Investing In Your Future: The CFA Charter and Your Career Path

Tuesday, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Dr. Lawrence Harris, CFA, PhD — Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance, USC Marshall School of Business

Cynthia Harrington, CFA — Managing Director, LMU's Sagespring Associates LLC
Tammy Tieu, CFA — Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst, Western Alliance Bank
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Come hear a panel discussion with three seasoned CFA® investment management practitioners discussing the future employment opportunities and the training needed to obtain highly rewarding jobs in the financial services industry.


  • The value of the CFA® charter to your professional development and career
  • Enrolling in the CFA® Program
  • Available scholarships
  • All candidate resources offered by CFA Society Los Angeles
  • Membership opportunities for CFA Institute and CFA Society Los Angeles


Dr. Lawrence Harris, CFA, PhD | Dr. Lawrence Harris, CFA, PhD holds the Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance at the USC Marshall School of Business. His research, teaching, and consulting address regulatory and practitioner issues in trading and investment management. He authored Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners, a widely regarded “must read” for entrants into the securities industry. Professor Harris served as SEC Chief Economist from 2002-2004. He currently serves as lead independent director of Interactive Brokers (IBKR), director of the Selected Funds, and research coordinator of the Q-Group. Dr. Harris received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and is a CFA charterholder. Back To Top ^^


Cynthia Harrington, CFA | Cynthia Harrington, CFA is managing director of Sagespring Associates LLC, a behavioral technology consultancy. Harrington is a prolific writer and speaker in the field of behavioral technology, and a serial entrepreneur with successful companies in technology and investment management. She holds the CFA chartered financial analyst designation, is a behavioral finance consultant, and award-winning journalist. Sagespring Associates develops proprietary measurement tools with niche populations in finance and entrepreneurship; the Candidate Success Package improves outcomes for candidates in the CFA program. She is an Insight Partner working with portfolio manager clients of the groundbreaking behavioral application Essentia Analytics, Ltd. and consultant on investor psychology for digital securities platform issuance, inc. Harrington founded and grew Team (You), Inc., a behavior management program for schools. She has published over 400 articles and two textbooks including the Corporate Finance text for the CFA Program; she was cited as one of the "fifty prominent authority on performance measurement" and won an editor’s award for distinguished article of the year for her piece on “The Value Proposition of Sarbanes Oxley” from Journal of Accountancy. She is a member of the CFA Institute, and a founding member of the Applied Behavioral Finance Group of CFALA and the Global Advisory Council of 100 Women in Finance. Back To Top ^^

Tammy Tieu, CFA | Tammy Tieu is Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst at Western Alliance Bank. She is responsible for corporate leveraged loan investments. Previously, Ms. Tieu worked as a high yield bond and leveraged loan analyst at Wells Fargo’s Principal Investment Group. She began her career in public finance investment banking.

Ms. Tieu holds a Bachelors in Economics with High Honors from UC Berkeley and holds a Masters in Finance from Claremont McKenna College. She is a CFA charterholder. Back To Top ^^

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