The event, at ExCeL, was opened by a videolink appearance by the heir to the throne, who welcomed delegates.
The conference, which has the theme ‘Disruption: The New Reality in Investment Management’ opened yesterday and concludes on Wednesday.
An overview of the conference on the CFA Institute website read: “Disruption is everywhere, affecting every aspect of our lives.
“From technological and business innovation to globalisation and demographic shifts, these forces are constantly evolving and accelerating at a significant pace.
“Join us at the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference to learn how disruption is affecting the global investment profession, and how to harness its opportunities and approach its challenges – enabling you to stay current and best serve your clients’ needs in this rapidly changing world.”
The conference will feature keynote speeches from noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers and successful practitioners, as well as experts on fintech, sustainable investing, wealth management, emerging markets and career management.