CFA Society Stamford

A Partner in the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

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CFA Society Stamford is the nucleus of the investment industry in the Fairfield and Westchester County areas, which include the following towns and cities: Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Westport, Rye, Armonk, and White Plains, among others. The mission of the Society is to serve and educate the investment community as a forum and resource. The Society provides comprehensive and timely content, enabling members to meet the challenges of the global... read more 

 

Volunteer: Be A JOINER… and Profit!
Experience as ​committee volunteers helps our members gain visibility as vital participants in their professions. It contributes to professional development. SCFAS committee membership is open to SCFAS members only.

 

CFA Exam Prep 2015
Learn more about the Kaplan University and SCHWESER Prep Course. Kaplan Schweser Prep 2015 Scholarship is available and on first come first serve basis.

 

Join CFA Society Stamford
CFA Society Stamford membership demonstrates your commitment to the investment profession and to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior. ​​​​​​​​​​​

  
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David Chaves, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
 
On April 24th the UConn Finance Club hosted David Chaves, Supervisory Senior Special FBI Agent, to give his perspective on how the FBI recruits cooperators in the industry such as hedge funds, the use of technology for investigating cases like wiretapping, procedures used to confront perpetrators, special cases such as Walt Disney insider trading and the emergence of ‘Behavioral Unit’ in the FBI. The event was presided by the in-coming presidents Kelah Johnson (IMP student-senior), and Amanda Fontana (IMP student-junior) and in attendance was about 30 students David Chavescovering UConn IMP’s and Financial Management Program students. We are grateful for the time and support by Special Agent Chaves to the IMP and Financial Management Program.
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2014 Investment Management Program (IMP Program) orientation at the SHU Stamford Campus. CFASS members are invited to attend this event to help grow the IMP program and to mentor and guide students.

The John F. Welch College of Business has partnered with the CFA Society of Stamford (www.cfasocietystamford.org) for a unique program intended for aspiring investment professionals. The IMP Program, which was initiated in 2010, provides a platform for the interchange of ideas, networking opportunities and career development for students. In 2012 the IMP was named to the CFA Institute’s University Recognition Program. The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. The CFA® Program bridges industry practice, investment theory, and ethical and professional standards to provide investment analysis and portfolio management skills. There will be speakers from these groups to address the students about the makeup and meaning of as well as the necessary preparation for the three-part CFA testing process. We invite the you to the orientation to learn the following:

• Hear CFA charterholders answer questions on why choose the CFA Program

• How the CFA Program is different from most graduate school programs

• Find out what’s required to become a CFA charterholder

• Explore the CFA Program course of study and topic areas

• Learn about the format of CFA Exams

• Learn how the CFASS can mentor in exam preparation and job networking.

• See what scholarships are available for the CFA Program

• Learn about job opportunities and get practical advice for advancing your career

Food and refreshments will be served. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you.

Prof. Ralph Lim, CFA, Sacred Heart University
limR@sacredheart.edu

Safia Mehta, CFA, Chair University Relations, CFASS
university.relations@cfasocietystamford.org

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University of Connecticut – CFA Open House
 
The CFA Society of Stamford (CFASS) in partnership with the UConn Finance Club and the CFA Institute are holding their 2nd annual CFA Open House at the UConn Campus. There will be speakers from these groups to address the students about the makeup and meaning of as well as the necessary preparation for the three-part CFA testing process. There will be food and refreshments.

The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential has become the most respected and recognized investment designation in the world. The CFA® Program bridges industry practice, investment theory, and ethical and professional standards to provide investment analysis and portfolio management skills. We invite you to the open house to learn the following:

• Hear CFA charterholders answer questions on why choose the CFA Program

• How the CFA Program is different from most graduate school programs

• Find out what’s required to become a CFA charterholder

• Explore the CFA Program course of study and topic areas

• Learn about the format of CFA Exams

• Learn how the CFASS can mentor in exam preparation and job networking

• See what scholarships are available for the CFA Program

• Learn about job opportunities and get practical advice for advancing your career

• Hear what the Investment Management Program (IMP) is about and its acceptance criteria

• Meet with various corporate supporters such as CreditSights and Pitney Bowes

We look forward to meeting and getting to know you.

Marlys Rizzi, Program Manager, University of Connecticut – (203) 251-8445
marlys.rizzi@business.uconn.edu
Safia Mehta, CFA, Chair University Relations, CFASS – (203) 461-0972
university.relations@cfasocietystamford.org

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Schweser Mock Exam

November 22

UCONN, 1 University Ave, Stamford, CT

CFA Society Stamford will be offering a full-length live mock exam for Levels 1 candidates on November 22 (Saturday) at UCONN Stamford. This is offered to all candidates, regardless of membership status.

The Live Mock Exam includes:

  • Fully proctored and timed 6-hour exam (two 3-hour sessions)
  • CFA Institute topic weightings
  • Printed answer key and online answer explanations
  • Online scoring and performance tracking with a comparison to other Mock Exam takers
  • LOS and CFA curriculum page references for every question

After taking the Mock Exam, a Multimedia Exam Tutorial will give 10+ hours of instruction on the concepts and techniques necessary to answer each question. As candidates review their answers, they simply click on play tab to view the multimedia instruction. Each tutorial is a whiteboard video with audio instruction covering the material on which each question is based and explaining how to apply it to the question.

Candidates must sign in between 8:30 and 8:45am. The morning session will begin at 9am and will end at noon. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. The afternoon session will be from 1 – 4pm. After the exam you will be able to log in to Kaplan Schweser and access all answers and explanations. Please bring all exam supplies with you, as you would on test day. We will not be providing pencils, erasers, calculators, etc. We will follow CFA Institute’s test procedures, detailed here.

Location: UConn – Stamford

1 University Pl.

Stamford, CT

Date: November 22nd, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Cost: $75

Please email education@stamfordcfa.org if you have any questions.

Lizzie Ling
Education Committee

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The new way to prepare for your exam!

Analyst Success offers an array of options to maximize your success. The Self-guided option includes materials in printed and digital format, practice exams and quizzes, video lectures and an individualized dashboard to track progress. The Instructor-led package adds a mix of live online webinars and individual instructor access and includes an exam review to prepare you for your test.

Analyst Success (PDF)

Scholarship is available and on a first come first served basis.

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Join us for our Annual Dinner

Given the strength in US equity and credit markets throughout 2014, a big risk to investors is complacency heading into 2015. CFASS has secured a number of experts across asset classes and will host an entertaining evening moderated by Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox as he prompts our panelists to unveil key risks and opportunities in 2015.

Attendees will also enjoy the most recent Global Market Sentiment Survey presented by Kurt Schacht, Managing Director of the Standards and Financial Market Integrity Division of CFA Institute.

In addition to the various actionable investment themes discussed by the panelists, attendees are afforded the opportunity to network during the happy hour and enjoy a full course dinner at the Greenwich Country Club.

Thank you to our Sponsors!
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Moderator:
Pimm Fox
Pimm Fox

Pimm Fox
is a Bloomberg Television anchor and Bloomberg Radio host of the in-depth investment program, Taking Stock with Pimm Fox, which airs weekdays at 5:00 p.m. ET. Fox also co-hosts Bloomberg Businessweek Radio with Ken Prewitt on Bloomberg Radio. Fox provides unique access into the world of professional investing through conversations with top Wall Street analysts, fund managers and CEOs. Fox joined Bloomberg in 2006, after overseeing financial services coverage for the Dow Jones News Service in London. Fox received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Columbia University.

Meet your Panel:

Jonathan Golub
Jonathan Golub

RBC US Equity Strategist (II ranked, on Bloomberg Monthly, Former Bear Stearns, JPM and UBS)

Jonathan Golub is one of Wall Street’s most prolific strategists, regularly publishing on corporate earnings, stock valuations, market leadership, and the post-crisis environment. While centered on U.S. equities, his research incorporates economic and market topics covering currency, credit, commodities, and rates. In his roles as Chief Strategist for UBS and Bear Stearns, Jonathan has focused on the needs of traditional long-only and hedge fund managers.

Peter Tchir
Peter Tchir, Managing Director

Brean Capital Global Macro Strategist (former buyside, has views on global equity, fixed income, ETF, Mortgages and Credit Derivatives)
I have built a strong reputation as having keen insight into risk and identifying opportunities on a global macro basis with an emphasis on fixed income. My unique background, allows me to balance short term trading with longer term investment horizons to consistently find the excellent relative value in the markets. The combination of structured credit trading and CDX index trading gives me insight into trading and risk management on two very different, yet important levels. My in depth product knowledge encompassing bonds, loans, derivatives, CDO’s, and ETF’s, enables me to optimally execute investment strategies. It is these skills that have helped me develop and maintain clients who are senior managers at top tier hedge funds and investment management firms.

Have developed a strong media presence, with almost weekly appearances on Bloomberg TV and radio. Additionally have been part of headline articles in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times, as well as being quoted regularly in Barron’s. Business Insider rated @tfmkts as one of the top 100 people in finance to follow on twitter. The media has provided the opportunity to become recognized as a thought leader in many of the areas I focus on, as well as being a useful source of insight and information. These relationships should continue to grow and can be a valuable source of recognition and exposure going forward.

Roland Morris
Roland Morris Jr. – Managing Director, Commodities Strategy, Van Eck Global

Joined Van Eck in 2012 and serves as managing director focused on macro strategies, commodities trading and client development for Van Eck’s long only strategies and alternative investments. Earlier career experience includes thirty years in the financial services industry as a macro/commodities trading specialist; manager of futures clearing and execution services; and client relationship management.

Tom Jones
Thomas Jones Director / Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Jones joined the former City National Asset Management (predecessor to City National Rochdale) in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He is responsible for managing client’s fixed income assets with an emphasis on the analysis and selection of municipal bonds. Prior to joining City National, he served as Vice President at U.S. Trust Bank of America where he was a Trader/Portfolio Manager overseeing the selection and allocation of municipal bonds into several bond funds as well as individual client portfolios. Other past positions include Vice President of Municipal Bond Trading and Underwriting at Southwest Securities, and Vice President of Municipal Bond Trading and Underwriting at H.S.B.C Brokerage U.S.A. Mr. Jones holds a B.A. in English from Manhattanville College. He is a Level III candidate for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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Congratulations on becoming a new CFA charterholder!

CFA Society Stamford would like to recognize YOU with a presentation charter at this years Charter Recognition Event in conjunction with our Annual Holiday Party.

Featured Speakers: Michael Sard, Eurasia Group and Kevin Terhaar, CFA, CFA Institute

Please join us for an evening event on December 17 at Riverside Yacht Club in Stamford. Our featured guest speakers will be Michael Sard, Eurasia Group and Kevin Terhaar, CFA, CFA Institute. This is a great opportunity to meet other new charterholders, current members and learn more about the current activities happening at CFA Institute.

Michael Sard focuses on global political risks, with expertise in US foreign policy, regional security crises, and country comparisons. He works directly with Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer on a variety of strategic macro projects as well as original content for publication.

Kevin Terhaar, CFA is the Director of Exam Development with CFA Institute.

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Registration ends Friday, December 15.

Where:
Riverside Yacht Club

When:
December 17
6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost:
Free for Members and 1 guest
$25 for Non-members

Congratulations again and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Event Details

Event Title Annual Holiday Party and Charter Recognition
Start Date December 17, 2014
Start Time 06:30 p.m.
End Time 08:30 p.m.
Timezone Eastern standard time
Location Riverside Yacht Club
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