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CFA Society Chicago Blog

Chicago Investment Professionals Job Outlook

Chicago Investment Professionals Job Outlook

CFA Society Chicago members gathered in virtual form on September 10th to hear insights on the job market for charterholders across the country as well as specifically in Chicago. The event took the form of a panel discussion featuring retained recruiters from two executive search firms that serve clients across the...

Speed Reading for Business Professionals

Speed Reading for Business Professionals

On Tuesday, August 4, Paul Nowak, founder of Iris Reading LLC, presented a webinar: "Speed Reading for Business Professionals" to CFA Society Chicago members. The 90-minute session covered practical techniques to read faster, remember more and boost productivity. The techniques could be used for a full range of...

Investment Trends Through A Diverse Lens

Investment Trends Through A Diverse Lens

How to create a more equitable, inclusive environment for employees and clients was the topic of a recent virtual panel discussion hosted by CFA Society Chicago’s CFA Women’s Network on July 14, 2020. Originally planned to help celebrate Women’s History Month in March, the event had to be postponed because of the...

CFA Society Chicago News

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...