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Enroll in our program to begin earning the Chartered Financial Analyst credential, the most respected investment management designation in the world.

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Our advisory groups meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and are a great way to connect with members while improving your community.

Upcoming Events

12/14/2018
12:00 PM
December Job Seekers Forum 10 and Under (Members Only, Limited Space)
The CFA Society Chicago Job Seekers Forum series provides members with potential new opportunities and resources to find employment. The forum encourages open dialogue and will have a member of the Professional Development Advisory Group as a host.
12/18/2018
4:00 PM
December Book Club Meeting
Meet local authors, explore and debate timely industry events and get to know like-minded financial literature enthusiasts. The CFA Society Chicago Book Club embraces discussion of a wide range of themes in an informal environment.
12/20/2018
5:00 PM
December Informal Monthly Happy Hour
Join your colleagues and unwind from your work day for a networking happy hour.

CFA Society Chicago Blog

CFA Society Chicago 32nd Annual Dinner
Dec 13, 2018
The CFA Society Chicago Annual Dinner was an event devoted to honoring the 148 new CFA charterholders and the recipient of the Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence.  The evening also featured Heather Brilliant, CFA, past chairman of CFA Society Chicago and Keynote Speaker Richard H. Thaler, 2017 Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in […]
Vault Series: John Wightkin, CFA, TradeInformatics
Nov 28, 2018
On November 8, 2018, John Wightkin, CFA, a senior trade consultant at TradeInformatics, spoke at the Vault Series of the CFA Society Chicago about how the process of examining trading costs can help preserve portfolio alpha. According  to John, “trading costs can represent close to half of active returns” and the process of analyzing and examining […]
Distinguished Speaker Series: Rick Waddell, Chairman of Northern Trust
Oct 24, 2018
Who better to teach management during a crisis than a former bank CEO who began his job in the midst of the 2008 recession? Rick Waddell has one of the most extensive resumes you’ll find in banking and dedicated his career to growing Northern Trust from a sleepy custody and wealth management firm into the […]

CFA Society Chicago News

CFA Society Chicago Board Member Kunal Kapoor, CFA, to replace Mansueto as Morningstar CEO

Morningstar named Kunal Kapoor as its next CEO, elevating an executive who has made his career at the Chicago investment research company since emigrating from India to attend college in Illinois. As Kapoor, 41, becomes CEO, Morningstar founder Joe Mansueto, 60, will give up that post but add “executive” to his chairman title. Both moves take effect Jan. 1, according to a statement from Morningstar. ( via Crain’s)

Institutional Investor’s 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team includes CFA Society Chicago Board Member Alex Roever, CFA

CFA Society Chicago board member, Alex Roever, CFA, was named to Institutional Investor’s 2016 All-America Fixed-Income Research Team under the Fixed-Income Strategy and Short-Duration Strategy categories. To view the full list of individuals on the team and methodology for selection, please visit Institutional Advisor.