Investment Professionals Assess Future of Finance at CFA Institute Annual Conference

  Investment Professionals Assess Future of Finance at CFA Institute Annual

Nearly 1,200 financial leaders gather in Singapore to shape a more trustworthy
                              financial industry

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 16, 2013

Investment professionals from around the world will converge at Marina Bay
Sands in Singapore next week for the 66^th CFA Institute Annual Conference, 
to explore the challenges facing the industry and examine ways to help shape
the future of finance. On May 19-22, more than 1,200 award-winning academics,
economists, and business leaders will share ideas, expand their professional
competence, and join CFA Institute in its efforts to restore trust in finance
and raise standards in ethics, education and professional excellence. This
year marks the first time the event will be hosted in the Asia Pacific region.

CFA Institute President and CEO John Rogers, CFA, will open the conference
this Monday at 9 a.m. SGT, with an address to the global investment
profession. The address will focus on how to shape a more trustworthy
financial industry that better serves society, and a call for reform in six
critical areas of finance: putting investors first, financial knowledge,
retirement security, transparency and fairness, regulation and enforcement,
and safeguarding the system. To watch the live video of the speech, visit the
Annual Conference live stream.

The conference will feature more than 35 scheduled presentations and panels
with 48 speakers, including Ng Kok Song, adviser and chair of global
investments, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation; George Friedman,
CEO and founder, Stratfor; Dambisa Moyo, international economist, author and
investment strategist; and Michael Woodford, former president and CEO, Olympus

Follow the conference via social media and live stream video throughout the

1. Watch live video stream – Visit to
participate or the Annual Conference live stream to access any one of these
free video feeds:

  *Monday, 9-9:20 a.m. SGT — “The Future of Finance Starts With You”
    John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO, CFA Institute

  *Monday, 9:35-10:35 a.m. SGT – “The Roaring Dragon: Global Investment
    Implications of a Rising China”
    Ng Kok Song, adviser and chair of Global Investments, Government of
    Singapore Investment Corporation; Jonathan Anderson, president of Emerging
    Advisors Group; John Wong, professorial fellow and academic advisor at
    East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore; and Wu Shangzhi,
    chairman and managing partner of CDH Investments

  *Tuesday, 10:30-11:20 a.m. SGT – “The Great Convergence: Asia, the West,
    and the Logic of One World”
    Kishore Mahbubani, dean and professor in the Practice of Public Policy,
    Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

  *Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SGT – “Geography’s Role in Shaping
    History, Politics, Economics, and Societal Imperatives”
    George Friedman, CEO and founder, Stratfor

2. Check out the conference blog – Live blogging from the conference begins on
Sunday and posts will cover nearly all conference topics. Follow the blog at

3. Follow conference social media – Visit the conference social media page to
get a live pulse of the events in Singapore, from Twitter, Facebook, Sina
Weibo, Google+ and LinkedIn. Follow conference-related tweets using the #CFA13
hash tag.

Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct Workshop Examines Ethical Conduct

Investment managers will gather this Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. SGT for the
“Ethical Conduct in Practice: The CFA Institute Asset Manager Code of
Professional Conduct” panel discussion. The event will examine how investment
managers can commit to ethical principles that put client interests first by
adopting the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. The session will be
led by Michael G. Trotsky, CFA, executive director and chief investment
officer of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board; Lim
Liying, CFA, chief investment officer of Singapore Labour Foundation; and
Mohammed Shoaib, CFA, chief executive of Al Meezan Investment Management Ltd.

‘Challenging Industry Norms’ Panel Weighs Future of Finance

The conference will feature the “Challenging Industry Norms: The Future of
Finance” panel discussion on Wednesday from 9-10:10 a.m. SGT. Chaired by John
Rogers, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute, Mark P. Delaney, CFA, chief
investment officer and deputy CEO of AustralianSuper; Fred Hu, chairman of
Primavera Capital Group; and Aaron Low, CFA, principal of Lumen Advisors, LLC,
the panel will discuss ways to shape a more trustworthy, forward-thinking
financial industry that better serves society.


Media RSVP: Credentialed journalists may register now for one of a limited
number of press passes. Please contact to register
and learn more about live, phone or video interviews with conference speakers,
attendees, sponsors, and CFA Institute leaders.

Full Program: A detailed program and agenda is available here.

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 more than 116,000 members in 137
countries and territories, including 108,000 CFA charterholders, and 138
member societies. For more information, visit


CFA Institute
J.D. McCartney (on-site in Singapore)
New York
+1 303-995-5747
Sarah-Jane Purvis
New York
+1 212-705-1738
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