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Event Detail

Distinguished Speaker Series: Harry Markopolos, CFA (Ended)

Reflecting Back on Chasing Madoff and his $65 Billion Ponzi Scheme

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL  60601   (Driving Directions)

Harry Markopolos Harry Markopolos, CFA, and his four man investigative team spent 8 1/2 years tracking Bernie Madoff and his criminal organization across North America and Europe. Several Boston Security Analysts Society members volunteered to assist Mr. Markopolos at key points during the investigation.

Mr. Markopolos will highlight the most important of the 30 red flags he and his team turned into the SEC. He will not only take you inside his team's investigation, but he will also take you inside the SEC's investigation and give you his point by point analysis on why the SEC failed to spot the obvious.

Signed copies of his newly released book, No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, will be available for sale at the event.

Harry Markopolos, CFA
Independent Certified Fraud Examiner

Introduction by Kevin Vandolder, CFA

Time, Date, and Location:
The Mid-America Club
200 E. Randolph Street, 80th Floor
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Biography: Mr. Markopolos served as President and CEO of the 4,000 member Boston Security Analysts Society from 2002-2003. He has also held board seats on the Boston Chapters of both the Global Association of Risk Professionals and QWAFAFEW, a quantitative finance lecture group. Mr. Markopolos was an assistant portfolio manager for Darien Capital Management in Greenwich, CT for three years, leaving to become an equity derivatives portfolio manager at Rampart Investment Management Company, Inc. in Boston. In 2002, he was promoted to Chief Investment Officer, but he decided to leave the industry in August 2004 to pursue fraud investigations full?time against Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and healthcare industries. He brings fraud cases to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service under existing whistleblower bounty programs. The Madoff investigation was his first fraud case, which he started in early 2000. Mr. Markopolos is a CFA Charterholder.

Eligible for 1 credit hour

This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. Please click here if you would like more information.

11:30 AM - Registration
12:00 PM - Luncheon begins followed by the presentation

Business Casual

Chef's Choice (Fruit Plate available upon request)

Members - $45 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*
Student-Members - $10 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*
Note: This rate is only available to students who have been approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2009-2010.
Non-Members - $55 (cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

*Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for a Non-member or a Student-Member.

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Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, April 19. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

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