Webcast | Clowns & Jokers

Jointly produced by the Louisiana Society of CPAs and Argent Financial

join us October 22, 2020  |  12:15 – 1:15 pm CDT

The outlook for the 2020 election and beyond…

With the 2020 elections around the corner and an unprecedented environment – including a severe recession, global pandemic, and social unrest – the question of “what next?” seems to cloud the atmosphere. Join this virtual discussion between these two great investment minds as we take a look at some of the campaign platform issues and their potential effects on the economy and markets.

(Qualifies for 1-hour CPE for CPAs. Free for LCPA members; $20 for non-members)

(Attend without CPE Credit)

Presented by: Steven Chiavarone, CFA and John McCollum, CFA

Steven Chiavarone, CFA

Steven Chiavarone, CFA

Vice President Portfolio Manager Equity Strategist

Steve is responsible for portfolio management and research in the global asset allocation arena of the firm and has 14 years of experience with the firm. Prior to joining Federated Hermes, Steve had an exceptional career as an analyst for two highly respected national investment firms. He was educated at Drew University in New Jersey.

In his role at Federated Hermes, Steve is frequently invited to appear on many television and radio programs including appearances on CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg. He is a frequent writer with many magazine and newspaper credits to his name, as well as contributing to the investment insight articles on the Federated Hermes website.

 John McCollum, CFA

John McCollum, CFA

Chief Investment Officer – Argent Financial

John joined Argent Financial Group in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing investment management services for Argent Trust Company and Heritage Trust Company where he chairs the Investment Committee. John also supports corporate strategy and development activities for Argent.

John has more than 20 years of trust and investment experience and has served as a director and member of the investment committee and Chief Investment Officer for Heritage Trust Company, an Argent Financial Group company based in Oklahoma City, OK. Prior to Heritage, John served in multiple roles at Dell Computer Corporation and Dell Financial Services.

John has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas and bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.”