CFA Institute appoints managing director

CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has named Dana Day as managing director for the EMEA region.

Day’s appointment will be effective as of 23rd May 2022. Her promotion comes after 5 years at the Institute.

In her new role, Day will focus on advancing the reputation and mission of CFA Institute in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region.

She will report to Paul Moody, managing director, global partnerships & client solutions, and will be based in London.

The CFA Institute said Day will be responsible for delivering value to stakeholders and constituents by building and maintaining deep relationships with financial institutions, CFA societies, and universities. Additionally, she will be tasked with promoting CFA Institute offerings, products, and services into EMEA markets.

Day’s experience includes 22 years in global business development and strategic relationship management roles across all investment distribution channels, including private client, institutional, intermediaries, and strategic partners.

She was most recently executive committee member at 20-20 Trustee Services Limited, and director of business development at Cardano Group.

Prior to her time at CFA Institute from 2013 to 2018, she was director of business development at Aviva Investors. Other roles include positions at AllianceBernstein in London and New York.

Paul Moody, managing director, global partnerships & client solutions at CFA Institute said: “Dana’s deep understanding of CFA Institute, having previously spent more than five years with us, and more importantly her expertise in strategic relationship management means that she is well suited for this position.

“She has a passion for the EMEA region and will be instrumental in leading this region and its many stakeholders,” he added.

Day holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology from Cornell University and has also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Investment Management Workshop.

Commenting on her new role, Day said: “I am very excited to be joining CFA Institute at a time of intense change and growth in our industry.”

“I have been a passionate supporter of the mission of CFA Institute and its global community of ethical and highly educated investment professionals. I am delighted to return to CFA Institute in a new position, one that enables me to leverage the power of our inter-connected community to make a genuinely positive impact on the industry and beyond.”

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