CFAP Hosts 14th Annual Forecast Dinner
All roads led to the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel on January 11, 2018 as the CFA Society
Philadelphia held the 14th edition of its Forecast Dinner. This annual occasion
witnessed an impressive turnout as the best Finance minds in the area converged
at this event, not just to network over dinner, but also to rub minds on the
prospects that the investment landscape holds for 2018.
The evening commenced with the networking cocktail, which helped
to ease the day’s tension while setting the mood for what the evening had to
offer. This was soon followed by the multiple course dinner with 'diversified'
offerings as is expecting of a gathering of investment professionals. With the
dinner portion of the night successfully settled, Jeremy Tennenbaum, CFA, CFAP
president set the ball rolling for the forecasting portion of the evening. He courteously
welcome all present before handing the reins over to CNBC's ace broadcaster,
Bob Pisani, to moderate the panel discussion.
All who had attended previous editions of the Forecast Dinner attest
to the fact that CFAP strives to bring together erudite panelists who have
earned their stripes in the industry, and as such deliver great value to the
attendees. This year's panelist was no different, with specializations across
the investment spectrum. First on the panel was John Leonard, CFA, Head of Equities at Macquarie Group, followed by Henry "Hank" Smith, Director and Co-CIO at Haverford Trust Company and finally John Hollyer, CFA, Principal and Global Head of Fixed Income at Vanguard. The
topics touched on range from the record highs in the stock market (and if a
correction was imminent), the impact of tax reform, the rise of
cryptocurrencies and global economic tides, with all concluding that the run of
the current bull market not being over just yet.
Not only was the Forecast
dinner a success, it highlights the calibre of events CFAP has
billed for 2018. You may visit the events page on our website to view and register
for upcoming events.