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For Immediate Release
Press Release
18 August 2010


      Annual Investment Conference to Seek Ways for Rebuilding Trust after Financial Crisis

Worldwide, trust in the investment profession deteriorated significantly because of the financial crisis,
says not-for-profit professional society Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) South Africa President
Arthur Thompson.


Rebuilding this trust is the greatest challenge facing the industry today. “One of the best ways to do
this is emphasising the highest standards of ethics and best standards of practice,” he adds.


To address these concerns, CFA South Africa, in cooperation with the Gordon Institute of Business
Science (GIBS) will be providing the local investment industry with the opportunity to learn from local
and international practitioners at the fourth annual CFA South Africa Investment conference.


The conference, Recover, Rebuild, Refocus – Strategies for an Uncertain Future, will be held on 27
and 28 September 2010, at the GIBS campus in Johannesburg.


The conference will deal with practical ideas that investment professionals can apply in their strategic
investment decision-making process. It will also provide a positive and practical learning experience
for local investment professionals.


Ethics and Standards of Practice are at the core of the programme – addressing the critical industry
need to restore the trust of clients. Surrounding this central theme are presentations focused on the
local investment environment, opportunities and constraints as well as behavioural finance and black
swans.


Topics covered include:
         Medium-term economic perspectives locally and globally: New rules, new paradigms, new
          imperatives;
         Driving foreign investment into South Africa and Africa;




Directors of CFA South Africa TB Berry, CFA; AC Canter, CFA; M Efstathiou, CFA; PJ Knibbs, CFA; E Louw, CFA; L Raff, CFA; NJ Suliaman,
CFA; AD Thompson, CFA; NL Waisberg, CFA
Executive Officer: Ann Marie Wood
                                         CFA South Africa is a society formed under the auspices of the CFA Institute,
                                                                    Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
                                                 CFA and Chartered Financial Analyst are registered trademarks
              The past, present and future of emerging markets: Growth prospects, opportunities and
               constraints;
              Regulatory and ethical issues;
              Lessons and legacies of the financial crisis;
              Energy trends: Worldwide and locally;
              Behavioural finance: The nine faces of decision-making; and
              Black swans and market timing.

    “We are currently entering the most important time for the finance and investment industry to
    cooperate, find and discuss solutions to create a sustainable financial environment to rebuild the
    world’s economy,” Thompson concludes.



    Notes to Editor

    About CFA Institute
    CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam
    programmes worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programmes; and sets voluntary, ethics-
    based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has nearly 100,000
    members, who include the world’s 87,500 CFA charterholders, as well as 137 affiliated professional societies in 58 countries
    and territories. More information may be found at www.cfainstitute.org

    About CFA South Africa
    CFA South Africa, an affiliate of CFA Institute, serves the investment community of Southern Africa by promoting the highest
    standards of professional excellence and integrity. In our mission to promote global-best-practice, CFA South Africa supports
    the CFA Code of Conduct & Standards of Practice and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme. CFA South Africa
    members are principally investment and financial service professionals, academics, and regulators. CFA South Africa is a
    non-profit organisation that seeks to be financially sustainable. More information may be found at
    http://www.cfa.ac.za/index.html

    About GIBS
    The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science is an internationally accredited business school based in
    Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. Known as the ‘business school for business’, GIBS purpose is to significantly
    improve the competitive performance of individuals and organisations through business education. Consistently rated as one
    of South Africa’s top business schools, GIBS has retained a top 50 ranking in the prestigious UK Financial Times global
    ranking for seventh year running, and is the only African business school in the top 50 business schools worldwide for
    executive education programmes.

    GIBS is accredited by AMBA and CHE and is a member of SABSA, AABS and EABIS.

    Academic Programmes |Executive Education |Company Specific Programmes | Dialogue Circle |Centre for Business Analysis and Research


Media Contact:                                                                   Gordon Institute of Business Science
Leandi Cameron                                                                   Conference Manager
Cell: 071 606 5553                                                               Liezl Knoll
Email: leandi@moonwritecreations.com                                             Tel: +27 11 771 4000
                                                                                 Email: knolll@gibs.co.za
CFA South Africa:
Ann Marie Wood                                                                   Conference Registrations:
Tel: 011-791 0105                                                                www.gibs.co.za/conferences/cfa2010
Email: info@cfa.ac.za




    Directors of CFA South Africa TB Berry, CFA; AC Canter, CFA; M Efstathiou, CFA; PJ Knibbs, CFA; E Louw, CFA; L Raff, CFA; NJ Suliaman,
    CFA; AD Thompson, CFA; NL Waisberg, CFA
    Executive Officer: Ann Marie Wood
                                             CFA South Africa is a society formed under the auspices of the CFA Institute,
                                                                        Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
                                                     CFA and Chartered Financial Analyst are registered trademarks

								
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