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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

3/25/2019
5:00 PM
March Special Situations (Members Only, Limited Space)
Special situations are corporate actions which could reveal an undervalued security and hence an investment opportunity. In the Special Situations Research Forum we will discuss an investment situation decided 3 weeks in advance.
3/28/2019
5:00 PM
March Informal Monthly Happy Hour
Join your colleagues and unwind from your work day for a networking happy hour at Townhouse Restaurant and Wine Bar.
4/2/2019
4:00 PM
The Equity Risk Premium: Applications for Investment Decision-Making
The equity risk premium has been called "the key to investing and valuation." Equity risk premiums are at the center of asset return modeling and are a key input in estimating costs of capital in both corporate finance and valuation.

CFA Society Chicago Blog

Economic Outlook and Policies
Mar 07, 2019
On January 16, 2019, a profound reflection on economic policy, politics’ influence on it, and the US economic outlook took place at the Standard Club in Chicago. The discussion was moderated by CFA Society Chicago’s very own Lotta Moberg, CFA,—with William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team—and featured David Lafferty, senior vice president and chief market […]
2019 Annual Celebration
Mar 06, 2019
CFA Society Chicago held its annual celebration for new members and volunteers on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The venue was a new one the Society, hosting the event at River Roast on LaSalle Street just north of the river. Attendees enjoyed a spacious, private setting away from the public area of the restaurant. The setting […]
The New Networking
Feb 19, 2019
How should one define networking? It could be described as simply an exchange of information and services. But, according to Sameer Somal, a better definition that could lead to a very successful career could be “finding ways to give to others”.  “You have one of the very best societies,” Sameer said, mentioning the many high […]

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.