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Participants will take a deep dive into equity valuation with Professor Aswath Damodaran who will share investment lessons from the COVID crisis.

Topics: Financial AnalysisBehavioral FinanceFundamental AnalysisRisk Analysis & ManagementValuationInvestment Management StrategiesActive ManagementInvestment Products & Asset ClassesEquity Investments

Hosted by CFA Institute


Every crisis has three stages:

  • First, you lose perspective trying to understand what is happening on a day-to-day basis 
  • Next, confrontations with the unusual and uncommon cause you to lose faith in everything that you thought you knew 
  • Finally, you outsource your thinking and look to experts who can tell you what to do 

Professor Damodaran will share lessons learned during the COVID crisis — markets are not as chaotic as they look, fundamentals matter more than ever, there is no such a thing as “smart money,” and storytelling remains important.

Questions? Please contact programs@cfainstitute.org.

1 PL

CFA Institute members can claim PL credit by providing their CFA Institute ID number when registering.

About the Speaker(s)

Aswath Damodaran
Aswath Damodaran

Aswath Damodaran is the Kerschner Family Chair Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he teaches corporate finance and valuation to MBAs, executives, and practitioners. He is the author of five books on valuation, three books on corporate finance, and three books on portfolio management, and he was co-editor of the book Investment Management with Peter Bernstein. Professor Damodaran has published articles in a number of journals, including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Finance. He was named the most popular US business school professor in a 2011 survey by Businessweek. Professor Damodaran also writes a popular blog, Musings on Markets. He holds an MBA and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kim Shannon, CFA
Kim Shannon CFA

Kim Shannon, CFA, is founder, president, and chief investment officer at Sionna Investment Managers. Previously, she served as chief investment officer and senior vice president at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada Inc. Ms. Shannon is a past president of CFA Society Toronto. She is currently a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s National Council, the CFA Institute Financial Analysts Seminar Board of Regents (where she previously served as chair), and the board of the Brandes Institute. Ms. Shannon also serves as a board member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Canadian Business Diversity Council, the Women’s College Hospital investment committee, and the United Corporation (a listed closed-end fund). She holds a bachelor of commerce and economics degree and an MBA degree from the University of Toronto.