CPBI Pacific: Assessing the Risks of a Recession

CPBI Pacific: Assessing the Risks of a Recession

April 27, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Investments, Networking Format: In Person

*Registration deadline: April 25th, 2016 12PM PST. Online registration will close on this date.

CPBI Pacific Breakfast Session : Assessing the Risks of a Recession

Session description

- Canada was not in recession in early 2015, and never has been without a U.S. recession
- Indicators of a U.S. recession are rising, namely yield curve flattening and tightening lending standards
- ...but these signals are inconclusive given other macro-economic indicators
- Our base case scenario is that both countries avoid recession, but the risks in Canada are higher...


Ben Homsy is an Associate Portfolio Manager at Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel, specializing in fixed income. Ben joined Leith Wheeler in August 2014, with over 15 years of experience spanning three continents. Prior to joining Leith Wheeler, Ben was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he was responsible for the Institutional FX Sales business for West Coast USA and Western Canada whilst based in San Francisco (2012-2013), and also ran J.P. Morgan’s European currency hedge fund sales whilst based in London (2009-2012). Ben also worked as a currency sales-trader at Goldman Sachs in London (2001-2009), and was formerly at Andersen in their Audit and Business Advisory group in Sydney, Australia.

Ben is a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia (B.Comm, Finance 1997), is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level III candidate.

Ben Homsy Institutional Portfolio Management, Fixed Income

Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.

Register a group of 5 or more and get 20% discount.


  • Breakfast       7:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Presentation   8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Location Four Seasons, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC 

CE Credit: Certificates confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body. You need to sign the attendance sheet at the registration table.

*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.

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Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$40.00 CDN
Associate$40.00 CDN
Student$40.00 CDN
Non Member$60.00 CDN
Member PriceNon Member Price
Table of 6$192.00 CDN$192.00 CDN
Table of 8$256.00 CDN$256.00 CDN
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