Event Detail

Distinguished Speaker Series - Cliff Asness (Ended)

Bailouts, Ballyhoo, and New Betas: Managing Portfolio Risks and Rewards

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, June 24, 2010 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Time, Date, and Location:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.

Participants will learn:

  • How to position portfolios, manage risks, and alter expectations as deleveraging works through the system
  • Why knowing your betas can be good for your portfolio's health
  • What a few basic ideas can do to prevent systemic risks in the future

Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity:
Eligible for 1 credit hour

Business Casual

Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)

For Registrations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Cliff Asness

Cliff Asness
Managing & Founding Principal - AQR Capital Management, LLC

Introduction by Joanna McGinley, CFA

Presenter Background Information:
Mr. Asness is a Managing and Founding Principal with AQR Capital Management, LLC. Prior to co-founding AQR, Mr. Asness was at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he was a Managing Director and Director of Quantitative Research for the Asset Management Division. Mr. Asness and his team at Goldman were responsible for building quantitative models to add value in global equity, fixed income and currency markets for Goldman clients and partners. Mr. Asness has authored articles on many financial topics including multiple publications in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal, for which he received several prestigious awards, including the Graham and Dodd Excellence Award and the Graham & Dodd Reader's Choice Award. In addition, the CFA Institute awarded him the James R. Vertin Award, which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.

Registration: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*Special Notes Regarding Fees: Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2009-2010. Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable). Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, Monday, June 21. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. Please click here if you would like more information.

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