Douglas Porter

Chief Economist

Douglas Porter has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authorthe firm’s weekly flagship publication, FocusHis team has won numerous awards including Best Forecaster for Canada by Focus Economics, top Canadian forecaster by Bloomberg and the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy. 

 As a respected commentator on economic and financial trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on radio and television.  

 Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Toronto Finance International and on the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. 


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Day 1: Dec 3, 2020

12:05 pm

12:05 pm

Keynote Address

Economic Climate: Address Economic Uncertainties to Mitigate your Risks

Investment markets will continue in 2021. Get the latest economic outlook to overcome market volatility for your organization. Source intelligence to:

  • Anticipate the impact of interest rate changes on your portfolio
  • Discover what economic uncertainties can mean for your program and mission
  • Determine what you need to do to protect your long-term investments

Overcome market volatility to protect your investments.

Day 2: Dec 2, 2020