Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reception - 5:00 pm
Dinner & Program  - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government St
Victoria, BC V8W 1W5

Driving Directions 

Parking Instructions:

Underground parking is owned & operated by Robbins parking and can be accessed from the hotels driveway off of Government Street or adjacent to the bus terminal off of Douglas St. The rate is $1.50/half hour, up to a maximum of $16/day. A ticket is acquired upon entry, and payment is made via an attendant on departure. 




Fairmont Empress Guest Rooms:

Offers 15% off our best available rate with regular deposit and cancellation terms or 20% off our best available rate for a fully prepaid non refundable room.

You can book via email at 
 emp.reservations@fairmont.com and quote the CFA Dinner, or you can contact Kristy or Nicole Gasko directly at (250) 995-3668 with reservation requests




Event Details
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Cocktail Reception in the Palm Court

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Dinner Service
President's Address
2014 Best Forecaster Award 

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Forecasters' Predictions for 2015 

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Audience Questions, followed by Closing Remarks

9:00 pm - onwards
Cactus Club Café, 1125 Douglas Street

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Lydia Mohoric
CFA Victoria

CFA Society Victoria
7th Annual CFA Forecast Dinner
Wednesday, January 28 2015 

Join us for the 7th Annual CFA Forecast Dinner on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. As in past years, the Forecast Dinner will be an evening of entertaining and insightful discussion as our forecasters share their thoughts on the economic factors that influence and shape the Canadian and global financial markets for 2015 and beyond.

Brian J. Scott, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst,
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

Brian J. Scott, CFA, is a senior investment analyst in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. He is a member of the group responsible for capital markets research, the asset allocations used in Vanguard’s fund-of-fund solutions, such as Target Retirement Funds, as well as maintaining and enhancing the investment methodology used for advice-based relationships with high-net-worth and institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Scott served as a senior investment analyst in Vanguard Portfolio Review Department, where he was responsible for engaging with the institutional and advisory clients of Vanguard funds and contributed to the oversight of the managers of the funds. Mr. Scott has more than 16 years of experience in the investment management industry and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® certification. Mr. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and an M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Kurt Reiman, 
Director, Global Investment Strategist

Kurt Reiman, Director, is a Global Investment Strategist for BlackRock where his responsibilities include relating the Investment Strategy Team's research and investment views to key institutional and financial advisor clients and offering perspective on all asset classes - including equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-sector approaches to investing.

Mr. Reiman joined the firm in 2013 with over 15 years of experience in investment research and strategy. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was the Head of Thematic Research at UBS Wealth Management in Zurich and New York. Mr. Reiman also held analyst positions at Reuters and the G7 Group.

Mr. Reiman earned a BS degree in business and economics from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and his MS degree in international relations with a concentration in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Andrew McCreath, CFA
President & CEO
Forge First Asset Management

Andrew McCreath has over 20 years in the investment business with seven as a sell-side analyst and 14 as a portfolio manager. This means he can provide valuable insight and perspective into the business world to BNN viewers, as he does on WEEKLY WITH ANDREW MCCREATH.

Mr. McCreath helped start, build and sell two investment management businesses. First, in December of 1997 he was a founding shareholder of Synergy Mutual Funds and in 2004 he was the founding shareholder of Waterfall Investments, selling it to Sentry Investment in 2008. At Sentry, McCreath managed the Diversified Total Return mutual fund, winner of 2010 Lipper Award (Canadian focused equity category), and the Sentry Market Neutral Hedge Fund, winner of the 2010 Morningstar Canadian Investment Award for Best Relative Value Hedge Fund. During the Fall of 2012, McCreath launched another asset management (or investment management) company, Forge First Asset Management. McCreath has a BBA in Finance, an MBA in Economics from York University and he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


Anthony Gage, CFA

Mr. Gage is the Head of the Management Committee of JEA Pension System Solutions, Chairman of the University of Victoria Properties Investments Inc. and Chair of the Investment Committee for PSP Investments. He has also served as Chairman of Sky Investment Counsel. Tony is the former Chair of the Board of Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management (PH&N) one of Canada's largest investment management firms. His experience at PH&N spanned over 20 years including being President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an accredited Chartered Director (McMaster University).

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