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Economic Outlook and Financial Strategy Speaker Series
May 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Join us in person on Wednesday, May 24, at the National Club and hear from our guest speaker, Douglas Porter, CFA, Chief Economist and Managing Director of Economics for BMO Financial Group.
Douglas Porter has over 30 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 a team that has won numerous forecasting awards. His team recently took the #1 spot in the StarMine Awards for Most Accurate Forecasters for Canada in 2022. Also, Douglas led the team to a #2 ranking for Top U.S. Forecaster among 53 global firms in the 2022 Focus Economics Survey.
Douglas’ career began at the Bank of Canada; before joining BMO, he held the positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions.
As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.
He has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008. He serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund.
Douglas Porter, CFA, earned a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Where: The National Club, 303 Bay St
When: May 24, 2023
Time: 12:15 PM