Speaker Profiles

Avery Shenfeld

Avery Shenfeld

Chief Economist and Managing Director

CIBC Capital 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 six time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch award for most accurate US forecaster, and is the top ranked economist in Canada among institutional equity 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.

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