04-23-2014 Career Development Expo and Job Fair 2014

APRIL 23, 2014 • 2:30 - 7:00 pm • Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071
Event Parking: Valet at Biltmore $22, self parking at Pershing Square $10
*Central Library Parking: For information on discount parking rates at the library, please click here.  Library validation required.

Registration Fee Links:
(CFALA members are not hosted)
Individual Registration . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00

Walk-In Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$50.00


Free Job Fair Exhibitor Opportunity For Universities, Non-Profits and Currently Hiring Employers and Recruiters

Click here for the paper exhibitor registration form.  Click here for online exhibitor registration. This form can be emailed to info@cfala.org or faxed to 213-613-1233.  If you have questions, please call 213-613-1503 x701 or email laura@cfala.org.  


Sponsored by



Chairs: David Bradley, CFA, CAIA and Ryan Buckmaster, CFA

Join us for an afternoon of learning, networking, and meeting currently hiring employers and recruiters!

CFA Society Los Angeles, Inc. is pleased to present the 2014 Annual Career Development Expo and Job Fair. 

In our presentation portion, this year’s Expo features seasoned speakers and a panel of CFALA members at various career stages and in various fields. Each will share special insights and best practices on making the right moves at every career level. For our interactive portion, new this year will be an official job fair with currently hiring employers and recruiters in attendance to meet you and share their current opportunities. Also, part of our interactive portion will include many CFALA members/charterholders on hand to meet with you to answer any questions you may have. These individuals can share their own personal experiences in the CFA program, their various career paths, share the cultures of their firms, and much more! Whether you are a student considering the many career paths in the finance industry or someone who is looking to leverage existing experience, this event will benefit you!

All attendees will also receive a free month subscription to Doostang.com Premium (a $40 value)! Doostang is a job board and community of over 900,000 elite professionals with inside access to thousands of jobs from top employers.





*Instructions for receiving a free month of Doostang.com Premium
1. Go to Doostang.com and register as "basic" (free membership)
2. Forward the CFALA Career Expo email confirmation that verifies attendance to: contact@doostang.com
3. Receive "premium" access for 1 month.


2:30 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration,  (Location)

3:00 - 3:05 pm . . . . . . Welcome – David Bradley, CFA, CAIA - Chair of the CFALA Career
Development Committee – Chief Operating Officer, Hawk Ridge Management LLC

3:05 - 3:25 pm . . . . . . .Benefits of CFA Charter in the Finance Industry – Learn more about CFA Society Los Angeles, the CFA designation, the CFA exam process and the benefits of being a CFA charter-holder.Mark Harbour, CFA -CFALA President

3:25 - 4:00 pm. . . . . .Career Development Best Practices, A Career in Hedge Funds, and Ideas for Effectively Harnessing Social Media - David Bradley, CFA

4:00 pm . . . . . . . . . . Making the Right Career Moves in Various Fields at Various Levels– What types of careers are available in the financial services industry? What do I need to remain competitive in the future? How do I effectively market myself to financial services companies? Our panelists will use the knowledge gained from their career paths to share valuable insights and best practices on making the right moves!

Moderator:  Dan Pomerantz, CFA, Principal, Senior Client Advisor, Bessemer Trust


Asha Joshi, CFA - Payden & Rygel - Managing Principal

David Fischel, CFA - DAFNA Capital, a Life Science Hedge Fund - Principal

Jamie Claypool, CFA - Capital Group - SMA Business Development Specialist

Seweryn Sztalkoper, CFA - Imperial Capital - Sell-Side Associate Analyst

Ryan Buckmaster, CFA - Gamble Jones Investment Counsel - Portfolio Manager


5:00 pm. - 7:00pm. . .  Networking Reception with CFALA Members (appetizers, hosted soft drinks and cash bar) Many CFALA Members/Charter-Holders will be on hand to meet with you to answer any questions you may have. These individuals can share their own personal experiences in the CFA program, their various career paths, share the cultures of their firms, and much more!

5:00 pm. - 7:00pm. . . . Job Fair!
As many as 20 currently hiring Employers and Recruiters will be participating in our Job Fair to share their current opportunities, collect resumes, and meet “You!"

Job Fair Participants (adding more everyday!):

DAFNA Capital Management, LLC
WFG a Division of Transamerica Financial Services
Wedbush Securities
Northrop Grumman Pension Plan
Alpha Careers LLC

LA Junior Chamber/Riordan Leadership Institute
Career Group Inc
The Century Group
Westmount Asset Management, LLC
Claremont McKenna College
Bolthouse Investments, LLC
NWQ Investment Management

F500 Advisory Services, Inc.
Accounting Principals
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Date: APRIL 23, 2014 • 2:30 - 7:00 pm

Registration Fee Links:

Register by April 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .$30.00 (CFALA members are not hosted)
Individual Pre-Registration After April 18 . . . . . . . . . . . .$40.00

Walk-In Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . .$50.00



Register by April 18th and, for every 5 students registering,

together, pay only $25 each! All registrants must register

together by fax or mail to receive this special rate. No

group walk-ins will be allowed.

Career Expo Brochure and Paper Registration Form - click here.

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.


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