Economic Outlook 2021

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Virtual

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Free to Attend


After a challenging 2020 highlighted by the stunning impact of Covid-19 on the global economy and the US Presidential election, the US economy faces certain challenges and opportunities in 2021. Certain economists are forecasting a recession and others at the Conference Board, Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are predicting US annual GDP growth in excess of 3%. Please join our expert panel as we discuss the sustainability “V” shaped recovery, the likely economic impacts of further US Government stimulus, the Covid-19 vaccines, current and projected consumer spending levels, lock-downs and state and local government restrictions, geopolitical tensions and likely regulatory changes.


Our Speakers


Brett Ryan

Senior US Economist
Deutsche Bank

Brett Ryan is a Senior Economist at Deutsche Bank covering both the US and Canada. Brett is responsible for high-frequency data forecasting and frequently publishes research on US and Canadian macro-economic policy issues.

Brett has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania; majoring in politics, philosophy and economics.


Christopher Combs

Portfolio Strategy Officer/Investment Committee Member
Silicon Valley Capital Partners

Chris’ primary focus is to grow client capital in good times and protect it in bad times. He believes that up to 80% of a portfolios success in driven by macroeconomic forces. Chris explains that the biggest error we see investors make is owning reasonable, even good investments at the wrong time. It’s not surprising that he has spent most of his career developing systems to understand and manage investment risk.

Chris started in the industry in 1985, accepting a US Bank executive training collegiate scholarship which provided comprehensive training while attending college. During this time, he was trained in US Bank’s well known technique of “Evaluating Business Ventures” or free cash flow analysis, which forever change his perception of value. Over 10 years, Chris also served in various capacities including credit analysis, trust services, branch banking operations, compliance and distribution system productivity planning.

Silicon Valley Capital Partners was officially launched in July 31, 2003. Chris has enormous passion for his work as an investment and macroeconomic strategist, but mostly as a service provider to some very special relationships.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Law from Portland State University.


Eric Goodbar, CFA, CAIA, CIMA

Solutions Strategist, BNY Mellon Investor Solutions
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Eric Goodbar is a managing director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Family Wealth Investment Advisor group. In this role, he provides investment advice to individuals and families by creating tailored wealth management solutions to meet their investment, trust and estate, wealth planning and private banking needs.

Eric has more than 32 years of experience in the investment management and finance industry.

Eric is a former adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business. He has extensive alternative investment research expertise, including contributions to The Handbook of Managed Futures and numerous conference appearances.


Our Moderator


Jim Chapman


Jim is a partner at Rimon P.C. where he focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. He counsels publicly traded and privately held clients on public offerings, private placements, debt financings, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions. With 30 years of experience in corporate and securities law, he has represented clients in over 300 mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.