Stock Selection Conferences. Listed here are conferences for equity fund managers. A range of themes are covered of interest to stockpickers, particularly those intended to help equity managers improve their stock selection process, such as the CFA Financial Analysts Seminar and the CFA Equity Research and Valuation event. In fact CFA are key players in this space, running large, educational events in USA, UK and Canada. For quant-oriented managers, conferences on smart beta (alternatively known as scientific beta or fundamental beta) are likely to increasingly feature in the conference calendar; currently these events appear under-represented given the buzz surrounding factor models and smart beta. Topics discussed at these conferences include securities lending, stock analysis, earnings forecasts, portfolio construction issues, fundamental and quantitative analysis, behavioural finance and strategies for alpha generation.