PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CFA Society Philadelphia (CFAP), a charter society of the CFA Institute and the seventh largest society in the U.S., is pleased to co-host the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference. The conference will bring 1500 CFA® Charterholders from its 148 societies across the globe to Philadelphia for the four-day event.
Founded in 1943, CFAP has been a leader in the greater Philadelphia region’s investment community for 74 years and has over 2,000 active members. CFAP aims to foster a community among financial industry professionals in the Philadelphia area and promotes the highest standard of ethics. The society is dedicated to advancing the CFA designation and expanding the membership base while providing educational, peer-to-peer networking, mentorship and career advancement opportunities.
“The CFA credential is truly the gold standard within the financial services industry and is the most respected and widely recognized investment management designation in the world,” said Peter Maher, CFA, president of the CFA Society Philadelphia Board of Directors. “Completing the CFA Program is a significant professional achievement which reflects the individual’s advanced investment analysis and sophisticated portfolio management expertise, while providing them with a career advantage over their peers.”
This year’s conference boasts a robust roster of award-winning economists, authors and business leaders from every corner of the financial industry. Speakers include John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director at Morgan Stanley, and Jeremy J. Siegel, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The speakers will focus their commentary on the conference’s theme of helping CFA Charterholders sharpen their investment edge.
“The CFA Institute connects a prestigious network from around the globe, and our Philadelphia society is excited to welcome them in our hometown this year,” Maher added.
The 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference runs from May 21-24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. CFA Charterholders who are interested in attending may register at https://annual.cfainstitute.org.
About CFA Society Philadelphia
CFA Society Philadelphia (CFAP) was founded in 1943 to further the interchange of information and opinions among people in the investment community, foster a high standard of ethics and promote a clear public understanding of the functions of security analysis. CFAP is a Charter Society of the CFA Institute and is the seventh largest Society in the U.S. with approximately 2,000 members. CFA Society Philadelphia can be found on Twitter and on LinkedIn. For more information on the CFA Society Philadelphia, visit https://www.cfasociety.org/philadelphia
About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has over 146,000 members in 160 countries and territories, including 140,000 CFA charterholders, and 148 member societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.