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CFA Chicago Cyber Chat (Ended)


The Entrepreneurial Urge: Tips for Starting Your Own Investment Firm

Date, Time, and Location:
Thursday, September 18, 2008 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm

Online chatThe CFA Society of Chicago Career Management Advisory Group is pleased to invite you to participate in a members-only, live chat room on the CFA Community, hosted by Dr. Gautam Dhingra, Founder and CEO of High Pointe Capital Management. This unique online event will give you an opportunity to ask Dr. Dhingra questions about the following:

  • His experiences in starting and growing a money management firm
  • Issues to think about "prior to" starting a firm
  • Service providers who can help a new startup
  • How to organize the firm so as to maximize the chance of success
  • Other topics that might be of interest to you as a potential entrepreneur

Thursday, September 18
4 - 5pm
CFA Community (Note: this is an online event. Please visit http://www.cfachicago.org/Members/Default.asp. Once you are logged in, simply click on "Chat Room - Join the Chat" on the left side of the screen.)

Please note that you must have a profile on the CFA Community in order to participate in this chat. If you have not yet created a profile, click here to log in to the website, and you will be directed to the Community profile page.

All chat room participants will be listed by screen name and picture (if a picture is loaded onto your profile).

To pre-register, click here.

Speaker Bio:

Gautam Dhingra, CFA, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of High Pointe Capital Management, LLC. He founded the firm in December 1997 to implement a new approach to stock selection incorporating intangible assets such as brand equity, patents, etc. Mr. Dhingra has over 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, director of investment research, and investment adviser. Prior to starting High Pointe, he was a partner in Hewitt Investment Group, a leading investment advisory firm based in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He is currently a member of the Board of Regents of the 2008 Financial Analysts Seminar hosted by the CFA Institute and the Board of Directors of CFA Society of Chicago. He previously served as Vice-President, Education, for the CFA Society of Chicago. Mr. Dhingra holds a Ph.D. in finance, with a specialization in investments, from the University of Florida and achieved his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987.

Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.