October 19th CFA Society Austin and FPA Austin Present Andrew Fastow

Join Us For a Special Presentation from Andrew Fastow!

Topic Rules vs Principles- Understanding the Difference Between What is Right to do and What You Have the Right to do
Date Thursday, October 19th
Time 3:oo-4:00pm
Location Top Golf


North Austin

2700 Esperanza Crossing

Austin, TX 78758

Speaker Andrew Fastow Former CFO-Enron

Andrew Fastow

Former CFO-Enron

“Rules vs Principles- Understanding the Difference Between What is Right to do and What You Have the Right to do.”

Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance and compliance. Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, fraud examiners and auditors should ask, in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

Mr. Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001.  In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison.  He completed his sentence in 2011, and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Fastow currently provides litigation support at a law firm, and he consults with Directors, attorneys, and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues.

 Mr. Fastow received a BA in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  Prior to joining Enron, he was a Senior Director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A.

 Since his release from prison, Mr. Fastow has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners. Mr. Fastow was recently keynote speaker at the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education Conference, the FBI’s Advanced Financial Crimes Seminar, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference, the American Accounting Association Annual Conference, and the Financial Times’ Outstanding Directors Conference.

CFA Society Austin and FPA Austin are proud to extend a special invitation to Andrew Fastow’s keynote presentation. Attendees will be invited to a Happy Hour following the conclusion of the event.  Registration via the link below is free for CFA Society members and is limited to the first 100 accepted registrations. 


Registration only open to CFA Society Austin members. 

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