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 2023 Annual Forecast Dinner

Financial markets have seen turbulent tides throughout 2022. The TSX is down, the S&P 500 is down even farther, and the Bank of Canada has put forward six rate hikes to date. How will investors navigate the changing currents that 2023 is sure to bring?

Join us on January 19, 2023, as we endeavour to answer this question!

The evening's program will begin with a keynote speech from Jon Cornish, CFA. Jon Cornish is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who spent 9 years playing for the Calgary Stampeders & racked up numerous accomplishments. Even more impressive are the mounting accomplishments Jon has obtained in the years following the CFL. Jon's story is sure to leave you feeling 'inspired'.

Next, we will welcome our esteemed panel to provide a wealth of 'information' and insight. Moderated by Frances Horodelski, CFA, the panel will discuss today's market volatility from a domestic and international macro perspective. We welcome Jim Bianco, Heather Loomis Tighe, and Joseph Wang for this discussion on macro trends, interest rates, equities, fixed income, and more.

May the evening bring forth inspiration and information for the year ahead.


The Annual Forecast Dinner is the marquee event hosted by CFA Society Calgary and is one of the largest Forecast Dinners in North America. We welcome both CFA Charterholders and the broader professional community in Calgary!


Click here to purchase individual tickets or tables!


This event will be held in compliance with all government and venue health and safety measures. 
For information about the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre's Safety Standards, visit their website.


Sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 Annual Forecast Dinner are available.
Contact Jade Piraux for more information.


 Our 2023 Forecast Dinner Speakers

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JON CORNISH, CFA

Jon is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer who spent 9 years playing for the Calgary Stampeders. As a running back for the Stamps, Jon was named the Top Canadian Player three years in a row, Most Outstanding Player, Canadian Top Athlete and led Calgary to two Grey Cup Championships.

After the CFL, Jon became a CFA Charterholder and began a career with RBC Dominion Securities. Jon was elected as the Chancellor of the University of Calgary in July 2022 and was recently featured in Avenue Magazine's 40 Under 40.


Read more about Jon Cornish.


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FRANCES HORODELSKI, CFA

Frances has been involved in all facets of capital markets for over 40 years. 25 of which were spent on Bay Street at two major bank owned firms, providing portfolio advice to advisors on everything from asset allocation and strategy to individual stock selection. Frances has made regularly appearances on TV and more recently, became an independent blogger.

Read more about Frances Horodelski.



JIM BIANCO

Jim Bianco is President and Macro Strategist at Bianco Research, L.L.C. Since 1990 Jim’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. Unencumbered by the biases of traditional Wall Street research, Jim has built a decades long reputation for objective, incisive commentary that challenges consensus thinking. 

Jim appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business, and is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Grants Interest Rate Observer, and MarketWatch. 




HEATHER LOOMIS TIGHE

Heather is an Investment Partner at Glynn Capital, a Silicon Valley based technology investment firm which invests across mid-stage Venture, Hybrid and Public Strategies. 

Heather regularly appears in Financial Media across CNBC, Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox. She is quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She regularly speaks on the state of the global economy and ESG related issues.






JOSEPH WANG

Joseph is the Principal of Fedguy.com, an educational site on financial plumbing and monetary policy.

Prior to founding the site, Joseph was a senior trader on the Federal Reserve's Open Markets Desk where he implemented monetary policy and studied the mechanics of the global dollar system. He is the author of Central Banking 101, and his market commentary is featured regularly in the financial press.


 ‭(Hidden)‬ Annual Forecast Dinner

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. 


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The omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to be of great global concern and as a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our 45th Annual Forecast Dinner.

Registration is currently suspended as we work through the changes, those who have already registered for the event have been contacted by email. The health and safety of our guests is our number one priority, and we are optimistic that a later date will allow us an opportunity to gather safely in-person. Updated details and information about the event will be shared at a later date, please stay tuned.

We thank you for your understanding.