65th CFA Institute Annual Conference - Anyone feeling the cheese?

Anyone feeling the 70’s to 80’s vibe at the conference? It’s a notch too conservative, grey and staid.

Some examples:

  • The elevator music piped in between speakers.

  • The giant Grandma’s house sofas the panel sat on during one session.

  • The ill fitting and ill matching suits worn by some of the commentators.

  • The dry ceremonial platitudes.

I suppose I expected a little more of the ‘high finance’ stereotypes - shiny edges, tailored suits, minimalism, style and a little zam! I guess that’s all saved for the hedge fund industry, the Davos forums’ and my overly active imagination.

It might explain the choice of logo though.

Am I the only one?