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 Upcoming Webcast

Cannabis Industry Update: 
Weeding Through the Insights and Opportunities
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May 18
4 - 5 PM ET

Register by May 17 at 3 PM ET!

Some are comparing the legalization of cannabis to the end of Prohibition and there is no shortage of large and small green entrepreneurs racing to claim their stake in what Grand View Research estimates to be a $66 billion industry by the year 2025. However, are the people, the local, state and federal governments and financial markets ready for this billion-dollar green economy?

We invite you to join us as Kristoffer Inton, Director of Basic Materials Equity Research at Morningstar moderates a discussion with Daniel Stipano, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell Financial Institutions Group, Lauren Kohr, SVP Chief Risk Officer, Old Dominion National Bank and Jaret Seiberg Washington Research Group, Financial Services, Cowen Investment Management as they discuss the future of the cannabis market. We’ll review various state, federal and non-US cannabis laws, current and upcoming legislation reform efforts, potential regulatory and enforcement risks and investment opportunities and risks.

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SPAC Attack: Examining Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
June 3
2 - 3:15 PM ET  

The recent IPO surge of special-purpose acquisition company (SPACs) is an important market development.  While the SPAC vehicle is not new, SPAC IPOs now comprise the majority of U.S. IPOs. The explosive growth continued into early 2021 and has raised concerns about whether the mania is reaching bubble proportions and whether disclosure and marketing practices offer adequate protections to investors.  In particular, concerns are growing as to whether such investments are being mis-sold to retail investors, promising access to exchange-traded private equity opportunities normally unavailable to retail.  
SPAC proponents argue that this structure is here to stay; that it provides retail a chance to invest in emerging companies while offering companies advantages over other IPO routes. Investor advocates, meanwhile, warn of the complexity, celebrity hype and fees being extracted by Wall Street professionals, potentially leaving investors with a very small interest in the eventual public company. 
Join CFA Society Washington, DC and CFA Institute Advocacy for a timely discussion about the mechanics, prospects and pitfalls of the SPAC structure, and what’s on the horizon for the SPAC boom.

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Members of the CFAW Corporate Partner Program have a history of generously investing both funding and content to support CFAW program development.  

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