30th Annual UC/PNC Economic Outlook

Milestone event highlights UC Real Estate Center’s partnership with PNC

The University of Cincinnati's Real Estate Center’s next roundtable will celebrate the 30th iteration of the UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference on Friday, Feb. 23 at Music Hall in downtown Cincinnati.

This marks the 30th year of PNC’s partnership with the UC Real Estate Center in presenting the Economic Outlook to UC students, local business leaders and supporters of the Real Estate Center.

This milestone event features longtime Economic Outlook speaker Stuart Hoffman, senior economic adviser, PNC Financial Services Group. Accompanying Hoffman will be Greg Valliere, chief U.S. policy strategist for AGF Investments.


Attendees of the 29th annual UC/PNC Economic Outlook Conference network before the start of the event.

Drawing on key points of PNC's 2024 economic forecast, Hoffman will provide a comprehensive overview of the local and national economy, and will delve into areas such as real gross domestic product, interest rates, inflation, housing, the labor market and industrial production. As a seasoned economic expert, Hoffman's presentation promises to deliver valuable perspectives on the coming months.

Valliere will complement Hoffman's economic commentary by discussing the trends and policies that could shape future markets. This perspective is particularly relevant with the 2024 election looming. 

Check-in and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by a buffet breakfast and the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration is required at least three days in advance of the event.

Stuart Hoffman works with PNC clients to provide expert analysis and forecasts for national, regional and global economic and financial trends. Before being named to his current role in April 2017, Hoffman was PNC’s chief economist and principal spokesperson on all economic issues. Hoffman has been recognized as one of the most accurate economic and interest rate forecasters in the prestigious Wall Street Journal economic survey covering the 1988 to 2016 period.

Hoffman joined PNC in 1980 after a six-year tenure with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He became vice president and senior economist for PNC in 1987 and was elected senior vice president and chief economist in 1991. He has been frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times and Barron’s. He was a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. In addition, he was regularly interviewed by the Associated Press, Reuters news wire services and NPR.

Hoffman is past president and lifetime member of the American Bankers Economic Advisory Committee, which meets regularly with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors chaired by Jay Powell. He also serves on the board of directors of The Economic Club of Pittsburgh, the local chapter of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and VisitPITTSBURGH. Hoffman is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation Board of Trustees.

Hoffman is a 1971 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. He received a master's degree in 1973 and a doctorate degree in economics in 1975, both from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fellow. In 2004, the University of Cincinnati honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus and in 2011 presented him with the Carl H. Lindner Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.

Greg Valliere joined AGF Investments (AGF) in February 2019 as chief U.S. policy strategist. In this role, he is responsible for providing insight into how U.S. politics are shaping global markets.

He brings a unique perspective to AGF with over three decades of experience analyzing policy and politics, providing regular commentary and insight into Washington for financial services and investment management clients globally.

Valliere began partnering with AGF in 2017, advising investment management teams on policy and the impact on global markets, providing daily market commentary for financial advisers and participating in numerous client events and roadshows.

Most recently, Valliere was the chief global strategist at North Carolina-based Horizon Investments, LLC, and has nearly 40 years of experience following Washington issues for institutional and retail investors. He is widely quoted in U.S. media and specializes in coverage of the Federal Reserve, tax and spending issues, and politics. Valliere is based in Washington, D.C. 

Featured image: Left to right: Stuart Hoffman, Senior Economic Advisor, PNC Financial Services Group; Greg Valliere, Chief U.S. Policy Strategist, AGF Investments; and Real Estate Center Executive Director Carl Goertemoeller. Photos by Danielle Lawrence.

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