With a high-quality global agenda, the seminar is packed with relevant and timely subjects designed for investment practitioners navigating investment opportunities and risks around the world.

Hosted by CFA Institute, CFA Society Chicago

We’re changing the name, not the legacy. For 64 years, the Financial Analysts Seminar has been widely known as one of the most comprehensive continuing education programs for investment professionals, with a long tradition of excellence. Benjamin Graham served on its faculty. Warren Buffett attended its sessions. And in 2019, to better reflect the global nature of the program and our audience, we’re changing the name to the CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors.


For this seminar, held each year at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, CFA Institute gathers a faculty of leading investors and researchers to provide their insights, perspectives, and practical takeaways to a global audience of asset managers and asset owners.


With a high-quality global agenda, the seminar is packed with relevant and timely subjects designed for investment practitioners navigating investment opportunities and risks around the world. Delegates engage with speakers in in-depth discussions about new developments and trends, debate industry challenges, and participate in lively interactive case studies focused on investment management.


With the objective of improving investment decisions, participants at the seminar study an array of investment topics: the effects of global macroeconomic trends, geopolitics, and policy on investments; improving data analysis and the application of new technologies in traditional and quantitative portfolio management; and the development and allocation of a range of investment strategies, asset classes, and risks. The material places a special emphasis on improving the practice of investment management and successfully achieving client objectives.


What to Expect

  • Four days
  • A mix of engaging lectures, small classroom discussions, and interactive case studies
  • Networking opportunities in a relaxed university setting with leading investment managers, researchers, and an audience of peers from around the world
  • Discussions of the latest developments, strategies, tools, and research in investment management to improve investment decisions and practices

Who Should Attend?

Buy-side investors seeking to broaden their knowledge of the latest developments in investment management, uncover investment opportunities, and manage risks for their client portfolios 


  • Portfolio Managers
  • Analysts
  • Strategists
  • Risk Managers
  • Asset Allocators
  • Asset Owners
  • Wealth Managers
  • Consultants




Gleacher Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611



InterContinental Chicago

505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611


CFA Institute has arranged for a special group rate at the InterContinental Chicago. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel. You must refer to the “CFA Institute group” when contacting the hotel or apply the group code “FKL,” Reservations should be made by Tuesday, 18 June 2019 to take advantage of the discounted rate. The CFA Institute rate at the InterContinental Chicago is USD 199, subject to availability.

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Group Price
CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 2995
Early Bird – CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 2495
Valid through 14 Jun 2019
Early Bird – Non-Members USD 2995
Valid through 14 Jun 2019
Group USD 2495
Non-Members USD 3495

Event Info

Payment is due at time of registration. Forms received without payment will be confirmed on a space-available basis when payment is received. All fees are payable in U.S. funds. Attendance is limited. Please register early.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of USD 250 applies for all cancellations made after 15 July 2019. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received within 24 hours of program start. Substitutions from the same company are accepted with fee adjustment, if appropriate. Sharing of registrations is not permitted.

For groups, if a cancellation brings a group's delegate count below three, regular rates will apply to the remaining delegates and all cancellation fees and deadlines above will be applicable.

Special Needs: Please contact CFA Institute for services to accommodate a disability or to inform CFA Institute of any dietary restrictions. (Please include this information when you register for the conference.)

Attire: Casual attire is appropriate for this conference.

Please Note: Delegates are encouraged to share their insights and experiences at CFA Institute events on social media and blogs and may link to content on the CFA Institute website, unless otherwise noted (framing is not permitted). Delegates may not distribute, display, or post online any recordings, transcriptions, and/or copies of sessions at CFA Institute events without the express written permission of CFA Institute.

Any person attending a CFA Institute conference, seminar, or other program grants permission to CFA Institute to use and publish his or her image or likeness collected in connection with the program for any usual and customary purpose of CFA Institute including advertisements for CFA Institute and its programs

CFA Institute does not assume responsibility or liability for stolen, lost, or damaged personal property.

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