Post-pandemic economic and financial outlook

Monday May 2, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm



Economic and financial forecasting has rarely been as challenging as it seems today. Even as COVID-19 continues to upend our lives, there are other tectonic forces acting on the global economy that will disrupt the economy long after the pandemic is behind us. Population aging, rapid technological progress, and the transition to net zero carbon emissions will have profound implications for our future, some of them unforecastable. Combined with exploding indebtedness and rising income inequality, these forces have the potential to create historic outbreaks of economic and financial volatility, as they have done in the past. Drawing from his new book, The Next Age of Uncertainty, Stephen Poloz will explain how these same forces have interacted to produce major historical events, such as the Victorian Depression of 1873-96, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Great Inflation of the 1970s, and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Understanding how these dynamic forces will factor into the post-pandemic outlook will help individuals, investors, and companies adapt to a riskier future.

All attendees will receive a copy of Stephen Poloz’s latest book The Next Age of Uncertainty.

CE credits available, subject to course approval (T = tentative)

  • Institute for Advanced Financial Education (Advocis) – 1.00 (T)
  • FP Canada – 1.00 (T)
  • Alberta Insurance Council – 1.00 (T)
  • Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan – 1.00 (T)
  • Insurance Council of Manitoba – 1.00 (T)
  • Chambre de la sécurité financière (Québec) – 1.00 (T)