New York Society of Security Analysts Names Harumi Urata-Thompson, CFA As Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Society of Security Analysts, Inc. (NYSSA) is pleased to announce that Harumi Urata-Thompson is joining NYSSA as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, she will be supervising the operational management of NYSSA and reporting to Daniel Dagen, NYSSA CEO. Ms. Urata-Thompson will improve business operations, implement innovations and enhance technology to give one of the largest communities of CFA charterholders in the world the experiences they truly want and value.

Ms. Urata-Thompson was previously a Director at Thomson Reuters, managing a portfolio of innovation best practices as well as their mobile products. Thomson Reuters has six business units which consist of 55,000 employees and over $12B revenue. Prior to this position, she served as Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Healthcare and Science business. This role included overseeing all management activities of 5 sub business units including acquisitions, business and product management, and planning of $900M budget and 4,300 employees. She began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. During these years she worked as a fixed income sales professional and M&A banker in three financial capitals. On assignment in London, she opened the Japan Desk, creating a new business line. Ms. Urata-Thompson earned her MBA from Institute Européen D’administration Des Affaires (INSEAD) in France. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Business magna cum laude from Sophia University in Japan. She is a CFA charterholder, PMP certified, and bilingual in English and Japanese.

“Harumi’s world class leadership skills, capacity for innovation and global perspective elevates NYSSA’s ability to accomplish our mission. As we examine and shape relevant thinking at the forefront of global investment management, raise the standards of excellence in the profession and participate in discussions affecting Capital Market Policy, Ms. Urata-Thompson brings diligence and a fresh perspective. As a CFA charterholder, Ms. Urata-Thompson will help NYSSA diversify and broaden conversations with CFA Institute. With the added bandwidth she provides, NYSSA will be tremendously positioned to advance recognition of the value of the CFA charter among employers throughout the industry. Together we are committed to delivering excellence for our members,” said Daniel Dagen, CEO, NYSSA.

The NYSSA staff and board welcomes Ms. Urata-Thompson to the NYSSA organization.

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With a membership of nearly 9,000, the New York Society of Security Analysts, Inc. (NYSSA) is the largest CFA® society in North America and a founding member of the CFA Institute. Founded in 1937 by value investing pioneer Benjamin Graham, NYSSA is a leading forum for the financial services industry and a provider of professional education and career development. In addition to delivering more than 200 events annually for its members, investment professionals and the general public, NYSSA prepares hundreds of candidates to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. NYSSA is committed to promoting best practices and the highest ethical standards in finance. Visit www.nyssa.org for more information.

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Source:New York Society of Security Analysts