2017 Economic Update

January 26, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
Cancellation Policy

2017 Economic Update   

Please join us on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel, 133 – 9 Ave. SW Calgary.

This session will be presented by Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist, RBC Global Asset Management Inc. 

Eric will provide a tour of the key themes and risks affecting the global economy including:
• The rise of populism and the decline of globalization
• Why the world remains mired in slow economic growth
• The prospect of rising inflation despite sluggish growth

Eric will also discuss:
• Whether interest rates can remain this low 
• The likelihood of rejuvenated fiscal policy
• Investing and operating in a low interest rate world
• China’s challenges and opportunities
• The aftermath of the global oil shock
• Canada’s wobbling housing market





Eric Lascelles  
Chief Economist, RBC Global Asset Management Inc. 

Eric is the Chief Economist for RBC Global Asset Management Inc. (RBC GAM), Canada’s largest asset manager. He maintains the firm’s global economic forecast and advises its portfolio managers on key themes and risks. Eric is also a member of the RBC Investment Strategy Committee (RISC), which is responsible for the firm’s global asset mix recommendations.

Eric makes regular presentations both within and outside of RBC GAM. He is also a frequent media commentator on global economic and financial trends, appearing regularly on CNBC, BNN and other networks. Eric’s written editorials have appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.
Prior to joining RBC GAM, Eric spent close to a decade at another large financial institution. Before this, he was a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada. He is as member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Business Cycle Council, the group that dates recessions and other economic turning points in Canada. He is also an elected member of the Queen’s University Council. 
Eric holds a graduate degree in Economics from Queen's University as well as a Bachelor of Economics from Princeton University.

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Thursday January 26, 2017 
11:30 am to Noon - Registration and Buffet Lunch              
Noon to 1:30 pm - Presentation and Questions



Fairmont Palliser Hotel              
133 9th Avenue SW              
Alberta Room

Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 65              
Future Members: $ 95              
Table of 8: $ 640           
GST #106865330 RT0007


Krista Esau              
Phone: (587) 435-2724