01-29-2015 CFALA 13th Annual Economic and Investments Forecast Dinner

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Omni Hotel
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Jane Wells
CNBC Business News Reporter 


Roger Diwan
Vice President, IHS Financial Services

Krishna Guha 
Vice Chairman, a member of ISI’s Management Committee,
Heads ISI’s Global Policy & Central Bank Strategy Research Team

David Malpass 
President of Encima Global

Recording (Members-Only)

Jane Wells, CNBC business news reporter, is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles. 

Roger Diwan, Vice President, IHS Financial Services, leads the IHS team that provides integrated energy analysis to asset managers and private equity investors. Mr. Diwan joins IHS from PFC, where he served as Partner at PFC Energy, responsible for financial service clients. He has over 20 years of experience in advising oil and gas companies and financial institutions on oil markets, geopolitics of oil, and assessment of the strategic shifts of the global oil and gas industry. Mr. Diwan has created customized advisory services to help financial sector clients understand the macro environment for commodities, key trends in all segments of the oil and gas industry, and company strategies and assets. From 1998 to 2005 Mr. Diwan was Managing Director of the Markets and Countries department for PFC, leading the company’s oil market analysis and country risk teams. From 1996 to 2005 he led the Market Analysis team and practice at PFC Energy, where he focused on the physical and paper fundamentals of the oil market. Mr. Diwan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Sorbonne University and master’s degrees from the The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris.



Krishna Guha is Vice Chairman, a member of ISI’s Management Committee, and heads ISI’s Global Policy & Central Bank Strategy Research Team. ISI’s Washington office is ranked on the Institutional Investor’s All-Star Team for Washington research, which is based on a survey of money managers.

Prior to joining ISI in 2013, Mr. Guha served as Executive Vice-President, Member of the Management Committee and Head of the Communications Group at the New York Fed. Before joining the New York Fed, Mr. Guha was a senior writer on global economics and economic policy at the Financial Times.  Mr. Guha was awarded the Best in Business award by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the Excellence in Financial Journalism award by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants for his work on the financial crisis. Mr Guha has served as a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Advisory Council, a member of the EU-Japan Council and a fellow at Japan's Keizai Koho Center and Nihon Shinbun Kyokai.

Mr. Guha was educated at Cambridge University, UK, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and won the C.V. Starr award. 

David Malpass is president of Encima Global, an economic research and consulting firm serving institutional investors and corporate clients. Formerly Bear Stearns’ chief economist, David’s work provides insight and analysis on global economic and political trends, with investment research spanning equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies.

A frequent public speaker and television guest, David authors a Current Events column in Forbes magazine, and his opinion pieces appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. David held senior economic appointments during the Reagan and Bush Administrations. He was Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Developing Nations, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Analyst for Taxes and Trade at the Senate Budget Committee. He worked on an array of issues including the 1986 tax cut, several congressional budget resolutions, the Gramm-Rudman budget law, the savings and loan bailout, NAFTA, the Brady plan for developing country debt, and fast-track trade authority. He was a member of the government’s Senior Executive Service and testified frequently before Congress.

Davids received a bachelor's degree in physics from Colorado College and an MBA from the University of Denver. He studied international economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and speaks Spanish, French, and Russian.


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Cocktail Hour: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: 7:00 pm

Dinner Menu (Please choose vegetarian meal option during registration if you do not wish to have the Grilled Flank Steak for dinner):

Panzanella Salad: Tuscan Bread, English Cucumber, Oven Roasted Capers, Pickled Purple Onion, Red Wine Vinaigrette


Grilled Flank Steak (Carved), Ancho Chile Coulis, Jalapeno-Jack Soft & Cheesy Polenta, Roasted Corn

Vegetarian: Portobello Mushroom Tower with Roasted Red Pepper, Wilted Spinach, Roasted Asparagus & Fresh Mozzarella, served with Mushroom Ravioli


S’Mores Chocolate Cremeaux, Graham Cracker Streusel, Marshmallow Brulee

Registration Links for Individual registration
CFALA Members: $29 ($40 after 01-09-2015)
Non-members:  $85 ($95 after 01-09-2015)
Student Discount: $65 (must show dated valid full-time Student ID card at the event)

Location: Omni Los Angeles
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
Event parking at the Omni $12.00

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the
CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies
for 1.5 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for
your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 350 S. Grand Ave, Suite 1680, Los Angeles CA 90071.

 *Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.


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