The Annual Investment Outlook Featuring Ian Russell, David Rosenberg and Jonathan Lewis

January 05 2017 , 12 pm
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Ian Russell, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIAC

Ian Russell is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Industry Association of Canada, a position he has held since its inauguration in April 2006.

Prior to his appointment at IIAC, Mr. Russell headed the Industry Relations and Representation group of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. In his 20-year tenure at the Association, he has participated actively in many committees and working groups involved in regulatory and tax issues related to the securities industry and capital markets in Canada. He is a frequent columnist in industry publications and is a presenter and speaker on industry issues and developments. This past June, Mr. Russell was appointed Chariman of the Standing Committee on Regulatory Affairs at the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA).

Mr. Russell has an honours degree in economics and business from the University of Western Ontario, and a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics. He has completed the Partners, Directors and Officers Qualification Examination and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

David Rosenberg, Chief Economist, Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc.

Mr. Rosenberg is the Firm’s Chief Economist & Strategist with a focus on providing a top-down perspective to the Firm’s investment process and Asset Mix Committee. Mr. Rosenberg received both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Gluskin Sheff in the spring of 2009, Mr. Rosenberg was Chief North American Economist at Merrill Lynch in New York for seven years, during which he was consistently ranked in the Institutional Investor All-Star analyst rankings. Prior thereto, he was Chief Economist and Strategist for Merrill Lynch Canada, based out of Toronto.

Mr. Rosenberg is also the author of Breakfast with Dave, a daily distillation of his economic and financial market insights.

Jonathan Lewis, Chief Investment Officer, Fiera Capital

  • Jonathan is the Chief Investment Officer for Fiera Capital’s U.S. division, chairs the Fixed Income Investment Committee, and is a member of the Management and Tactical Asset Allocation Committees. Jonathan manages fixed income portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutions and is lead manager for the Fiera Capital STRONG Nations Currency Fund.
  • Prior to its acquisition by Fiera Capital, Jonathan was a co-founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Principal of Samson Capital Advisors LLC
  • 2002-2004, OFFIT Investment Group (a Wachovia Subsidiary), Managing Director of Fixed Income for Evergreen Private Asset Management, Chief Fixed Income Strategist
  • Management Committee Member, Evergreen Customized Fixed Income, Overseeing more than $100 billion in fixed income assets
  • 1999-2002, OFFITBANK, Portfolio Manager, Member of the Investment Committee
  • 1988-1999, Skandia Insurance and Asset Management, VP, Head of Fixed Income. PM
  • 1986-1988, Dean Witter Reynolds, trader: money markets, T-bill & Euro dollar futures
  • Author of Spy Capitalism; co-author of CIA Deputy Director Richard Bissell’s memoirs – Reflections of a Cold Warrior (Yale University Press)
  • Former trustee: Scarsdale Board of Education; JDRF – Westchester (former President)
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Phi Beta Kappa; MA in History, New York University; MBA in Finance and Management, Columbia University