Fixed Income Series

Thursday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Biltmore Court
CFALA Member Center
520 S Grand Ave. Suite 655
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Schedule: See Below
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (9 Thursdays and 1 Wednesday)
Dress: Business Casual
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This educational course is designed for those seeking to gain a broader understanding of fixed income strategies.

A sound understanding of fixed income markets and strategies is fundamental for all serious finance and investment professionals. This course examines the characteristics, benefits, and risks of the various fixed income strategies including treasuries, agencies, MBS, international, municipal, corporate, and derivatives. Professionals from prominent local investment firms will lead this series so attendees will obtain unique perspectives on the current market. Instructors will also share their insights on asset allocation and risk management.
Week Date Course Instructor Firm
1 Thursday, Sep. 21 Introduction to Fixed Income & Corporates Damon Eastman, CFA Payden & Rygel 
2 Thursday, Sep. 28 Corporate Bonds

Jordan Lopez, CFA

Payden & Rygel 

3 Thursday, Oct. 5 Treasuries and Agencies Ron Mass Almitas Capital
4 Thursday, Oct. 12 Mortgages  Bill Berliner Mortgage Capital Trading
5 Thursday, Oct. 19 Fixed Income Derivatives Bill Berliner Mortgage Capital Trading
6 Thursday, Oct. 26 International Bonds Ben Emons Intellectus Partners
7 Thursday, Nov. 2 Risk Management in Fixed Income Ramesh Pandley, Ph.D. Western Asset Management
8 Thursday, Nov. 9 Municipals  Ksenia Koban Payden & Rygel
9 Wednesday, Nov. 29

Fixed Income Portfolios and Analytics

Rama Malladi, PhD CFA

California State University

10 Thursday, Dec. 7

Pension Portfolio Construction

Damon Eastman, CFA

Payden & Rygel 

*Instructors and dates are subject to change.

Eligible for 18 CE Credits for CFA Charterholders; Course offered as a 10-class series: (10 consecutive Thursdays). 

*Textbook optional: The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities by Frank Fabozzi

Class handouts will be provided every week by Thursday noon. There are no exams!

Study Materials: Notes will be provided via e-mail before start of each class


Registration Fees
$500 (Member) | $550 (Non-Member)
Registration Fees (Individual Classes - All Classes Available for Individual Registration)
$50 (Member) | $55 (Non-Member)
Parking Information
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Pershing Square Garage: Rates vary

Central Library Parking: Rates vary

Joe's Auto Parks: $12 

Pacific Center Parking: $15

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WARNING: Parking at Millennium Biltmore - $45 Daily Max; $4.50 each 15 minutes
Payment Information
We accept the following:

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 655, Los Angeles CA 90071.

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

Enrollee cancellations must be made in writing and received at least 5 business days before the first day of class.  All cancellations will incur a $30.00 processing fee.  If enrollment is canceled after the 5-day deadline, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
Rama Malladi, CFA
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies for 20 credit hours (or 2 hours per course). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.
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