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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Investing in Israel

Investing in Israel

Israel’s startup scene continues to be one of most lively in the world and to attract investor capital from the United States and other countries. This event will provide an outlook on the investment scene in Israel, with a focus on venture capital investments. What is the outlook for Israel’s overall economic landscape and how is it going to affect investment opportunities? Where are the flows of investments into Israel and how has the approach of U.S. investors changed over time? How has the startup scene evolved, what are the new trends and the industry sectors that are attracting capital and developing new ideas? What is the role of the government and the universities in supporting the startup scene and how has it evolved? What have been the most effective exit strategies and what is the role that has been played by public markets in business growth and value generation for investors?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Fintech Symposium 2016

Fintech Symposium 2016

The Fintech Symposium 2016 is a live session for individuals interested in the disruptive technologies that will be rapidly transforming the financial services industry from the perspective of professionals who are on the cutting edge of this new paradigm.
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Thinking Beyond the Transition

Thinking Beyond the Transition

On Thursday, November 10, NYSSA held its “Thinking Beyond the Transition” event. The event was organized by NYSSA’s Veterans Roundtable, whose mission is to establish the foundations from which military veteran members may achieve leading positions in the financial world. The event brought bring together experienced Wall Street professionals and transitioning military persons for a discourse on how to keep prior military talent engaged, while providing organizations with the insights to reap the benefits. The night featured keynote speaker Ken Marlin, moderator Amanda Veinott, and panelists Melissa Castello, George O’Garro, and Dave Palamar.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Young Leaders, Business Management, Fintech, Ethics & NYSSA Elections

Your local CFA Society structures will keep NYSSA relevant for years to come.  We are launching a Young Leaders interest group, have recently launched Business Management and Fintech Thought Leadership Groups and recently became the first Society in the United States to officially work with CFA Institute to spearhead a “train the trainers program” for ethics training at local universities.  All this complements and springs from substantial governance innovations that began two years ago at NYSSA. Your vote in NYSSA’s upcoming election is more meaningful than ever.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NYSSA Leaders Become the First Certified Ethics Trainers in the US

NYSSA joined CFA Institute’s Michael McMillan, PhD, CPA, CFA and held 5 ethics workshops at Manhattan College, two Fordham University groups, St. John’s University, and Macaulay Honors College, with more planned for the fall. Two of NYSSA’s leaders Harumi Urata-Thompson, CFA, COO and Mario E. Carias, CFA, MD Education and Content, became the first ‘certified’ ethics trainers in the United States. The interactive presentations made to University students were well received as it allowed students to put themselves in real-life work situations where they have to make decisions. In many occasions the choices are not black or white and not obvious. In these situations the option was to pick the best of imperfect choices.

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