PurposeWelcome to the Virtual Career Development Expo 2024
presented by CFA Society Los Angeles!about

This is a new and exclusive opportunity for employers to connect with valued CFA Charterholders, CFA Candidates, and Members of CFA Society Los Angeles, CFA Society Orange County, CFA Society Sacramento, CFA Society San Diego, and CFA Society San Francisco. The event is designed to break geographical barriers by bringing together California through career development and thought leadership.

Why Attend?


Build Your Network, Connect Virtually with Employers, and Enhance Professional Development

Seize the opportunity as you navigate your own path via the career development expos’ insightful panels, networking opportunities, and roundtable discussions. Attending our Virtual Career Development Expo offers a unique opportunity to connect with a diverse array of employers in California.

Roundtable Discussions

  • Converse and network with a wide array of HR Representatives and team leads from companies throughout California.
  • Engage with key employers and gain important insights into company culture and hiring practices.

Attend Career Development Focused Panels

  • Attend exclusive career development panels with industry professionals.
  • Ask questions of experts and industry leaders throughout the event and panel 

Develop Your Career (Skills) On-Demand

  • Access on-demand career development content from CFA Institute and CFA Society Los Angeles.


Build Your Network and Connect Virtually with CFA Charterholders, CFA Candidates, & Society Members

Connect with a select group of highly skilled CFA Charterholders, CFA Candidates, and society members who are looking for new opportunities. Offer a diverse array of future applicanlts and clients the opportunity to aquaint themselves with the processes, innovations, and accolades celebrated by your companies and teams.

No Cost to Employers

  • For this event, CFA Society Los Angeles will host employers!
  • All services and benefits are included with your hosted registration.

Roundtable Discussions

  • Show potential applicants and clients how your company operates, both in culture and hiring practices by hosting a roundtable.
  • Demonstrate new innovations from your company, projects, or research.

White Glove Service

  • The design and operations teams at vFairs as well as the staff at CFA Society Los Angeles will work with you to ensure an easy onboarding process.

This virtual event is tailored to benefit everyone by connecting finance professionals, CFA charterholders, and CFA candidates with top employers. Whether you are seeking your next step or aiming to expand your professional network, this Career Expo is designed to empower your journey.



Agendaof the virtual event schedule


Career Pivots: Business Development and Product Management

Learn why and how seasoned professionals from diverse backgrounds, including portfolio management, quantitative research, risk management and operations, chose to transition into client-facing roles in the asset management industry.

Mariya Entina, CFA — Vice President, CFA Society Los Angeles

Didier Acevedo, CFA, CAIA — Investment Officer, LACERA Los Angeles

Olivian Pitis, CFA, CFP, AIFA — Relationship Director, Avantis Investors

Stephanie Neruda, CFA, CAIA — Institutional Business Development & Investor Relations Professional

1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Roundtable Sessions

Show potential applicants and clients how your company operates, both in its own culture and hiring practices by hosting a roundtable.

Start Time (PST)



1:45 PM Avitas Wealth

Join Avitas’ Chief Compliance Officer, Ned Downes, CFA, in a conversation surrounding career development, day-to-day as a compliance officer, and any questions or topics from attendees!

1:45 PM

Tarbox Family Office

Why Culture Matters

2:15 PM CalPERS Investment Office

CalPERS is the nation's largest public pension fund with investments in both domestic and international markets. The Investment Office invests and manages CalPERS assets. The portfolio invests in stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity, inflation-linked assets, and other public and private investment vehicles. Our goal is to generate total returns on a long-term basis while managing risk.

2:15 PM

CA Department of Insurance

Join California Department of Insurance’s (CDI) Senior Insurance Examiner, Regina Inouye, and Human Resource Management Division’s Jack Jones, as they discuss working for CDI’s Financial Services Division and how you can start applying for a rewarding career with CDI today!

2:45 PM

Hotchkis & Wiley

Career considerations and why Hotchkis & Wiley might be the right fit for you.

2:45 PM

LACERS: My Day to Day as an Investment Officer

Join LACERS as we discuss the career opportunities as an Investment Officer of a $23 billion public pension plan.

3:15 PM

SSI Investment Management

Insight into a career in Investment Research and Business Development at a boutique alternatives firm

3:15 PM

Payden & Rygel Overview

Join us for a presentation on Payden’s history, our valued clients, strategic approaches, and our culture of collaboration. We’ll share how these elements shape our success and guide our future endeavors.

3:45 PM

Wilshire Advisors: Investing for a Better Future

Join Wilshire Senior Vice President, Julija Kod, for an introduction to Wilshire, and learn how Wilshire helps clients achieve their desired investment outcomes.

3:45 PM

Post Advisory Group

Post Advisory Group is a global multi-strategy active credit manager with over $17 billion of assets under management. Join two of Post’s professionals, one from the investment team & and another from the business team discussing Post’s history, functional groups, investment style, core strategies and more.


4:15 pm