WES WESTERN, AIFA

While part of the in-house verification team at a major institutional manager, I learned the ins and outs of verifier selection and internal liaising. Since then, I held a post as verification chief at a large accounting firm, before launching Absolute. Today, I serve the profession as a member of CFA Institute’s Investment Performance Council.

LEISA SÁNCHEZ WESTERN, CIPM

A past president of the CFA Society of Seattle, I have marketed
institutional investment products, and  I’ve been in our clients’ shoes. I know what consultants and investment boards are looking for, and I bring these experiences with me when I help emerging managers.