Investment Strategist, Panel to Discuss 2011 Economic Outlook

Dorsey FarrCOLUMBUS, Ga. – A prominent investment strategist, Dorsey D. Farr, will offer his 2011 economic outlook during the annual Financial Forecast Breakfast offered Thursday by Columbus State University’s Turner College of Business and Computer Science.

Farr, co-founder and chief strategist for French, Wolf and Farr, an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm, will lead the breakfast discussion at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24 in CSU’s Cunningham Center.

Supplementing Farr’s comments will be a panel of Columbus-based investment advisers: Mark Husdon, first vice president of SunTrust Bank; Richard Illges, a partner in Greatmark Investment Partners; Robert Nobles, vice president and regional investment manager of Synovus Trust Co.; John A. Shinkle, senior vice president and branch manager of Stifel Nicolaus & Co.; and Murray L. Solomon, registered principal and resident manager of Raymond James Financial Services.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Turner College Business Advisory Council, chaired by James D. Yancey, acting chairman of the board for Synovus Financial Corp. and CSU Foundation trustee.

Farr oversees investment strategy and portfolio management at French, Wolf and Farr. Earlier, he was chief economist and director of asset allocation and portfolio strategy at Wilmington Trust, which acquired an Atlanta-based investment advisory firm where Farr was a partner.

Farr is frequently quoted in both the local and national media on issues related to the economy and financial markets. He has made numerous appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. In 2003, he was featured in Georgia Trend magazine’s annual 40 Under 40.

Before returning to his hometown of Atlanta, Farr was an instructor at the University of Virginia and a graduate student visitor in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He earned both his master’s and doctorate in economics at Virginia.

A student of economic theory and investment management, Farr’s research has been published in both professional and academic journals, including the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Portfolio Management.

He currently serves on the board of trustees of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, where he is treasurer and chairman of the Finance Committee.

For more information on Monday’s breakfast, contact Brynn Dillon, assistant to the dean at Turner College of Business and Computer Science, at or 706-568-5370.