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President's Letter

Dear WAMM community:

I am delighted to serve as President of the Washington Association of Money Managers (WAMM) for the 2022-2023 program year. Last program year was marked by thought-provoking panels and engaging discussions, which couldn’t have been possible without the high level of engagement from the WAMM community. I look forward to further develop WAMM as one of the premier public organizations in the DMV area with the help and thoughtful advice of our devoted members. In addition, I would be remiss not to mention the continued dedication of our officers and Board of Directors. Their commitment to WAMM’s success is unparallel and makes all the difference!

After holding virtual events for the last two and a half years, WAMM is eager to return “back to normal” and resume our in-person sessions. As we can all agree, we miss the informality, camaraderie, and casualness of in-person meetings. I look forward to once again welcoming new and existing WAMM members at one of our events where we can share our successes, challenges, and learn a thing or two about the current investing environment!

Our 2022-2023 season will begin on September 28th with an ETF panel featuring Simeon Hyman, CFA, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares, and Mariana Farina, CFA, Research Director, CEFs & ETPs/Passive Products, Wells Fargo Investment Institute. As a special treat, the meeting will take place at ProShares’ headquarters located at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. The event is free for individual, student, and institutional members. Additional details will be shared on this site and via email closer to the date.

Don’t wait to join WAMM or to renew your membership by clicking here. WAMM membership offers great value, including substantial discounts compared to the non-member price at program events. Membership is available to individuals, as well as institutions. Institutional membership is a great way to provide informative programming to your employees, clients, or students at the lower member rate. Institutional members also have the option to be listed as supporters on our website.

Financial markets remain volatile, with sentiment perhaps outweighing economic facts. To guide us through this challenging environment, we plan to continue WAMM’s great tradition of inviting outstanding speakers with well-deserved national and global reputations. Please see the Addendum to this letter for a sampling of additional programs we are currently working on. As always, we are happy to hear suggestions from our members on the topics and speakers they’d like to be featured at our meetings. Thank you again for your continued engagement and support of WAMM. We look forward to your participation in our events for years to come!

Best regards,

Pauline V. Bell
President, Washington Association of Money Managers

Programs planned for 2022-23
  • October 2022: Political Outlook panel to discuss the implications of the 2022 midterm elections for asset prices expectations, inflation, and regulatory oversight.
  • October 2022: Happy Hour Social at the Ellipse Rooftop Bar to connect (or reconnect) with the WAMM community.
  • November 2022: Retail Sector Roundup panel to prepare for the holiday shopping season and discuss post-COVID retail trends and investing opportunities.
  • December 2022: Macroeconomic Outlook panel to address growth expectations for 2023, including inflation and interest rate outlook, recession predictions, and the shift in the housing market.
  • February 2023: Real Estate Outlook panel to discuss what’s next in the commercial and residential real estate markets, including shifts in consumer preferences, changes in supply and demand, and the emergence of new real estate investment opportunities.

Stay tuned for additional program announcements for the 2022-23 program year!