Goshka Folda Goshka Folda President and CEO,
Investor Economics

Wealth market research, financial analysis and strategy consulting are Goshka Folda's main areas of expertise. As President and CEO of Investor Economics, a premier Toronto research and consulting firm specializing in the financial services industry, Ms. Folda oversees internal management and the strategic direction of Investor Economics' business. Ms. Folda also leads research initiatives for a wide variety of product and distribution topics. Among her areas of focus are the household balance sheet, investment funds industry, and financial services industry distribution models, with particular focus on the bank-owned delivery channels. Through her ongoing work with Investor Economics Insight, Ms. Folda advises major Canadian fund companies on issues covering a wide spectrum of industry interests. Respected as an industry expert, her opinions are frequently quoted in the media and sought after by executives, associations and regulators.

Ms. Folda also leads the Investor Economics expanding insurance industry research practice, through which she advises major Canadian life insurance companies on strategic and tactical issues, and through which she has pioneered new research perspectives on the Canadian insurance industry distribution paradigm.

More recently, Ms. Folda has expanded Investor Economics' thought leadership on retirement to encompass the coverage of the fast-growing group retirement and savings segment.

Prior to her association with Investor Economics, Ms. Folda was an economist and strategic planning analyst with a major Canadian financial institution. Her broad experience also includes associate research work for a major Italian bank with worldwide interests, with a specialization in international finance.

Ms. Folda graduated with distinction from the Warsaw School of Economics' Master's Program in her native Poland, and holds a Baccalaureate designation from the prestigious Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in Victoria, British Columbia. She is fluent in four languages and has particular knowledge of the various languages and cultures of Eastern Europe. In her spare time, she is an accomplished Flamenco performer.

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