Goshka Folda serves as President and CEO, Investor Economics and Global Head of Research at Strategic Insight (SI), where she leads research initiatives for a wide variety of product and distribution topics. Her areas of focus include the household balance sheet, investment funds industry and financial services industry distribution models, with particular focus on the bank-owned delivery channels. SI provides critical and proprietary data, business intelligence, research and marketing services to the global asset management community.
Ms. Folda has long served the Canadian financial services industry at Investor Economics, a premier Toronto-based research and consulting firm that SI acquired in 2015. Respected as an industry expert, her opinions are frequently quoted in the media and sought after by executives, associates and regulators. 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.