Event Detail

CFA Society of Chicago 25th Annual Dinner (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, November 10, 2011 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 PM
The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL  60601   (Driving Directions)

The 2011 Annual Dinner is our premier networking event of the year, bringing together nearly 800 investment professionals and key decision-makers. The Officers and Directors of CFA Society of Chicago invite you to attend this year's event where you will have the opportunity to socialize with individual members and show support for the new class of CFA Charterholders, the CFA designation and for the Society.

The 25th Annual Dinner will take place on Thurs, Nov. 10 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel.

We will feature keynote speaker Jeremy J. Siegel:

  • Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Director - Securities Industry Institute
  • Senior Investment Strategy Advisor - WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
  • Distinguished Leadership Award Recipient - Securities Industry Association
  • Nicholas Molodovsky Award Recipient - CFA Institute

What's Ahead for the Economy and Markets Now?
Professor Siegel, author of the best-selling "Stocks for the Long Run," will discuss current and future returns on stocks, bonds, and the dollar. He will examine the valuation of the equity market and the role of inflation in market returns. Prof. Siegel will also weigh in on the debate between the Shiller "CAPE" P-E ratio used by a number of market observers and other measures of market valuation as well as the major threats that face our economy and the stock market. Finally, he will discuss which types of stocks represent the best values today and how investors should structure their portfolios.

The Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence Recipients:

  • Philip E. Arnold, CFA
  • Raymond J. Sidney (posthumous award winner)

Date, Time, and Location:
The Fairmont Hotel
200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Thurs., Nov. 10, 2011
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

$100 per person prior to October 10, 2011
$125 per person after October 10, 2011
Please reserve your tickets no later than October 26, 2011
Cancellations accepted until 5pm, October 26.
No walk-ins.

For Reservations:
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Business Attire

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Program
8:00 p.m. Post Reception (cash bar)
8:15 p.m. Complimentary trolleys to Ogilvie and Union Station

Thank You to Our Annual Dinner Sponsors, as of Nov. 1:

William Blair & Company

Morningstar, Inc.
Performance Trust Investment Advisors
S&P Capital IQ
UBS Global Asset Management

CME Group
ConvergEx Group
Invesco PowerShares
Northern Trust
Segall Bryant & Hamill
Thomson Reuters

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Our appreciation is also extended to the Bronze Level Sponsors for their support of the Annual Dinner.

In 2010, 48 prominent Chicago firms supported their Society member-employees and honored their newly inducted Charterholders by sponsoring the event and purchasing corporate tables.

Limited sponsorship opportunities for 2011 are still available - Annual Dinner Sponsorship Brochure.

Attention New Charterholders:
You and a guest are invited to attend the Annual Dinner at no charge courtesy of CFA Chicago.

In order to take advantage of this special offer, you must be a Regular member before you can be approved to receive your charter as a New Charterholder. CFA Institute must approve you as a New Charterholder by October 26. Contact CFA Institute with any questions about your status: 800-247-8132.

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Provide your credit card information to guarantee your space and your guest's space.
Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, October 26. If you do not cancel and you do not attend, your credit card will be charged $100 no-show fee for you and $100 no-show fee for your guest.

View photos from the successful 2010 event.

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