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(Not sponsored by CFA Society Chicago)

Ready to take the next step in proving your ability as a financial modeler? Register for the April 2021 virtual exams from the Financial Modeling Institute. CFA Society Chicago affiliates will receive a 40% discount with code: APR21CFACHICAGO40. Obtaining this certification will do wonders for your career in finance..

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021

Time: Varies

Location: Virtual

Hosted By: Financial Modeling Institute 

Contact: info@fminstitute.com

Fees: 40% off with discount code: APR21CFACHICAGO40 

The last part of our series will feature a presentation by Professor Antoinette Schoar of MIT’s Sloan School of Business. Dr. Schoar is one of the foremost academic experts on cryptocurrencies and has produced leading research on price discovery and arbitrage in this asset class.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Location: Virtual

Hosted By: CFA Society Boston 

Contact: events@cfaboston.org

Fees: Free

MacroMinds Virtual Symposium: Sharing Ideas and Helping Kids

MacroMinds is a registered 501c(3) organization founded by Dean Curnutt in 2019. MacroMinds is devoted to working with organizations that provide educational support to under-resourced children and young adults. The fund raising vehicle for MacroMinds is a two-day virtual symposium on May 11th – May 12th, 2021 in which finance industry professionals pay to attend and listen to the most prominent investors share their views on the industry, macro economy and ideas on profitable trades. Utilizing these funds, MacroMinds will partner with highly effective organizations that have a proven track record of impacting the lives of children and young adults in communities and schools that are socioeconomically disadvantaged..

Date: May 11 -12, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PM CDT

Location: Virtual

Hosted By: MacroMinds

Contact: info@macrominds.org

Fees: $750

Behavioral Finance Exchange Podcast

The Behavioral Finance Exchange podcast features leading experts in the field of behavioral finance. Hosted by James Valentine, executive director of the Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance, the podcast series helps investment professionals identify and take steps to minimize the most prevalent psychological biases and aversions that hinder investment decision-making.

Platforms: Google, Spotify, Apple, Breaker

Hosted By: DePaul’s Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance

Contact: James Valentine

CFA Society Chicago Partnership with the Greenwood Project

The Greenwood Project is a Chicago-based non-profit whose mission is to introduce minority students to careers in the finance industry. They support scholars from high school into their early career, serving as an educational resource and opportunity generator. The Greenwood Project’s programs include summer courses for high school students that focus on finance topics, specifically financial technology. Their flagship program is a 6-week college internship program where students are matched with prestigious internship opportunities and provided with support to help them achieve at the highest levels in their roles.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • • With the continued impact of COVID-19 lingering in our industry,their most pressing need is for companies to take on virtual volunteers for our summer 2020 internships. This year, they are two-week long virtual internships where a team of 5 scholars tackles a project submitted by an employee or team.

    • Volunteer to lead Virtual Career Talks, where volunteers discuss their career pathway and answer questions from our students.

    • Volunteer to lead workshops for our high school institutes coming up in July and August. These workshops range from soft-skills (like Verbal and Written Communication) to industry-specific sills (like Company Valuation).

Date: Ongoing

Time: Contact Greenwood Project

Location: Virtual

Hosted By: Greenwood Project and CFA Society Chicago

Contact: Charles Turner, program coordinator, at charles.turner@greenwoodproject.org or submit a form on the Greenwood Project website. If you sign up using the online form, please make sure to mark “Other” under the “How did you hear about this volunteer opportunity?” question and note CFA Society Chicago in the comments section. 

Fees: Volunteer Opportunity