Non-CPA staff may attend at the member rate.
This event is offered free as an LCPA member benefit and made possible thanks to the generous support of Argent Financial.
Jointly produced by the Louisiana Society of CPAs and Argent Financial
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.
Meet the Speakers
Steven Chiavarone, CFA
Vice President Portfolio Manager Equity Strategist – Federated Hermes • New York, NY
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
Chief Investment Officer – Argent Financial
John joined Argent Financial Group in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing investment management services for Heritage Trust Company and Argent 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.”