Beth Hamilton-Keen, CFA, has been elected the new chair of the Board of Governors
of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals.
"Beth has a long history with CFA Institute, from leading the local Calgary society, to grading exams, to playing an integral role on our councils and committees," said Paul Smith, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute. "As our profession evolves, CFA Institute will continue its work to build trust and embrace the responsibility to act ethically with prudence and care in the best interest of our clients. With a wealth of experience in the investment management industry on which to draw, I have every confidence that Beth and the Board she leads will support and guide us in this mission."
Hamilton-Keen is a director of investment counselling at Mawer Investment Management Ltd., where she advises and manages portfolios for private client and family office clients.
The portfolio manager succeeds Aaron Low, CFA, on September 1, who will continue to serve on the Board as immediate past chair.
"Every day, our members are in a position to impact the welfare of families, the success of businesses, the health of communities, and the economies of countries," said Hamilton-Keen on her appointment. "The typical investor does not realize this so we need to raise public awareness concerning the positive impact investment management professionals can have on society. The sustainability of our profession is dependent on changing investors' perceptions of both the work we do and the beneficial role we can serve. As chair, this aspiration is part of my vision. I look forward to working with you on this and many other initiatives."