site_Navigation/Events___Courses/Event_Detail.aspx?title=14FORECAST
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
An onsite media room is available for interviews before the event on Oct. 1, 2013. Interviews will be granted depending on availability and by appointment only before September 30, 2013. 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 reserve a media pass, schedule an interview or place at a media table, please contact:
CFA Society Toronto
Phone: (416) 366-5755 X 235