January Chapter Event

January 22, 2021
12:00 PM MST - 2:30 PM MST
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Virtual presentation


January 22, 2021
12:00 - 2:30 PM

2.0 CFP CEs

Economic Update

Growing Forward: Population and Economic Trends pre- and post-COVID-19
With Elizabeth Garner, Colorado State Demographer
Colorado is in the midst of a global pandemic that immediately impacted every facet of the state.  At the same time Colorado is in the midst of a “demographic transition." Colorado is maturing economically and demographically and many of its characteristics are becoming closer to US averages. Due to desirable living/working conditions, the Front Range has landed at the top of many lists for net migrants within the US.  However, population growth (decline) patterns across the state continue to be driven by both demographic and economic factors.  Most people migrate to Colorado for jobs. Due to the aging of Colorado and its labor force, will Colorado continue to be able to attract and retain its workers with escalating home prices? This presentation will cover where we were, where we thought we were going and how COVID could impact the population and economy in Colorado and the US.

Elizabeth is the State Demographer with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, an agency focused on strengthening the capacity of Colorado’s communities and local governments. She leads the State Demography Office, which produces population and economic estimates and forecasts for use by state agencies and local governments. Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience analyzing population and economic trends in the state, and her current areas of research include aging in Colorado, characteristics of migration, and poverty. 

Top 10 Watchlist for 2021
With Lara Rhame, Chief U.S. Economist at FS Investments

2021 will be a balancing act of long-run optimism and near-term challenges. The economy will juggle business and consumer resilience with dislocations that risk becoming permanent. Monetary and fiscal policy may well need to push the envelope, once again. And markets could experience volatility where it is least welcome – in core fixed income markets meant to serve as the steadying ballast in portfolios. We will cover our watchlist on the economy, policy and markets.

We'll learn about:
• Balancing pandemic risks with resilient business and consumer sectors
• What Fed policy could look like under the Biden administration
• Why higher yields are shaping up to be the big risk for investors in 2021

Lara Rhame is a Managing Director in the Investment Research group and serves as Chief U.S. Economist at FS Investments, where she focuses on macroeconomic financial market analysis to inform and develop the company’s long-term views on the economy, investment trends and issues facing investors. Ms. Rhame serves on the boards of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Hyperion Bank and Starr Garden Park, and is a former President of the Forecasters Club of New York.

FPA of Colorado Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation for a refund or a transfer to the next chapter meeting may be requested by no later than Noon on the Tuesday prior to the meeting date. No refunds or transfers will be issued after that date.


$20.00 FPA Members/ Partners

$40.00 Nonmembers