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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 S. Petitt, PhD, CFA Head, Curriculum and Learning Experience, CFA Institute Barbara S. Petitt, PhD, CFA has over 20 years’ experience designing, developing, and delivering educational offerings in finance-related topics. She is currently Head of Curriculum and Learning Experience at CFA Institute, leading the team responsible for the development of the curriculum and study tools for the CFA Program, CIPM Program, and Investment Foundations Program. Her previous roles at CFA Institute were as Head of Journal Publications and Managing Editor of the Financial Analysts Journal and as Director of Curriculum Projects, EMEA. Prior to joining CFA Institute in 2012, Barbara was Director of Online Studies for the MSc in Management programs for the partnership between Laureate Online Education and the University of Liverpool. She also held academic positions in the U.S., the U.K. and France. She started her career working as a consultant and continued to consult for corporate clients until she joined CFA Institute. Barbara holds a master in management from EDHEC Business School, and a master in research and a PhD in finance from the University of Grenoble. She is a member of the Board of Directors of The Q-Group.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, is a director of professional learning and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Mr. Kunte contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Mr. Kunte 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.