Non-CFA Chicago Investment/Financial Events

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Apr. 25, 2017 Rules versus Principles - Andrew Fastow, former CFO of Enron
Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules, but that may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from GAAP or IFRS? Andrew Fastow will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, he will discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions, and he will discuss examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders. Mr. Fastow will make suggestions of questions that Regulators, Auditors, Fraud Examiners, and Underwriters might ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but also uphold the principles behind them.

Finally, the former Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. will discuss his own story, and he will describe how he made such profound mistakes.

For additional information and register, visit the Society website.

Hosted by: CFA Society Milwaukee
Contact - Brenda Matthias (414) 301-1299 or
Fees: CFA Milwaukee Members - $20; Non-members - $30


Apr. 28, 2017 Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE)
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

CEO Scott Wolchko will discuss Fate's clinical-stage cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders, and the FDA's Investigational New Drug approval for FATE-NK100 Location: Downtown City Center (Register for venue details)

Hosted by: Tribe Public
Fees: Free for licensed investment professionals. A complimentary lunch will be provided.
Registration: Register at


May 2, 2017 Market Technicians Association Presentation - JC Parets
Time: 4:30-6pm
Location: Chicago Board of Trade, 141 W. Jackson Blvd, Second Floor Alpha Conference Room

The MTA Chicago Chapter is hosting JC Parets, CMT. JC Parets is the founder of, a research platform for market investors around the world that uses a top-down technical analysis approach. Covering stocks, interest rates, commodities and forex markets globally, JC Parets is one of the most widely followed technical analysts in the world.

Hosted by: MTA Chicago Chapter, Matt Nygaard, CMT,
Fees: Free


May 2 - 4, 2017 2017 FOX Wealth Advisor Forum
Time: Multi-Day Event
Location: Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 565-0565

At the FOX Wealth Advisor Forum in Chicago on May 2-4, the top advisors in the wealth industry will gather to learn from each other and from subject matter selected by Family Office Exchange. The theme is "Managing Disruption" to help advisors uncover the opportunities that will result from the current industry transformation.

Hosted by: Family Office Exchange
Fees: CFA Institute members can save 20% on their ticket by using the code WAFCFA2017 at checkout


May 3, 2017 Real assets and the road ahead roundtable discussion with Macquarie
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Palmer House Hilton, 17 E Monroe, Chicago, IL

Join Macquarie and a small group of professional investing peers for a discussion about the outlook for US infrastructure investing in 2017, the issues affecting public policy today, and putting real assets into a portfolio amid the uncertainty. David Agnew, Managing Director of governmental affairs, Macquarie Asset Management, and former White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Assistant to President Barack Obama, discusses US infrastructure outlook and leads a panel of Macquarie managers in a discussion about implementing infrastructure investments.

Hosted by: Macquarie Asset Management
Fees: None
Registration: Registration prior to the event is required. To register please email


May 17-18, 2017 Trading Show Chicago 2017
Time: 8AM - 5:30 PM Day 1; 8:50 AM-5:10 PM Day 2
Location: Navy Pier Chicago, IL 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611

This May, Trading Show Chicago will return to bring together 1,000+ attendees representing the foremost trading firms, banks, exchanges and quant funds on May 17-18 at Navy Pier.

Register for a full conference pass to attend the VIP conference (including keynotes, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, exclusive networking activities, cocktail reception and more), as well as all parts of the free expo.

Register for a free expo pass to get access to 60+ booths of solution providers & the on-floor seminar theater.

Hosted by: Terapinn; Contact Jesse Collin at +1 646 619 1810 or
Fees: Full conference pass: $2,500 Expo pass: FREE



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