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Welcome to CFA Society Washington, DC!

Financial Valuation and Modeling Seminar

Dec 12, 8:00 AM - Dec 14, 5:00 PM

Introduction To Data Science & Python for Finance

Jan 15, 9:00 AM - Jan 16, 5:00 PM

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2019 Annual Dinner Speaker Announced

Join us Wednesday, March 27th, as we celebrate this year's gala event.  We are pleased to announce Ms. Barbara G. Novick, Vice Chairman of BlackRock as our keynote speaker.

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CFAW Scholarship Applications
Deadline January 31, 2019

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 2019.

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The CFAW Corporate Partner Program is a strategic, year-round program designed to recognize CFAW's most active business partners. Members of the CFAW Corporate Partner Program have a history of generously investing both funding and content to support CFAW program development.       

CFA Society Washington, DC thanks its Corporate Partners for their continued support of the Society.

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2019 Investment Professional Employment Outlook

January 22: 5:30p-8:00p

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Start the year off right in tackling various issues, including job-hunting strategies, tips on how to navigate mid-career changes, and current hiring trends within the finance and investment industry. On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 come and hear from Anna Frick, World Bank, Tim Horgan, McCormick Group, Kate Shattuck, Korn Ferry Financial Services and others as they discuss those topics and more. Learn the benefits of being a CFA Charterholder and how to best highlight your accomplishment during the interview process.

Learning Objectives
 
  1. Explore the issues of talent management from both the firm perspective as well as the employee’s perspective.
  2. Learn why senior executives need to understand how to recruit and retain the best talent and current trends in doing so.
  3. How and when to use external recruiting firms and what to expect.

Who Should attend:

  • Senior executives to understand more about recruiting and retaining the best talent.
  • Mid managers trying to assess opportunities at higher levels
  • New grads interested in determining where to find the fastest growing areas
  • Investment professionals who are in transition

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​Introduction to Data Science and Python for Finance

January 15-16: 9:00a-5:00p

 

The amount of data available to organizations and individuals is unprecedented. Financial services sectors, including securities & investment services and banking, have the most digital data stored per firm on average. Finance companies that want to maximize use of this available data require professionals who have a keen understanding of data science and know how to use it to solve meaningful business challenges.

This two-day, hands-on course provides a structured teaching environment where attendees learn the Python programming language as a powerful tool to conduct robust data analyses on finance-related data sets. At the end of the workshop, course participants will have applied the Python programming language and essential data analysis techniques to practical programming exercises to gain experience solving challenging finance-related problems.

Specific area in finance where data science skills acquired from this course can be effectively applied include: sentiment analysis, advanced time series analysis, risk management, real-time pricing and economic data analysis, customer segmentation analysis, and machine learning algorithm creation for financial technologies.
No prior programming experience required.

Learning Objectives:
 
  • Learn basic foundations in programming and data science
  • Receive an overview of state-of-the-art data science and machine learning methods
  • Discover how finance professionals can use data science to solve real-world problems
  • Understand the advantages of data science and specific analytical methods
  • Obtain hands-on Python programming experience
  • Understand effective data visualization techniques using Python
  • Ability to hit the ground running with executing core data tasks by the end of the course

Who Should Attend?

  • Investment professionals
  • Quantitative traders
  • Event-driven fund managers
  • PE/VC investors
  • Traditional asset managers​
  • Fintech entrepreneurs and/or product managers
  • FP&A and strategy professionals at corporations
  • PE portfolio company operators
  • Private wealth managers
  • Economists
  • IT and tech professionals at financial institutions
  • Management consultants​

Please Note: Participants will need to bring a laptop with them to the course.

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