Wed, Oct 02 | Ruth's Chris Steak House

Fall Educational Event - Year End Economic & Market Update

Receive 1 CFP CE credit hour
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Fall Educational Event - Year End Economic & Market Update

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Six, PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

About the event



Dan Waldron

Senior Vice President | ETF Strategist 

Dan began his career with Kemper Financial and Kemper Securities and has over 24 years of experience in the industry, having worked extensively with most aspects of investment company product development and marketing. Before joining First Trust, Dan held an Executive Director position with Scudder Investments, a Deutsche Asset Management company, where he was the Director of the Investment Products Group responsible for product research, development and management of all open-end, closed-end, offshore, and variable insurance funds. Previously Dan held positions with Van Kampen Investments, a Morgan Stanley Investment Management company, where he served as Director of Fund Marketing, Director of Business Development, and Director of UIT Product and Marketing and also as Vice President with Fidelity Capital Markets in Boston, Massachusetts where he was responsible for launching and managing Fidelity’s UIT business.

(Receive 1 CFP CE credit hour)*


Strider Elass

Senior Economist

Strider is Senior Economist at First Trust Advisors. He is part of the First Trust Economics Team that Bloomberg has consecutively ranked as one of the top forecasters of the U.S. economy over the past several years. At First Trust, Strider is responsible for analyzing economic indicators, writing economic commentaries and producing articles for the First Trust Economics Blog. Out of a panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts, the First Trust Economics Team was awarded the “Crystal Ball Award” by Zillow® in partnership with Pulsenomics in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again most recently in 2015 for accurate home price predictions. Cogent’s 2017 Survey of Advisors rated First Trust’s thought leadership material as number one for most read and most shared by advisors with colleagues or clients.* Strider was instrumental in researching for the book, It's Not As Bad As You Think, published in 2009 by First Trust’s Chief Economist, Brian Wesbury. Beyond his research responsibilities, Mr. Elass speaks regularly at broker and retail events around the country and abroad. Strider received a BA in Business and Economics from Wheaton College. He is currently a candidate in the CFA Program.

(Receive 1 CFP CE credit hour)* 

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