CFA Chicago Member Advantage Discounts and Services

As a CFA Chicago member benefit, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by various companies. All programs, rates and prices are subject to change without notice. When using these programs please identify yourself as a member of CFA Society Chicago.


  • Office Depot
    CFA Chicago is pleased to bring you savings on your most commonly used office essentials, including office, break room and restroom supplies. We've negotiated benefits for your business, including:
    • Save up to 45% on 500+ items that businesses purchase most often, including exclusive discounts on national brand ink & toner
    • Save up to 10% off just about everything Office Depot stocks in stores and the Business Solutions Division annual catalog
    • Plus, members get deep discounts on our Copy & Print services -
      • 2.5 cent black & white
      • 24 cent color copies and
      • 40% off finishing services every day!
    • Free next day delivery on online purchases of $50 or more.
    With endless office essentials available at Office Depot, you'll find everything your business needs with the smartest value, selection and services all at one convenient place. Explore Office Depot's savings today!

  • Patina Solutions
    Patina Solutions is one of the fastest growing professional services firms in America for a reason. We make our diverse portfolio of accomplished and specialized professionals -- all of whom have 25 or more years of experience -- available to clients in flexible and tailored ways. Whether it is completing special projects, maximizing opportunities, addressing complex challenges and issues, filling knowledge gaps, gaining interim leadership or management, or mentoring and coaching up-and-coming talent, a growing number of clients are engaging Patina Solutions. A key benefit to working with Patina Solutions is our ability to uniquely tailor each solution, so clients get help from proven professionals just when they need it. Whether it's a single professional or a team, Patina Solutions delivers expertise, knowledge and results across industries and functional areas. We work with clients in a variety of ways, including
    • Special project planning and execution
    • Interim executive and management positions
    • Advisory and consulting engagements
    • Board of Director and Advisory Board roles
    To find out more go to or call (312) 447-0900.


  • Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC)
    The Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTC) delivers employment programming and coaching to assist recent college graduates and older under- and unemployed workers, who are considered among the most vulnerable during this recession. As a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, CTC uses market forces to support social change. We engage accomplished professionals as volunteers -- ranging from human resource managers to recruiters -- to coach and support under- and unemployed older workers. More...

Exam Prep and Discounts

  • Exam Prep and Discounts
    CFA Society Chicago and Kaplan Schweser are partners, giving candidates flexibility in their individual study programs and access to the latest technology in exam preparation. CFA Chicago members and Chicago-area candidates can take advantage of Kaplan Schweser CFA® Exam Prep materials and instruction. Find out more about the discounts available.

Publications and Media

  • Institutional Investor Journals
    Intuitional Investors Journals offers in-depth, original and practical research in investment management and finance. Written and edited by world-renowned practitioners and academics, the Journals are extensively read and highly regarded. As a member of the CFA Society Chicago, you qualify for Institutional Investor Journals' 25% savings rates. Learn more and signup.

  • Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
    Special CFA Chicago Discount for the acclaimed documentary "Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" - Now available on DVD and Digital Download.
    Narrated by the award-winning actor Liev Schreiber, Money For Nothing features interviews with incoming Fed Chair Janet Yellen, former Fed Chair Paul Volcker, famed investor Jeremy Grantham, and many of the world's best financial minds. Money For Nothing is the first film to take viewers inside the world's most powerful financial institution and ask what comes next for the US economy and financial system. Spanning 100 years of Fed history, this educational and entertaining film has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, NPR, MSNBC, and Fox Business and well-reviewed by all the major print publications (see press here).
  • Moody's Weekly Credit Outlook - Complimentary
    Moody's Investors Service would like to offer the CFA Society Chicago members an introductory copy of Moody's Weekly Credit Outlook, a free weekly publication that examines the credit implication of recent global news events, with an eye toward helping investors make sense of them. It also summarizes the previous week's rating changes and research publications. Sign up for a free subscription to the publication and to forward it to people you know whom you think might benefit from it. If you are interested in receiving WCO at no charge, please send your e-mail address to Moody's WCO (, and they will send to you at no charge an issue every Monday. Additionally, under no circumstances will they share or sell your e-mail address to an outside party.

Note: CFA Chicago does not endorse any of these vendors or products. CFA Chicago is providing this information as a professional courtesy to our members and other financial/investment professionals.