Margaret Franklin is the president and CEO of CFA Institute. Since assuming the presidency in 2019, she has led a network of more than 170,000 members in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and professional excellence in the investment profession. Franklin previously served as chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and is a former president of the CFA Society Toronto Board. She is also a founding member of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Initiative. Franklin received the Alfred C. Morley Distinguished Service Award in 2014 and is a member of its Future of Finance Content Council. Before joining CFA Institute, she led International Wealth Management for North America and was president of BNY Mellon Wealth Management Advisory Services in Canada. Franklin also served as a board member of BNY Mellon Trust Company (Cayman). Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2016, she held multiple senior management positions, including president of Marret Private Wealth and COO of Marret Asset Management, a credit and hedge fund asset manager in Toronto. Franklin is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Toronto. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from McMaster University.