Event Detail

Career Management: 8th Annual CFA Chicago Career Fair (Members Only) (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, March 22, 2013 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
11:00 am
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Career Management: 8th Annual CFA Chicago Career Fair (Members Only)
Career Crossroads: A Showcase of Opportunities

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, March 22, 2013
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604

Program Description:
Meet with representatives from Chicago's top investment firms at one of our most popular career development events of the year. Representatives from Kaplan Schweser will also be present to provide candidates with information on their CFA review courses and services.

NEW - Speed Resume Critiques
Come to our on-site resume critiques. Have a quick visit with a career consultant to get the help you need to make your resume shine.

Whether you are looking for a new job or just curious to explore options, don't miss this exclusive members-only (and FREE!) chance to meet and greet.

Target Audience: Employed, unemployed, self-employed, and underemployed professionals

Exhibitors (as of March 20):
Atlantic Trust Private Wealth
Calamos Investments
First Analysis
Fitch Ratings
Geneva Investment Management of Chicago
Greenleaf Trust
Northern Trust
William Blair & Company

Career Consultants offering Speed Resume Critiques:
Kathleen “Kathy” Graham - Founder, The HQ Companies, Inc.
Marcia McMahon - Career Consultant, Career Transition Center of Chicago (CTC)
Susan Walter – Career Consultant

Members - Free
Student Members - Free

Attire: Business Casual

Registration: Online below

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Career Fair & Networking

Event Sponsors:
Thanks to eFinancialCareers for supporting the CFA Chicago 8th Annual Career Fair.


Exhibitors' Background:

About Atlantic Trust
Atlantic Trust is one of the nation's leading private wealth management firms, offering integrated wealth management for high net worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments. The firm considers clients' financial, trust, estate planning and philanthropic needs in developing customized asset allocation and investment management solutions. Experienced professionals deliver a broad range of solutions, including proprietary investment offerings and a robust open architecture platform of traditional and alternative managers. Atlantic Trust operates in 12 full-service locations throughout the U.S. With $20.3 billion in assets under management (as of Dec. 31, 2012), Atlantic Trust is the private wealth management division of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ). For more information, visit www.atlantictrust.com. They will be hiring for current positions, scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.

Calamos Investments
Our Talent Acquisition and Research/Investment group will be in attendance. We will look to meet potential candidates for current and future Analyst and Portfolio Specialist openings. They will be hiring for current positions and scouting for future positions.

First Analysis
They will be scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.

Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings is a global rating agency committed to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, research and data. Offering a world of knowledge and experience behind every opinion, we transform information to deliver meaning and utility to investors, issuers and other market participants. Fitch Ratings' global expertise draws on local market knowledge and spans across the fixed-income universe. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors make important credit judgments with confidence. Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings has over 50 offices worldwide. Fitch Ratings is part of the Fitch Group, a jointly owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A. and Hearst Corporation. They will be hiring for current positions, scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.

Geneva Investment Management of Chicago
Geneva Investment Management of Chicago, LLC is an independent investment management firm located in Chicago. Geneva provides fee-based customized portfolio management services to individuals and institutional clients located throughout the United States. They will be scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm. .

Greenleaf Trust
A nationally-recognized 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For®, Greenleaf Trust is hiring equally best and brightest people to join our team. As one of Michigan’s leading independent wealth management firms, and the 2012 Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, we’re growing at an annual pace of nearly 20%. Demonstrable talent and integrity are valued above all. If you offer both, we encourage you to consider us for your career. They will be hiring for current positions, scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.

Equity and Credit Research -- Morningstar is one of the largest independent sources for equity and credit analysis in the world, with global equity coverage of more than 1,800 companies and credit research on more than 700 firms. Our analysts evaluate companies using a consistent research methodology that identifies a company`s sustainable competitive advantages and risks, and uses discounted cash flow models to arrive at fair value estimates on each firm. We use our cash flow forecasts as a key input in our credit rating methodology and research. Our analysts use these methodologies as a basis to offer investment opinions on stocks and corporate bonds to institutions, advisors, and individual investors. They will be hiring for current positions, scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.
Fund Research -- The Fund Research group is responsible for providing independent and unbiased investment research on a variety of investment vehicles including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, fund of funds, managed portfolios, and alternatives.
Indexes -- The Index business leverages Morningstar`s intellectual property to create indexes that empower investors to achieve their goals at every stage of the investment process - market monitoring, benchmarking, and asset allocation. The unit offers a broad suite of global equity, bond, commodity and asset allocation indexes.

Northern Trust
Northern Trust is one of the world's leading asset management, asset servicing and banking firms, serving successful individuals, families and institutions around the globe. Northern Trust Global Investments will be scouting for future openings and building awareness for the firm.

William Blair & Company
William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, and has office locations in 11 cities, including London, New York, Shanghai, and Zurich. They will be scouting for future positions and building awareness for the firm.

Career Consultants offering Speed Resume Critiques:

Kathleen “Kathy” Graham is a career strategist who owns four businesses that focus on different aspects of career development for professionals. After working for several search firms where she was a top national award-winning recruiter, Graham co-founded in 1997 HQ Search, Inc., a retained executive search firm specializing solely in senior financial services positions (total compensation in the six-seven figure range) globally. In 2006, Graham started three new companies—HQ Seminars, Inc., HQ Scripts, Inc., and HQ Services, Inc.—to meet demand for additional services her clients were requesting. Graham earned her MBA in Analytic Finance, Econometrics, and Statistics from The University of Chicago and a BA in Business Administration and Marketing from North Central College. She is a frequently requested speaker and writer nationally on topics regarding human capital and career development, including presentations given for The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, Financial Research Associates, Managed Funds Association, New York Society of Security Analysts, CFA Society Chicago, The Boston Security Analysts Society, and Northwestern University’s Alumni Association.

Marcia McMahon is a Career Consultant with Kensington International an Executive Career Management Organization. Marcia has been involved in career transition consulting and management since 2001. She is a frequent speaker on career-related topics for community, universities and professional groups. McMahon is an adjunct instructor with The Illinois Institute of Art. She is currently designing an online course for Adler School of Psychology. She will teach this course in May 2013. McMahon is an experience Human Resource professional and has worked in various industries. McMahon’s expertise includes, leadership development, executive coaching, employee relations, training and development, mediation, succession planning, performance management and change management. McMahon is a volunteer career coach at Career Transition Center of Chicago (CTC). She works with CTC clients in defining career direction and stepping up their job search efforts. McMahon provides expertise coaching around how to manage a career, researching job targets, preparing a great resume, successful networking and interviews. McMahon earned a Master of Organizational Management (MA) from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University. She also completed DePaul University’s mediation program. Marcia is a certified career counselor.

Susan Walter has worked in the corporate and not for profit sectors, recently also teaching Marketing at Elmhurst College. She has over 20 years professional experience in the areas of training and development, recruitment and retention, marketing, and assisting degree candidates on career strategy – specifically working with resumes, cover letters and career search portfolios. Her professional experience and clients include R.R Donnelley and Sons, Brookfield Zoo, PeopleSoft, The American Academy of Art, and Elmhurst College.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, March 19. If you fail to cancel before the deadline and/or fail to attend the event you will be charged a $10 fee.

Passport Program
Members of any 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.

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