Avery Shenfeld, Managing Director and Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc.

Avery Shenfeld is the Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. He has been with the CIBC since 1993 and is widely recognized as one of Canada’s leading economists for his perceptive analysis and insight on North American economic developments and their implications for financial markets. Mr. Shenfeld is a two-time winner of the Dow Jones Market Watch forecasting award and Bloomberg Markets has named Mr. Shenfeld among the top forecasters of the U.S. economy. Mr. Shenfeld has also been consistently ranked as one of the top Canadian economists by fixed income investors.

Prior to joining CIBC in 1993, he spent seven years in management consulting and was on the economics faculty at the University of Toronto and in the summer program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Shenfeld holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.