What the heck happened? A mid-year review of the economy and capital markets after the Trump effect

June 14, 2017 7:45 AM to 9:30 AMCasino Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

What the Heck Happened?   
A mid-year review of the economy and capital markets after the Trump effect

“There are numerous key economic indicators screaming SELL.”  “We have a looming currency crisis.”  “Investors are on the Titanic”.  “U.S. stocks are now about 80% overvalued.”   

These were a few of the quotes from global economists as we moved into 2017 and were poised to welcome a new administration in the US.  As we now know, the fears of a global meltdown seem to have been overplayed.  In fact, the markets and consumer confidence both jumped in the first part of the year.   

Join us as Sébastien looks back at some of the headlines, and presents an overview of the current economic background and the markets.  With the Trump administration now settled in, what will be the impact of the Trump administration on Canada and the world over the next few years?

Sébastien will provide an outlook on how to navigate through the evolving economic landscape. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Casino Nova Scotia
Compass Room


Breakfast & Networking:
 7:45am – 8:30am
Presentation: 8:30am - 9:30am

Registration Fees  

CPBI Member$35.00
CPBI Non-member$60.00
CPBI Member - Table of 6$210.00
CPBI Non-member - Table of 6       $360.00


Sébastien Mc Mahon
Senior Economist 
Industrial Alliance Financial Group

After having amassed a wealth of experience over 12 years in the public and private sectors, Sébastien Mc Mahon joined iA Financial Group’s economic team in January 2013.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mc Mahon has held various positions in several prominent financial institutions, notably at Quebec’s Ministry of Finance and at Autorité des marchés financiers, Quebec’s regulator to the province’s financial markets.

In addition to his role as senior economist at iA Financial Group, Mr. Mc Mahon is also a member of the firm’s asset allocation committee and acts as a portfolio manager to the diversified funds, with assets exceeding $5 billion.

Mr. Mc Mahon holds a Master’s degree as well as doctoral studies in Economics, is a CFA charter holder and is deeply involved in Quebec’s financial scene as a member of the board for Quebec’s association of economists and other local financial organizations.

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