Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals is pleased to present the 2018 event in its annual Future of Finance series. The event will take place on April 26, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM, at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.
CFA Institute’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Bjorn Forfang will open the day by welcoming the attendees.
The goal of the Future of Finance series is to motivate and empower the world of finance to become an environment where investor interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. We would like for our members to be familiar with the latest trends in the world of finance and to provide an opportunity for our members to ask experts in these areas all the questions that they may have.
The conference will explore the following hot topics in finance:
Behavioral Finance. Carl Richards is a dynamic international speaker, New York Times columnist and a writer who creates sketches that simplify the most complex ideas in finance. He shows how people think and feel about money and how that affects the decisions they make.
FinTech. Our experts Ellen Koebler from SunTrust, Esther Pigg from FIS and Kellie Goodwin from Santader will discuss the latest trends and answer questions on this popular topic.
The keynote speaker for the event is Carla Harris from Morgan Stanley. Carla is a leader and author, as well as being an accomplished singer. She will provide pearls of wisdom and discuss career growth in finance.
Also speaking will be Jeffrey Tobias Halter who will be highlighting diversity issues and how businesses in financial industry can benefit from strategic approach to them .
Further, we will host the roundtable event, Top Women in Finance, which will present a thought-provoking discussion by accomplished women in various areas of finance and the most relevant issues they come across in their careers. Our experts, Mary Allen Garrett from Merrill Lynch, Brie Williams from State Street, and Linda-Eling Lee from MSCI, will explore the issues of diversity in the financial industry and how it makes a perfect business sense.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.
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