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13th Annual Forecast Dinner

January 17, 2017
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ritz Carlton Denver Hotel

About David Rosenberg

Chief Economist & Strategist at Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
David Rosenberg is the Company’s Chief Economist & Strategist with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Mr. Rosenberg received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in the spring of 2009, Mr. Rosenberg was Chief North American Economist at Merrill Lynch in New York for seven years, during which he was consistently ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star analyst rankings. Prior thereto, he was Chief Economist and Strategist for Merrill Lynch Canada, based out of Toronto.  David is also the author of Breakfast with Dave, a daily distillation of his economic and financial market insights.

About Ashwin Alankar, Ph.D.

Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management | Portfolio Manager
Ashwin Alankar is Global Head of Asset Allocation & Risk Management for Janus Capital Group. In this role he is responsible for leading and advising on risk management issues across the platform and defines short- and long-term approaches to asset allocation. He also co-manages the Janus Adaptive Allocation strategies. Prior to joining Janus in August 2014, Mr. Alankar served from 2010 to 2014 as co-chief investment officer of AllianceBernstein's tail risk parity and senior hedge fund portfolio manager of the firm's multi-asset class market neutral systematic hedge fund. Prior to that, he was a partner and capital allocation committee member for Platinum Grove Asset Management from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Alankar's experience also includes serving as a consultant in the financial litigation division of the Law and Economics Consulting Group from 2001 – 2002.

Mr. Alankar holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and mathematics and a master of science degree in chemical engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a Ph.D. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Mr. Alankar has 15 years of financial industry experience.


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Past Speakers

2016 - James Grant Grant's Interest Rate Observer

2015 -  Robert Luck, Jr., CFA, CPA CFA Institute & Russ Koesterich, CFA BlackRock

2014 - Tom Robinson, PhD, CFA Desmond & Zwerner & A. Gary Shilling, PhD A. Gary Shilling & Co

2013 - John Rogers, CFA CFA Institute, Richard Wobbekind, PhD CU-Boulder & James Paulsen, PhD Wells Capital Mgmt

2012 - Tony Crescenzi PIMCO & Dr. Jerry Webman Oppenheimer Funds

2011 -  Thomas Hoenig Federal Reserve - Kansas City

2010 -  Jeremy Siegel WisdomTree

2009 - Burton Malkiel Princeton University & Jeff Macke Macke Asset Mgmt

2008 -  Mary Ann Bartels Merrill Lynch, Donald Rissmiller Stategas Research Partners & Vitaliy Katsnelson, CFA Investment Management Associates

2007-  Mary Ann Bartels Merrill Lynch, Mark Freeman, CFA Westwood Holdings Group, Jason DeSena Trennert Strategas Research Partners & David Wyss, PhD S&P

2006 - Tim Hayes, CMT Ned Davis Research , Subodh Kumar CIBC World Markets, Chuck Hill Veritas et Lux, Justin Drew S&P & Vinny Catalano, CFA Stratagas Research Partners