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The Future of Finance featuring Charley Ellis

Charles D. Ellis serves as a consultant on investing to large institutional investors, government organizations, and wealthy families.

His professional career centered on three decades with Greenwich Associates, the international strategy consulting firm he founded in 1972. Recognized worldwide for the proprietary research which informs its consulting, the firm grew in the 30 years he was Managing Partner to serve the leading firms in over 130 professional financial markets around the world. Services to the investment profession include: Chair and two terms as governor of the profession’s CFA Institute and an associate editor of both The Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal. He is one of only 12 individuals honored for lifetime contributions to the investment profession.

 

If you would like to book one of the discounted rate rooms at the Embassy Suites, use the link below.  Deadline for receiving the discount is Feb 26th.

Hotel Registration link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/R/RDUACES-CFA-20150312/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 

2015 Annual Forecast Dinner

Please join CFA Society of North Carolina as we celebrate our 2015 Annual Forecast Dinner. This event is the premier networking event of the year, bringing together over 350 of North Carolina’s leading investment professionals and key decision-makers. In 2014, over 20 prominent North Carolina firms supported their Society members-employees and honored their newly inducted Charterholders by underwriting the event and purchasing corporate tables.

Keynote Speakers

Peter Chiappinelli, CFA GMO
Mr. Chiappinelli is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2010, he was an institutional portfolio manager in the asset allocation group at Pyramis Global Advisors. Previously, he was the director of institutional investment strategy and research at Putnam Investments. Mr. Chiappinelli earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Carleton College. He is a CAIA Charterholder, and is the founder of the CAIA Boston chapter. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Dorothy Weaver Collins Capital Investments, LLC
With over 35 years of investment experience spanning hedge funds, real estate, energy, and emerging markets, including eight years in Latin America, Dorothy Weaver has few peers in the investment community. She is the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Miami, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College, serving on the Board of Trustees for 17 years and chairing the Finance Committee. She also served on the Investment Committee of the American Red Cross. In 2010, Mrs. Weaver was awarded 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2010 “Industry Leadership Award.” The 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Industry Leadership Award is given to a woman who has shown leadership in the hedge fund industry. The honoree will possess talent, business ethics and a passion for investing that define the hedge fund industry’s standards of excellence. Awardees have been pioneers in some aspect of the business and have influenced a large population of hedge fund participants.

 

For other sponsorship information, please contact us.

Corporate Table Sponsorship: Register  (includes table of 10, reception and dessert reception)

 

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve Tuesday Sept 23rd

CFA Society North Carolina presents an exclusive screening of “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve.”

Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is an independent, non partisan documentary film that examines America’s central bank in a critical, yet balanced way.

Narrated by the acclaimed actor Liev Schreiber, and featuring interviews with Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Jeremy Grantham and many of the world’s best financial minds, Money For Nothing is the first film ever to take viewers inside the world’s most powerful financial institution.

Please join us as the director Jim Bruce, hosts a post-screening Q&A.

Event Schedule:
5:15 – 6:15pm: Film Screening
6:15 – 6:45pm: Panelist Discussion
6:45 – 7:30pm: Reception
Tickets are priced at $5 and seating is limited, so please register in advance.

Knowing the World: Intuition, Theories, Models, and Data

Some 70 years ago, cybernetics was a hot field; 30 years ago, catastrophe theory was on everyone’s lips. Those Greek-derived words for disciplines that once brought hope of explaining human behavior now evoke a quaint nostalgia, like Polaroids of long-haired young people in bell-bottom jeans and tie-dyed T-shirts. The new buzzword nowadays is big data, the fashionable term for capturing and analyzing the vast collections of information that people reveal about themselves when shopping online at Amazon.com and Travelocity or when writing about themselves on Facebook and Twitter.

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Top Five Articles from March: Roubini, Retirement Risks, and Multi-Asset Strategies

Top articles from March include an exploration of the risks and rewards of retirement, Nouriel Roubini's take on the unconventional monetary policies adopted in the wake of the Great Recession, and several entries by Larry Cao, CFA, from his series on multi-asset strategies. Read more

The High Cost of the Gender Imbalance in Finance (Online Forum)

As part of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance initiative, we are hosting an online discussion entitled, “The High Cost of the Gender Imbalance in Finance,” on Thursday, 9 April, Read more

Book Review: Wealth Management Unwrapped

On the strength of its timeliness and clarity, Wealth Management Unwrapped joins the ranks of distinguished writing on private wealth. Although the book is intended primarily for people of means and family foundations, it should be mandatory reading for wealth advisers who seek to grow their businesses while developing trusted relationships with clients. Read more

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: Insights from Marc Faber, Mark Mobius, and More

As usual, we have curated some interesting Weekend Reads for investors around the world, including insights from such investment luminaries as Marc Faber and Mark Mobius and coverage of topics ranging from oil prices and emerging markets, to the Heinz-Kraft merger and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Read more

Poll: Which Challenges Do You Face Most Often in Your Professional Life?

We asked readers about the professional challenges they face. Arguably, a major contributor to investment returns is the ability to understand information. In an age in which the velocity of information is accelerating, not surprisingly, more than 61% of 672 respondents said that "information overwhelm" was their biggest professional challenge. Read more

Turning Points: Capital Flees the Eurozone and Comes to the United States

Capital is fleeing the euro and yen and the US dollar is surging higher. The US Federal Reserve is ever so slowly positioning the United States for a rise in rates while the rest of the world is slashing theirs in response to weakening economies. It seems the capital that departed the United States after the financial crisis is coming home after a long journey. Read more

The Most Important Money Question, According to Carl Richards

In his new book, The One-Page Financial Plan, adviser Carl Richards says the first step in creating a financial plan is to get clear about where you are and where you want to be. Start by asking yourself, "Why is money important to me?" Read more

Investment Uncertainty Is Not Going Away: Understanding Complex Systems Can Help

An approach called complex systems can help analysts get a better handle on investment uncertainty. It does so by providing a means of pattern recognition that picks up where statistics and finance leave off. Read more

Ethics and Finance: Candid Insights from John Hendry

Does the financial services field constitute a profession? Are its practitioners more prone to ethical lapses than those in other sectors? Does it contribute to inequality? In this provocative interview, Cambridge University professor John Hendry, author of Ethics and Finance: An Introduction, offers some startling answers and considers ways to make financial services more ethical. Read more

The Myth of Volatility Drag (Part 1)

Does volatility drag actually exist? Like so many myths, there is a kernel of truth. But the interpretation that volatility is an active force, “pulling” down returns and costing you money, is simply not correct. Read more

About the CFA Society North Carolina

“Serving CFA Charterholders, candidates, investors and the broader professional investment community through educational events and the opportunity to engage and interact with one another.”

CFA Society North Carolina (CFA NC) was established in 1971 to provide education and support to the area’s investment professionals. CFA Society North Carolina membership consists of portfolio managers, security analysts, investment advisors, and other financial professionals. CFA Society North Carolina is one of the world’s larger societies of investment professionals. Learn more »