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[Webcast] Choose Your Own Climate Future: Climate Simulator Workshop for Investors

The urgency to act on climate change is real and widely recognized. Governments, investors, and companies are pursuing “Net Zero” strategies, scrutinized through mandatory disclosure. Yet there remains a significant policy and technological uncertainty. Among the huge variety of technologies, business strategies, and public policies to support decarbonization, which will prevail and make a real…

CFAW Annual Member Meeting

CFA Society Washington, DC 1401 New York Ave NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC

Come join fellow CFAW members and celebrate the announcement of our new Board Chair and Directors and thank our outgoing Board members. This is our last major event before the summer vacation season begins and is always a popular event among members. Catch up with old friends and add contacts to your professional network, all…

[Webcast] Where to Hide Your Bonds: An Overview on Private Credit

Interest rates have risen dramatically in 2022 but remain low, especially when compared to elevated inflation levels. Investment-grade debt is still yielding less than inflation. Historically, most RIAs have focused on liquid, investment-grade bonds or ETFs and mutual funds that invest in liquid bonds to fulfill the fixed income mandate in client portfolios. Now, RIAs…

[Webcast] Energy Outlook and Investment Trends

Virtual Virtual

Please join us on Thursday, June 9th for a conversation to gain a better understanding of the potential expected returns, and risks, of investing now in the various energy markets. Given the policies of the Biden Administration and the political trends in the U.S., together with the recent changes in the geo-political environment (Russia Invasion of Ukraine, possibly of a renewed Iran Deal,…

2022 Economic Outlook

Virtual Virtual

These are indeed interesting times – two years of a global pandemic, unprecedented monetary and fiscal response, uncertainty over rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, shortage of workers, and potential tax increases in the U.S. Join CFAW to explore what economic trends might be in store for the US and global economies in 2022 as we…

Reflections on the 50-year Anniversary of the Index Fund

Virtual Virtual

Fifty years after the birth of the index fund, passive investing now accounts for more than $20 trillion, equal to the entire gross domestic product of the US, and is today a force reshaping markets, finance and even capitalism itself in myriad subtle but pivotal ways. Join Russ Wermers, Endowed Chair in Finance and Director…

The 60/40 Retail Portfolio: Bonds on the Chopping Block?

Virtual Virtual

Given the historically low interest rate environment ushered in by the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy response to the 2020 COVID-induced recession, investors are now looking at flat to negative real returns from an asset class that has been a backbone of portfolios for decades. Come listen to asset allocators discuss how they’re trying to solve…

2022 Asset Allocation Luncheon

Clyde's of Gallery Place 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC

The level of fear and uncertainty in the future direction of the equity markets has never been greater and together with low interest rates, there is heavy discussion amongst organizations on how to achieve the best risk/reward returns over the next 5 to 30 years. Join CFAW's panel of Chief Investment Officers on November 18…

Data Science in Asset Management

Virtual Virtual

Practical Applications of Data Science in Asset Management – Demonstration of Tools and Use Cases Session I - 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST Come learn how data science and machine learning are used in practice for asset management and forecasting from two practitioners in the field. We will take an interactive deep dive into…

Navigating Biden’s Tax Proposals

Tower Club - Tyson's Corner 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna, VA

They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Change might be the third. CFA Society Washington, DC is honored to welcome Mary Duffy, Managing Director of Andersen’s US National Tax office to the podium. Duffy will uncover some of these likely, if not certain, tax policy implications under the Biden Administration. In…

Emerging Markets Investment Outlook 2021

Virtual Virtual

The emerging markets equity landscape has greatly underperformed developed markets over the last decade despite higher rates of GDP growth. Many forces are challenging the development of these countries that didn’t exist 10 years ago such as environmental & human rights concerns, commodity price deflation, COVID-19, tariffs, and more. What is driving the potential for…

Economic Outlook: Real Estate

Virtual Virtual

There is no doubt that 2020 was a transformative year in the commercial real estate industry. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of many changes that were already under way and has forced investors and tenants to completely rethink the way that space is used and the way that their businesses are run. Looking into…

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