CFA Institute elects chair of board of governors
18 July 2013
News, Asia, Global
By Asia Asset Management
Charles Yang, CFA, has been elected the new chair of the board of governors of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that promotes the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence. Effective September 1, Mr. Yang succeeds Alan Meder, CFA, who will continue to serve on the board as immediate past chair. The new board line-up was elected by the membership at the CFA Institute 66th Annual Conference in May.
“Charles really has a heart for CFA Institute members and is particularly interested to help our societies, especially in the Asia Pacific region, to grow and flourish,” said John Rogers, CFA, president and CEO of CFA Institute. “As we step up our commitment to shaping a more trustworthy financial industry, Charles is a fine choice to lead and support our members, volunteers and global community to help advance our mission.”
Mr. Yang is the chief investment officer of T&D Asset Management, a wholly-owned asset management subsidiary of T&D Holdings Inc, the holding company of the fifth-largest life insurance group in Japan. He began his career as a quantitative analyst at the asset management division of JP Morgan and served as a portfolio manager in New York City and Tokyo. Mr. Yang is a member of two CFA societies, CFA Society Hawaii and CFA Society Japan.
"This is a very exciting time to lead the CFA Institute board of governors,” said Mr. Yang. “As the organisation seeks to make a positive impact on the financial industry with initiatives like the Future of Finance project, I am honoured to step into this leadership role. As the highest governing authority of CFA Institute, the board and I look forward to promoting the high standards and industry leadership that the organisation is known for around the world.”
In addition to Mr. Yang’s appointment, CFA Institute elected Aaron Low, CFA, as vice chair of the board. Mr. Low is principal of Lumen Advisors in San Francisco and Singapore, where he oversees Lumen’s operations in Asia.
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