Investment Professionals Assess Future of Finance at CFA Institute Annual Conference 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 Corporation. Follow the conference via social media and live stream video throughout the conference: 1. Watch live video stream – Visit http://annual.cfainstitute.org 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 http://annual.cfainstitute.org/blog/. 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. EDITOR’S NOTES: Media RSVP: Credentialed journalists may register now for one of a limited number of press passes. Please contact email@example.com 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 www.cfainstitute.org. Contact: Media: CFA Institute J.D. 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Investment Professionals Assess Future of Finance at CFA Institute Annual Conference
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