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Wednesday January 21, 2015


Cocktails 5:00 PM
Dinner & Program - 6:00 to 9:00 PM 




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Shaw Conference Centre, Hall D
9797 Jasper Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

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Edmonton CFA Society


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 Shaw Conference Centre

Join your friends and colleagues as we reflect on the past year and forecast the New Year.

Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM
Dinner & Program 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Forecast Speakers

Ed Devlin
Managing director,
Generalist portfolio manager, and
Head of Canadian Portfolio Management,

Mr. Devlin is a managing director, a generalist portfolio manager and head of Canadian portfolio management. In this multi-faceted role, he is responsible for developing PIMCO’s Canadian economic outlook and portfolio strategies. He is quoted often as an authority on the Canadian fixed income market and liability-driven investing by leading publications, including the National Post, Globe & Mail, and The New York Times. Mr. Devlin is also a frequent participant on the Business News Network and speaks extensively at CFA conferences and other events. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he worked in London, Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong and New York in progressively more senior fixed income positions at Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he was the gold medal recipient. He also holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

Douglas Porter, CFA
Chief Economist and Managing Director

Douglas Porter has over 25 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 won the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy, and was named by Bloomberg as top Canadian forecaster.

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 also serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Pension Fund Society and Western’s Endowment Fund.

Mr. Porter has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1995 and earned a masters degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.


Master of Ceremonies

Ryan Jespersen

Ryan Jespersen has worked as a television and radio broadcaster in Edmonton for close to a decade. Outside of the studio, he's contributed his efforts to Edmonton’s NextGen committee, Movember Edmonton, artsScene Edmonton and the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters Advisory Council. In 2009, Ryan was named to Avenue magazine’s inaugural list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40. Ryan is a big fan of Edmonton’s festivals and an ardent supporter of multiple charities including the Special Olympics, World Vision, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Read-In Week and The CAWS. You can follow him on Twitter @ryanjespersen. 


Please register for the Forecast Dinner using the online registration buttons below. Please note that we have separate registration buttons for tables and single ticket sales. To add additional tables, please use the "Purchase Additional Tables" section for each table beyond the first one ordered.

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, January 14!

Table of 10 - $1400         
Individual Tickets - $140

 All prices subject 5% GST




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