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Event Detail

Distinguished Speakers Series: Axel Weber, Chairman, UBS (Ended)

Eurozone - Risks and Opportunities

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, June 27, 2014 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL  60601   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
Axel Weber will focus his discussion on the Eurozone, and will also touch on global monetary policy developments.

Members - $55 $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student-Members - $55 $10
Non-Members - $55
Reserved VIP table - $360 (8 guests, company name on table, contact office directly)
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Chef's Choice (vegetarian meal available upon request)

Registration: Register Online

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon Presentation

Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

Axel Weber Axel Weber, Chairman, UBS
Axel Weber was elected to the Board of Directors (BoD) at the 2012 AGM and was thereafter appointed Chairman of the BoD. He has chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2012 and became chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee in 2013. Weber was president of the German Bundesbank between 2004 and 2011, during which time he also served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, German governor of the International Monetary Fund, and as a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. He was a member of the steering committees of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2011 and the Financial Stability Board from 2010 to 2011. On leave from the University of Cologne from 2004 to 2012, he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2011 to 2012. From 2002 to 2004 Weber served as a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He was a professor of international economics and Director of the Center for Financial Research at the University of Cologne from 2001 to 2004, and a professor of monetary economics and Director of the Center for Financial Studies at the Goethe University in Frankfurt / Main from 1998 to 2001. From 1994 to 1998 he was a professor for economic theory at the University of Bonn. Weber holds a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen, where he also received his habilitation. He graduated with a master's degree in economics at the University of Constance and holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Constance. He was born on 8 March 1957 and is a German citizen. Weber is a board member of the Institute of International Finance and the International Monetary Conference. He is a member of the European Banking Group, the European Financial Services Roundtable and the Group of Thirty, Washington, D.C. He is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London and at the Center for Financial Research in Cologne. He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt / Main and a member of the Monetary Economics and International Economics Councils of the leading association of German-speaking economists, the Verein für Socialpolitik. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the German Market Economy Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. He is also a member of the IMD Foundation Board in Lausanne and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, June 24.

Passport Program
Members of any 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.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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