06-12-2019 An Intimate Chat with Ann Kono

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: CFALA Member Center - Biltmore Court
520 S Grand Ave., Suite 655
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Speaker: Ann Kono — Director, Treehouse Real Estate Investment
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM: Discussion/Q&A
Dress: Business Casual
Add to Calendar 06/12/2019 12:00 PM 06/12/2019 1:30 PM America/Los_Angeles An Intimate Chat with Ann Kono An Intimate Chat with Ann Kono - A CFALA Women's Member Community Event CFALA Member Center - Biltmore Court, 250 S Grand Ave. Suite 665 Los Angeles, CA 90071 CFALA info@cfala.org false MM/DD/YYYY

A Women's Member Community sponsored event.

Come join us for June's Intimate Chat with Ann Kono at 'home' in our CFALA offices. A light lunch will be served as Ann shares her experiences building and growing asset management firms, serving as CEO of Junior Achievement, and in her new role, serving as an independent director.

The Intimate Chat Series is sponsored by CFA Society Los Angeles' Women’s Member Community. Attendance will be limited to allow all participants to engage in active dialogue. Registration is open to all CFALA members.

If you haven’t joined the Women’s Member Community (MC) and want to keep up to date with the goings on of the community please consider joining the LinkedIn group called ‘CFALA Women’s Group’.

Ann Kono | Ann Kono A seasoned C-Suite executive, has focused on increasing enterprise value for management, operating and portfolio companies her entire career. Coming from the perspective of a global functional leader, she managed organizations pre and post IPO, successfully integrated numerous M&A transactions and exceeded target synergies or milestones post close. During her last two roles, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the operating organizations and technology to enable exponential growth (300% and 600% respectively). Working in financial services over the last two decades has given her deep practical finance exposure to add value as a strategic member of a board.

In her most recent role at the large alternative asset management and private equity firm Ares Management LLC (NYSE: ARES), Ann was part of the foundational team that helped to grow and sustain ARES from a small-scale credit firm to a diverse global public asset manager with an emphasis on Private Equity and Alternative Assets. During her tenure, Ann designed and implemented much of the operational infrastructure that still stands today. In addition, she led the creation of the M&A Playbook in preparation for a highly acquisitive period pre IPO. Having spent her career scaling large firms, Ann can deliver value through her technical and operational expertise.

After leaving Ares late 2018, Ann joined Treehouse Real Estate Investment Trust as an independent director. She is leveraging her fund, alternative asset and governance experience in this role.

From an executive leadership and strategic perspective, Ann prepared Ares to go public operationally as the program manager. This project gave her insight into every functional area within the firm. With this experience, she gained a keen understanding of the regulatory, internal and external constituent requirements.

Ann serves as the Chair of Junior Achievement in Southern California (JaSocal), a non-profit focused on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness for students in elementary through high school. JASocal and its volunteers serve 70,000 students in LA annually.

Ann graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  She went on to obtain her Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California

Watch the CFALA website and emails for future events in the “An Intimate Chat Series.” Each month the CFA Society Los Angeles’ Women’s Member Community will host an event in an intimate setting featuring a successful, engaging local woman who has an interesting story to tell and valuable advice to share. The events will rotate locations across the LA area and times will vary between lunch, early coffee and evenings to help accommodate our membership’s diverse locations and schedules.



Registration Fees
$10 (Members)
$15 (Non-Members)

Registration is now CLOSED. Walk-Ins Welcome

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 - $48 Daily Max; $4.50 each 15 minutes

Payment Information
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If you prefer to pay by check please email info@cfala.org and request to pay by check. Your registration will be completed manually and you will receive an email confirmation.


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.

Cancellations must be received in writing by 9:00 am the day prior to the event to receive a refund. No phone cancellations are accepted. Please fax to the CFALA office at (213) 613-1233 or e-mail info@cfala.org. Member “no-shows” will be billed the difference between the member fee and the non-member fee for the event which is posted on the CFALA website.

Susan Drozdowski
Arielle Bittoni, CFA

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