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Programming Committees

The Programming Committees provide concentrated programming on issues that are timely and of interest regarding targeted investment themes such as skills, career and personal development.

This is done through various educational programs and informational networking events that are appropriate to the subject matter and targeted audience. These programs include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops, courses, conferences, evening network events, roundtables, and events with other reputable professional organizations in the financial markets. The following committees fall under the Programming portfolio.

Corporate Finance

Chair: Suneil Ramesh, CFA
Vice Chair: Viktor Russu, CFA
Senior Advisor: Kevin Dickinson, CFA 

The Corporate Finance committee focuses on developing high quality programs that incorporates, but is not limited to, Equity, Fixed Income, Risk Management, Alternative Investments and/or Portfolio Management perspectives that are relevant for the benefit or progression of corporate finance end-users in the industry.

Industry Relations & Corporate Governance

Chair:  Qoomail Dewji, CFA
Vice Chair: Daisy Xu, CFA
Senior Advisors: Sadiq Alladina, CFA and Parham Nasseri, CFA

The Industry Relations & Corporate Governance Committee focuses on developing high quality outreach initiatives and collaborative relationships that will enhance the existing awareness of the CFA designation and CFA Society Toronto to important external groups. The Committee achieves this through events and programming that may be developed independently or in collaboration with other programming committees.

Institutional Asset Management

Chair: Yelena Stepanyan, CFA
Vice Chairs: Mark Bischoff, CFA and Derek Walker, CFA
Senior Advisor: Cathy Dimitriadis, CFA

The Institutional Asset Management committee focuses on developing high quality programs that incorporates, but is not limited to, Equity, Fixed Income, Risk Management, Alternative Investments and/or Portfolio Management perspectives that are relevant for the benefit or progression of institutional asset management end-users in the industry.

Private Wealth Management

Chair: Morgan Pampe, CFA
Vice Chairs: Zubair Ladak, CFA and Anna Nepravishta, CFA 
Senior Advisors: Linda Palin, CFA and Julie Brough, CFA

The Private Wealth Management committee focuses on developing high quality programs that incorporates, but is not limited to, Equity, Fixed Income, Risk Management, Alternative Investments and/or Portfolio Management perspectives that are relevant for the benefit or progression of private wealth management end-users in the industry.

Professional Development

Chair: Alexandra Zvarich, CFA
Vice Chairs: Becky Perry, CFA and Mark Lu, CFA
Senior Advisors: Jenifer Rush, CFA and Maurice Smith, CFA

The Professional Development committee focuses on developing high quality programs that will enhance the soft skills and/or technical skills sets that are relevant for the progression of CFA Society Toronto members at various career stages.

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