65th CFA Institute Annual Conference Delegate Demographics

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The demographics for delegates at the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference have shifted westward, reflecting a larger number of registered delegates from the Americas and more investment professionals traveling from the Asia Pacific region when compared to information collected before the annual conference in Edinburgh.

As of 17 April 2012, a total of 1,484 investment professionals had registered to attend the annual conference, with the following countries sending the largest numbers of delegates:

U.S.
Canada
South Africa
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Denmark
Australia
Japan
Singapore
Bermuda
Germany

This year’s list of countries sees an increase in delegates from Singapore and Australia joining delegates from Japan traveling from the Asia Pacific region.

65th CFA Institute Annual Conference attendee years in the investment industryExperienced Industry Leaders at the Annual Conference

The CFA Institute Annual Conference continues to draw experienced industry leaders — 13% of registered delegates are CEOs, and 34% of delegates registered to attend this year’s conference have over 20 years of experience, while 78% have 11 years of experience or more. (View a larger version of the chart.)

CFA Institute Members and Nonmembers Alike 

65th CFA Institute Annual Conference attendee years with the CFA CharterTwenty percent of delegates registered to attend the conference are not members of CFA Institute, while 75% of delegates hold the CFA charter. The charterholders registered to attend the conference range from new additions who received their charter within the past two years to industry veterans who have held the CFA charter for more than two decades. (View a larger version of the chart.)

Delegates registered to attend the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference can tap into this network of industry experience and gain investment insights by using CFA Conference Connect to network before and at the event. Individuals can also see which members of their LinkedIn network are scheduled to attend the conference and follow news and updates from the event by using the #CFA12 hashtag on Twitter. Follow this blog for more updates as the conference draws closer.

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