Economic Update

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January 24, 2023 4:30 PM - 7 PM EST

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2022 leaves us with a whirlwind of interest rate increases, market volatility, M&A slowdown and uncertainty around the possibility of a recession in 2023. Many questions will linger as we kick off the new year. Join ACG Detroit and J.P. Morgan Executive Director John Caldwell as he breaks down the various disruptions in the economy and their potential impacts we will see throughout 2023.


John Caldwell

John Caldwell

J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Executive Director and Investment Specialist

John Caldwell is an Investment Specialist and Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Birmingham, Michigan. John comes to J.P. Morgan with nearly 30 years of investing experience. His career has spanned diverse responsibilities such as equity selection, portfolio construction, investment strategy and manager due diligence/selection.

Previously, John was the Chief Investment Officer at Freedom One Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor located in Clarkston, Michigan. With Freedom One, John was responsible for the investment of nearly $1 billion in retirement assets. He managed a team of three analysts and controlled five, risk-based portfolios for 401(k) participants. Prior to Freedom One, John was the Director of Portfolio Management with UBS Wealth Management. In this role, he and his team of seven portfolio managers ran a large cap core equity portfolio and fully allocated portfolios for high-net-worth and small institutional clients. John’s teams built one strategy and inherited another, eventually managing more than $2 billion. John was also the Chief Investment Strategist for McDonald Financial Group in Cleveland. He was responsible for the investment strategies (asset allocation, sector weightings and capital market forecasts) at the $30 billion regional investment company. John was also the chief spokesperson for the organization, appearing on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, as well as in major print outlets.

John studied Materials Science Engineering at Cornell University and holds a business degree from Cleveland State University.

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