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Responsible Investing and Global Economic & Market Outlook

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Please join Advocis Edmonton in welcoming our guest speakers as they discuss the current Global Economic and Market Outlook as well as Responsible Investing.

Presentations have been approved through the Alberta Insurance Council for 2 Life credits and through the Institute for 2 CE Credits.

As a benefit of membership, you are entitled to view this webinar for FREE ($30.00 per ticket for non-members).


8:30 AM – Current Global Economic and Market Outlook

Presenter: Fred Demers - Director, Bmo Multi Asset Investments

Global economic and market outlook: Investment opportunities after the great liquidity tsunami:

  • Fiscal and monetary support will remain a driving force for asset prices for the foreseeable future, is the world turning into Japan?
  • Re-assessing the big secular economic and market trends: post-COVID implications
  • Bracing for an inflation shock: how to position for a bit more inflation
  • Are we heading into a MMT paradigm?
  • Assessing valuation of assets when money is free
  • Oil outlook: how long for demand to be back to pre-COVID level?
  • Canadian economic: will businesses take the growth baton from households?
  • Canadian dollar: is the loonie flying too close to the sun?
  • US politics: Still happy with Biden?
  • Bitcoin: A store of value??

9:30 AM - Power Your Portfolio With Responsible Investment

Presenter: Deborah Deba - Desjardins - Responsible Invesment Specialist

Did you know that 75% of investors are interested in hearing about responsible investment? In 2020, responsible investment (RI) fund assets grew by 55% in Canada – compared to an 11% growth for the overall industry.

Responsible investment specialist Deborah Debas gives you insight on one of the fastest growing segments in the investment market and shows how RI strategies can add value to your book, and to your clients’ portfolios. Right now, only 15% of advisors are having the RI conversation with their clients.

Be the first to talk to your clients about RI and differentiate your practicePresenter: Paul Grunsell


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Fred Demers

Before joining BMO GAM last summer, Fred was Chief Macro Strategist for Canada at TD Securities since 2017. Prior to that, Fred was at Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York where he worked as a global macro Portfolio Manager. Before moving to capital markets in 2008, Fred was a Principal Researcher at the Bank of Canada, building forecasting models for the Canadian economy and commodity prices, and wrote several working papers on the topic. Fred also worked as a quantitative analyst at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec where he managed macro strategies. Fred holds a B.A. in Economics from Concordia University and M.A. in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

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Deborah Debas

Deborah is a responsible investment (RI) specialist at Desjardins Wealth Management. Her primary role is to inform and educate advisors and investors about the various RI strategies and the types of investment products available.

As an RI specialist, Deborah is on top of any current and future industry trends and analyzes the environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges our societies and industries are facing. Proud of Desjardins’s leadership in this field, she is also Desjardins’s RI spokesperson.

CE Requirments:

This webinar has been approved for 2 Life credits and 2 CE Institute approved credits.

  1. Enter your 7-digit Advocis ID on the registration form. No CE will be provided if this is inaccurate. If you have forgotten your Advocis ID, please contact Member Services 1-877-773-6765 or info@advocis.ca
  2. Attend the webinar using the email address entered on your registration form
  • If you do not have an Advocis ID number please reach out to member services at info@advocis.ca to be assigned an ID number in order to receive your CE credits If you would like to be extended the member pricing, please join.

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