Thank you for all the feedback that you have provided us since I began as Chief Executive Officer. We have enjoyed hearing all of your suggestions and look forward to working together to implement change in order to enhance your NYSSA experience. One of the first updates that we have made is opening up our conference space on Thursday nights. This ensures that committees will have Thursdays as a dedicated night each week for their programs. We know that attending these events and interacting with your peers in the finance industry is an important aspect of your NYSSA membership and we are thrilled to be able to bring you even more events throughout the year.
Happy New Year! I hope 2016 brings you health, happiness and prosperity. Congratulations for helping NYSSA improve the recognition of the CFA designation globally as we advance the standards of professionalism together! Largely due to your increased engagement as members, we are proud to report our relationship with CFA Institute is strengthening each and every week. As a result of NYSSA’s improved governance, the tireless work of our Board Directors, Society leaders, volunteers, staff and overall membership, NYSSA truly remains an indispensable local Society throughout the global CFA Institute.
The NYSSA office will be closed the following days in observance of Christmas and the New Year....
NYSSA’s Annual Meeting was held last week. We are happy to report that the engagement level of our voting members was at the highest level of any year found in available records. Though we did not hit the 25% participation level we targeted, we had over 13.5% of NYSSA members vote for the Board of Governors and Nominations Committee candidates. To put that in perspective, it is certainly the highest absolute number of members who have voted in the last five years and represents a distinct improvement over the 10.7% of voting members who participated last year.
In 2017 we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of NYSSA’s founding by Benjamin Graham, the father of security analysis. In the year ahead, as we honor the past, and plan for the future, please renew your commitment to NYSSA.
I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Things are in full swing again at NYSSA as we’re gearing up for the fall programming season. If you have just joined us after passing your CFA Level III exam this summer, congratulations and welcome to the community!
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