Distinguished Speaker Series: Jean Hynes, CFA

Wellington's next CEO on her career, leading the Vanguard Health Care Fund, Wellington's future and more!
Please note that this event will be through Zoom. Login information will be provided in the reminder email closer to the event
Hosted by: Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group

We’re kicking off our spring events by welcoming Jean Hynes, CFA, Managing Partner and incoming CEO at Wellington Management. Hynes, joins us for a fireside chat to discuss her career path, plans for the first 100 days as CEO and having to balance the responsibilities as CEO and leading the Vanguard Health Care Fund. As the first female CEO to lead the firm, Hynes will share her perspective on building her career in a male-dominated industry along with steps Wellington is taking towards diversity and inclusion. We’ll also be discussing a range of topics making waves in the industry including COVID from a healthcare portfolio manager perspective, what Wellington is doing within the sustainable investment space, private markets and more.

With 30 years of experience, Hynes’ accomplishments have gained recognition from the industry. She was named to Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in US Finance in 2020 and The Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2018. If you have a question for Jean, whether it be on her career path or Wellington’s future, here is your chance to ask as we’ll be taking questions from attendees!

Members - FREE 
Nonmembers - $20

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Registration: Online 
Zoom login information will be provided in the reminder email closer to the event. 
Registration closes at 5:00 PM on March 22, 2021.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT: Program
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*Distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event

Speaker Bio:

Jean M. Hynes, CFA, is one of Wellington’s three managing partners, who are responsible for governance of the Wellington Management partnership. Throughout her nearly 30 years at the firm, she has researched the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as served as a health care portfolio manager and leader of the health care sector research team. She serves as the chair of Wellington’s Executive Committee and is the sponsor for the Wellington Women's Network. On July 1, 2021, Jean will succeed Brendan Swords as chief executive officer. Hynes joined Wellington Management upon her graduation from Wellesley College (1991), where she was awarded a BA in economics. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Boston. She is also a member of the Investment Committees at Wellesley College and the Winsor School.  

Moderator Bio:

Jeremy Heer, CFA, is the senior portfolio manager for the Strategy group at the University of Chicago’s Office of Investments. In this role, he supports the managing director of Strategy in developing and managing the overall investment strategy for the endowment. Heer also helps manage the global macro portion of the University’s hedge fund portfolio. He has previously served as the senior portfolio manager for the University’s investments in private equity limited partnerships. Prior to joining the University in 2010, Heer was a partner at Singer Partners, where he designed and implemented global macro and asset allocation strategies. Previously, he was an asset allocation analyst at UBS Global Investment Management (2004-2009) and Morgan Stanley Investment Management (2003-2004). Heer also has worked in risk management and derivatives-related roles for Morgan Stanley and Cargill Investor Services.

Heer earned an MBA with concentrations in finance and statistics from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a CFA charterholder, a grader of the exam, and a contributor to the curriculum. He is a member of CFA Society Chicago’s Board of Directors and previously served as the co-chair of the Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series Advisory Group. Heer also holds the CAIA Charter and serves on the CAIA Allocator Advisory Committee.


*Special Notes Regarding Fees
This event is complimentary for members only.  Credit card required to guarantee all nonmember reservations. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Registration online is required and closes at 5:00 PM on March 22, 2021. Cancellations for refunds accepted until 5:00 PM, March 19, 2021.

Passport Program

Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at 312-251-1301 to register. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
3/23/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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