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Economic Outlook 2016 featuring Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock, Inc.


Wednesday, February 03, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration & Networking
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast & Program

200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Find out how the region stacks up in comparison to other metropolitan areas and what developing economic issues could impact our business community at the 18th Annual Economic Outlook conference, presented in partnership with Firstrust Bank.

During the program the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will present the region's economic survey results, compiled from responses by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s membership. Keynote speaker Russ Koesterich, will discuss the state of the global economy and markets in 2016, and a panel of regional business leaders will spotlight the key economic trends that will shape our region.

Keynote Speaker:
Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock, Inc.

Economic Survey Presenter:
Elif Sen, Senior Economic Analyst, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Chris Cera, CEO, Arcweb Technologies
Andrea Gilbert, President, Bryn Mawr Hospital
Jerry Sweeney, President, CEO, and Trustee, Brandywine Realty Trust
The Honorable Branko Terzic, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group LLC & Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council

Tim Abell, President, Firstrust Bank

About the Featured Speaker:

Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock, Inc.
Russ Koesterich is Chairman of the Investment Committee for Blackrock’s Model Portfolio Solutions business, and is a founding member of the Blackrock Investment Institute, delivering BlackRock's insights on global investment issues. During his 20+ year career as an investment researcher and strategist, Russ has served as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for scientific active equities and as senior portfolio manager in the US Market Neutral Group at BlackRock. Mr. Koesterich is a frequent contributor to financial news media and can regularly be seen on CNBC, Fox Business News, CBS, CNN and Bloomberg TV. He is the author of two books, including his most recent The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble, which details how to position portfolios for the impact of the growing U.S. deficit. Russ is also regularly quoted in print media including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,, and MarketWatch.

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