Important information for AGM, 23 November 2021

New board members – for vote at the AGM

There’s a big change coming to the CFA Society NZ board at the upcoming AGM.   I will term out this year having reached the maximum nine years as a board director.  Also leaving are Paul Richardson, Jim McElwain, Simon O’Grady (earlier in this year).

The CFA Society New Zealand nominations committee has selected the following slate to be voted onto the board as directors by Regular Members at the AGM on 23 November 2021:

  1. John Horrell, CFA Consultant – Makao Investments
  2. Philip Houghton-Brown, CFA Head of Investment Solutions – BT Funds Management (NZ) Limited
  3. Stuart Millar, CFA CIO, Smartshares Limited – NZX
  4. Shane Solly, CFA  Director, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst – Harbour Asset Management
  5. Kristen Yong, CFA  Investment Performance and Risk Manager – Milford

I am very excited about the new skills, ideas and energy these five will bring to the leadership of the society.  They will join remaining board members: Karen Chang, David Kandziora, Chelsea Leadbetter, Christina Leung, Eric Wei.

Proposed changes to CFA Society New Zealand Incorporated Rules

Please find the proposed amendments to the CFA Society New Zealand Rules to be voted on.

Here is a summary.  Changes are in red.

Proposed amendment 1  Reason: To officially allow Meetings of the Members (AGM) to be conducted using online using Zoom or similar.

4.2    Quorum
(a)    At any meeting of the members, ten (10) Regular Members In Good Standing represented in person, or through the use of any means of communication by which attendees may simultaneously hear each other, or by proxy, at such meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Proposed amendment 2  Reason: Sometimes a rule may need to be amended during the year, rather than waiting for the AGM.  This change will allow members to vote electronically for a change to the rules.

12.2    Adoption of Amendment
(a)    An amendment to these Rules shall be adopted when approved by a majority of the Regular Members In Good Standing voting in accordance with the requirements of these Rules, or, if the amendment is done outside the Meeting of Members (AGM), voting can be conducted online.

Vote at the AGM

The AGM is scheduled to take place online, 4.00pm, 23 November.  Please find out more/register.

To make a proxy voteclick here

For more information, please contact Kylee;

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