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CFA Society Chicago Blog

Transitions Techniques
Nov 27, 2019
From back-office roles to a decision-making roles How to make a transition from a back-office, support role to a decision-making role in investment management was the topic of discussion on November 18th for a panel with real experiences in making just such a career move. Moderated by Eric Schweitzer, vice president at Challenger Gray & […]
Vault Series: Counting Cards in Biotech
Nov 26, 2019
No EBITDA, no revenue, no product. What’s not to like? Despite being fraught with risk, investing in biotech stocks can be highly lucrative. Michael Caldwell, a portfolio manager at Driehaus Capital Management led a highly interactive discussion with a roomful of captivated attendees. Caldwell has been at Driehaus since 2007 and has a BS in […]
Opportunities in Hedge Funds in 2019
Oct 22, 2019
A distinguished panel gathered on October 10, 2019 at the Standard Club to discuss the current environment for hedge fund investments. Kenneth Heinz, president of Hedge Fund Research, Inc. served as the moderator. The panelists included: Kevin Doonan, Executive Director, Hedge Fund Strategies, GCM Grosvenor Joseph Scoby – Head of Systematic Investing, Magnetar Capital Tristan […]

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)