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13th Annual Forecast Dinner
January 17, 2017
5:30 - 9:00 PM
Ritz Carlton Denver Hotel
Thank you for another succ​essful year!

 ‭(Hidden)‬ About the Forecast Dinner

Please join CFA Society Colorado as we celebrate our 13th Annual Forecast Dinner on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Society's premier event of the year is expected to bring together over 400 leading investment professionals and key decision makers from throughout Colorado. This influential forum provides great insights every year and always generates interesting conversations on our economy and financial markets.​ 
​Th​is year, we are pleased to announce David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., will deliver the evening's keynote address.  Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D, Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management at Janus Capital Group, will start off the evening discussing the use of options markets to forecast tail risk events.
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 About David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg_headshot_HR-2 small.jpgChief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
David Rosenberg is the Company’s Chief Economist & Strategist with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Mr. Rosenberg received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in the spring of 2009, Mr. Rosenberg was Chief North American Economist at Merrill Lynch in New York for seven years, during which he was consistently ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star analyst rankings. Prior thereto, he was Chief Economist and Strategist for Merrill Lynch Canada, based out of Toronto.  David is also the author of Breakfast with Dave, a daily distillation of his economic and financial market insights.​

 About Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

Ash headshot small.jpgGlobal Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management | Portfolio Manager
Ashwin Alankar is Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management for Janus Capital Group. In this role he is responsible for leading and advising on risk management issues across the platform and defines short- and long-term approaches to asset allocation. He also co-manages the Janus Adaptive Allocation strategies. Prior to joining Janus in August 2014, Mr. Alankar served from 2010 to 2014 as co-chief investment officer of AllianceBernstein's tail risk parity and senior hedge fund portfolio manager of the firm's multi-asset class market neutral systematic hedge fund. Prior to that, he was a partner and capital allocation committee member for Platinum Grove Asset Management from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Alankar's experience also includes serving as a consultant in the financial litigation division of the Law and Economics Consulting Group from 2001 – 2002.

Mr. Alankar holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and mathematics and a master of science degree in chemical engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mr. Alankar has 15 years of financial industry experience.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Location and Times

1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

5:30 pm - Cocktail Hour
6:45 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Presentation

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 Past Speakers

2016​James Grant​Grant's Interest Rate Observer®
2015 Robert Luck, Jr., CFA, CPA CFA Institute
Russ Koesterich​​, CFA BlackRock
2014 Tom Robinson, PhD, CFA Desmond & Zwerner
A. Gary Shilling, PhD A. Gary Shilling & Co
2013 John Rogers, CFA CFA Institute
Richard Wobbekind, PhD CU-Boulder
James Paulsen, PhD Wells Capital Mgmt
2012 Tony Crescenzi PIMCO
Dr. Jerry Webman Oppenheimer Funds
2011 Thomas Hoenig Federal Reserve - Kansas City
2010 Jeremy Siegel Wisdom​Tree
2009 Burton Malkiel Princeton University
Jeff Macke Macke Asset Mgmt
2008 Mary Ann Bartels Merrill Lynch
Donald Rissmiller Stategas Research Partners
Vitaliy Katsnelson, CFA Investment Management Associates
2007 Mary Ann Bartels Merrill Lynch
Mark Freeman, CFA Westwood Holdings Group
Jason DeSena Trennert Strategas Research Partners
David Wyss, PhD S&P
2006 Tim Hayes, CMT Ned Davis Research
Subodh Kumar CIBC World Markets
Chuck Hill Veritas et Lux
Justin Drew S&P
Vinny Catalano, CFA Stratagas Research Partners​