NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) recognized renowned money manager Mario Gabelli for his longstanding membership and welcomed a lively discussion on the state of public finance led by former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch at its Annual Dinner last night.
In addition to honoring Gabelli, the Society paid tribute to committee leaders who have devoted not only their market knowledge but talents and time to developing and guiding NYSSA’s professional education and events programing.
Market Integrity Committee Chair Robert Andriano, Private Wealth Management Committee Co-Chair Michael Livian, Institutional Asset Management Committee Chair Robert Noll and Membership Committee Co-Chair Kampoleak Pal shared Volunteer of the Year honors, while Value Investment Committee Co-Chair Chris Goulakos won the Young Investment Professional Award.
Gabelli, who has been actively involved in NYSSA for nearly 40 years, was given the Irving Kahn Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event also included a detailed analysis of the precedent-setting $18 billion Detroit Chapter 9 filing. Presented by Ravitch, “Are There More Detroits?” featured public finance expert David Brownstein, adviser to bankrupt Jefferson County, Alabama, and explored the risk of a nationwide municipal liquidity crisis.
NYSSA Executive Director Karen Sterling pointed out volunteer input has been instrumental in a number of recently conceived Society initiatives.
“The past year at NYSSA has been marked by new leadership and a host of exciting changes that promise to shape member experience for the better,” said Sterling. “I want to personally thank each winner for helping to ensure our standing as the premier forum for finance professionals in the New York area.”
Founded in 1937 by pioneering value investor Benjamin Graham, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community and a nonprofit provider of career development and professional education.
NYSSA is committed to promoting fiduciary accountability in finance. With a membership totaling more than 9,000, NYSSA is the largest U.S. affiliate of the CFA Institute, a global association overseeing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.
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