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CFA Society Chicago Blog

Speaking in a Virtual World

Speaking in a Virtual World

Virtual meetings have been synonymous with the pandemic and given that they are convenient, cost effective and allow unique opportunities to connect, it is likely they will have a role in our post-pandemic world. As professionals, we need to continue to master new skills to successfully facilitate and participate in...

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jean Hynes, CFA

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jean Hynes, CFA

On March 23, Jeremy Heer, CFA, remotely interviewed Jean Hynes, CFA, Wellington Management Company’s incoming CEO, who will retain her role as the firm’s leading Healthcare investor. The conversation covered Hynes’ unique career path, her view of the issues facing the investment management industry, and ESG. Hynes’...

Capital Markets Series: Real Estate

Capital Markets Series: Real Estate

A full house gathered via Zoom on February 18, 2021, to listen in on a panel discussion hosted by Danny Kaufman, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the JLL Chicago office. Featured in the discussion was Emi Adachi, Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of North American Investment Research at Heitman;...

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Christopher T. Vincent, CFA, Appointed CEO of CFA Society Chicago

CFA Society Chicago's Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has appointed Christopher T. Vincent, CFA, as the new chief executive officer of CFA Society Chicago effective May 4, 2020. Mr. Vincent is a former partner and head of William Blair’s Fixed Income...