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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.
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.
The financial industry is experiencing significant innovation, from increased digitalization, application of artificial intelligence, and fintech partnerships to important changes including LIBOR transition and new credit loss modeling. In turn, these disruptions, while beneficial to firms adopting them, are broadening the traditional definition of operational risk and elevating the attention firms now pay to operational risk measurement and management.
CFA Society New York is hosting a discussion on the market’s potential interest in an extension of the Treasury bond market beyond the current maximum 30-year maturity, possibly to 50 or even 100 years.
The Veterans Committee of CFANY, (a.k.a. Veterans Roundtable) is a special interest group dedicated to supporting prior military service members through professional networking and finance education. Our mission is to establish the foundations from which military veteran members may better achieve leading positions in the financial world. We promote CFANY and CFA Institute programs, while also being highly active in NYC regional and national-level veteran clubs and affairs.
If you’re not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you’ll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others.
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.
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.
Join us for this complimentary member event, where CFA Society New York facilitates introductions with members of common interests. Learn just how vital CFA Society New York’s Volunteer Groups are to the CFANY community, and ways in which your involvement can benefit both your professional career, and the Society as a whole.
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!
The secondary market began in the 1980s as a method to provide liquidity to investors in illiquid private equity, and other pools of alternative assets. Secondary funds build exposure to illiquid portfolios by acquiring existing positions in single funds or a portfolio of funds from limited partners (“LPs”) seeking early liquidity often at a discount to recent valuations. Investors use these funds to rapidly build up exposure to diversified, seasoned positions in private equity, and other alternatives while, potentially, with shorter duration and lower correlation to investors’ existing portfolios.
This workshop will be exploring methods of conducting advanced financial research and lays out Cheryl Strauss Einhorn's AREA Method and her latest book. The decision-making system Cheryl developed uniquely controls for biases, focuses on the incentives of others and expands knowledge while improving judgment. This can be applied both to investigating complex financial situations as well as investigative journalism.
The Business Management Group will focus on the non-portfolio management issues that typically confront the COO and other leaders within a money management firm, such as how to successfully launch and operate a business. A key goal of BMIG’s will be to understand the business and other risks associated with running a money management, while serving as a bridge between the “buy” and “sell” sides.
This event is an informational session and forum, designed for CFA Society New York members who are seasoned and senior-industry professionals to get acquainted with the governance structure and election process at CFANY. You will meet the current leadership team, gain understanding about your direct involvement in the mission and vision of CFANY, and learn the ways in which it is achievable via direct representation on the elected Board of Directors as well as through various leadership programs.