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 43rd Annual Forecast Dinner

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 43rd Annual Forecast Dinner!

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The Annual Forecast Dinner has been a CFA Society Calgary tradition since 1977 and is the premier event hosted by the Society. The audience for this event is drawn primarily from both CFA Charterholders and the broader professional community in Calgary. Past attendance levels have been 1,000 to 1,400 people, including significant representatives from the elite in Calgary's finance and business communities. Calgary's Annual Forecast Dinner continues to be one of the most successful events of its kind, and is the largest Forecast Dinner in North America.

Members, associates, and leaders from the business and investment communities gather to hear prominent members from the financial world speak, and to honour the achievements of CFA Society Calgary members, including the Volunteer of the Year and Forecaster of the Year awards. The Society is committed to ensuring the Forecast Dinner remains a leading event Calgary's professional community. 

 2020 Speakers


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​Frances Horodelski, CFA

Capital Markets Experience, Investment Blogger

Frances Horodelski has had extensive experience in the capital markets including 25 years in a variety of increasingly senior positions at two of Canada's major investment dealers – RBC Dominion Securities and ScotiaMcLeod. These experiences crossed various aspects of the investment world including derivative analysis (preferred shares, warrants), equity analysis, portfolio strategy, investment banking and managing the portfolio advisory groups at both firms.  She holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).  She was one of only a handful of women to sit on the board of directors at RBC Dominion Securities in the 1990s.  She later adapted her investment knowledge into a second career as journalist/anchor for the top-rated TV show on BNN "Business Day AM" as well as authoring morning note, one of the most popular pieces of market commentary in the country.  She continues to be actively involved in the capital markets including serving as a member of the Independent Review Committee for one of Canada's largest mutual fund company and writes a daily investment blog.

​Morgan Housel
Partner at The Collaborative Fund

Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the New York Times Sidney Award, a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and the Columbia Journalism Review for the Best Business Writing 2012 anthology. In 2013 he was a finalist for the Scripps Howard Award.

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Ben Hunt

Chief Investment Officer at Second Foundation Partners, author of Epsilon Theory

Ben Hunt is the Chief Investment Officer at Second Foundation Partners, a consultant for large institutional investors, and the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory, history and nature. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators across 200 countries read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective and novel insights into market dynamics. In prior positions, Ben has managed a billion dollar hedge fund and served as Chief Strategist for a $13 billion dollar asset manager. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, was a tenured Political Science professor, and has co-founded three technology companies. Ben spends lots of time on a family owned farm, which inspires many original ideas on the parallels between human and animal behavior.

​Larry McDonald
New York Times Bestselling Author

Lawrence McDonald is a New York Times bestselling author, a CNBC contributor with over 50 appearances in 2018. Larry is a Political Risk Expert and the creator of The Bear Traps Report, a globally recognized Research Platform focused on political and systemic risk with actionable trade ideas. In 2018, Larry created “The Larry McDonald Series” on RealVision, sitting down with heavyweights from the worlds of finance and politics to bring his unique conversational approach to Real Vision. He is one of the top 100 brand names in U.S. Finance. Larry McDonald’s proprietary risk indicators and risk management lessons are designed for Family Offices, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge-Funds, and any investment group working to avoid the dangerous pitfalls in the post-Lehman financial markets.
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Martin Pelletier, CFA

Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder, TriVest Wealth Counsel

Martin is a Portfolio Manager and co-founder of TriVest Wealth Counsel, an investment firm that provides integrated wealth management solutions to high net worth private clients. Martin has an extensive career in the investment industry, including senior roles in capital markets, venture capital, wealth management, and family office and multi-family offices.  He has worked with a multitude of clients from Pension Plans, Institutional investors and ultra-high net worth private clients located in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Martin is quite active in the media and has been a weekly Financial Post columnist for the past 10 years. He is a member of Thomson Reuters Canada’s top 40 social influencers in finance, innovation and risk (2017), a top-10 finalist for BlackRock Award for Canadian Portfolio/Discretionary Manager of the Year (2018) and recently named to Wealth Professional Canada Magazine’s Leading Portfolio Managers (2019).