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CFA Society Chicago Blog

Distinguished Speaker Series: Curt Bailey, Related Midwest
Dec 20, 2019
Curt Bailey, president for Related Midwest, was the presenter at CFA Society Chicago’s last Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon on November 20th. Related is one of the nation’s largest property development firms and Bailey’s talk introduced the firm and gave an overview of Chicago’s property market.  “We create and transform neighborhoods in Chicago,” he said, “[and] […]
Interactive Empowerment Series Wrap-Up
Dec 17, 2019
The CFA Society Chicago Women’s Network Advisory Group gave us tools and tips for taking our careers to the next level during an interactive event that brought together all elements of the Empowerment Series on December 3rd at the Northern Trust Global Conference Center. The Empowerment Series was intended to support career development and advancement […]
CFA Society Chicago welcomes keynote Bill Browder at the 33rd Annual Dinner
Dec 16, 2019
A sell-out crowd of 1,100 attended the 33rd Annual CFA Dinner on November 7th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago hotel. In his after-dinner remarks, Daniel Kastholm, CFA, chair of CFA Society Chicago, welcomed and thanked all for coming to the event honoring this year’s Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence recipients and new CFA charterholders. […]

CFA Society Chicago News

Announcing Women of Influence honorees for 2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner and global head at William Blair Investment Management for being named to Women of Influence by the Chicago Business Journal and Bizwomen! (Read more via The Business Journals)

CFA Society Chicago members named to Crain’s Notable Women in Finance








Congratulations to CFA Society Chicago members and CFA charterholders Stephanie Braming, Patricia Halper, Joan Rockey, Vivian Lin Thurston, and Marie Winters on being named to this year’s Crain’s Notable Women in Finance! (Read more via Crain’s)