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Hosted by Northeast Florida FPA

Outlook 2021

FPA of Northeast Florida will again be hosting a leading forum on major economic, geopolitical, and financial market matters. Key issues will be discussed, and our presenters will give their opinions and predictions for 2021.

In our first session with Kevin Carter of EMQQ Index, we will explore several powerful trends are coming for "The Great Confluence"; discuss what indicators are telling us; and conclude with possible recommendations for 2021.

In our second session with Josh Hirt of Vanguard, we review current economic and investment trends and their potential risks and implications for the economy, the markets, and your clients. This session also looks at risks to economic growth and at the labor market, monetary policy, and inflation.

This event is FREE for all current and aspiring financial planning professionals.

Application for continuing education being filed with CFP Board.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Speaker Profiles


Kevin Carter
Founder and Chairman

Mr. Carter is the Founder of EMQQ the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE: EMQQ) and Chairman of the EMQQ Index Committee. Prior to EMQQ Mr. Carter was the Founder & CEO of AlphaShares, an investment firm offering five Emerging Markets ETFs in partnership with Guggenheim Investments. Previously Mr. Carter was the Founder & CEO of Active Index Advisors acquired by Natixis in 2005 and the Founder & CEO of eInvesting acquired by ETRADE in 2000.

Mr. Carter received a degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and began his career in 1992 with Robertson Stephens & Company.

Josh Hirt, CFA

Josh Hirt, CFA, is an economist in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. He has coauthored research on topics including the global economy, capital markets, and portfolio construction. He helps develop Vanguard’s economic and market outlook with a focus on U.S. growth components. Previously, Mr. Hirt was an analyst in Vanguard Fixed Income Group with the Municipal Bond desk, responsible for analysis related to the municipal bond market and risk positioning for Vanguard’s national and state-specific municipal bond funds.

Mr. Hirt earned a B.A. from Liberty University and is a CFA® charterholder.


DateCourse Title/DescriptionStart
Dec 10, 2020 Emerging Markets Kevin Carter 3:00 P
Outlook for 2021 Josh Hirt, CFA 4:05 P

Event ID  293