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FBI on Wall Street

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​FBI on Wall Street 

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A one of a kind presentation that uncovers the seminal investigation of Wall Street by the FBI and SEC. Learn how the FBI uncovered the biggest insider trading fraud in U.S. history and the challenges in bringing charges as well as the sophisticated techniques used to change an industry. Our speaker, Supervisory Special Agent David A. Chaves (retired) was senior FBI official assigned to the New York Division for twenty years. He has worked on many high-profile securities fraud cases including Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart and Martin Shkreli.

What you will learn:
  • ​Learn how insider trading became the FBI’s top white-collar priority
  • Why the FBI turned to wire taps and recruitment of cooperators
  • Psychology of the insider trader: Bias optimism, behaviors, and tendencies
  • Learn CFA Institute’s definition of insider trading

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David A. Chaves
Senior FBI Agent (Retired)

Supervisory Special Agent David A. Chaves (retired) was a senior FBI Agent assigned to the New York Division for twenty years. 

He served as the securities fraud program manager for the most visible securities cases prosecuted over the last decade. He is widely recognized as the chief strategist in coordinating these complex white-collar investigations and for infiltrating corrupt participants in the hedge fund industry through the use of sophisticated techniques, undercover operations, and wire taps. 

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​Michael G. McMillan, Ph.D., CPA, CFA, CCEP
Director, Ethics Education and Professional Standards, CFA Insititute

Dr. McMillan joined CFA Institute in October of 2008 after more than a decade as a professor of accounting and finance at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business and George Washington University’s School of Business.  Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he was a securities analyst and portfolio manager at Bailard, Biehl, and Kaiser and Merus Capital Management in San Francisco, California.

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Education Topic

Risk Management; Standards, Ethics, and Regulations

Start Time

10/16/2019 4:30 PM

End Time

10/16/2019 6:30 PM





Event Country

United States

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Location Info

​Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP​
801 17th Street, 
Washington, DC 20006

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Metro: Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line)



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The online registration system is closed. 

Onsite registration will be an additional $10.

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Organizations are eligible for a 10% discount when registering three or more people for an event. All registrations must be received at the same time. Email all discount registrations together to​.
Cancellations, Substitution, and Refund Requests
  • Substitutions are welcome at any time
  • Cancelations must be made in writing and emailed to events@cfawashington.or​g​​​ on or before 5 business days prior to the event
  • No refunds will be processed after 5 pm ET, 5 business days prior to the event
  • A $25 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations
  • Refunds will not be issued for no shows ​​

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10/16/2019 4:30 PM


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