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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...
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...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Roy Swan, Ford Foundation

Distinguished Speaker Series: Roy Swan, Ford Foundation

On July 16, 2020, members of CFA Society Chicago, among others, gathered on Zoom to hear Roy Swan, director of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation, speak about the Ford Foundation’s Mission Investments strategy as well as Mission Investments broadly. Swan...
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...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Cathie Wood, ARK Invest

Distinguished Speaker Series: Cathie Wood, ARK Invest

On June 8th CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group welcomed Cathie Wood, CIO/CEO of ARK Investment Management, to provide her thoughts and insights on the impact of rapidly changing market dynamics, breakthrough innovations, and the...
Distinguished Speaker Series: Kristina Hooper, Invesco

Distinguished Speaker Series: Kristina Hooper, Invesco

Kristina Hooper, CFP®, CAIA®, CIMA, CHFC®, chief global market strategist at Invesco, joined CFA Society Chicago on June 2, 2020, for a webinar on the economic outlook for the coming months, including various scenarios given fiscal, monetary and public health policy...
The Impact of the Fed on the Corporate Bond ETF Market

The Impact of the Fed on the Corporate Bond ETF Market

In early March the financial markets were struggling with the impact of the pandemic on the economy. On March 23, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (“Fed”) took the unprecedented action of announcing that it would directly purchase corporate debt and corporate bond...
Time Management: Locking Down Goals

Time Management: Locking Down Goals

How to use our time most efficiently was the subject of a presentation to the CFA Society Chicago on May 14, 2020, by Tom Lemanski of Chicago Executive Coaching. The subject matter was especially “timely”, coming while many people are confined to home by the Covid-19...
Equity Market Outlook: Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA

Equity Market Outlook: Gina Martin Adams, CMT, CFA

As the pandemic rages on, the equity market continues to be turbulent and possibly disconnected from economic reality. On May 20, 2020, the CFA Society Chicago Women’s Network hosted an event featuring Gina Martin Adams, CFA, CMT, chief equity strategist with...
POWER Series: President Loretta J. Mester

POWER Series: President Loretta J. Mester

On May 12, 2020, CFA Society Chicago’s CFA Women’t Network hosted Loretta J. Mester, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, for its POWER Series webinar. President Mester began with opening remarks and then participated in a Q&A session...
Managing Wealth Through A Pandemic

Managing Wealth Through A Pandemic

Insights from the Front Line CFA Society Chicago’s Women’s Network hosted a virtual discussion on Managing Wealth Through a Pandemic on May 7, 2020. Panelist included Jenifer Aronson, CFA, managing partner of Mosaic Fi, Sunitha Thomas, CFA, senior vice president and...
The Path to Recovery in a Covid-19 World

The Path to Recovery in a Covid-19 World

The Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted a serious wound on the US economy. It will necessitate that a choice be made between a continued shelter-in-place lockdown and the re-opening of economic activity. There is little doubt that shelter-in-place has slowed the spread of...
Modern Monetary Theory

Modern Monetary Theory

Historic Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus: Savior or Destroyer? The very current topic of Modern Monetary Theory–and especially it’s application to the present economic environment related to the COVID-19 pandemic–was the topic of discussion on April 22, 2020,...