Outside Investment & Financial Events
(Not sponsored by CFA Society Chicago)

BUZZ: Blockchain Updates with Zach and Zach

Blockchain and Antitrust Laws
Olta Andoni – Adjunct Professor at IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law.

In a continuation of the fireside chat without the fire theme, Olta and Zach will discuss blockchain technology and antitrust issues. For any of you that may not know about the US Antitrust Laws, do not fret! The US Antitrust Laws, in a nutshell, attempts to maintain a competitive American marketplace. Think of the breakup of AT&T that led to the creation of the Baby-Bells in the early ’80s. If you would like to learn more, the Federal Trade Commission’s website explains the US Antitrust Laws in greater detail.

Also, Emily will give a brief presentation on exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), what they are, and opine as to why the SEC has yet to approve a crypto-based ETF.

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: MakeOffices at the Loop, 1 N State Street#1500, Chicago, Illinois, 60602

Hosted By: Rida Iqbal (PDDARI)

Contact: Contact for CFA Chicago Members – Rida Iqbal, Email: ridariqbal@gmail.com, Phone: 773-437-0269

Fees: Complimentary 

Chicago Booth’s 14th Annual Credit, Restructuring, Distressed Investing and Turnaround Conference

The 14th Annual CREDIT conference hosted by Chicago Booth’s CREDIT group is an all-day conference covering the latest trends in credit/distressed investing and restructuring. Keynote speakers include Howard Marks and Dave Brandon (CEO of Toys ‘R’ Us) in addition to a variety of panels on the broader industry.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: The University Club of Chicago, 76 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

Hosted By: Pranay Subedi, CFA –MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (pranay.subedi@chicagobooth.edu)  

Contact: Pranay Subedi, CFA – pranay.subedi@chicagobooth.edu

Fees: $75 for CFA Society members / $95 for non-members

Earth, Wine & Fi-nance: A Women-Only Networking & Sustainability Event

Making An Impact Is Easier Than You Think

Sustainability is so much more than what it used to be – defined by reducing consumption. Certainly, that still plays a major role, but it touches our lives in many more ways. Nowadays the world of sustainability has exploded. It’s at the forefront of state and federal legislation, corporate governance, product manufacturing, every-day living, and even finance. Come join us on Thursday, April 11th at 6:00 pm for Earth, Wine and Fi-nance, an event held exclusively for Women to inspire conversation on how individuals and organizations are bringing sustainability to your doorstep. 

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Location: Serendipity Labs, 700 Canal Street, Stamford, CT 06902

Hosted By: Envest Asset Management, LLC

Contact: James Osborn –  james.osborn@envestam.com

Fees: $20

Financial Modeling Institute – AFM Level 1 and CFM Level 2 exams

Financial Modeling Institute’s accreditation program provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your modeling proficiency and leads to the AFM, CFM and MFM designations. After successful completion of Level 1, candidates can elect to progress to Level 2 and Level 3. For more info, visit our website at www.fminstitute.com.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: New Horizons Computer Learning Center, 525 W Van Buren St., Suite 300, Chicago IL 60607

Hosted By: Financial Modeling Institute, 56 Temperance Street, Suite 801, Toronto, ON  M5H 3V5 

Contact: info@fminstitute.com

Fees: US $450 Register by March 24, 2019 / US $600 Register by April 13, 2019