The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street's

CFA Society Boston invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, for what is sure to be an informative discussion on the private equity industry from an insider's perspective.
Networking Program
The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street's Transformative Investments

Location   Pricing     
101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110   Members | $50.00    
4th Floor Amenity Space   Non Members | $70.00    
    *Walk-in registration fee
is an additional $10.00
CFA Society Boston invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, for what is sure to be an informative discussion on the private equity industry from an insider's perspective. Once an obscure niche of the investment world, private equity has grown into a juggernaut, with consequences for a wide range of industries as well as the financial markets. Private equity funds control companies that represent trillions of dollars in assets, millions of employees, and the well-being of thousands of institutional investors and their beneficiaries. Even as the ruthlessness of some funds has made private equity a poster child for the harms of unfettered capitalism, many aspects of the PE business remain opaque, hidden from the normal bounds of accountability.
Our speaker, Jeff Hooke, is a former investment banker and author of the book, "The Myth of Private Equity," who is now a finance lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
*This program will include food, beverages, and networking. Registration closes on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Speaker Bio
Jeff Hooke is a finance lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.  Earlier, he was a managing director at Focus, LLC, an investment bank serving middle market companies.  He served as Vice President of Research at the Committee on Economic Development, a nonprofit think tank.  Previously, Hooke operated his own consulting firm, was a director of Emerging Markets Partnership (a $5 billion private equity fund), a principal investment officer of the World Bank Group ( with a focus on private investments overseas) ,  an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim, and a private investment associate with Metropolitan Life..

Hooke is the author of five books: The Myth of Private Equity, An Inside Look at Wall Street’s Transformative Investments (Columbia University Press);” Security Analysis on Wall Street (1998, 2nd edition 2013, John Wiley & Sons); M&A:  A Practical Guide to Doing the Deal (1996, 2nd edition 2015, John Wiley & Sons);, The Dinosaur Among Us: The World Bank and Its Path to Extinction,( Booksurge, 2007); and The Emerging Markets (2001, John Wiley & Sons).  Barron’s called Security Analysis on Wall Street “a welcome successor to Graham and Dodd’s Security Analysis,” the seminal work often quoted by Warren Buffett. A portion of the book was required reading for the CFA exam. As an expose of the PE business, his latest book, , “The Myth of Private Equity,” has been the subject of many media interviews and podcasts. 

He has co-authored several peer-reviewed academic papers in finance and has written many position papers for non-profit think tanks. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania. Besides Hopkins, Mr. Hooke has taught at several universities and the New York Institute of Finance. He lectures on finance topics at industry forums around the world, including the CFA societies of New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington, London, Paris, Moscow, Munich, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Beijing, and Bangkok.

Chris Powers, CFA, CAIA (Moderator)
Parametric Portfolio Associates
Executive Director, Institutional 
Chris is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing institutional business development strategies in the northeastern US and Canada. Prior to joining Parametric in 2018, Chris spent five years at RBC Global Asset Management as a director on the institutional sales team covering the northeastern US. Before RBC Chris spent three years at Eaton Vance. He earned a BS in economics from Trinity College in Connecticut. A CFA and CAIA charterholder, Chris is a member of the CFA Society of Boston.
11:30 am Check In & Lunch
12:00 pm Presentation begins
1:00 pm Networking

Members | $50.00
Non Members | $70.00

*Walk-in registration fee is $10.00

Passport Program 
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Boston member rate. Please Use code PPW2022 for webinars for member pricing. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.
Members can register by logging into their Boston specific account. Non-members and CFA Society Global members must create an account, or log into their Boston specific account, to register for this program. Confirmation details will be sent following registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please ensure you have completed the entire checkout process. 

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5/31/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
101 Federal Street 4th Floor Amenity Space Boston, MA 02210 UNITED STATES
Online registration not available.