Erskine Bowles to Address Chicago's Financial Leaders at CFA Society Chicago Annual Dinner

Erskine Bowles to Address Chicago's Financial Leaders at CFA Society Chicago
Annual Dinner

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Erskine Bowles,
former co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
and former White House Chief of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the CFA
Society Chicago 26th Annual Dinner on Wed., Nov. 7 at Fairmont Chicago
Millennium Park. With the Presidential election decided less than 24 hours
prior, and as the architect of the Simpson Bowles agreement, Bowles is one of
a select few with the insight and authority to candidly address the challenges
and opportunities facing the next administration in addressing the financial
struggle that our nation can no longer avoid.

"CFA Chicago members hold highly influential positions within premier
financial institutions and collectively manage more than $4 trillion on behalf
of investors across the United States and around the globe," said Angela
McKay, CAE, CEO and President, CFA Society Chicago. "Erskine Bowles will be
addressing an audience that shares his deep concerns, with a vested interest
in the success of our nation's economic future."

More than 800 of Chicago's leading investment professionals will listen as
Bowles discusses the tough choices that Washington must make to avoid an
economic crisis and achieve long-term prosperity. He will cover what leaders
on both sides of the aisle must do to bring America's spending and deficit
problems under control before the consequences become dire for generations to

CFA Society Chicago 26th Annual Dinner

Erskine Bowles

  *was appointed by President Obama to co-chair America's debt reduction
    commission, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  *former White House Chief of Staff
  *former administrator, Small Business Administration

Wed., Nov. 7, 2012
5:00 pm CT - Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm CT - Dinner
6:45 pm CT – Program Where:
The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601 Erskine Bowles
A successful businessman who leveraged his experience in the private sector to
control spending in the public sector, Bowles served as the Co-Chair of the
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a bipartisan group
looking to erase the United States' multitrillion-dollar debt. Early in his
career, Bowles worked for Morgan Stanley and founded his own financial
investment company before joining the Clinton Administration to run the Small
Business Administration and eventually become President Clinton's Chief of
Staff. As Chief of Staff, he was a pivotal negotiator in getting America's
first balanced budget in decades. Bowles also served as President of the
University of North Carolina between 2005 and 2010. CFA Society Chicago
CFA Society Chicago,, is the world's oldest
investment analysts society. It was founded in 1925, with a membership of 4.
Today, the society is the 6th largest society in the world, with more than
4,000 members. CFA Chicago aims to be the premier local resource for Chartered
Financial Analyst designees, candidates and other investment professionals.
Specifically, the society empowers a community of financial professionals and
serves as a platform to:

  *Create programs, disseminate information, and provide services of direct
    benefit to members;
  *Promote adherence to the highest ethical and professional standards; and
  *Foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and respect among investment

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