CFA Society Chicago Events
Distinguished Speaker Series: T. Bondurant "Bon" French, CFA
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)
Registration: Register Online
T. Bondurant "Bon" French, CFA, is responsible for the management of Adams Street Partners and actively participates as an investment professional. He is sought out by private equity firms, consultants and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics. French has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980 and has been instrumental in the development of its private equity investment strategies, fund management and client service.
French has been a guest lecturer to business schools, Wall Street firms, private equity conferences and industry trade associations about various investment topics and strategies. He was a member of the CFA Institute Committee (formerly AIMR - the Association for Investment Management and Research), which made recommendations concerning standards for reporting performance in private equity. He was also a contributor to the ICFA's first book on the subject of private market investments, Investing in Venture Capital (1988).
French sits on advisory boards for five private equity firms within the Adams Street Partners portfolio and is chairman of the Adams Street Partners Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and is a member of the Adams Street Partners Operating Committee.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dean's Advisory Council. French is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Chicago Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. He is also a former Director of the National Venture Capital Association, and former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago History Museum, where he remains as a Trustee.
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