CFA Institute Women in Investment Management 2017: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

Three keynote panel speakers will share their stories, insights and experiences in an effort to inspire more women reaching the top of their fields.

Time: 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Venue: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel, 17 Ton Duc Thang street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

A recent publication of CFA Institute on its member composition profile shows that women are underrepresented in the investment profession with only less than one in five CFA charterholders. In no member country do women make up for as much as half of the CFA members. Nonetheless, female CFA charterholders account for more than 40% of the member pool in Vietnam. Be surprised or not, this is the highest gender diversity rate among CFA societies in the world over. Despite this good number, the investment industry is still dominated by men, especially when it comes to the C-suite level. Women still implicitly face tougher trade-offs to climb up the career ladder as well as lag behind their male counterparts in leadership roles.


As part of the global Women in Investment Management initiative by CFA Institute and inspired by the Vietnam Women’s Day, CFA Community Vietnam holds a casual dinner talk themed “Women in Investment Management 2017: Challenge Conventional Wisdom” for both female and male professionals in Vietnam. Three keynote panel speakers will share their stories, insights and experiences in an effort to inspire more women reaching the top of their fields.



Mme. Ton Nu Thi Ninh

President at  Ho Chi Minh city Peace & Development Foundation

Vice President at Vietnam Peace Committee

Ms. Dang Pham Minh Loan

Deputy Managing Director, Private Equity at VinaCapital

Mr. Pham Phu Khoi

Deputy CEO, Head of Financial Markets Division at VPBank

 The panel will be moderated by Ms. Le Thi Hong Thai, CFA – Managing Director at Chubb Life Fund Management.

See speaker profiles HERE.

The event is open to CFA members and CFA level 1, level 2 and level 3 passers. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is nevertheless not a female-only event and male professionals are welcome to attend.



5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Reception

*Please provide your name card at the reception desk for verification.

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Dinner & networking

*Wine & finger food will be served.

6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Panel discussion with guest speakers

8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Q&A & closing


Attire: Business casual

Fee:     CFA charterholders: Free of charge

CFA level 1, level 2 and level 3 passers & CFA lapsed member*: VND 250,000

* A CFA lapsed member is a CFA charterholder who has not paid membership fee for the respective year.


Please note that in order to reserve a seat, you must register and pay (if any) in advance. Upon successful registration, detailed payment instructions will be provided via email. Early registrations are strongly recommended to ensure you a seat. Only limited seats are available.


Register: Please register HERE.

Contact Ms. Thao Trang at or for more information.


Best regards,

CFA Institute

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