Rebecca Fender, CFA, is director and project leader for the Future of Finance, a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. The project features significant research-based outputs including publications, events, media campaigns, tools, and other communications for financial executives, industry leaders, government agencies, financial regulators, CFA Institute societies and members, and the general public. Previously, she worked in the Education Division at CFA Institute, developing conference agendas and recruiting speakers, including overseeing the flagship Annual Conference. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Fender was a vice president at BlackRock, and she also worked at Cambridge Associates. She holds an AB in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.