What Do Investment Professionals Need to Hear?

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What Do Investment Professionals Need to Hear?

Richard Thaler taught behavioral economics and Michelle Wucker explained her gray rhino theory at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

A few months later, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded Thaler the 2017 prize in economics and the term “gray rhino” had charged into the world’s consciousness after newspaper headlines in China warned of threats to the nation’s economy.

For seven decades, the CFA Institute Annual Conference has assembled insightful speakers to share their expertise with attendees looking to improve their professional skills. From John Bogle to Seth Klarman, these presenters comprise a veritable who’s who of the influential decision makers and thought leaders who have shaped the investment world, as well as the emerging luminaries who will help mold the finance sector and the global economy for years to come.

Janet Yellen shared her perspective as a monetary policymaker before she became chair of the US Federal Reserve.

Raghuram Rajan discussed fault lines in the global economy before he became governor of the Reserve Bank of India, where he worked to stabilize one of Asia’s largest economies.

Other past presenters include Nobel Prize winners Eugene F. Fama and Robert J. Shiller.

These speakers were selected after a rigorous search process conducted by global advisory groups of distinguished practitioners. The goal of these advisory panels was to identify presenters who would deliver unbiased, practitioner-relevant information.

For the first time in the history of the CFA Institute Annual Conference, organizers have expanded the scope of their search.

Join us this May at the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference in Hong Kong, to hear the perspectives and participate in the conversations that will guide and shape the future of global investing.


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