Finance’s Chance Receives Outstanding Contribution to CFA Institute Education Programs Award

Don Chance

Don Chance

March 11, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Don Chance, the James C. Flores Endowed Chair of MBA Studies and a professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Finance, has received the Outstanding Contribution to CFA Institute Education Programs Award. The CFA Institute Board of Governors will make a monetary donation in Chance’s name to an organization that supports the mission of the CFA Institute.

Chance selected the Department of Finance to receive the $10,000 donation.

The award was established to honor a CFA charterholder in recognition of their outstanding contributions, through dedicated effort and inspiring leadership, in fostering the education of professional investors.

According to Paul Smith, president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute, Chance received this award as a testament to his significant achievements in this profession.

“We appreciate all that [he has] contributed to our profession and the 15 years of being an enthusiastic partner with CFA Institute,” Smith said. “[His] countless contributions to our CFA curriculum and exam development process [has] been invaluable.”

The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Affiliate that offers high quality curricula to undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The department’s Securities Markets Analysis Research & Trading Lab boasts the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial data bases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the department encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-6291.


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