The CFA Society of South Carolina hosts Paul A. Volcker at Luncheon Meeting

September 28, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – September 27, 2008 – The CFA Society of South Carolina proudly announces that Paul A. Volcker*,  Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from  1979 to 1987,  will be in Columbia on Friday, October 3rd to discuss the current economic and financial situation and the implications for the future.  The following invitation is being issued to the community:


Please join us as Mr Volcker shares his wisdom and insight in these tumultuous times in our economy. Lunch will be provided with your registration.  Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date:         October 3rd, 2008

Time:         11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location:    Capital City Club at 1201 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201

Cost:           $25

Registration Deadline: 1:00 pm on October 1st, 2008

Please visit to find the link for registration.

*Paul Volcker – Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Mr. Volcker worked in the Federal Government for almost 30 years, culminating in two terms as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1979 to 1987.  From 1969 to 1974, he was Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs.  After leaving the Treasury, he was President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1975 to 1979.  At the conclusion of his term at the Board of Governors he became chairman of Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., an investment firm.  Earlier in his career he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the U.S. Treasury Department.  More recently, he was chairman of the board of trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee and of the Independent Inquiry Committee for the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme.  He earned a B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1949 and a M.A. degree in political economy and government from the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Administration in 1951.