As we head into the second semester of this year, your Society’s Calendar is packed with events! In addition to co-sponsored events with Texas Wall Street Women (1/15), Markets Group (3/24), and the Texas Hedge Fund Association (5/14), we have this year’s CFA TX Investor Symposium in Houston (2/19-2/21) and the CFA Institute Conference “Women in Investment Management” in San Antonio (6/2-6/3).
The big event coming this month is our 2015 Forecast Dinner! Speakers include Jim Grant (Grant’s Interest Rate Observer), Russ Koesterich (CIO, BlackRock), and Harvey Rosenblum (SMU Cox and former EVP, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas). Mr. Grant is expected to join us in person this time (weather permitting) and one lucky attendee will be receive an annual subscription to “Grants Interest Rate Observer!” Please note that the Forecast Dinner is early this year on Tuesday, January 27 at the Belo Mansion, so please sign up now and consider becoming a sponsor!
The CFA designation recognizes knowledge, skills, and abilities in security analysis and portfolio management, emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards. To learn more about the CFA designation and program, contact CFA Institute
CFA: The Gold Standard
"The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification is roughly equivalent to a specialized postgraduate finance degree, including a mixture of economics, ethics, law, and accountancy. It is much liked by employers in financial services. Whereas there are tens of thousands of finance degrees available around the world, ranging from the excellent to the worthless, there is only one CFA, managed and examined by an American association of financial professionals, the CFA Institute."
The Economist, 2/26/2005