WRC Annual Dinner: May 23 in Bellevue

You're invited to join us at our Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 23, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Our guest speaker is Ian Toner, Chief Investment Officer of Verus Investments, whose topic will be "Working Without A Map? How Phase-Shift Changes in Politics, Markets, and Economies Might Impact Our Future."

Here are the details:

Washington Research Council Annual Dinner

Tuesday, May 23

Meydenbauer Convention Center - 11100 NE 6th St - Bellevue, WA

Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 PM    Dinner: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

​Individual tickets: $175

Table sponsorship levels:
Platinum $5,000 - Gold $3,500
Silver $2,500 - Bronze $1,500

To register and RSVP, please contact DeDe McConnell at
dede@researchcouncil.org or (206) 467-7088


More information on Guest Speaker Ian Toner:

Mr. Toner is responsible for the overall investment output at Verus, and for the final determination of the firm’s overall investment positioning across global markets, both public and private. The international scope of his business expertise gives him a unique perspective regarding global political trends.

He joined Verus in 2013 from Russell Investments, where he was most recently Director, Capital Markets Research, with responsibility for research and marketing across the trading floor businesses of Russell globally. He has served as an executive director at UBS Investment Bank in London, and a vice president at both Schroder Salomon Smith Barney and InterSec Research Corp. Earlier in his career he worked on the sell-side of the institutional markets in London, covering European equity markets. 

Mr. Toner has a degree in Law from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst). He is a regular author and speaker on a range of topics. Mr. Toner is a trustee of Charles Wright Academy, an independent co-educational school based in University Place, WA, where he also sits on the finance and endowment committees, and is a board member of the Seattle Chamber, where he co-chairs the Finance and Audit Committee.  He has been married to his wife, Heather, for nearly 25 years, and is the proud father of two children.

Washington Research Council Annual Dinner Ian Toner

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