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Let’s All Learn How to Fish… to Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth


Michael S. Falk CFA, CRC. Provocative presentation examines some very thoughtful retirement and healthcare policies combined with both safety nets and "trampolines" to overcome the "huuuge" funding gaps that lie ahead.

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5/26/2016 5:00 PM

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5/26/2016 8:30 PM

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Boca Country Club
17751 Boca Club Blvd
Boca Raton, FL 33487

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Let’s All Learn How to Fish… to Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth

Featuring: Michael S. Falk, CFA, CRC

Thursday May 26, 2016​​


  • 5:00 PM Networking
  • 6:00 PM Dinner and Presentation

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Presentation Overview:

Today’s economic growth challenges will become greater in the future because of the world’s aging population, fertility trends and current levels, and current entitlement policies. Those challenges could be overcome, however, with thoughtful public policies and a culture that fosters responsibility and appreciation. Michael Falk's CFA Institute Research Foundation Monograph​, Let’s All Learn How to Fish… to Sustain Long-Term Economic Growth, reconsiders what makes us “healthy, wealthy, and wise.” It focuses on how we might reimagine health care, retirement, and education policies to usher in a new ERA (… from Entitlement to Responsibility with Appreciation) of sustainable long-term economic growth.​


Michael S. Falk, CFA, CRC,
Partner, The Focus Consulting Group
The Focus Consulting Group helps investment leaders leverage their talent.  Mr. Falk specializes with helping investment teams improve their processes and execution techniques as well as helping firms with their strategic planning.  In his past, Michael was a Chief Strategist at Mauka Capital, LLC, a global macro hedge fund, as well as a CIO in charge of manager due diligence and asset allocation for a multi-billion-dollar advisory practice.  His background includes extensive asset allocation research, portfolio development expertise and deep working understanding of both behavioral finance and retirement issues. 
Michael is also part of the CFA Institute’s Approved Speaker List, and teaches on behalf of the CFA Society of Chicago in their Claritas program.  In the past, he was a contributing member in the Financial Management Association’s (FMA) practitioner demand driven academic research initiative (PDDARI) group, as well as taught at DePaul University as adjunct faculty in their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certificate Program.  He is frequently quoted in the financial press.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) designations.

CFA Society South Florida  has determined that this program qualifies for 1.5 CE credit hour(s), including 0 hour(s) in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER), under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.

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Boca Country Club

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5/26/2016 8:30 PM



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17751 Boca Club Blvd

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Boca Raton, FL 33487

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