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[Webcast] 2021 Economic Outlook

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​2021 Economic Outlook
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Thursday, February 18, 2021| 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

These are indeed interesting times - a global pandemic, unprecedented monetary and fiscal response, uncertainty at home and abroad and a new administration. Join CFAW as we explore what economic trends might be in store for the US and global economies in 2021 as we try to end the Covid-19 pandemic and get back to some type of normal activity.

Our expert Economic panel will address timely topics such as Interest rates, Levels of Inflation, Projections of Economic Growth, Employment Levels and other key measures of Economic Activity that will impact the direction of the economy and likely impact investment decisions for both the short-term (next 12 months) and relevant long-term (next 2-5 years). The discussion will include the relationship between the economy and the markets as well as the drivers to our panelists' own forecasts. 

This 90-minute webcast includes a panel discussion followed by interactive breakout zoom discussions on the information presented.

Be sure to join us for this event that will help organize your expectations for the year!

Learning Objectives: 
  • Ability to compare and contrast different Economic Outlooks, the probability and risks to their outcomes and their possible impact on various investment strategies. 
  • Exposure to well respected economists that may express opinions different than your own. 
Who Should Attend?
  • RIAs, Portfolio Managers and anyone directly involved in the Investment decision making process. 
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Executive Director,
IHS Markit

Mr. Ablett leads the IHS Markit team in charge of scenario design and new macroeconomic and sectoral economic models. As part of this work, he helps develop customized macroeconomic scenarios for due diligence, regulatory stress tests, impact analysis, and strategic planning purposes. He leads the team that implements these scenarios, operates the IHS Markit proprietary macroeconomic model, and designs new models for additional client purposes.

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Josh Hirt, CFA
Manager, Economist Investment Management Group,
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

Josh Hirt, CFA, is an economist in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. He has coauthored research on topics including the global economy, capital markets, and portfolio construction. He helps develop Vanguard's economic and market outlook with a focus on U.S. growth components. Previously, Mr. Hirt was an analyst in Vanguard Fixed Income Group with the Municipal Bond desk, responsible for analysis related to the municipal bond market and risk positioning for Vanguard’s national and state-specific municipal bond funds. Mr. Hirt earned a B.A. from Liberty University and is a CFA® charterholder.

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Marvin Loh
Global Market Strategist
State Street Global Markets

Marvin Loh is a senior global market strategist within the multi-asset research team at State Street Global Markets. Marvin monitors market developments and formulates their impact on a wide range of asset classes utilizing State Street’s unique proprietary flow and asset allocation indicators. Marvin joined State Street in in 2018 and focuses on the foreign exchange, rates and credit markets. His prior experience has included research roles in the FX, rates, IG, HY and equity markets. He received his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business. He is a frequent commentator in the financial press and has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV business programs.

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Deputy Chief Economist
First Trust

Bob is Deputy Chief Economist. He is responsible for forecasting and analyzing economic indicators as well as writing economic commentaries.
Prior to joining First Trust, Bob was Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. While there, Bob was responsible for briefing the Secretary of the Treasury on U.S. macroeconomic developments and formulating policy proposals. Day to day, he was responsible for leading a team of twenty economists conducting in-depth economic analysis and research.

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Senior Financial Officer, World Bank Group 
Programs and Education Committee Co-Chair, CFA Society Washington, DC

Mr. Cohen has over 25 years of direct experience working with all aspects of Asset Management including portfolio management, credit risk, operations risk, valuation, accounting, reporting and internal controls.   Currently at the World Bank Group, Mr. Cohen serves as the Team Lead for Liquid Investments Accounting, Reporting, and Independent Price Verification Team that is responsible for the daily controls, monthly and quarterly Financial Reporting for the Liquid Investments of IBRD, IDA, MIGA and Trust Funds which total approximately $135 Billion.

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We encourage members of other CFA Societies to attend this event at the CFAW Member Rate. Please contact with any questions. 
Discounts/Refund Policy
Group Discount:
Organizations are eligible for a 10% discount when registering three or more people for an event. You may register multiple people, by selecting the Add Person button, after registering the first attendee. All registrations must be processed at the same as the 10% discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Cancellations and Refund Requests
  • Cancelations must be made in writing and emailed to on or before 5 business days prior to the event
  • No refunds will be processed after 5 pm ET, 5 business days prior to the event.
  • A $25 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations.
  • Refunds will not be issued for no shows.

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