Mary Schapiro, John C. Bogle, Daniel Fuss, Mark Anson, Niall Ferguson and Other Investment Industry “Bright Minds” to Speak at 2010 CFA Institute Annual Conference

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Credentialed journalists may register now for one of a limited number of complimentary press passes to the 2010 CFA Institute Annual Conference.

Now in its 63rd year, the CFA Institute Annual Conference brings together investment professionals from around the world to hear industry leaders share insights on today's most critical investment issues. Experts examine market trends, uncover new investment opportunities, and deliver practical investment advice.

Credentialed journalists may register now for one of a limited number of complimentary press passes. Pre-event interviews with speakers may also be requested at this time (please contact CFA Institute to ensure a speaker’s availability). Can’t attend in person? Please contact Kathy Valentine, CFA Institute director of publication relations, to learn more about phone and Skype interviews with conference speakers, attendees, sponsors, and CFA Institute leaders.

The conference offers 27 sessions, including presentations from:

•George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics;
•Mark Anson, CFA, president and executive director at Nuveen Investments, Inc.;
•Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and Duke University professor;
•John C. Bogle, founder, The Vanguard Group, Inc.;
•Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group;
•James Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates;
•Niall Ferguson, Harvard Business School’s William Ziegler Professor in Business Administration;
•Daniel Fuss, CFA, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Company; and
•Mary L. Schapiro, chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Afternoon workshop sessions will cover topics such as equity analysis, fixed-income analysis, portfolio management, ethics, alternative investments, firm management, and private wealth management.

Program: A detailed program and agenda is available online.

Conference Date: May 16, 2010 – May 19, 2010

Conference Venue:
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

Media RSVP: Please contact Kathy Valentine (kathy.valentine@cfainstitute.org) to secure your seat.

On-Site Media Resources: A complimentary press pass for journalists provides the following benefits:

•Attendance at most conference general sessions, concurrent workshops, networking receptions, meals, and sponsored corporate presentations.
•Access to a press room with wireless internet access and other business support.
•The opportunity to interview speakers, conference attendees, and senior CFA Institute staff (including John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO; Robert Johnson, CFA, senior managing director; and Kurt Schacht, CFA, managing director of the Standards and Financial Market Integrity department) before, during, or after the conference.
•Access to providers of investment industry resources and content.

About CFA Institute
In a constantly changing investment industry, CFA Institute – the global association for investment professionals – helps investment professionals achieve and maintain excellence throughout their careers. CFA Institute continually updates its Global Body of Investment Knowledge (GBIK), the mainstream knowledge for the investment profession, and leverages new technology to bring the most timely and relevant educational materials. Whatever the career path - private wealth management, financial analysis, risk analysis - CFA Institute has a wealth of global resources customized to suit different learning styles, regional needs, and time constraints. CFA Institute partners with the top minds in the field to create timely and engaging content.

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