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Event Detail

March Book Club Meeting (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm
CFA Society Chicago, 134 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL  60602   (Driving Directions)

The CFA Society Chicago Book Club is an excellent way to discuss financial literature. Meet at the CFA Society Chicago Office or join the group by conference call. Register to be part of the book club and to join the group's email list so you have the opportunity to discuss the books and pick the next books to read.

Date, Time, and Location:
Tues., March 18, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CFA Society Chicago - 134 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1740
Conference Call - information will be provided via email to registered participants.
(Note: Space is limited; you must register to participate)

Participants will:
Discuss The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice by Brian Portnoy. The author will join us for this discussion.

Brian PortnoyAuthor - Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA
Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA, has been successfully researching, advising, and investing in hedge funds and mutual funds for the past fourteen years. He is currently the Head of Alternative Investments and Strategic Initiatives for Chicago Equity Partners, a $10 billion asset manager. Previously, Portnoy held senior roles at Mesirow Advanced Strategies and Morningstar. He has spoken at numerous investing conferences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has appeared frequently in major media outlets such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. In 2014, Portnoy published his first book, The Investor's Paradox, and spoke about hedge fund investing at the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of their "Leading Authors" series. Prior to his investing career, Portnoy pursued his research and teaching interests in political economy and markets at the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2000. Portnoy is a CFA Charterholder and a member of CFA Society Chicago. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Portnoy lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife and three children.

Book Book Summary: The Investor's Paradox: The Power of Simplicity in a World of Overwhelming Choice
Investors are in a jam. A troubled global economy, unpredictable markets, and a bewildering number of investment choices have created a dangerous landscape for individual and institutional investors alike. To meet this challenge, many of us assemble a portfolio of fund managers to take risk on our behalves, but there are literally tens of thousands of options from which to choose. And while we crave abundant investment choices to help us conquer volatile markets, greater flexibility causes us to become all the more overwhelmed and less decisive; hence, the "investor's paradox." Leveraging the fresh insights of behavioral economics and relying on a healthy skepticism of today's money management industry, investment expert Brian Portnoy delivers a powerful framework for choosing the right fund managers-and avoiding the losers. Written in accessible, jargon-free language, The Investor's Paradox offers not only practical tools for investment success but also a message of empowerment for investors drowning in possibility.


Attire: Business Casual

Registration: Limited to 15 attendees in person
Online Only

Be sure to join the CFA Society Chicago - Book Club Group on LinkedIn. By joining the group, you are able to participate in online discussions about the readings between meetings, vote on future readings, and weigh in on potential meeting times and venues.

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