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Dan Fasciano, CFA, and Biharilal Deora, CFA, CIPM, discuss the role and importance of one’s professional community in managing one’s career.

About the Speaker(s)

Daniel J. Fasciano, CFA
Dan Fasciano CFA

Dan Fasciano, CFA, is national director of portfolio management at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He has been with the firm since 2010. In this role, Mr. Fasciano is a member of the firm's Investment Strategy Committee and chairs its National Account Review Committee. Prior to this role, he worked closely with the firm's larger, more sophisticated families on all phases of their investments. Prior to re-joining BNY Mellon, Mr. Fasciano served as the treasury director for the state of Florida where he was responsible for all investment activities related to the state's $16 billion portfolio. He was also head of the U.S. investment office for UK-based Aviva Investors. Mr. Fasciano formerly served as the chair of the CFA Institute Presidents Council and as the Presidents Council representative for the Eastern United States. He is a past board member and chair of CFA Society Boston. Mr. Fasciano received his BA from the University of New Hampshire and his MBA from Boston University. In addition to the CFA designation, he also holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations.

Biharilal Deora
Biharilal Deora CFA, CIPM

Biharilal Deora is a director at Abakkus Asset Manager LLP, an India-focused asset management company. His investment expertise spans a broad array of asset classes. Prior to joining Abakkus, Mr. Deora was managing corporate, family office, and university clients. He began his career as a financial analyst at leading financial services firms, such as Credit Suisse and Fidelity Investments. Mr. Deora holds a master’s degree in commerce from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
He is a top-ranking chartered accountant and a certified financial planner. Mr. Deora serves as a director on the board of CFA Society India and is a visiting faculty member for advanced finance programs.