Join CFA Society Philadelphia for a runners meet up. Participants will meet at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
CFA Institute Forum
The Forum is the place to go to connect with fellow delegates, hear first-hand about current CFA Institute initiatives, share your thoughts with staff, and learn about the benefits of membership. The Forum will be busy throughout the conference with speaker meet and greets, online demos, special-interest presentations, and small-group networking.
#CFAedge Social Media Lounge
Join the conversation using #CFAedge and stop by the social media lounge to ask our staff your burning social media questions. While here, you can view the leaderboard of the best social media posts from the conference, see a live feed of all social media coverage, take a souvenir photo, and satisfy your sweet tooth.
CFA Institute Career Center
Learn about the many career resources CFA Institute offers—including the newly launched, online CFA Institute Career Center—and meet with career and executive coaches. Coaches are available to discuss your career management, soft-skill, and leadership questions.
Professional head shots are offered as a complimentary benefit to conference delegates. Come by to have your photo taken, then visit the social media lounge to start using it with your accounts.
New this year, the CFA Institute Virtual Link will bring the Annual Conference experience online with live broadcasts of select sessions, exclusive speaker interviews, and discussions of current topics. Swing by the Virtual Link Studio to get a sneak peek.
Popular industry titles and a variety of books written by conference speakers are available for purchase. Speaker book signings will be held throughout the conference.
Take a break to power up your gadgets and your mind with access to charging stations, internet kiosks, specialty coffee, and comfortable seating.
Early arrivers to the conference have an opportunity to meet other delegates, get an overview of the event, hear tips to make the most of their time in Philadelphia, and take a quick tour of the exhibit hall.
Meet and Greet: CFA Institute Leadership Team
Explore the Forum, meet CFA Institute staff, and learn how CFA Institute is shaping
- educational programs to build the profession,
- resources to benefit our members, and
- thought leadership to protect investors.
The Research Foundation Workshop for the Practitioner draws from the work supported by the CFA Institute Research Foundation to help participants enhance their practical investment knowledge, understand and apply new research, and contribute to effective client service. This is an optional, free workshop for delegates of the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference.
Joachim Klement, CFA, Workshop Moderator
Head, Thematic Research, Credit Suisse
Chair, CFA Institute Research Foundation
Let’s All Learn How to Fish . . . to Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth
Michael S. Falk, CFA
Focus Consulting Group
- The costs of agedness could be more than 10x the 2008 recession.
- Demographics do not have to be destiny; we have choices about policies that have an impact on workers and productivity.
- We need a culture that ushers in a new ERA (from Entitlement to Responsibility and with Appreciation) of sustainable, long-term economic growth.
Financial Market History: A Comprehensive Guide for Investment Professionals
Director, Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Chairman, Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
- Includes the wisdom of 22 financial historians in a new book published by the CFA Institute Research Foundation
- Highlights five key insights from the past that are of practical value to CFA® charterholders thinking about the future
- Covers such topics as long-term investing; time-varying returns; IPO performance; stock market bubbles; and high-tech investing
Beyond the Numbers Concurrent Sessions provide training in soft skill areas of growth and personal development for investment professionals, including leadership, firm building, career skills, and CFA Institute perspectives.
The Sharing Economy and Crowd-Based Capitalism: How Digital Technologies Transform Business, Government, and Society
Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow
Stern School of Business, New York University
- Crowd-based capitalism is a new way of organizing economic activity that is transforming industries ranging from real estate and transportation to energy and healthcare. Small-business financing platforms like Uber, Airbnb, AngelList, and Funding Circle are early examples
- It is important to analyze the digital and social drivers; draw out the implications for economic growth and the future of work; and look at whether emerging technologies like AI and 3D-printing accelerate or slow this transition
- Regulatory approaches developed for the industrial era fail when the economy is crowd-based, but new digital trust systems and data-driven approaches provide effective alternatives
- Which personality types lie, and how is deception expressed in email, on the phone, or in person?
- How can deception be detected through body language, statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation? How can negotiators gain the upper hand and close deals that last by mastering deception-detection techniques?
- What role do integrity, maturity, and the “difficult conversation” play in a world where truth is up for grabs?
- Explore investment industry topics with students on the CFA Program track from local affiliated universities
- Make a difference by sharing career tips and other professional guidance
- Offer your industry insights on key aspects of the global profession, including ethics and integrity
Beyond the Numbers Sessions provide training in soft skill areas of growth and personal development for investment professionals, including leadership, firm building, career skills, and CFA Institute perspectives.
Associate Director and Senior Fellow
Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors
- Widespread public ire at “Wall Street” is rooted in a chronic divergence between the expectations of grassroots savers and the mission, productivity, alignment, and performance of the financial industry.
- Advances in managing governance risk at public corporations are now being matched with rising demand to overhaul practices at investing institutions.
- Innovative solutions stand ready to rebuild trust in a market ownership ecosystem for the 21st century.
The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Respond to the Obvious Dangers We Ignore
- Why we neglect, downplay, or outright deny highly probable, often preventable threats — and how much these oversights cost
- How to avoid “surprise” black swans by looking for obvious but neglected “gray rhino” risks, including common decision-making pitfalls
- Strategies that you can apply at each of the five stages of a typical gray rhino to rethink risk and make better decisions on investments and financial planning
Join us to learn more about the initiative itself and
- what new research is underway,
- which events are coming up, and
- how you can become more involved.
Join this discussion of the future of CFA® charterholders in wealth management as we explore changing client needs, competitive positioning in markets with new entrants, and the likely profile of successful wealth managers of the future. You’ll hear a variety of perspectives and discuss these issues in small groups as you consider the future and forge new relationships with other wealth managers.
Join the CFA Institute Research Foundation for a meet and greet with the Research Foundation Board and Speakers.
Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics
Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
- Identifying and managing conflicting goals and competing stakeholder issues
- Dealing with biases, barriers, blunders, and other misbehavior
- Managing levers, repairs, and nudges
Margaret E. Franklin, CFA, Moderator
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Canada
Sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, FactSet, and S&P Global Market Intelligence
Kick off the conference and connect with your fellow delegates at a “Welcome to Philadelphia” reception, held in the historic Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Enjoy the spectacular surroundings of the historic Philadelphia venue that was originally the Reading Railroad Company’s waiting room.
Sample delights from Philadelphia’s culinary scene, including cheesesteaks, pork sliders, and craft beers from local microbreweries.
This reception is included in the delegate fee. Dress is business casual.