March 1, 2013
Frequent news commentator Robert Albertson to share how global economy may affect Utah businesses
Robert B. Albertson, principal and chief strategist of Sandler O’Neill & Partners LP, will be the featured speaker at Bank of Utah’s Economic Outlook Breakfasts on April 3 and 4 in Ogden and Salt Lake City. Albertson, who is a highly-sought-after banking industry lecturer and news commentator, will discuss the global economy and how it may affect national and local businesses. Business leaders are invited to attend.
Albertson has been a frequent commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and Nightly Business Report and his comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and American Banker and other business news media. He is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member and former President of the Bank & Financial Analysts Association, and is a regular speaker before banking industry and supervisory organizations, including many of the largest U.S. banks, the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank for International Settlements.
“We are thrilled that Robert Albertson is making the trip to Utah to address our annual Economic Outlook Breakfasts,” said Bank of Utah President Douglas L. DeFries. “We have been aware of Robert’s work through our association with Sander’s O’Neill and his national press appearances, and we felt that bringing him to Utah would truly benefit our business banking customers and the community. We look forward to hearing his perspective on the financial industry and the economy.”
The Ogden breakfast is slated for April 3, at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd. And, the Salt Lake City breakfast will be held April 4, at the Grand America hotel, 555 South Main Street. Registration and a breakfast buffet begin at 7:30 am, with the keynote speaker beginning at 8 am. The events are open to business leaders and pre-registration is required by calling 801-409-5172. Seating is limited.
Albertson heads Sandler O’Neill’s Investment Strategy Group, which guides the firm’s outlook on the financial services sector. He provides investment strategy for institutional investors, consults, and works closely with the firm’s executive committee. He is also involved in the firm's activities in emerging markets, particularly Brazil and China. Albertson holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.