Nairobi to host inaugural East Africa Financial Analysts Conference

By Christine Muchira/Release
The Chartered Financial Analysts Society East Africa (CFA Society EA) will host its inaugural East Africa Investment Conference in Nairobi on November 23, 2016.
The Conference will discuss how to address conflicts of interest, ethical concerns and behavioural biases, when putting the interests of the client first.
It brings together, capital market participants, financial analysts, investors and regulators from across East Africa.
The Conference will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from Paul Craven a London-based investment specialist and former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the increasing importance of behavioural economics in investment and marketing.
Participants will also listen to Michael McMillan PhD., CPA, CFA; Director, Ethics and Professional Standards, CFA Institute, talk about the experience of CFA Institute in instilling and enforcing its Code of Conduct amongst its more than 130,000 members, spread across geographies with very different cultures and markets at various stages of development.
Paul Muthaura, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets Authority of Kenya will join his peers from Uganda and Rwanda to discuss how regulators address their twin mandate of ensuring that the regulatory environment offers robust protection for investors and supports market innovation.
Eleanor Kigen, CFA Society EA President says, “The mission of our Society is to provide professional development opportunities for investment experts consistent with the ideals of excellence, integrity and education, as set forth by CFA Institute.” The Conference which is open to all professional analysts and investors, offers a great opportunity to deliberate on issues of the day from corporate governance failures at some of our listed companies to the impact of interest rate caps on the banking industry and the economy at large.
Ms. Kigen added “Participants will also be able to network with regulators and industry representatives from across the fund management, capital markets and banking sectors and have their questions addressed during the panel discussions.”

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