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CFA Society Chicago Blog

Memory Techniques

Memory Techniques

Approximately 140 CFA Society Chicago members met by Zoom on September 14, 2021, to learn how to use mental training techniques to improve memory and retention. The instructor was Paul Nowak, founder of IRIS Reading, LLC, who has presented to CFA Society Chicago in the past on speed reading. Nowak considers memory...

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jan Hatzius

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jan Hatzius

On May 26, 2021, CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series held a webinar entitled “Economic Outlook – Passing the Peak.” Drew Speight, CFA, moderated the conversation with Jan Hatzius, chief economist and head of the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs. Hatzius is the No. 1 ranked economist...

CFA Society Chicago News

Christopher T. Vincent, CFA, Appointed CEO of CFA Society Chicago

CFA Society Chicago's Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has appointed Christopher T. Vincent, CFA, as the new chief executive officer of CFA Society Chicago effective May 4, 2020. Mr. Vincent is a former partner and head of William Blair’s Fixed Income...