Distinguished Speaker Series: Ted Merz, CFA

News During Covid: How the pandemic is accelerating trends in news generation, consumption and analytics.
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

Ted Merz, CFA, Bloomberg's Global Head of News Product, joins us to talk about the biggest year for news in almost two decades and how the global pandemic is changing how many financial professionals monitor breaking news. Merz will also discuss how the surge in coverage is prompting traders and portfolio managers to turn to social media, as well as adopt tools to translate and summarize content in order to keep up with the onslaught.

Members - FREE 
Nonmembers - FREE

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1 credit hour

Registration: Online 
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Registration closes at 5:00 PM on November 30, 2020.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST: 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:

Ted Merz, CFA, global head of News Product at Bloomberg, oversees search and display for news and social media content on the Bloomberg Professional Terminal, news analytics and third party content deals. He has spent three decades at Bloomberg, the first 17 as a journalist. As product head he started First Word (a news summarization service), founded Bloomberg Brief newsletters (research driven periodicals on topics spanning PE, Hedge Funds, Economics, and more), and integrated Twitter to the Professional platform. As a journalist, Merz started the company's Emerging Markets coverage in 1991, ran the New York bureau, and oversaw Global Fixed Income and general coverage for the Americas. He has a B.A. in philosophy from St. John's College in Annapolis, and is a CFA charterholder. On a personal note, he’s very involved in philanthropy, and started a charity to send Nicaraguan high school kids to college.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
This event is complimentary for both members and nonmembers. Registration online is required and closes at 5:00 PM on November 30, 2020.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
12/1/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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