What's in store for 2014 for the global, national, and local economies? Is Neel going to run for Governor for the State of California? Come join us to find out!
Heidi Richardson, BlackRock
Hosted lunch and presentation
CFA Society Sacramento is again partnering with California State University, Sacramento for the 10th edition of the Sacramento Business Review - Economic Forecast. The 2014 luncheon event on the California State University, Sacramento campus is the most comprehensive, precise, and intellectually sophisticated analysis of the regional economy. For more than five years, the Sacramento Business Review team has accurately forecasted the economic and business climate and has provided thoughtful predictions. With 13 of Sacramento's very best financial analysts and researchers combining their skills and talent, the Sacramento Business Review - Economic Forecast has become the most credible source of independent thinking, insights, and research not found elsewhere in the region. CFASS members can attend the event for FREE!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - NEEL KASHKARI
Neel Kashkari is an experienced, pragmatic leader who has successfully worked with Republicans and Democrats to tackle the most serious economic challenge America has faced in nearly a century.
A first-generation American whose parents emigrated from India 50 years ago, Neel grew up in a middle-class household outside of Akron, Ohio. After earning bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering at the University of Illinois, Neel moved to California in 1997 to work as a design engineer at TRW in Redondo Beach. He later earned his master's of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and returned to California to help Silicon Valley entrepreneurs raise capital to grow their companies and create jobs.
Neel was appointed to the Department of Treasury in 2006 by President George W. Bush. When the financial crisis erupted, he worked to bring together Republican and Democratic lawmakers to write and pass landmark legislation to prevent widespread economic collapse. The program he implemented not only has recouped all the money spent, but also has made an $11 billion profit for taxpayers to date.
Neel returned to California in 2009 to work for PIMCO, a firm that helps teachers, firefighters, and other public employees save for their retirement. He left the firm in January 2013 to explore returning to public service. He currently resides in Orange County with his two Newfoundland dogs, Winslow and Newsome.