Brian Singer, CFA, partner, head of William Blair's Dynamic Allocation Strategies team, received the Hortense Friedman Award of Excellence at the CFA Society Chicago Annual Dinner on October 25.

The award, named for a well-known member of the Chicago-area investment community, is presented to a member of the Chicago-area investment community who has demonstrated initiative, leadership, and a commitment to professional excellence.

In the video below, Singer shares what the award means to him and how the CFA organization has impacted his career. He also discusses why he believes the CFA designation is important for an investment professional.

"As we progress through our careers, I think it's important to augment the wisdom and experience that we get with knowledge by continuing to learn, and by doing that, I think we put ourselves in a position of really generating the best outcomes for our clients," he said.

Watch the video