TABE Financial Market Outlook: Opportunity or Doom Foreshadowed?

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Tuesday 14 May 2019, 12:00 - 14:00


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Financial Market Outlook: Opportunity or Doom Foreshadowed?


Please join us for the TABE annual Financial Market Outlook Panel 2019: jointly presented by the Toronto Association for Business and Economics and CFA Society Toronto. This year, a panel of market strategists will grapple with the key investment questions of the day, including whether recent financial market thunderstorms present a buying opportunity or instead foreshadow future doom. The business cycle is aging, protectionism is biting and financial conditions have become less friendly. A variety of political and policy risks continue to swirl. On the other hand, global growth and risk assets have been stubbornly resilient over the past decade. This session seeks to answer the key market and underlying macro questions of the moment. Is the era of easy equity gains now conclusively closed? Is the central bank tightening cycle already complete, and with it the brief bear market in bonds? What is fair value for stocks and bonds in a world of diminished economic growth? Can U.S. risk assets continue to outperform the rest? Will Canada remain a perpetual market laggard? Has China’s time finally come for investors? This session seeks to answer the key market and underlying macro questions of the moment.

About our moderator & speakers


Eric Lascelles is the Chief Economist for RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM), Canada’s largest asset manager. He maintains the firm’s global economic forecast and advises its portfolio managers on key themes and risks. Eric is also a member of the RBC Investment Strategy Committee (RISC), which is responsible for the firm’s global asset mix recommendations. 


Brian Belski is the Chief Investment Strategist and leader of the Investment Strategy Group at BMO Capital Markets. He provides strategic investment and portfolio management advice to both institutional and private clients. Brian's group produces several investment strategy publications on a regular basis, with particular focus on both the U.S. and Canadian equity markets. 

 Wolf David D. Wolf has been a Portfolio Manager at Fidelity Investments Canada ULC since September 2013. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Global Asset Allocation group at the firm. In this role, he works with the portfolio management team that is responsible for managing Canadian multi-asset class strategies. 

Steven James is Director, Economic and Financial Market Forecasts, Total Portfolio Management in the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). He is responsible for leading research related to economic and financial forecast issues, reference portfolio design, strategic exposure setting and asset-liability modeling. 


Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Presentation and Q&A: 12-2pm

Where: The Albany Club, 91 King Street East, Toronto

Cost:  TABE & CABE Members $50, Non-Members $70

- Lunch is included - 

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Location Albany Club - Toronto
91 King Street East
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