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2018 markets were tough on most investors. The volatility increase at the end of 2018 made investors nervous, and many economists think that volatility is here to stay. On February 1st at our First Friday Networking at Noon event, we reviewed 2018 markets and providing a market outlook for 2019. Hans Blake, CFA, CPA was joined by Dr. Jeffrey Roach, our Director of Research. We provided some key insights and outlooks regarding the macroeconomic environment around the world.
Hans Blake, CFA, CPA Bio
Hans has worked with high-net-worth individuals and institutions around the world. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who managed over $350M before founding Intelligent Investing. Hans has spent his entire career helping people minimize financial stress to maximize their lives.
The Chartered Financial Analyst® charter is considered by many to be the gold standard among financial professionals. Less than 20% of those who start the process ever become CFA® charterholders. Hans writes financial articles and gives public Intelligent Talks. He has been interviewed by The Greenville News, has appeared on WYFF News 4, and has frequented local radio programs to talk about the markets and portfolio management. In 2016, he received the Highest Award for Achievement by Dale Carnegie.
Jeff Roach, PhD Bio
Dr. Jeff Roach is the Director of Research at Intelligent Investing while currently running an independent economic consulting firm. His unique experience on an institutional trading floor, academic research, and actual client money-management make him an engaging speaker for any audience.
In order to facilitate cutting edge research, he maintains frequent contact with Federal Reserve economists, Wall Street analysts, and other leading economists from around the world. Dr. Roach has presented economic research as far away as Italy’s Ministry of Finance in Rome and Office of National Statistics in the UK. Additionally, he has addressed a German Economic Roundtable and was invited to speak at Prudential’s Executive Leaders Conference hosted by Stanford University. Dr. Roach earned a BS in Mathematics from Bob Jones University, both an MA and PhD in Economics from Clemson University, and received a visiting post-doctoral research appointment at Harvard University.