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Boyden's Leadership Series Features NYSSA's Kathy O'Connor

Chairman of leading investment community forum discusses key structural changes in the financial industry, specialization by financial firms and the importance of continuing education

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series, which features an in-depth interview with Kathy O’Connor, Chairman of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).

In the interview Ms. O’Connor discusses how globalization, technology and increased individual investor involvement in investment decisions are shaping the financial industry, why companies need to specialize to attract capital, NYSSA’s continuing education and programming for its members and the importance of having multiple mentors.

NYSSA is a leading forum for the investment community aimed at promoting best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry.

“Kathy has had an impressive career as a successful entrepreneur and chair of one of the financial industry’s top member societies,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “Her dedication to continuous education and elevation is a great model to all future leaders.”

“I am honored to work with Kathy as we break new ground to lead NYSSA and its members through major changes in the financial industry and investment community,” said Richard G. Lipstein, a Managing Director of Boyden New York and member of the NYSSA board. “Her strong focus, management expertise and use of technological innovation are important to NYSSA’s success in the US and globally.”

Kathy A. O’Connor is President of KJ Capital Management LLC, an investment management firm in New York. Prior to starting KJ Capital Management in 2008, she has been a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, New York Life Investment Management and Towneley Capital Management managing mutual funds, institutional and high net worth investment portfolios.

Ms. O’Connor received an MBA from Babson College and a BA from the University of Massachusetts. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and NYSSA.  In addition to her role as Chairman of the board for NYSSA, Ms. O’ Connor serves on the Babson College Graduate School Advisory Council.

The full interview with Ms. O’Connor is available here.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in high level executive search, Interim Management and Human Capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.

About NYSSA

The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA’s mission is to promote best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry. With 10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has over 105,000 members. For more information about NYSSA, please visit http://www.nyssa.org. Follow NYSSA on Facebook, Twitter and Finance Professionals’ Post.