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Big Data and AI that are changing the investment industry. The 2019 CFA Program curriculum has been updated and reflects these and other changes to the practice of investment management. CFA Institute has processes to identify important industry topical areas. We ensure that the CFA Program curriculum is relevant to investment practitioners around the world. To know more, join us on a webinar on Thursday 15 November from 5:30pm to 6:30pm (IST) with Barbara Petitt, PhD, CFA, Head of Curriculum and Learning Experience and Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, Director of Continuing Education and Advocacy, India. The webinar will highlight key changes to the 2019 CFA Program curriculum, including the new content in fintech. The speakers will explain how CFA Institute gathers inputs from practitioners around the globe to help identify and prioritize the content to be included in the CFA Program curriculum. It will be an opportunity to discuss the relevance of this content in Asia Pacific in general and India in particular.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand key changes to the 2019 CFA Program curriculum
  • Preview Big Data and Machine Learning concepts in the new curriculum
  • Understand how the CFA Program curriculum is developed
  • Understand the regional and local relevance of the CFA Program curriculum

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place on 15 November 2018.

About the Speaker(s)

Barbara S. Petitt
Barbara S. Petitt CFA

Barbara Petitt leads the organization’s professional learning team, responsible for offering high-quality, practitioner-relevant educational content to help members and industry professionals strengthen their knowledge, skills, and competencies. She started in the London office as Director of Curriculum Projects, EMEA, and then served as head of journal publications and managing editor of the Financial Analysts Journal. More recently, she served as senior head of curriculum and learning experience, leading the team responsible for the curriculum and all study tools for the credentialing programs, and overseeing the migration of these programs to the Learning Ecosystem, a state-of-the-art digital platform.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Barbara Petitt worked in consulting and held faculty positions in higher education in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. She also served as Director of Online Studies at Laureate Online Education. Her expertise is in designing, developing, and delivering educational products and services that serve corporate clients’ and adult learners’ needs. She holds the CFA charter and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Grenoble Alpes and a Masters in Management from EDHEC Business School.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Director, Professional Learning and Advocacy, CFA Institute
Shreenivas Kunte is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, he contributes to thought leadership in the investment management profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Shreenivas serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.