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    Amid, the COVID-19 crisis, the safety and well-being of our members, guests, volunteers and staff are of the upmost importance to us.  With a state of emergency being declared state and nationwide, we are cancelling all live events through May 31, 2020.  We will attempt to convert these events to a virtual experience, where feasible or look to reschedule. 

    Take good care, stay safe and be well.   

    Online Series: No Average Strategy: Increasing Returns While Managing Risk

    March 16, 2020
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Is there another investment path for portfolio managers to explore? Based on a recently released in-depth analysis of risk-adjusted returns over a 20-year period, perhaps there may be. CFA Society Washington, DC has partnered with The Options Industry Council and Nasdaq as they host Dr. Edward Szado, author of a study titled "Endowment Risk Management and Return Enhancement with Listed Index and ETF Options," for a wide-ranging discussion. During the session, Dr. Szado, Associate Professor of Finance with the Providence College School of Business, will elaborate on his research, which found that two straightforward option overlay strategies might improve risk profiles and may simultaneously enhance returns for endowments, ranging in size, from small to very large. Register for this free event today.

    In partnership with: OIC Webinar - REGISTER HERE 

    Edward Szado PhD, CFA
    Edward Szado PhD, CFA
    Associate Professor of Finance & Director of Research
    Institute for Global Asset and Risk Management


    Dr. Szado is an Associate Professor of Finance at Providence College, and the Director of Research at the Institute for Global Asset and Risk Management.

    Ed earned a Ph.D. in Finance from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, an MBA from Tulane University and a BComm from McMaster University. He has taught at Boston University, Clark University, Providence College and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

    He has worked extensively on asset allocation and risk managed investment programs. He was a founding Editor of the Alternative Investment Analyst Review (AIAR) and currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative Investments (JAI). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has consulted to the Options Industry Council, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, the Alternative Investment Analyst Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    He has coauthored numerous journal articles, books and magazine articles in the areas of derivatives, risk management and alternative investments. He has been featured in a wide variety of print, radio and online media, including: the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newswires, Market Watch, and Pensions and Investments.

    John Black
    John Black
    Head of Index Options
    Joe Burgoyne
    Joe Burgoyne
    Director of Institutional Education
    The Options Industry Council (OIC)

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    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


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    April 15, 2020
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    Via Webex - Please contact Cathy Ford ([email protected]) for details

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    June 10, 2020
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Buckhead Club
    3344 Peachtree Rd. NE - 26th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    1hr PD Credit

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