Investing in the cannabis industry continues to become more mainstream, with interest gathering even among investment professionals. The CFA Society San Francisco will be hosting “The Business of Bud: 2017 Cannabis Industry Update” at Golden Gate University on February 23rd. With more than 3500 members, the organization, which has roots back to 1929, is the seventh largest and second oldest of the 150 societies globally that comprise the membership arm of CFA Institute, which offers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
The 3 1/2 hour event aims to cover regulatory issues, investment opportunities and risks and market research and features a panel discussion with Tim Morland, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, State Board of Equalization, State of California, Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, and Morgan Paxhia, Co-founder of Poseidon Asset Management. The event is open to both members and non-members.
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online communities 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV.
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