Insights on Canadian, US and Global Economies

  • 29 Feb 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
  • Sutton Place Hotel – Winterlake Room , 10235 101 Street, Edmonton


UPDATE: Presentation slides - Insights on Canadian, US and Global Economies.pdf


AFPC Edmonton is pleased to feature Chris Rupkey, Chief Financial Economist for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.  Chris will be providing his insights on the Canadian, US and global economies.  His focus will be on addressing the trends of key economic indicators such as unemployment, auto sales and housing starts.  Chris will also be discussing the outlook for the economy which he believes is not as bleak as some may think.


A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in Economics, Mr. Rupkey then received his M.A. in Economics from Columbia University in New York in 1976. In 1991, Mr. Rupkey earned the CFA designation.


Mr. Rupkey spent his early career working for Larry Kudlow at UBS Paine Webber.  From 1981 to 1985, he was Chief Economist at Cantor, Fitzgerald. In 1986, Mr.Rupkey joined BTMU and is presently Managing Director and Chief Financial Economist in the Economic Research Group, focusing on financial markets, Federal Reserve policy and international economies including Japan. He has published the Financial Market Weekly for the bank for over 20 years.


Mr. Rupkey is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Reuters and other investor publications. Mr. Rupkey was President of the Money Marketeers of New York University from 2001-2002, a club in New York made up of Wall Street dealers and New York Fed staff, and was President of the New York Association for Business Economics in 2009-2010.


The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is Japan’s premier bank, with a global network spanning more than 40 countries. BTMU offers an extensive scope of commercial and investment banking products and services to businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of more than JPY 206 trillion (approximately US$2.55 trillion) as of June 30, 2011. MUFG’s services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management and leasing.


To register for this luncheon, please email Lorraine Wilkie at by noon on Friday, February 24, 2012.  Your registration will be confirmed via return email or phone call.  Cancellations can be made until noon on TFriday, February 24, 2012.  No-shows will be invoiced.


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