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Investment Impacts of the Pandemic

Investment Impacts of the Pandemic

On April 27, 2021, CFA Society Chicago’s Women’s Network hosted a virtual event entitled Investment Impacts of the Pandemic. Katharine Wyatt, CFA, chief investment officer at Loyola University Chicago served as moderator for the discussion. She as joined by panelists...
POWER Series: Tricia Rothschild, CFA

POWER Series: Tricia Rothschild, CFA

A group of 150 gathered virtually on February 10, 2021, to engage on the topic of Trading vs. Investing and the Influence of Fintech. Hosted by the CFA Women’s Network, this POWER Series event featuring speaker Tricia Rothschild, CFA, president of Apex Clearing,...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab

Distinguished Speaker Series: Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab

A crowd of over 200 signed in for a “virtual fireside conversation” with Liz Ann Sonders on September 22, 2020. Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, covered a range of topics within the context of the environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Suni Harford, UBS Asset Management

Distinguished Speaker Series: Suni Harford, UBS Asset Management

On August 19, 2020, members of CFA Society Chicago, among others, gathered on Zoom to listen on a discussion about the Future of the Asset Management Business between Suni Harford, President of UBS Asset Management, and CFA Society Chicago’s own Thomas Digenan, CFA,...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Cathie Wood, ARK Invest

Distinguished Speaker Series: Cathie Wood, ARK Invest

On June 8th CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group welcomed Cathie Wood, CIO/CEO of ARK Investment Management, to provide her thoughts and insights on the impact of rapidly changing market dynamics, breakthrough innovations, and the...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Kristina Hooper, Invesco

Distinguished Speaker Series: Kristina Hooper, Invesco

Kristina Hooper, CFP®, CAIA®, CIMA, CHFC®, chief global market strategist at Invesco, joined CFA Society Chicago on June 2, 2020, for a webinar on the economic outlook for the coming months, including various scenarios given fiscal, monetary and public health policy...
Equity Market Outlook: Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA

Equity Market Outlook: Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA

As the pandemic rages on, the equity market continues to be turbulent and possibly disconnected from economic reality. On May 20, 2020, the CFA Society Chicago Women’s Network hosted an event featuring Gina Martin Adams, CFA, CMT, chief equity strategist with...
POWER Series: President Loretta J. Mester

POWER Series: President Loretta J. Mester

On May 12, 2020, CFA Society Chicago’s CFA Women’t Network hosted Loretta J. Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, for its POWER Series webinar. President Mester began with opening remarks and then participated in a Q&A session...
POWER Breakfast: Stephanie Braming, CFA, William Blair

POWER Breakfast: Stephanie Braming, CFA, William Blair

On February 4, 2020, CFA Society Chicago welcomed a packed audience at the Palmer House to hear from two of Crain’s top women in finance in a fireside chat featuring Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner and global head of investment management at William Blair. The...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Nancy Lazar, Cornerstone Macro

Distinguished Speaker Series: Nancy Lazar, Cornerstone Macro

A full house was in attendance at the University Club on Tuesday, January 27, 2020, to hear Nancy Lazar, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Macro, share what could go right in 2020. Lazar started by stating that low global growth expectations, low inflation, and strong...
POWER Breakfast: Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest

POWER Breakfast: Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest

On September 17, 2019, a sold out crowd gathered at the University Club to hear Sallie Krawcheck speak about her experiences in the investment industry, how the industry landscape is changing, and her journey with Ellevest—a digital investing platform that she...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Vivien Azer, Cowen & Co.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Vivien Azer, Cowen & Co.

Cowen’s Views on Cannabis On July 9, Vivien Azer, the analyst responsible for covering cannabis at Cowen & Co., presented her views at CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon at the University Club. Cannabis/Hemp/CBD is an “emerging” sector...

Distinguished Speaker Series: Sheila Penrose, Jones Lang LaSalle

On April 9th, CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group welcomed Sheila Penrose at The Metropolitan. Penrose is Non-Executive Lead Independent Chairman of the Board at Jones Lang LaSalle, a global real estate services company, and also serves...

POWER Breakfast: Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments

      On February 6, 2019, Mellody Hobson was the featured guest at CFA Society Chicago’s Power Breakfast series held at The Standard Club hosted by the CFA Women’s Network. Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, is responsible for managing Ariel’s...

POWER Breakfast: Patricia Halper, CFA, Chicago Equity Partners

The CFA Women’s Network hosted a lively and vibrant event featuring Patricia Halper, CFA, partner and co-chief investment officer at Chicago Equity Partners. Halper spoke to a room full of engaged members on the topic of factor-based investing which coincides with the...

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jane Buchan, PAAMCO

The hedge fund industry has been assailed by the media as a costly, underperforming asset class, yet according to PAAMCO CEO Jane Buchan, that rhetoric simply isn’t true. On April 18th, the founder of the Irvine, CA-based hedge fund-of-funds presented to CFA Society...

Distinguished Speaker Series: Rupal Bhansali, Ariel Investments

Rupal Bhansali was the featured guest speaker at CFA Society Chicago’s March Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon held at the Chicago Club. Bhansali is chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Ariel Capital Management’s international and global equity...

Vault Series: Melissa Brown, CFA, Axioma

Managing risk, specifically equity market risk, was the topic of CFA Society Chicago’s new Vault Series on January 11. The series brings noted investment experts to Chicago on a bi-monthly basis to share their thoughts and insights on the investment scene. The name...