Putting Investors First Week

A global CFA Institute initiative

Keynote speaker: Michael Woodford

Perth – 5th May | Sydney – 7th May | Melbourne – 8th May | Auckland – 9th May


"Focusing on the rights of investors, and encouraging the financial community to demonstrate their commitment to putting investors' interests first".

This is part of the CFA Institute Future of Finance initiative, to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society.

The inaugural Putting Investors First Week will be held in May, 2014 both here and all around the globe. In Australia and New Zealand we will be launching our Putting Investors First Week during May 12th to 15th with a series of presentations by Michael Woodford author of 'Exposure, Inside the Olympus'.

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Keynote Speaker

Michael Woodford, a 30 year veteran of Olympus, found himself in the middle of treachery and intrigue immediately after being appointed President & CEO in April 2011 when he discovered $1.7 billion in accounting fraud. Olympus corporate executives were hiding huge investment losses through complex takeover deals. Woodford immediately blew the whistle on the scandal and was fired from Olympus on Oct. 14, 2011. Woodford was the first ever president of a large corporation to become a whistleblower on his own company and when he left the building that day, he feared for his life.

For more information, view a recent interview with Michael on the CFA website using the link below. 

Podcast: A Whistleblower’s Role in Today’s World

Event Details

If you would like to attend this luncheon event, please register before the closing date so that we can cater appropriately. Tickets are available for members and non-members plus tables of 10.

When: Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Time: 12:15 registration, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Where: Westin Ballroom, 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Lunch: 2 course luncheon including soft refreshments
Cost: Members $160, Non Member $200, Corporate Table (10 pax) $1950
RSVP: 5 pm, Monday, 28 April 2014

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A special than you to Blackrock and Credit Suisse for helping sponsor the event.

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Table Bookings

For more information on the event, table bookings and sponsorship opportunities, download the event brochure using the link below.

Brochure: Putting Investors’ First

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