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 April 2020

Society Events

In light of ongoing developments around the novel Coronavirus outbreak, we will not be holding any live member events until further notice. Where possible, our aim is to deliver our education program via webinar or live stream.

Recent Professional Development Events

It was a full house at our first event of 2020, back in early March. 

Thank you to both Matthew Weaver and Elliot Hillier from Azure Capital for their well-informed presentation on the current trends in mine finance.

Using a case study as an example, they discussed financing options from traditional debt and equity funds to alternative sources of mining finance like mezzanine and streaming transactions.

Keep an eye out, as this is the first of many CFA Society Perth events that will be tackling topics that are more relevant to the Perth market.


Current Trends in Mine Finance with Matt Weaver and Elliot Hillier. 


APAC Region Research Challenge Final
 
Congratulations to University of Sydney who became the first Australian team to win the APAC final of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. The team will now compete at the global final against the winners of the Americas and EMEA regions, being held virtually on April 22 at 8pm (AWST). Register to watch the global final here.



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CFA Society Perth would love to connect with you through our new LinkedIn page. Please follow us here.   


Career Resources

Visit the Career Centre on the CFA Societies Australia website for current job listings around Australia and New Zealand. You'll also find links to a suite of tools and resources provided by CFA Institute to help members manage their professional development and advance in their careers.

Listen to the APAC CareerCast featuring CFA Society Melbourne's Leila Lee, CFA, 
Head of Distribution at Square Peg Capital. Find out why Leila is particularly upbeat about the opportunities for women in Australia’s financial industry and her views on the importance of role models and how they can motivate us throughout our career journeys.

Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX)

See here for a selection of relevant ARX posts that shed light on the economic effects of the pandemic by the ARX editorial team. 

There is also the editor's selection of posts on current topics of high relevance to industry practitioners here.


June Exams Postponed

As the pandemic continues to intensify, with no certainty of when it will abate, CFA Institute made the decision to postpone the June 2020 exams.

CFA Institute is working with partners around the globe to define exactly when those next two administrations will occur. They anticipate offering every level in December 2020 and will provide a definitive answer to candidates in early May. 

We know that this has been deeply disappointing to candidates and we ask that, if you know any local candidates, you join with us to offer them support and keep them motivated to study for the year ahea
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Working From Home

Below are some resources to ease the transition to remote work:


Keep well and stay safe.

Sincerely,
CFA Society Perth

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