CFA Society of Minnesota Hosts 2010 New
Signing Ceremony for University of Minnesota and CFA Institute partnership
Marketplace Money’s Chris Farrell delivers keynote speech
October 14, 2010 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The CFA Society of Minnesota will host its annual New
Charterholder Dinner on Thursday, October 28, at The Radisson Plaza Minneapolis Hotel beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The dinner recognizes and celebrates the achievement of more than 75 candidates for their successful advancement
to earn the CFA designation.
“The CFA designation is one of the highest recognized achievements in the investment community,” said Leyla G.
Kassem, CFA, senior relationship manager at Wells Capital Management and president of the CFA Society of
Minnesota. “As CFA charterholders, these individuals will be recognized as leaders in their field in terms of
knowledge, experience, respect and credibility. It may also open new career doors for them now and in the future.
On behalf of the CFA Institute and the members of the Minnesota chapter, we congratulate our newest
charterholders and all those who passed Level III of the CFA exams this year.”
In addition to recognizing new charterholders, there will be a special signing ceremony celebrating the new
relationship between the University of Minnesota and CFA Institute through their elite University Partner Program.
Through this program, CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover a significant
portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics
and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs. Recognition as a CFA Program Partner provides a
signal to potential students, current students, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to
professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams. Bob McLean, Head of
University Relations with CFA Institute will be present to sign official Partner Program documents with Professor
Robert Goldstein of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business.
Attendees will enjoy a keynote speech from Chris Farrell, economics editor for Marketplace Money, American
Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio personal finance program. Farrell will discuss topics from his new
book, The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better. In his book, Farrell emphasizes
that people today have a greater focus on community, the environment and living sustainability, and how the
economy will shift to match this new age thinking.
The New Charterholder Dinner is open to anyone to attend. Please register online at www.cfamn.org or contact the
CFA Society of Minnesota at (612) 317-2887.
CFA Society of Minnesota
Maren Amdal, 612-317-2887