TABE - Chief Economists Reception

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Thursday 07 December 2017, 16:00 - 18:00


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TABE Chief Economist Panel

Avery Shenfeld from CIBC and Craig Wright from RBC

The lively discussion at the National Club will cover such topics as:

  • What is the outlook for interest rates in North America?
  • What is the neutral interest rate and when will we get there?
  • What impact will the recent changes in mortgage rules have on the housing market?
  • Will NAFTA be revoked and if so what is the impact?
  • Will ETFs and bonds trigger the next big financial crisis?
  • Where are oil prices headed?
  • Will fiscal policy continue to remain loose?
  • What is the outlook for the Canadian dollar?
  • What U.S. tax changes are expected and how will this impact Canada?

Avery Shenfeld is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC Capital Markets. He has been with CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on economic developments and their implications for financial markets.His prior background includes experience in management consulting. He was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Avery holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Craig Wright is Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at RBC.  As chief economist, Craig leads a team of economists providing economic, fixed income and foreign exchange research to RBC clients. Craig is a regular contributor to a number of RBC publications and is a key player in delivering economic analysis to clients and the media through the Economics Department’s regular economic briefings.  A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto, Craig was appointed Chief Economist in 2001 having joined RBC 1994 after working at another financial institution for seven years.



The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto



Thursday, December 7th, 2017



4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



TABE and CABE members $50, Others $70
Wine and canapes reception

Location The National Club
303 Bay Street
M5H 2R1