2017 CFAW Annual Dinner
March 22, 2017
The CFA Society of Washington, DC (CFAW) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual Dinner is now open for registration. This year the Annual Dinner is returning to the impressive Andrew Mellon Auditorium, where our keynote presenter will be David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
Each year CFAW hosts an Annual Dinner, which is our most prestigious event of the year, a highlight of the program calendar, and routinely sells out. It has become the "who's who" event for the financial investment industry in the DC region. Over 300 investment professionals attend, representing leading asset managers and advisers, corporations, institutional investors, regulatory agencies and international financial institutions in the Washington, DC metro area.
This event is also an excellent business development opportunity. Whether you are building new business relationships or strengthening old ones, consider inviting some of your clients to join you. Each year more and more firms sponsor their own table and bring their clients out for an entertaining evening.
Whether attending yourself or with colleagues, please join us for a special evening featuring great networking, sumptuous cuisine and remarks by Mr. Rubenstein.
Many unique sponsorship opportunities are available. For complete details and availability, please contact Bill Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org and see how you can further place your firm in the spotlight.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 – 10:00 pm
The Andrew Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20240
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Registration Now Open: 2017 Economic Outlook
These are indeed interesting times we live in. As we begin the New Year, we are witnessing a lot of change and uncertainty at home and abroad. Join CFAW as we explore what economic trends might be in store for the US and global economies in 2017 and beyond.
Our expert panel will address timely topics such as interest rates, inflation, and other issues that will impact the direction of the economy and likely impact investment decisions for both the short-term (next 12 months) and relevant long-term (next 2-5 years). The discussion will include the relationship between the economy and the markets as well as the drivers to our panelists' own forecasts.
Be sure to join us for this event that will help organize your expectations for the year!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
- Ability to compare and contrast different Economic Outlooks and their possible impact on various investment strategies.
- Exposure to well respected economists that may express opinions different than your own.
Who Should Attend?
- Portfolio Managers
- Anyone directly involved in the Investment decision making process
Allianz Global Investors
Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., CFA
Head of US Thematic and Sustainable Investing Strategy
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group
Thank you to our sponsors
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Registration Now Open: Annual Asset Allocation Panel
landscape changed dramatically in 2016. With the election of Donald
Trump, Britain's decision to exit the EU, and the apparent bottoming of
interest rates after a 30 year decline, asset allocation is as important
a topic as ever. Our distinguished panelists will discuss how they are
thinking about their strategic asset allocation and portfolio
positioning as we enter 2017.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
Discussion Topics include:
- What approaches are being used to set asset allocation?
- What assumptions are incorporated? Have expectations that we are in a low growth, low return environment changed?
- What are the market opportunities and risks in equities and fixed income?
- Are allocations to hedge funds, private equity and other alternatives increasing or decreasing?
E.Shepard Farrar, CFA, CAIA, PMP
Head of Investments, Treasury & Risk - IDB Retirement Plans
Inter-American Development Bank
Chief Investment Officer
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Katherine Molnar, CFA
Senior Investment Officer
Fairfax County Retirement Systems
Mark Ruloff, FSA, EA, CERA
Former Director of Asset Allocation
Willis Towers Watson
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2017 CFAW Scholarships
The CFA Society of Washington, DC (CFAW) is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for local exam candidates designed to offset the expense of preparing and sitting for the CFA exam. There are two types of scholarships available to local candidates. There are Exam Scholarships and Study Materials Scholarships. These scholarships may be applied to Level I, II, or III exams offered in either June or December of 2017.
The online application is open and available till January 31, 2017. Click here for more details.