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The 2020 Macroeconomic Outlook - Risks and Opportunities​

Wednesday, January 15th 2020
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Toronto, ON

The 2020 Macroeconomic Outlook - Risks and Opportunities
Over breakfast, Frances Donald, Global Chief Economist and Head of Macroeconomic Strategy at Manulife Investment Management, will share an engaging outlook for the global macroeconomy in 2020 and the risks and opportunities it will create in financial markets. Layered into her presentation will be some surprising, relevant and interesting ties into diversity and the role of women in today's economy. If you think economists are a bit dry - you haven't seen Frances present. 

Note: This event is for professional men and women, WCM members and non-members. Men and mentees are encouraged to join.

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Presentation
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Networking

Frances Donald

Managing Director, Global Chief Economist and Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Manulife Investment Management

Frances Donald is Managing Director, Global Chief Economist & Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy for Manulife Investment Management. In her role, Frances forecasts global macroeconomic and financial trends, analyzes the economy and capital markets for potential opportunities and risks, and serves as a thought leader both within the firm and externally. As a senior member of the asset allocation team, she coordinates global macro research, assists in the team’s return forecasts, and contributes to portfolio positioning views. Prior to joining Manulife, Frances worked as a financial economist for Scotiabank in Toronto, and before that as a global macro analyst for Pavilion Global Markets in Montreal. Earlier in her career, she held various positions at Deloitte, Roubini Global Economics, and Bank of Canada. Frances earned a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Economics from New York University. She’s a frequent public speaker and regularly appears in international media, including Bloomberg and CNBC.

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