04-11-2019 Career Development Expo & Job Fair 2019
A Career Development Committee Sponsored Event
Join us for an afternoon of learning, networking, and meeting currently hiring employers and recruiters!
CFA Society Los Angeles is pleased to present the 2019 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.
Job Fair Exhibitors (adding more everyday)!
- Abbot Downing
- B. Riley FBR
- CAIA Association
- Candidate Success
- Capstone Partners
- Dimensional Fund Advisors
- Green Dot Corporation
- MAN Staffing
- Mozaic, LLC
- MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
- Nelson & Associates
- New York Life & New York Life Securities
- Northwestern Mutual
- Payden & Rygel
- Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
- Prudential Advisors
- Risk Management Association (RMA)
- SEIA, LLC
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- USC/CFALA CFA Review Program
- Wedbush Securities
- Wells Fargo
- Western Asset Management
1:30 pm: Registration
2:00 pm – 2:05 pm: Welcome
2:05 pm – 2:20 pm: Benefits of CFA Charter and CFALA: Akiko Hayata, CFA - President, CFA Society Los Angeles
2:20 pm – 3:20 pm: Keynote Address: Kirsten Fraunces - Head of Equities, Wedbush Securities
Panel 1 – Student Career Panel
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Hear tips and tricks for breaking into the industry and getting ahead at the early stage of your career.
- Jeff Kuhlman, CFA – Vice President, Research, First Republic Private Wealth Management
- Elaine Zhang, CFA – Trader, Government Securities, DoubleLine Group
- Michael Koop, CFA - Director, Investment Manager Research, AIG
- Nik Bhatia, CFA - Fixed Income Trader, Payden & Rygel
Panel 2 – Experienced Career Panel
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Hear tips and tricks for getting ahead after breaking into the industry and at every stage of your career.
- Roger Gewecke, CFA - Principal, Director of Research, Investment Counselor, Clifford Swan Investment Counsel
- Laina Draeger, CFA - Portfolio Manager, Los Angeles Capital Management
- Danielle Poli, CAIA - Managing Director, Multi-Strategy Credit Product Specialist, Oaktree Capital Management
- Adam Coppersmith, CFA - Managing Director - Co-Head Portfolio Analytics, Portfolio Manager - Asset Allocation, TCW
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Networking Reception with CFALA Members and Job Fair
Kirsten Fraunces | Kirsten Fraunces began her career at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in Equity Research, and later worked at Merrill Lynch as a VP Equity Research. She then moved to Wedbush in 2002 as a VP, in Equity Sales covering East Coast accounts and subsequently promoted to Co-Head of Sales and later Head of Sales were she managed the Institutional Equity Sales Team – overseeing the corporate access program and producing over 100 non-deal roadshows and major annual investor conferences.
In 2015 Kirsten was promoted to Co-Head of Equities Division, which comprised of Research, Sales & Trading, Equity Corporate Access, Equity Technologies, and Equity Operations departments. She directly manages the Equity Sales team, providing investment ideas and services from our award winning Equity Research department which includes a new Financial Institutions, Consumer, Technology and Health Care verticals. She built out the Equity Corporate Access department, bringing C-level management teams to investors, and launched the Controversial Events series within the department to facilitate expert discussions on timely and controversial topics. Kirsten works closely with our Investment Banking team and clients. Her efforts in the Equities Division ensure that Wedbush remains a leader in the financial industry, providing the highest quality research and relentless service to investors. Back To Top ^^
Early Registration Fee (Until April 4th)
Registration is now CLOSED. Walk-ins Welcome
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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.
Cancellations must be received in writing by 9:00 am the day prior to the event. No phone cancellations are accepted. Please fax to the CFALA office at (213) 613-1233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. “No-shows” will be billed the difference between their online registration fee and the walk-in ("At the door") registration fee ($55) for the event which is posted on the CFALA website.
Ryan Buckmaster, CFA