Best Practices in Pension Fund Management: The Canadian Model

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Paul Smith, CFA: “Let’s Make the World a Better Place for Investors Everywhere”

CFA Institute president and CEO Paul Smith, CFA, issued a rousing call for a more ethical and effective investment profession. He also laid out his vision of where he hopes to lead CFA Institute in the years ahead, offering a road map for how he intends to get there. Read More

Essential Reading for Investing in a Changing World

Mark Harrison, CFA, shares insights for #CFAInvest delegates ready to explore the risks, opportunities, and challenges facing the global investment profession. Read More

Value Investors Fighting the Urge to Herd

The most successful fund managers are contrarians — those who zig when the market zags. Read More

Peak Oil and Runaway China: A Dangerous Combination of Memes

A pair of memes, working in concert, created a dangerous scenario for energy investors who thought that this time would be different. Read More

Fixed Income in Emerging Markets: 2016 Bill of Health

Jason Voss, CFA, assesses three factors to understand the current bill of health for emerging market fixed-income investments. Read More

A Growing Chorus for Investing in Africa

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70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Sharpen Your Investment Edge
21–24 May 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Hosted with CFA Society Philadelphia

The risks, opportunities, and challenges facing the global investment profession are as complex as ever and investment professionals must remain current. If you attend only one investment conference each year, make sure it’s the CFA Institute Annual Conference.

The flagship CFA Institute Annual Conference rotates continents and is one of the investment industry’s largest and longest running educational gatherings of investment professionals, attracting as many as 1,800 delegates from 70 countries and regions in prior years. Speakers include top economists, prominent investors, bestselling investment authors, and governmental and regulatory leaders who share insights on today’s most critical investment issues, examine market trends, uncover new investment opportunities, and deliver practical investment advice.

  • Refresh your skills with new ideas and research on a full range of investment topics
  • Network with investment peers from around the world
  • Explore global and regional financial trends
  • Examine new investment opportunities and risks
  • Hear from luminaries in the profession, including leading researchers, noted economists, and successful practitioners

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We encourage you to join your fellow investment professionals for world-renowned speakers, learning sessions, and networking events in the heart of the city. 

Please contact us to be notified when registration opens.

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