U.S. 2018 Economic Outlook: The Odyssey Continues by The Minneapolis/St Paul CFO Leadership Council

U.S. 2018 Economic Outlook: The Odyssey Continues
by The Minneapolis/St Paul CFO Leadership Council

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:15 AM to 8:00 AM Networking | 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Program

Over eight years into the recovery, the U.S. economic outlook is slowly improving, tempered by risks from potential policy changes and global events. While the private sector’s continued ability to spend is among the reasons for optimism, shifting economic tides are keeping the Fed on it toes amidst a precarious outlook.  At the same time, what do overall economic conditions signal for U.S. companies, consumers, and other key stakeholders? S&P Global Ratings’ Beth Ann Bovino will provide a look-ahead at how the U.S. economy will fare amidst ongoing domestic and global challenges for the remainder of 2017 and for 2018.

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.


Beth Ann Bovino
Managing Director
U.S. Chief Economist
Global Economics and Research

Beth Ann Bovino

Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, based in New York. In this position, she develops S&P’s U.S. economic forecasts and authors the monthly U.S. Economic Forecast, the quarterly U.S. Risks To The Forecast, the weekly Financial Notes and the Weekly Economics Call. Beth Ann has created Industry Drivers reports for analyst research. She is quoted regularly in the press and has appeared on many major television programs. Further, she has written many articles for popular and professional publications. 

Before joining Standard & Poor’s in February 2004, Beth Ann spent over ten years doing economic and market research with Sungard Institutional Brokerage, UBS Warburg, and the Federal Reserve. 

The Wall Street Journal recognized Beth Ann as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013. 

Beth Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. 

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To register for this program, simply complete the online form. Current 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 for $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. 

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CPE Information

  • Program level: Advanced

  • Field of Study: Economics

  • Recommended CPE: 1.5 CPE

  • Program Prerequisites: None

  • Advanced Preparation: None

  • Delivery Method: Live/Group

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