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Catherine D. Wood,
founder, CIO and CEO of ARK Invest, registered ARK Investment
Management LLC (“ARK”) as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission in January 2014. Focused solely on disruptive
innovation, ARK aims to identify large-scale investment opportunities in
the public markets resulting from technological innovations centered
around genome sequencing, robotics, artificial intelligence, energy
storage, and blockchain technology.
Prior to ARK, Wood spent twelve years at AllianceBernstein as chief
investment officer of Global Thematic Strategies where she managed over
$5 billion. She joined Alliance Capital from Tupelo Capital Management, a
hedge fund she co-founded, which managed $800 million in global
thematic strategies in the year 2000. Prior to her tenure at Tupelo
Capital, she worked for 18 years with Jennison Associates as chief
economist, equity research analyst, portfolio manager and director. She
started her career as an assistant economist with The Capital Group in
Los Angeles, California.
In 2018, editors at Bloomberg acknowledged Wood by selecting her to its
second annual Bloomberg 50 list of people across business,
entertainment, finance, politics, technology, and science who have
defined global business. Additionally, Fortune named Cathie to
its exclusive roundtable of experts in the annual “Fortune Investors
Guide: The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune’s Experts”. In
2016, Wood received the “Women in Finance – Outstanding Contribution
Award” from Market Media, and she was a featured speaker at the World
Economic Forum (China) in 2016 & 2017, and the World Strategic Forum
(Miami) in 2017. Wood received her Bachelor of Science, summa cum
laude, in finance and economics from the University of Southern
California in 1981.
Daniel R. Kastholm, CFA,
is a managing director and regional group head of Fitch Ratings’ Latin
America corporate finance team. He is responsible for the management and
all operating aspects of the group’s activities. Dan chairs Fitch’s
Latin American corporate rating committees and directs the group’s
credit ratings and research efforts.Prior to managing the Latin America
corporate finance group, Kastholm was a group vice president in the
global power group at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating (DCR), where he
covered the global utility and energy sectors with specialization in the
emerging markets. In the global power group, he was instrumental in the
expansion of the firm’s Latin American utility and project finance
business. He took over responsibility for the Latin American corporate
finance business at DCR in 1999 and subsequently Fitch, following its
merger in June 2000.
Kastholm has more than 25 years of experience as a financial analyst. He
spent several years at LaSalle Business Credit, a subsidiary of ABN
Amro, where he served as a vice president in the corporate finance area.
His responsibilities included new business development and the
evaluation and structuring of acquisition and leveraged finance
transactions, primarily for mid-sized industrial companies. Before
LaSalle, Kastholm worked at Security Pacific Business Credit as a senior
credit analyst, where he was responsible for coordinating due diligence
and underwriting activities for specific leveraged and acquisition
finance transactions in the corporate finance area. Kastholm holds a BA
and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign. He was
awarded the professional designation of chartered financial analyst in
1992 and is an active member of CFA Society Chicago.
*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
This event is complimentary for both members and nonmembers.
Registration online is required and closes at 5:00 PM on June 7, 2020.
CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.