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CFA Society Chicago Blog

The State of the Illinois Budget

The State of the Illinois Budget

There was little joy in this Holiday Season discussion of the fiscal outlook for the state of Illinois. The state’s expenses have exceeded revenues since 2001 and ratings on Illinois debt have been falling for thirty years, driven by a growing pension debt (Note: contributions to the pension system do not offset the...

Enhancing Board Diversity

Enhancing Board Diversity

On December 1, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise listing requirements pursuant to Rule 19b-4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which would advance board diversity and enhance transparency of diversity statistics among its listed companies....

The Future of Oil & Gas

The Future of Oil & Gas

On November 24, 2020, CFA Society Chicago hosted a virtual event addressing the road ahead for the energy commodities, the firms involved, and how that translates into future opportunities. Tim Flannery, CFA, CPA, managing partner at Copia Capital, moderated the panel discussion featuring Peter Keavey, managing...

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...