New York City, Grand Hyatt | 26-27 September


2018 Speakers

Dawn Desjardins

Vice President, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC.

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Meet Our Strategists

Senior Vice President, Geopolitical Strategy

“China cannot afford a low growth rate.”

Senior Vice President, Energy and Commodities Strategy

“We expect geopolitical risk to increase and feed into the oil market.”

Senior Vice President, European Investment Strategy

“Group think occurs when everyone becomes short term.”

Senior Vice President, Global Asset Allocation

“Earnings are growing, but there are other risks ahead.”

2019 Conference

Credit and Market Cycles: What’s Next?

This year we are thrilled to host you at our 40th Annual BCA Investment Conference in New York City. On September 26th and 27th, we’ll bring together some of the top thinkers from the financial, economic and political worlds. Join us to uncover new investment opportunities, gain insights to shape your conviction and connect with hundreds of your peers from across the globe. See you in New York!

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • William Dudley: Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Richard Koo: Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute
  • Jens Nordvig: Founder & CEO, Exante Data
  • Raghuram Rajan: Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Michael Pillsbury: Director, Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute
  • Stephanie Kelton: Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
  • Albert Gallo: Partner and Head of Global Macro Strategies, Algebris



Day 1

Sunday 23 September 
6.00 - 9:00 PM
Evening Reception

Hockey Hall of Fame: an opportunity to spend time with our top strategists and to discuss your investment challenges, in one of Toronto's most vibrant locations. 

Day 2

Monday 24 September 
7.30 - 8.50 AM
8.50 - 9.00 AM

Martin Barnes: Conference Chair

9:00 - 10:15 AM
Conversation with Janet L. Yellen

Janet L. Yellen: Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2014-2018)

10:15 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 12:05 PM
Macro Forces Shaping Markets

Stephen King: Senior Economic Advisor, HSBC
Julia Coronado: President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

12:15 - 2:00 PM
Lunch Keynote: The Fall Elections and Their Investment Implications

Greg Valliere: Chief Global Strategist, Horizon Investments, Inc

2:00 - 3:00 PM
China: How worried should we be?

Elizabeth Economy: C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Leland  R. Miller: Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Mark Mobius: Partner, Mobius Capital Partners

Arthur Budaghyan: Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets Strategy and Frontier Markets Strategy


4:00 - 5:00 PM
The Outlook for Resource Prices

David Rolley: Portfolio Manager and Co-Head of Global Fixed Income, Loomis Sayles

Robert Ryan: Senior Vice President, Commodity & Energy Strategy

5:00 - 6:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Dinner Keynote

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper​: Canadian Prime Minister, 2006-2015

Day 3

Tuesday 25 September 
7.30 - 8:30 AM
8.30 - 9:00 AM
BCA's top investment ideas

Peter Berezin: Senior Vice President,  Global Investment Strategy

Dhaval Joshi: Senior Vice President, European Investment Strategy

Doug Peta: Senior Vice President, U.S. Investment Strategy & Global ETF Strategy

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Rising Inequality: The Dire lessons of History

Dr. Walter Scheidel: Professor, Department of Classics, Stanford University

10:00 - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break


10:30 - 11:15 AM
Geopolitical Outlook: Risks And Opportunities

Marko Papic: Senior Vice President, Geopolitical Strategy

11:15 - 12:15 PM
Financial Bubbles: Status And Future

Dr. Didier Sornette: Professor on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

12:15 - 2:00 PM
Lunch Keynote

Gillian Tett: U.S. Managing Editor, FT

2:05 - 3:10 PM
Canada - Eh?

Hilliard MacBeth: Director, Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager, Richardson GMP Limited

Dawn Desjardins: Vice President, Deputy Chief Economist, RBC

3:10 - 4:15 PM
Investment Strategy: Risks and Opportunities

Norman Villamin: Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Private Banking, Union Bancaire Privée

Erin Browne: Managing Director and Head of Asset Allocation, UBS Asset Management

Peter Berezin: Senior Vice President, Global Investment Strategy

4:15 - 5:00 PM
BCA Closing Panel

BCA Research Strategists

Why Attend?

One of our delegates put it simply, “It’s the best conference out there.” Our annual investment conference is an unrivaled opportunity to shape your investment conviction, develop your thinking and connect with colleagues from around the world.

Shape Your Conviction

You'll learn global investment strategies from the experts. We select speakers with wide-ranging perspectives who can share specialist insight and keep you engaged. Their outlooks reflect years of investment experience and knowledge gained in complex situations and challenging markets. We’re confident you'll leave the conference with new tools to forge your own thoughts on all your most important investment decisions.

Develop Your Thinking

The entire conference is backed by us, the world’s foremost independent investment research firm. Our own strategists and leading investment experts from across the globe will offer you new ideas, unexpected insights and detailed research. The conference delivers an unbeatable combination of analysis and views that will help you develop a winning investment strategy. 

CFA Institute members that attend the Annual BCA Conference can claim 13 CE credits for the event. Please self-document your continuing professional development activities using the online CE tracker


Connect with Colleagues

Finally, the ambience and experience of our two-day conference is always global, thought-provoking and entertaining. Our New York conference will attract investment professionals from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

Not only is it a great opportunity to learn global investment strategies from our experts and meet others across the investment community, but also it’s a place where people come together to share stories and investment ideas. 

"Very informative, smart and interesting speakers – you pick up a lot of great ideas."

– conference attendee

"I've been several times, and I would come again."

–  conference attendee

"Focused, topical, strong content delivered by expert speakers."

–conference attendee

"Best speakers of any investment conference out there, and it's always been that way."

–  conference attendee
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Our pricing structure this year incentivizes those early birds who register as soon as possible! Please see the table below to view our various prices. Note that the white star indicates which pricing tier we are in today and the price you will pay if you register now. Remember that registering early ensures you will get the best price still available.

This year we are strictly limited to 400 attendees. Register today!



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