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Gary Baker
Managing Director, EMEA at CFA Institute


Gary Baker, CFA, joined CFA Institute as managing director for CFA Institute Europe, Middle East, and Africa in September 2016. The EMEA team, based in London, supports the global CFA Institute mission of promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession for the ultimate benefit of society.In this role, Baker aims to strengthen the independent voice of CFA Institute on behalf of members to key stakeholders in the EMEA region. Baker is responsible for supporting CFA Institute policy development in EMEA, advancing the impact of advocacy efforts, and supporting the EMEA Societies in delivering value to members and candidates. He also has a key focus on increasing charterholder commitment to continuing education.Baker has been engaged in financial market investment research for the past 30 years with a highly successful track record in a wide range of sell-side strategic, analytic and management roles across Europe, Asia, Australia and the US.He previously worked at Merrill Lynch for 20 years in a number of global roles, latterly as managing director, Chief European Equity Strategist, and most recently was managing director, Deputy Head of Equity Research, with Jefferies, in London. 

Agenda Sessions

  • Comparing global CEO strategy as tectonic plates shift across society and global economy - how are different parts of the investment ecosystem responding to the challenges?