Focus Asset Management and PEO are excited to have Stefane Marion, Chief Economist at the National Bank, join us on September 26th to discuss the economic trends and potential financial implications we may face in the coming months. Stefane and his team are recognized as one of the top Canadian forecasters and has won recognition for the accuracy of their projections.
Expect to walk away with the following:
1) A deeper appreciation and understanding of the Canadian and North American economies – the challenges and opportunities ahead of us;
2) A macro perspective that will assist you with the timing of your capital expenditures and investments in the latter part of 2019 and 2020; and
3) The impact of the trade war between the US and China. How will the tariffs impact the consumer and ultimately our businesses.
Stéfane Marion is Chief Economist and Strategist for National Bank of Canada and National Bank Financial, a position he has held since November 2008. In 2018, Mr. Marion was ranked the leading economist in Canada according to Brendan Wood International.
In 2012, the C.D. Howe Institute appointed Mr. Marion to its Monetary Policy Council and to the newly established Business Cycle Council. He also sits on National Bank Pension Committee.
Mr. Marion joined NBF’s Economics Group in 1999.
Previously, Mr. Marion worked for several years in the federal departments of Finance and Industry in Ottawa, where, in addition to economic analysis and forecasting, he also worked on microeconomic policy impact studies. In particular, he participated in the development of forecasting models and the analysis of the FTA and NAFTA free-trade agreements with the United States and Mexico.
Mr. Marion holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal.