CFAW 2017-2018 Board Nominations
It is time to begin planning for the next fiscal year and that includes electing new members of our Board of Directors. The Board is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors.
The members of the CFAW Board of Directors are the stewards of the Society and are responsible for reflecting the views and interests of all our members. The Board also provides leadership, a shared vision and sense of mission for the Society and is responsible for its fiscal health.
We are asking that you take a few minutes and think about whether you, or someone you know, would be a good choice for a leadership position with CFAW. If you do, please nominate them. Also, and this is very important, before nominating someone, please check with the member to make sure they would be willing to accept the nomination.
Candidates may be nominated for the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, or Director. Nominations must be submitted by May 2, 2017.
Call for Volunteers now Open
Volunteers are the fuel that power associations. CFAW offers a variety of ways for our members to get involved, from short-term volunteer projects and programs to committee and board service. With every new volunteer, CFAW grows more energized, more diverse and inclusive, and better equipped to reach our common goals.
The 2017 volunteer committee terms will end June 30th. The Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Call for Volunteers for the 2018 Program Year which starts July 1, 2017. Visit the Volunteer section of the CFAW website for more information a complete list of current volunteer positions. The deadline for responding to this Call for Volunteers is May 31, 2017.
We encourage you to deepen your engagement with CFAW and your society peers. Volunteer today!
Introduction to Data Science for Finance
CFAW is thrilled to launch our newest training course on such a timely topic!
The McKinsey Global Institute, in a recent report, ranked finance and insurance industries first according to the expected gains that would arise from their use of big data. 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.
Furthermore, to adequately lead teams, smartly allocate budgets to technical projects, and effectively communicate with technical teams, finance managers and executives need to understand core data science concepts and how they can be applied as powerful problem solving tools.
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.
Instructor: Derek Sasthav
Derek has held various positions in business intelligence, data analytics, and management consulting roles where he has delivered innovative solutions to executive-level clients. Most recently, he joined AMEND Consulting in Cincinnati where he delivers strategic advice to a variety of corporate clients. He also previously worked in the Data Science Consulting team at the IBM North American Analytics Center. While studying Industrial Engineering at the Ohio State University, Derek led many initiatives including data science training seminars to both graduate and undergraduate students and was the President of the Ohio State Big Data & Analytics Association.
Derek has led Cognitir workshops around the world. As a Cognitir instructor, he has led data science webinars at places such as Columbia Business School, NYU Stern School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and London Business School.
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2018 Access Scholarship Program
The CFA Institute has opened the 2018 Access Scholarship application submission period. The CFA Program Access Scholarship is a needs-based opportunity for those unable to afford the full price of the enrollment and registration fees. The online application is available from March 1 – September 15, 2017, for exams offered the following calendar year.
Last year the program received over 8500 submissions from around the world and awarded 3400 CFA Access Program scholarships. Review the requirements online to see if you are eligible. The 2018 Access Scholarship Application is available now through the CFA Institute website.