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Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Draper, CFA

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dan Draper, CFA

The S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) have a long and proud history with the DJIA celebrating its 125th anniversary late this spring. At the time, this was a ground break innovation and today, investors all over the world still rely on this...
ESG and the Evolution of Corporate Engagement

ESG and the Evolution of Corporate Engagement

On June 16, 2021, David Sekera, chief US market strategist at Morningstar Research Services LLC, moderated the webcast “Evolution of Corporate Engagement,” which addressed two topics. First, how has the shift from in-person meetings to virtual interactions affected...
Impact Investing: A New Investing Paradigm

Impact Investing: A New Investing Paradigm

A large group of CFA charterholders and other interested investment professionals gathered at the Palmer House Hotel to hear the latest thoughts and techniques in Impact Investing from a distinguished panel on June 5. The moderator, Priya Parrish, is a leading...

Water’s Impact on Investing

On September 26th, CFA Society Chicago hosted a panel discussion in the Vault Room at 33 North LaSalle on the implications of the worldwide scarcity of potable water. The panel was focused on how this water scarcity may affect future investing. The lack of usable...

Sustainable Investing: Profit with a Purpose

Superior investment analysis is part science and part art. The science part can be quantitative and mechanical—calculating the appropriate cost of capital, discounting expected future cash flows to the present and comparing the intrinsic value of a security to its...