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Economic Update by The Atlanta CFOLC

Economic Update by The Atlanta CFO Leadership Council Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Coffee and Networking | 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Presentation

When: February 27, 2020
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Where: The Buckhead Club
3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 2600
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Jennifer Langley
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Program Description:


Wondering about your company’s economic future in these disruptive times?  Hear from one of the senior economists from Fifth Third Bank on the Bank’s current economic forecasting including the following and more:  

The bones of the U.S. economy are strong and a domestic recession is not forecast for 2020.  The labor market remains strong.  Consumer spending accounts for 70% of domestic economic growth.  As long as unemployment remains low, and wage earners continue to see moderate wage increases, the expectation is that the U.S. economy will continue to grow.  Not all is good as the manufacturing sector of the economy (12-15% of the U.S. economy) has been impacted by a lack of investment given uncertainties surrounding U.S./China trade.  This headwind may be dissipating as the US/China have signed a phase one trade deal.  The US Presidential election is another uncertainty that we are watching.  But overall, the bones of the economy (labor market) is sound.

Learning Objectives:

  • A practical explanation of the current Presidential administration’s economic policies, and their potential effects on today’s business environment.

  • Deep insights on the evolving economy, and an assessment of its potential impact on your organization.

  • A consideration of the current state of the global economy and its potential effects on our domestic economy, as well as opportunities for growth.






Tom Jalics is Director of Asset Allocation at Fifth Third Bank where he is responsible for leading the Investment Management Group’s asset allocation process, both strategic and tactical, which informs the management of the ~$29 billion in assets under management (AUM) at the bank.  He provides internal and external communication on the economy and the markets, making public speaking and media appearances on behalf of the bank.  Tom also directly manages three equity strategies with ~$500 million in AUM.


With over 20 years of industry experience, Tom has been a sought-after industry expert and commentator having been quoted in the media including Bloomberg Business News, Reuters, The Economist, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Tom has also appeared on television and radio including Bloomberg (Television, Radio, and Business News), CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and CBS Radio Chicago.


Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.  He has earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation.


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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, at


Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 Credits in
 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

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