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FDP Charterholder Town Hall Meeting
Welcome to the FDP Community! We invite you to join us for an interactive Town Hall Meeting geared specifically for FDP Charterholders where we will discuss:

Building the Global FDP Community
Getting Involved with the FDP Program
Sharing your Talents

CAIA Association CEO, Bill Kelly will kick off the event with FDP Charter updates provided by Dr. Hossein Kazemi, Senior Advisor, FDP Institute and Kim Durand, Project & General Operations Manager, FDP Institute.

Formal remarks of the presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, with the remainder of the hour for discussion and Q&A. Please respond to the FDP Charterholder Town Hall Meeting poll by February 9th to have your input included in the event.

The Financial Data Professional Institute (FDPI), established by CAIA Association, has designed a self-study program to provide financial professionals with an efficient path to learn the essential aspects of financial data science.

Feb 23, 2023 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Hossein Kazemi, PhD, CFA
Senior Advisor @FDP Institute
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.
Bill Kelly, CAIA
President & CEO @CAIA Association
William (Bill) J. Kelly is the CEO of the CAIA Association. Bill has been a frequent industry speaker, writer, and commentator on alternative investment topics around the world since taking the leadership role at the CAIA Association in January, 2014. Previously, Bill was the CEO of Boston Partners and one of seven founding partners of the predecessor firm, Boston Partners Asset Management which, prior to a majority interest being sold to Robeco Group in Rotterdam in 2002, was an employee-owned firm. Bill’s career in the institutional asset management space spans over 30 years where he gained extensive managerial experience through successive CFO, COO and CEO roles. In addition to his current role, Bill is a tireless advocate for shareholder protection and investor education and is currently the Chairman and lead independent director for the Boston Partners Trust Company.