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  December 2019

Annual General Meeting
Thank you to all who attended our AGM last week. We are pleased to announce the following elections and re-elections to the board:
1. Claire Mortoni, CFA & Emily Reilly, CFA, Co-Presidents of the Board
2. Ross Dinsdale, CFA, Director of the Board
3. Christian Liberatore, CFA,  Director of the Board
4. Lee Smales, CFA,  Director of the Board

We would like to warmly welcome Ross, Christian and Lee to the board. Please see here for new Director bios. 
Perth Board from left to right: Lee Smales, Christian Liberatore, Martin Stulpner, Claire Mortoni, Ian Crooke, Emily Reilly, Ross Dinsdale. 
Charter Award Ceremony 2019

Congratulations to the our newest charter holders: 
Caitlin Berkowitz, Diarmuid Gleeson, Stephanie Graskoski, Jacques Rousset, Shital Sharma
Steven Stepanian and Robert Tomlin. 
New Charterholders from left to right: Robert Tomlin, Jacques Rousset, Diarmuid Gleeson. 
CFA Institute Research Challenge Perth Finals
Congratulations to Nicole Chung, Benjamin D'Souza, Ankit Rangan and Thomas Mcsharer, from The University of Western Australia for winning the 2019 CFA Institute Research Challenge Perth Final. We wish them all the best for the Regional competition in Seoul next year!

Thank you to the other five participating teams and their mentors Seth Lizée, Sean Kiriwan, Ben Kirou, Indika Rajakaruna, Andrew Foster and Trent Barnett - the standard of the competition was very high. Thank you to the judges Rob Huth, Jason Chesters and Ryan Hair and also to Martin Stulpner and Ian Chu for co-ordinating the competition this year.

Research Challenge Perth final winners from left to right: Nicole Chung, Ankit Rangan, Benjamin D'Souza and Thomas Mcsharer
Recent Professional Development Events

September 2019: Inclusive Alpha, Diversifying the Sources of Ideas in Investment Teams
Chris West took us through a session outlining the key reasons why there continues to be an evident lack of diversity across institutional investor organisations, particularly within the investment function. He also discussed how sources of ideas can be diversified in pursuit of optimal investment outcomes.

October 2019: The M&A Market and 2020 Outlook

Chris Branston gave us a summary of M&A activity in 2018 and YTD 2019. He outlined key trends and the outlook for 2020, with a focus on Western Australia.

November 2019: M&A Integrations Learnings
We were fortunate enough to have Scott Beedie, EY's local lead on Integrations and Separations, present to members of CFA Society Perth on M&A synergy and integrations best practice yesterday. Thank you to Scott for the insightful presentation and also to EY for hosting us.

M&A Merger Integration Lessons with Scott Beedie

CFA Societies Australia Conference 

Ethics, professionalism and whether the future of financial services lies in better culture or more regulation were some of the burning topics at the 2019 CFA Societies Australia Beyond Disruption conference held in October in Sydney.

Read the full wrap up here

APAC CareerCasts from CFA Institute

CareerCasts from CFA Institute deliver career-focused insights direct from employers who discuss the employment outlook for their industry and function, the competencies they look for and advice on career development. 

So whether you are looking for your first job or planning your next move, subscribe to these podcasts. Download now, listen later, reflect at leisure, available on SpotifyiTunes and  Lybsyn.

Find out why Phil Graham, CFA believes that changing demographics are driving employment growth in Australia’s world-leading financial sector. He also highlights that job opportunities in this essential industry are more varied than you might think. And for those looking to advance their careers, Phil provides sound advice on growing and strengthening your network.

Check out all the CareerCasts here.
73rd CFA Institute Annual Conference 

The Annual CFA Institute Conference will be taking place in Atlanta from the 17–20 May 2020. Come along to hear from and connect with some of the best and brightest minds from the world of global investing. Learn how to harness opportunities and approach challenges, enabling you to stay current and best serve your clients’ needs in this rapidly changing market.

CFA Society Perth members can purchase a full pass for the discounted price of $995 when they use the society discount code SOCIETY20 before 31 March 2020.

Find out more here.

CFA Institute Compensation Survey Results are Available 

View results of the 2019 CFA Institute Compensation Survey to learn more about how compensation is structured around the world. In this interactive dashboard, you can filter the data, export custom dashboard views, and download an executive summary. Filtering capabilities vary based on participation in the survey. Access to the data is an exclusive benefit for active members/charterholders of CFA Institute. After you explore the information available, we welcome your comments about this study and whether future compensation studies from CFA Institute would be valuable to you.

Merry Christmas 

On behalf of the CFA Society Perth Board and staff, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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