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FDP Candidate Orientation - Q2-2023
To support FDP Candidates and those considering the pursuit of the FDP Charter, we offer a brief, live webinar with our Curriculum & Candidate Relations team to help prepare you for your exam experience.

A typical Orientation Session will include:
• Review of sample exam questions.
• Learn exam-taking tips.
• Have your questions answered by our exam experts.

Formal remarks of the presentation will last approximately 30-45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A.

Mar 2, 2023 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hossein Kazemi, PhD, CFA
Senior Advisor @FDP Institute & CAIA Association
Dr. Hossein Kazemi, Ph.D., CFA, is the Sr. Advisor to the FDP Program. Dr. Kazemi assists with the development of the CAIA and FDP program curriculum, he serves as the editor of Alternative Investment Analyst Review, which is published by the CAIA Association. Dr. Kazemi has been involved in the CAIA Association since inception as a senior adviser and board member. Dr. Kazemi is a Professor of Finance at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Kazemi is currently the Director of the Center for International Securities & Derivatives Markets, a nonprofit organization devoted to research in the area of alternative investments, a co-founder of the CAIA Association, and home to CISDM Hedge Fund/CTA Database and the Journal of Alternative Investments, the official research publication of the CAIA Association. He has a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan.
Kim Durand
Project & General Operations Manager @FDP Institute
Kim is the Project & General Operations Manager at the FDP Institute, leading operations, and owning the master project plan for program implementation. Kim has a history in management and administration in the telecommunications and millimeter wave technology industries. Kim was Director of Operations, Director of Sales and Senior Sales Executive at Normandeau Technologies, a privately held provider of telecommunications equipment and services. Previously Kim was Project Manager and Sales Coordinator for Telaxis Communications, a publicly held millimeter wave designer and equipment manufacturer for broadband wireless access market. Most recently Kim served as Manager of Special Projects and Executive Assistant at CAIA Association, managing high-level international projects throughout the association while supporting the CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kim has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and International Relations minor from Bucknell University.
Claire Foley
Candidate Engagement & Marketing Associate @FDP Institute
Claire is the Candidate Engagement and Marketing Associate, leading communication and processes in the FDP Candidate journey and providing data analytics for CAIA. Claire most recently held a yearlong intern position with the CAIA Candidate Member Relations Team before taking her new position upon graduating from college. During her internship she conducted and led data driven research and analytics projects concerning candidate profiles, personas, and current temperature of the market. Claire has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, a minor in political science, and a Pre-Law Certificate from Siena College.