Conference Live Schedule

Join us live from the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference!

Sunday, 13 May 2018


Welcome to the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference
13:45–14:00: Welcome to Day One of Conference Live

Conference Session
14:00–15:00: “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return,” by Mihir A. Desai

Topical Discussion
15:00–15:15: Meditation Guide with Jason A. Voss, CFA

Speaker Insights
15:15–15:30: Speaker Interview: Pico Iyer

Conference Session
15:30–16:30: “Creating a Culture of Compliance and Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls,” by Mary C. Gentile, Donald C. Langevoort, Lim Siong Guan, James Shipton, and Tony Tan, CFA

Speaker Insights
16:30–16:45: Speaker Interview: James Benoit, CFA
16:45–17:00: Speaker Interview: Kate Darling

Conference Session
17:00–18:15: “Welcoming Remarks” and “China and India 2025: Changing Dynamics,” by Haiyan Wang

Conference Live Highlights
18:15–18:30: Conference Live Wrap-Up

Monday, 14 May 2018


Conference Live Highlights
08:45–09:00: Welcome to Day Two of Conference Live

Conference Session
09:00–09:30: “Opening Remarks” by The Hon Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP and Paul Smith, CFA

CFA Institute Benefits
09:30–9:45: Practice Analysis: Aligning Program Curriculum to an Evolving Industry

Insider Perspectives
09:45–10:00: Green Shoots: A Discussion with Paul Smith, CFA

Speaker Insights
10:00–10:15: Speaker Interview: Joachim Klement, CFA
10:15–10:30: Speaker Interview: Mary C. Gentile

10:30–10:45: Conference Live Highlights

Conference Session
10:45–11:45: Investing in Nigeria: Exploring the Investment Potential of One of Africa’s Leading Economies, by Oscar N. Onyema

11:45–12:00: Interview with Richard Howitt

Speaker Insights
12:00–12:15: Speaker Interview: Oscar N. Onyema

CFA Institute Benefits
12:15–12:30: CFA Program Future of Exam Delivery

Conference Session
12:30–13:45: Active Indexing: How ETF Investing Has Impacted Investment Management, by Joanne M. Hill, CBOE Vest

CFA Institute Benefits
13:45–14:00: Improving the Delivery of Member Education

Speaker Insights
14:00–14:15: Speaker Interview: Steven Eisman

Topical Discussion: Your Career
14:15–14:30: Member Value: Career Resources
14:30–14:45: Career Interview: Lauren Friese
14:45–15:00: Career Interview: Eric Sim, CFA

Conference Session
15:00–15:45: “The Investment Firm of the Future,” by Richard Brandweiner, CFA, Virginie Maisonneuve, CFA, and Roger Urwin, FSIP

CFA Institute Benefits
15:45–16:00: Why Alternative Investments? A discussion with Joachim Klement, CFA, Keith Black, CFA, and Donald Chambers

Speaker Insights
16:00–16:15: Speaker Interview: Roger Urwin, FSIP

Conference Session
16:15–17:15: “It’s Who Knows You: The Importance of Networking in Helping You Build a Successful Career,” by Andy Lopata

Conference Live Highlights
17:15–17:30: Conference Live Wrap-Up

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Conference Live Highlights
08:45–09:00: Welcome to Day Three of Conference Live

Conference Session
09:00–10:15: “Conference Remarks” and “Abenomics: Japan’s Macro and Markets Outlook,” by Kathy M. Matsui

CFA Institute Benefits
10:15–10:30: The Next Generation of Trust: A Look at the Current State of Investor Trust

Speaker Insights
10:30–10:45: Interview: Bruce Tomlinson, CFA

Conference Session
10:45–11:45: “Developments in Financial Technology: A Conversation With Cutting Edge Leaders,” by Ting Li, CFA, and James Benoit, CFA
11:45–12:45: “Alternative Investment Opportunities in Asia: A Conversation with Institutional Allocators and Managers, ” by Chris Gradel, Carl Huttenlocher, Mario A. Therrien, CFA, and Bruce Tomlinson, CFA
12:45–13:30: “Behavioral Factors and Their Performance in Emerging Markets: An Illustration Using China A-Shares Data,” by Jason Hsu

CFA Institute Benefits
13:30–13:45: Update on the Women in Investment Management Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion Industry Roundtable Series

Speaker Insights
13:45–14:00: Speaker Interview: David Pope, CFA
14:00–14:15: Speaker Interview: Anil Gaba
14:15–14:30: Speaker Interview: Jane Hyun
14:30–14:45: Speaker Interview: Matt Gertken
14:45–15:00: Speaker Interview: Christopher J. Ailman

Conference Session
15:00–15:45: “Hanging on Every Word: Natural Language Processing Unlocks New Frontier in Corporate Earnings Sentiment Analysis,” David Pope, CFA

Insider Perspectives
15:45–16:00: Discussion with Nick Pollard

Conference Live Highlights
16:00–16:15: Conference Live Wrap-Up

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Conference Live Highlights
08:45–09:00: Welcome to Day Four of Conference Live

Conference Session
09:00–10:15: “Conference Remarks” and “Crypto Assets: Redefining a New Asset Class,” by Sandra Ro

Insider Perspectives
10:15–10:30: Conference Highlights with Paul Smith, CFA

Speaker Insights
10:30–10:45: Speaker Interview: Daniel Kahneman

Conference Session
10:45–11:45: “Short Takes: New Perspectives on the Future of Global Investing,”Altaaf Aboo, CFA, Brindha Gunasingham, CFA, and Malcolm White, CFA
11:45–12:45: “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman

Conference Live Highlights
12:45–13:00: Conference Live Wrap-Up