A Leading Forum for Investment Community

CFA Society New York was founded by a group of professionals that included Benjamin Graham, the “father of securities analysis” and one of the most influential men in the history of finance. Through generations of investment professionals, CFA Society New York remains steady as a leading forum for the investment community since 1937.


CFA Society New York Founding Member

Benjamin Graham

CFA Society New York has been a leading forum for the investment community since 1937. That year, a small group of security analysts decided to turn their casual lunch gatherings into a series of regular meetings. They held an organizational luncheon in a private dining room of the New York Chamber of Commerce. It was there that CFA Society New York was conceived, with a membership of approximately 20 analysts, including Benjamin Graham, the “father of securities analysis” and one of the most influential men in the history of finance. In September of that year, the Society held its first formal program, at which Lawrence Klybert of Alexander Eisemann & Co. spoke on “Options – Their Effect on the Market Price of Stocks.” By 1939, the Society had grown to 82 members. Today, with over 10,000 members, CFA Society New York is the largest of the 142+ societies that comprise CFA Institute worldwide.

Mission Statement

The mission of CFA Society New York is to serve the needs of all members and investment professionals and to educate the investing public.

The fundamental objectives of CFA Society New York are:

  • To provide the premier forum for the exchange of information among investment professionals, corporate management, and other interested members of the public
  • To maintain an active program of leadership development, career assistance, and continuing education
  • To encourage the pursuit of high standards of ethics and professional conduct, and to promote integrity and professionalism

Event Policies and Disclaimers

Sponsorship Overview

For over 80 years, CFA Society New York—formerly known as New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)—has been a leading forum for the exchange of information among investment professionals. Our mission is to raise standards of practice in the industry for the ultimate benefit of society. Towards that goal, CFA Society New York content is curated by volunteer practitioner interest groups that strive to shape the future of the industry. A bold line exists between the financial support by organizations to maintain the quality of our programming and the selection of speakers who contribute to dialogue in our community. To that end, a ceaseless commitment to transparency is something we consider foundational to our cause.

Please be advised of the following information related to Society sponsorship and support:

Through financial support and other means of in-kind support, each event sponsor, event partner, event co-host and Key Alliance Program participant of CFA Society New York plays a valuable role in the furtherance of the range of forward-thinking initiatives that underpin the Society’s values, and toward our mission to deliver Society content and programming of the highest quality and standard.

CFA Society New York thanks all of its sponsors, event-related affiliates and Key Alliance Program participants for helping us continue to shape the conversation of the investment community.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

References herein to any specific sponsor or service do not necessarily constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or favoring by CFA Society New York. CFA Society New York strives to be a community for diverse opinions and differing perspectives, and the views and opinions expressed by speakers, presenters and/or organizers at events do not necessarily state or reflect those of CFA Society New York.

CFA Society New York expects all attendees to comply with CFA Society New York’s Code of Conduct while attending CFA Society New York events or meetings. CFA Society New York expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant or deny access to any individual, or to expel any individual from any CFA Society New York event or meeting.

Inclement weather

CFANY reserves the right to cancel or reschedule all in-person events within 48 hours when inclement weather has been forecasted and travel is restricted by city officials. The program may also be produced solely via livestream in such circumstances. Please note the cancellation policy regarding refunds and substitutions.

Refunds, Cancellations, and Substitutions
    • Full refund issued
    • No refund

All requests for cancellation or refunds must be sent to seminars@cfany.org.


CFA Society New York, Inc. (“CFANY”) is not a Registered Investment Advisor, Broker/Dealer, Financial Analyst, Financial Bank, Securities Broker, or Financial Planner. While CFANY seeks to present accurate and reliable information, CFA Society New York does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it warrant or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or fitness of such information for any particular purpose. Information presented may or may not be current as of the date of the presentation, and CFA Society New York has no duty to update and maintain the information, reports, or statements made during events.

The information presented is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other advice, is general in nature, and is not specific to you.

None of the information presented is intended as an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or as a recommendation, endorsement, or sponsorship of any security, company, or fund.