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Join us for the 4th annual Catholic Foundation Investment Forum. This event is offered free of charge. It may be of particular interest to anyone intrigued by the state of the market or wanting to know more about Catholic values investing. This may include professional advisors, pastors, principals, finance council members, business managers, and stockholders.


Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:45 – 10:30 AM

7:45 – 8:30 Check in and breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 Speakers and Q&A

Dunwoody Country Club (map)


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Keynote Speaker

Ronald Temple – “Investing Against a New Economic Paradigm: A Global Market Outlook”


Ronald Temple is the Chief Market Strategist for Lazard’s Financial Advisory and Asset Management businesses. In this role, Ron provides macroeconomic and market perspectives to Lazard’s investment teams on a firmwide basis and works closely with Lazard’s Geopolitical Advisory group to assess economic and market implications of key geopolitical issues globally. Ron also advises clients of Lazard’s Asset Management businesses regarding macroeconomic and market considerations that are important to achieving their objectives.



Synopsis: The 2023 outlook has brightened with recession risk in Europe and the United States decreasing, and the end of zero-COVID policies returning the Chinese economy to a stronger growth trajectory. However, the risks have not been eliminated. Central banks are walking a tightrope as they seek to tame inflation without tipping economies into recession, corporate profit margins are under pressure, and geopolitical risks show no sign of fading. Investors can be forgiven having a sense of trepidation after the sharp sell-off of 2022, but market volatility can provide attractive investment opportunities for those with a long-term perspective. In this presentation, Ron Temple, Chief Market Strategist for Lazard, will discuss his views on these topics as well as the implications for investors. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.



Michael Butkus and Rod Hennek – “Investing Through a Catholic Lens”

Michael Butkus is a Partner and one of Atlanta Consulting Group’s Consultants. His responsibilities include developing and revising investment policy statements, plan review and cost analysis, asset allocation modeling, manager due diligence and selection, and performance measurement and evaluation. Michael is a parishioner of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.

Rod is a Founding Partner and a Consultant of the Atlanta Consulting Group. For over 35 years, he has been dedicated to providing best-in-class client service, always acting in the best interest of the clients he serves. Rod is a parishioner of the Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta.


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