2013 Events

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Jul 13th, 2013 – CFAA hosted the summer 2013 BBQ party. (Chinese Version Report)


May.13, 2013 – CFAA Special Networking Event featuring a Pre-CFA Exam Discussion And a Speech about China National Social Security Fund

On May 15th, 2013, CFAA hosted a special event combining a pre-CFA exam discussion session and a guest speech. For the first part, attendees enjoyed an extended networking hour discussing various topics in smaller groups. The June CFA exam takers also asked questions and learned tips from the invited CFA charter holders.

For the second part, the featured speaker Mr. Peihong Yang, CFA from the National Council for Social Security Fund (NSSF) gave an insightful presentation on the investment philosophy, investment process, and the operation of NSSF. He also commented on the current challenges for NSSF and the Chinese retirement system in general.

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Apr.18, 2013 – Understanding High-Frequency Trading: “Are computers better traders than humans?”

On April 18th 2013, CFAA successfully hosted a panel discussion on the topic of high-frequency trading (HFT) at the Union League Club of Chicago. The panelists include Steven Xu, Director and Trading Group Leader of HTG Capital Partners, Yang Shao, Ph.D., Senior Trader and Group Leader at Infinium Capital Management, and Changzheng Rao, Software Engineer at Nico Trading. Vivian Lin, CFAA President, moderated the panel discussion.(See more details here …)


Mar.20, 2013 – “Looking Beyond the Stars: A Discussion on Mutual Fund Industry Trends”

On March 20th, 2013, CFAA hosted an event featuring Mr. David Falkof, a mutual fund industry expert from Morningstar on the topic of the developments and outlook of the mutual fund industry. Before the main event of the night, CFAA president Vivian Lin held a brief ceremony honoring Mr. Bruce Parisi as the winner of the CFAA Member of the Year Award for 2012. (See more details here …) (Chinese Version Report)