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Former UK Prime Minister Joins Financial Experts to Explore Global Economic Outlook

BOSTON – February 7, 2019 – CFA Society Boston this week hosted its annual Market Dinner. The Society welcomed over 900 financial professionals for an evening of networking and insights on the global outlook from featured speaker Rt. Hon. David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016).

Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) from across the state gathered to hear ideas from a world leader who governed through a global economic recovery. Mr. Cameron shared compelling viewpoints about his time at 10 Downing Street and the current global marketplace.

Rt. Hon. David Cameron on the current political climate:

“These are divided, disputatious, polarised times. The extremes of the debate dominate the debate. And their arguments – from populists on the Left and the Right – have put the old certainties into question. Market economics; free trade; international cooperation; moderate, democratic, politics; America’s global leadership. In the space of just a few years, all these things seem to have been thrown up in the air.

Rt. Hon. David Cameron on free markets:

“I believe that the free market system is still the right system for our world today. It has created more wealth, and lifted more people out of poverty, than anything else in our history. But we need to recognise some big failings. The global financial crash – and all that followed. The fact that while market economics may be working… they’re not necessarily working for everyone.

Rt. Hon. David Cameron on the role of the private sector:

“Businesses have the experience, the reach, the influence and the power to innovate that can make a huge difference. If business doesn’t step up, they will be the ones who bear the cost of social failures anyway through increased taxes. What’s more, business won’t succeed in a world where too many people are left behind – they won’t have the workforce or the consumers they need.”

Erinn King, CFA, Chair of CFA Society Boston, introduced and interviewed David Cameron on stage at the event.

“It is always rewarding to see our members rally around opportunities to learn from one another and from speakers who have firsthand experience influencing global finance,” said Ms. King. “Rt. Hon. David Cameron brought the wisdom of his experience to the evening, sharing a much-needed perspective during a time marked by volatility and uncertainty in global markets and politics.”

The CFA Society Boston Market Dinner is the organization’s signature annual event. Past guests include former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Federal Reserve Chair Dr. Ben Bernanke, and other distinguished leaders.

About CFA Society Boston

CFA Society Boston is a not-for-profit professional society founded in 1946 that has been a point of connection for the Boston investment community, providing an open forum for the exchange of fresh perspectives on industry issues and promoting ethics and integrity. More than 5,800 investment professionals locally and globally are members of CFA Boston, representing over 650 investment firms. 95 percent of CFA Boston members hold the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from CFA Institute. CFA Boston is a founding society of CFA Institute. For more information, visit or contact

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