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 Types of CFAW Events

Connect with your community in an inspiring environment. Meet colleagues, stay informed, and learn practical skills and tools to help you and your organization thrive.

CFAW hosts a number of events each month throughout the year for the benefit of members and non-members in the investment management industry. Some of the events are CFAW Member-Only events and others are open to non-members as well. CFAW members always receive special discounted pricing on all programs and events.

Programs and events are offered at various times and formats from afternoons, early evenings, and full-day courses, to lunches and dinners. However, they all fall into one of the following categories:

Professional Development

CFAW membership represents a broad range of professionals, firms, market sectors, and regulatory organizations. The Society designs multiple events, each tailored to the Society's different audiences. Some of these programs include Economic Outlooks, Asset Allocation Panels, Lunch with a Legend, and other short informative programs.


The Society is proud to partner with a number of industry leading, professional training firms to offer wide variety of 1, 2, and 3 day training courses to start new employees off on the right foot, broaden the skills of experienced professionals, or keep senior executives refreshed and aware of new tools and methods.


There are networking opportunities at all CFAW events, however, there are a number of events each year dedicated exclusively to helping you build your network and maintain existing professional relationships. These include the Summer Happy Hour Series (multiple locations in the DC area), Annual Member Reception (fall), and the Annual Holiday Party (winter).


 Helping you chart your career path, find your next position, and manage your career is very important to CFAW. The Society will routinely host mentoring sessions, career fairs, soft skill seminars, and maintains a robust job board.

Member Organized Events

Current members have the opportunity to host their own event and have CFAW help market it. This is a great way to network, share something you are passionate about with others, or just have fun. These events can be professional or social. Examples include topical brown bag lunches, happy hours, exam study groups, and book clubs.


 There are a couple events that just don't fit into the above categories. These include the Annual Meeting where new Board election results are announced (late spring) and the Annual Dinner (early spring). The Annual Dinner is CFAW's largest, marquee event and a "must-attend" gathering for investment professionals in the Washington, DC area.

A listing of future events with detailed descriptions can be found on the Calendar of Events, Upcoming Events, and the Training tab of the CFAW website.


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Professional Development

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