Economic Outlook 2017: Presented by CPA Ontario & the Economic Club of Canada7:30am-9:30am | Fairmont Royal York (Canadian Ballroom) - 100 Front Street West, Toronto
Join us as the panel of Chief Economists share their predictions for 2017.
Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director & Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets
Craig Wright, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, RBC Royal Bank
Derek Burleton, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Group
Douglas Porter, Managing Director & Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Frances Horodelski, Markets Expert, Former BNN Anchor
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Managing Director & Chief Economist
CIBC World Markets
Avery Shenfeld is Managing Director and Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. He has been with CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on economic developments and their implications for financial markets.
Mr. Shenfeld is a four-time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch forecasting award and has received awards for forecast accuracy on the U.S. and Canadian economies by Bloomberg Markets. He has also been consistently ranked as one of the top Canadian economists by institutional investors.
Mr. Shenfeld’s prior background includes experience in management consulting. He was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has addressed numerous business groups and has been quoted in the media in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.
Mr. Shenfeld holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
RBC Royal Bank
As chief economist, Craig leads a team of economists providing economic, fixed income and foreign exchange research to RBC clients. Craig is a regular contributor to a number of RBC publications and is a key player in delivering economic analysis to clients and the media through the Economic Department’s regular economic briefings.
A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto, Craig was appointed Chief Economist in 2001 having joined RBC in 1994 after working at another financial institution for seven years. Craig is a participant in a number of the key RBC internal committees and is a member of the CD Howe Monetary Policy Council, Wilfrid Laurier School of Business and Economic Dean’s Advisory Council and the British Columbia Economic Forecast Council.
Craig and his wife Susan live in Toronto with their three children Emily, Bradley and Jacob.
Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist
TD Bank Group
Derek is Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist for TD Bank Group. In his role, he leads a team of economists that provides leading analysis on the U.S., Canadian and global economies and financial markets. Each year, he travels extensively across Canada, speaking at more than 75 events on economic and financial developments. As a respected commentator, Derek has been quoted by many media outlets – including the London Financial Times and the Economist. He also is frequently interviewed on the radio and television.
Derek maintains a strong interest in public policy issues, and has written substantive reports on health care sustainability, education and immigration reform. He participates in a number of advisory and steering committees both internal and external to TD Bank Group and currently serves on the Queen’s University Council and the Board of the Toronto Association of Business Economists (TABE).
Derek Burleton received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Derek has more than 15 years of experience as an economist in the financial industry.
Managing Director and Chief Economist
BMO Financial Group
Douglas Porter has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that has won numerous awards including Best Forecaster for Canada by Focus Economics in 2016, top Canadian forecaster by Bloomberg and the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy.
As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.
Before joining BMO, Mr. Porter held the positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.
Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.
Mr. Porter, CFA, earned a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Former BNN Anchor
Frances Horodelski has had extensive experience in the capital markets with over 25 years in a variety of increasingly senior positions at two of Canada’s major investment dealers – RBC Dominion Securities and ScotiaMcLeod. These experiences crossed various aspects of the investment world including derivative analysis (preferred shares, warrants), equity analysis, portfolio strategy, investment banking and managing the portfolio advisory groups at both firms. She holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She was one of only a handful of women to sit on the board of directors at RBC Dominion Securities in the 1990s. She later adapted her investment knowledge into a second career as journalist/anchor for the top-rated TV show on BNN “Business Day AM” as well as authoring daily the morning note, one of the most popular pieces of market commentary in the country.
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
Jean-François Perrault joined Scotiabank on December 31, 2015 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. He manages a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines, providing Scotiabank's senior executives, partners and customers from retail to capital markets with economic perspectives, insights and forecasts.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His educational background includes Master's and Bachelor's Degrees in Economics from the University of Ottawa.