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April 2019

Apr
23
Tue

Alternative Investments Group Meeting

The mission of the Alternative Investments Group is to provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of nontraditional investment approaches, including all forms of hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity, structured products, institutional real estate, and other investments not typically available in the retail marketplace.

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Alternative Investments, Interest Group Meetings
Apr
23
Tue

Women in Alternative Investments Conference

Overview The Gabelli School of Business, CAIA, and 100 Women in Finance invite women working or interested in asset management, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real assets, or other alternative investments to join us for an evening of substantive conversation on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies for success for women in alternative [...]

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Other Industry Events, Value Investing
Apr
23
Tue

Career Development Group Meeting

Overview The Career development group invites all members to attend a forum to exchange professional development tips, collaborate content of upcoming Career Development events and explore upcoming volunteer opportunities. Group description The Career Development Thought Leadership Group develops programs to help members excel during all stages of their careers and adjust to changes in the financial industry. Through [...]

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Career Development
Apr
24
Wed

Communication, Leadership & Public Speaking: hosted by CFANY Toastmasters

Become the Speaker You Want to Be -- Don’t present timid forecasts to CIOs or shy away from telling clients the hard truth: Let CFANY Toastmasters inject confidence and structure into your verbal and written business communication. Participate in our fun and supportive group and gain the skills to make your investment recommendations the ones that get everyone talking!

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CE Credits, Free for Members, Interest Group, Interest Group Meetings, Toastmasters
Apr
24
Wed

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz book lecture moderated by Bruce Greenwald

Overview Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz grew up during the golden age of capitalism in Gary, Indiana, a steel town whose fortunes rose and fell with the waves of industrialization and deindustrialization. But even during Stiglitz’s childhood, life didn’t seem so golden. He saw inequality, racial discrimination, and labor strife all around, [...]

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Other Industry Events, Value Investing
Apr
25
Thu

5th Annual Real Estate Outlook: Opportunity Zones

As investment cap rates are hovering around record lows in the urban cores, especially in the cities along the coasts, the timing of the Opportunity Zone program—designed to encourage investments in often overlooked areas and “flyover cities”—could not have been more appropriate. Since its passage in late 2017, the program has received significant attention from investors, developers, money managers, city officials and urban planners nationwide.

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Alternative Investments, NYSSA Investment Strategy Roundtable®
Apr
26
Fri

Introduction to Data Science and Python for Finance

The amount of data available to organizations and individuals is unprecedented. Financial services sectors, including securities & investment services and banking, have the most digital data stored per firm on average. As a result

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Other Industry Events
Apr
26
Fri

ESG Forum: Presentation of Research Findings

The Sustainable Investing Thought Leadership Group provides a forum to advance the dialogue around the role of sustainable investing (SI) in today’s markets. Programs focus on current SI issues, including those related to fiduciary responsibility and risk management. Members seek to identify the challenges and rewards of incorporating environmental, social, and governance factors in security analysis.

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Interest Group Meetings, Sustainable Investing
Apr
30
Tue

What’s In the News? Using Textual Data To Forecast Financial Returns

From SQA—Prof. Mamaysky will discuss two new papers which apply natural language processing (NLP) techniques to textual data to forecast financial returns. Specifically, he and his co-authors developed a classification methodology for the context and content of textual data. In a paper with Charles Calomiris, he combined unusualness (entropy) of work flow with sentiment and frequency in central bank communications to forecast currency returns. In a brand new paper with Paul Glasserman, he applies NLP techniques to news articles to forecast stock returns in the US.

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Other Industry Events

May 2019

May
1
Wed

Young Leaders Group Meeting

The Young Leaders Group focuses exclusively on creating an ecosystem for CFANY’s millennial generation (university students, exam candidates, and recent charterholders) to develop their professional and leadership skills, facilitate in the building of new relationships, and cultivate an environment to learn from and work with one another.

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Committee Meeting, Free for Members, Interest Group, Interest Group Meetings, Young Leaders
May
9
Thu

Cannabis Investments: Myths, Regulation, and Opportunities

With this event, we bust common myths surrounding the cannabis industry for potential investors, and shed light on possible investment paths. Within an investment context, what is the potential in this space? The panel will seek to shed light on the current trends in the industry, along with the valuation and the legal framework within the regulatory environment.

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Alternative Investments, Young Leaders
May
9
Thu

Mario Gabelli and Leon Cooperman at Fordham

Overview The Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis presents an evening with Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of Gamco Investors Inc., and Leon Cooperman, chairman and CEO of Omega Advisors. Mario Gabelli will engage in a dynamic conversation with his colleague and friend of over 50 years, Lee Cooperman. Following graduation, Lee and [...]

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Other Industry Events, Value Investing
May
14
Tue

Private Wealth Management Group Meeting

The Private Wealth Management Thought Leadership Group seeks to enrich and enable finance professionals to meet the modern needs of private clients, and to remain at the forefront of professionalism and knowledge in serving private clients. The Group welcomes CFANY members who manage assets for individuals and for themselves. Our group members are creative, well-read, and forward-thinking in our private discussions and in our presentations to the general membership of CFANY. Their professional practices encompass portfolio management, investment research, investment advisory, financial planning, and firm leadership. We focus discussions and meetings on investment strategy, implementation, and communications with the goal of enriching our professional experience and practice.

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Interest Group Meetings, Private Wealth Management
May
14
Tue

Institutional Asset Management Group Meeting

The Institutional Asset Management Group brings together professionals engaged in the management, oversight, and/or advisement of institutional investments. Its diverse member base includes investment consultants, plan sponsors, insurance professionals, risk managers, derivative product specialists, and portfolio managers and analysts in a wide variety of asset classes. The group nurtures a rich exchange of ideas and information by connecting professionals who are broadly in the same field but would not otherwise collaborate and network with one another.

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Committee Meeting, Institutional Asset Management, Interest Group, Interest Group Meetings, Networking Event
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