Vancouver: US Economic Outlook and China Macro Update 2015

February 12, 2015 all-day
Four Seasons Hotel
791 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4

The Management & Economics Society of CIM, and the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) of Vancouver and PRMIA Vancouver are pleased to present:

Chris Rupkey

Managing Director, Chief Financial Economist
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., New York


Cliff Tan

East Asian Head of Global Markets Research
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Hong Kong


will deliver a presentation on:

US Economic Outlook and China Macro Update 2015


PART 1 – US Economic Outlook 2015

Presented by:

Chris Rupkey
Managing Director, Chief Financial Economist
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., New York

1. General US Economic Outlook in 2015
2. US Housing and Energy Markets
3. The Danger of ‘Too Low’ Interest Rates

PART 2 – China Economic Outlook 2015

Presented by:

Cliff Tan
East Asian Head of Global Markets Research
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Hong Kong

4. China Macro Update 2015
5. Risks of Upside Surprise
6. A Thumbnail Sketch of our CNY Outlook



Speaker: Chris Rupkey

Chief Financial Economist, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Based in New York. Mr. Rupkey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with an A.B. in Economics, and received his M.A. in Economics from Columbia University in New York; in addition, he holds the CFA designation.

Mr. Rupkey spent his early career working for Larry Kudlow at UBS Paine Webber. From 1981 to 1985, he was Chief Economist at Cantor, Fitzgerald. In 1987, Mr. Rupkey joined BTMU and is presently Managing Director and Chief Financial Economist in the Economic Research Group.

Mr. Rupkey is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Reuters, Yahoo and other investor publications. In addition to roles as President of the Money Marketeers of New York University from 2001-2002, a club in New York made up of Wall Street dealers and New York Fed staff, and President of the New York Association for Business Economics in 2009-2010, in September 2013, Mr. Rupkey was awarded the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook Award. This annual award is presented to the NABE Outlook panelist with the most accurate economic forecast for the previous four quarters.

Speaker: Cliff Tan

East Asian Head of Global Markets Research, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd

Based in Hong Kong. Mr. Tan has 25 years of work experience in markets, public sector and academia. Mr. Tan has been voted a top five currency strategist by Asiamoney (including a #1 ranking in 2003 and #3 rankings in the 2013 and 2014 Offshore Renminbi polls). He has also been cited by The Asset magazine.

In government, Mr. Tan was the Greater China economist of the US Federal Reserve Board; and in academia, Mr. Tan has been Visiting Fellow at the Korea Development Institute, Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and Consulting Professor at Stanford University. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California; and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale Universities.

Mr. Tan has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Channel News Asia; and is quoted regularly in Bloomberg, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal among other outlets.


Thursday February 12, 2015

Registration: 11:45am
Lunch: 12:00 – 12:40pm
Speaker: 12:40 – 1:30pm

Four Seasons Hotel

791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC


Registration / Fees

Seats are limited, and no admission without registration.

Cost: PRMIA/CIM-MES Member: $40 / Guests: $50

Documents & Forms: Registration Form for PRMIA/CIM-MES Members (PDF)

Payment: Fax Completed Registration forms to AFP Vancouver at 1-888-593-8166 OR use FAX ME (complete the Registration Form and upload it using FAX ME)


For cancellations, we require THREE days prior notice for payment refund. All payments will continue to be processed for guests who do not show.

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