Investment Strategist, Panel to Discuss 2011 Economic Outlook at CSU

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Rex Macey, an investment strategist from one of the nation’s leading wealth management companies, will offer his 2011 economic outlook during the annual Financial Forecast Breakfast offered Monday by Columbus State University’s Turner College of Business and Computer Science.

Macey, senior vice president and chief investment officer at Wilmington Trust’s Atlanta office, will lead the breakfast discussion at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in CSU’s Cunningham Center.

Supplementing Macey’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.Rex Macey

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.

Macey, right, a senior member of Wilmington Trust Corp.’s Investment Strategy Team, oversees strategic and tactical asset allocation research for Wilmington Trust Investment Management, the firm’s investment management arm.

Macey also manages the global equity index portfolios, which implement Wilmington Trust’s asset allocation strategies by investing in exchange-traded funds. In its 2007 and 2008 rankings of mutual fund families, Barron’s ranked the Wilmington Funds second and fourth, respectively, in the asset allocation category. Wilmington Trust’s 20 offices serve clients in 36 countries, managing $43.9 billion in assets as of Sept. 30.

Macey joined Wilmington Trust in 2004 after a stint as research director for KPMG Investment Advisors.  Earlier, he was chief investment officer for American Financial Advisors, LLC.

He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He chairs the editorial advisory board for Investments & Wealth Monitor, a bi-monthly publication of the Investment Management Consultants Association. He also previously served as an adjunct professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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