04-16-2015 Career Development Expo and Job Fair 2015

APRIL 16, 2015 • 2:30 - 7:30 pm • Omni Hotel Los Angeles
251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071 
Event parking at the Omni $15.00

Online Registration is Closed.  Walk-ins Accepted.  

Registration Fee Links:
Register by April 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $30.00 (CFALA members are not hosted)
Individual Pre-Registration After April 9 . . . . . . . . . . . .$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 2015 Annual Career Development Expo and Job Fair. 

Currently hiring employers and recruiters will be in attendance to meet you and share their current opportunities! Our presentation portion features seasoned speakers and a panel of CFALA members at various career stages and in various fields. Each will share special insights on making the right moves at every career level.

*If you or your company is looking to hire, register to be an exhibitor at our job fair. It's free and an opportunity to meet with Southern California's best and brightest.



2:30 pm               Registration

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 – 3:20pm    Benefits of CFA Charter and CFALA – Learn more about CFA Society Los Angeles, and the benefits of being a CFA charter-holder and member of CFALA at all stages of your career, both early, mid, and late. - 
Kerry Rapanot, CFA - CFALA President

3:20 – 4:20 pm   Career Success:  Navigating the New Work Environment Khalid (Kal) Ghayur, CFA  

Khalid (Kal) Ghayur, CFA, is the head of the ActiveBeta Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) Advanced Beta Strategies platform, overseeing the team’s customized, factor-based equity portfolios. He joined Goldman Sachs in GSAM as a managing director upon GSAM’s acquisition of Westpeak Global Advisors in June 2014.

Prior to joining the firm, Kal was the managing partner and chief investment officer for Westpeak, a pioneer in the smart beta space with their patented ActiveBeta investment methodology. Before joining Westpeak in 2007, Kal was the director of Research Policy at MSCI, based in New York, where he was a member of its Global Executive Committee and chairman of the MSCI Index Policy Committee. From 1994 to 2000, he was global head of Quantitative Research and Strategy for HSBC Asset Management, based in London. From 1992 to 1994, Kal was a senior quantitative analyst at Credit Lyonnais Asset Management in Paris and from 1987 to 1991 he held the position of portfolio manager at Union National Bank in Abu Dhabi.

Kal has served on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, the board’s Nominating Committee, and as chairman of the board’s External Relations and Volunteer Involvement Committee. He is also a former trustee of the CFA Institute Research Foundation. Kal was a member of the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal and was the founding president of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

Kal received an MBA in Finance and International Business from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, and an MA and BA in Economics from the University of Karachi. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals (FSIP). He is also a Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan.


Room 1 – Fewer Than 3 Years Work Experience

4:30 – 5:30    Early Career  Panel– Hear tips and tricks for getting ahead at the early stage of your career.

Moderator:     Nathaniel Downes, CFA - UBS

Panelist:        Akiko Hayata, CFA - Payden & Rygel
                        James Lewis, CFA - TCW
                        Connor Ni  - Deerwood Capital 
                        Seweryn Sztalkoper, CFA - Imperial Capital 

Room 2 – More Than 3 Years Work Experience

4:30 – 5:30pm     3+yr Career Panel – Hear tips and tricks for getting ahead after the early stage of your career.

Moderator:     Mark Harbour, CFA - Morgan Stanley

Panelist:         John Coscia, CFA - City National
                         Mike Salvay, CFA - Payden &  Rygel
                         DeAnne Steele, CFA  - US Trust

5:307:30 pm      Networking Reception with CFALA Members (appetizers, hosted soft drinks, and cash bar) Many CFALA members/charterholders 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!

5:307:30 pm      Job Fair!  As many as 25 currently hiring Employers and Recruiters will be participating in our Job Fair to share their current opportunities, collect resumes, and meet “You!" Employers and Recruiters will be separated by the type of job they have available, whether it be an early career role, a later career role, or both.

Job Fair Participants (adding more everyday!):


Accounting Principals
Alpha Careers LLC
Berkhemer Clayton, Inc.
Century Group
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Fuller Investment Management Company

Gamble Jones Investment Counsel

Houlihan Lokey

Robert Half
Trust Company of the West (TCW)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Wedbush Securities Inc.

Western Asset Management Company

Whittier Trust



Date: APRIL 16, 2015 • 2:30 - 7:30 pm

Registration Fee Links:

Register by April 9th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30.00 (CFALA members are not hosted)
Individual Pre-Registration After April 9th . . . . . . . . . . . $40.00
Walk-In Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . ..$50.00

Career Expo Brochure and Paper Registration Form - click here.


Register by April 9th 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. 
group walk-ins will be allowed.

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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