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2017 Program

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3    |    THURSDAY, MAY 4    |    FRIDAY, MAY 5

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

1:00–7:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall C

Refreshments will be available.

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marriott Ballroom

James McNamara

James McNamara
Chairman
GMM Planning Committee
President and CEO
Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds

Chairman’s Address

William F. “Ted” Truscott

William F. “Ted” Truscott
Chairman
Investment Company Institute
CEO
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

3:30–4:30 p.m.

GMM Policy Forum

Marriott Ballroom

Stanley McChrystal, in conversation with Paul Schott Stevens, will explore national security concerns, counterterrorism, crisis management, and leadership lessons.

Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal
General (Ret.), United States Army
Cofounder and Partner
The McChrystal Group

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

4:30–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

The welcome reception will feature the following Legal Forum presentations:

  • Business Continuity: Planning and What to Consider
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Speakers: Joshua Deringer, Jillian Bosmann, and Mary Hansen (4:35–5:20 p.m.)

  • On the ETF Radar: What’s New and What’s Next
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
    Speakers: Michael Mundt and J. Stephen Feinour Jr. (5:25–6:10 p.m.)

  • Trends in SEC Examinations and Enforcement
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Speakers: Jamie Walter and Aaron Schlaphoff (6:15–7:00 p.m.)

Welcome reception sponsored by

Northern Trust

THURSDAY, MAY 4

7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall C

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Interactive Breakfast Discussion Sessions

Closed to the media

Buffet breakfast will be available.
Seating for the breakfast discussion sessions is limited; arrive early to increase your chances of receiving your first session choice.

1. Closed-End Fund Matters

Washington Room 1 (Exhibition Level)

David Lamb

David Lamb, Discussion Leader
Senior Vice President, Product and Market Analytics
Nuveen Securities

2. ETF Issues

Washington Room 2 (Exhibition Level)

Greg Friedman

Greg Friedman, Discussion Co-Leader
Senior Vice President, Head of ETF Services
Fidelity Investments

James Ross

James Ross, Discussion Co-Leader
Senior Managing Director and Global Head of ETFs
State Street Global Advisors

3. Fund Distribution Challenges and Opportunities

Washington Room 4 (Exhibition Level)

Jennifer Abate

Jennifer Abate, Discussion Leader
Managing Director
Lazard Asset Management

4. Opportunities and Challenges Facing Global Fund Managers

Washington Room 3 (Exhibition Level)

Attend this informative session to meet ICI Global staff and to learn how developments in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and around the world are affecting US and global regulated funds.

Dan Waters

Dan Waters, Discussion Co-Leader
Managing Director
ICI Global

Qiumei Yang

Qiumei Yang, Discussion Co-Leader
CEO, Asia-Pacific
ICI Global

Patrice Bergé-Vincent

Patrice Bergé-Vincent, Discussion Co-Leader
Managing Director, Europe
ICI Global

Susan Olson

Susan Olson, Discussion Co-Leader
Chief Counsel
ICI Global

Giles Swan

Giles Swan, Discussion Co-Leader
Director of Global Funds Policy
ICI Global

9:00–9:50 a.m.

Facing the Future: Fresh Perspectives

Marriott Ballroom

Fund leaders will share insights on where the asset management industry is headed, including:  

  • The evolving product mix
  • The future of distribution
  • Industry innovation
  • Attracting and developing talent
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas, Moderator
Executive Vice President, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts Group
Northern Trust Asset Management

Thomas A. Jones

Thomas A. Jones
Head of Strategic Relations
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Heather Lord

Heather Lord
Senior Vice President
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Capital Group

Sean Tuffy

Sean Tuffy
Senior Vice President, Investor Services
Brown Brothers Harriman

10:00–10:50 a.m.

Investing Today: Insights from Chief Investment Strategists

Marriott Ballroom

Industry-leading investment strategists will share their ideas on the current market environment, equity flows, portfolio construction, and how best to meet client needs.

Heather Miner

Heather Miner, Moderator
Global Head of Strategic Advisory Solutions
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Darrell Cronk

Darrell Cronk
President
Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Chief Investment Officer for Wealth and Investment Management
Wells Fargo & Company

Gregg Fisher

Gregg S. Fisher
Founder and Head of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Strategy
Gerstein Fisher

Lisa Shalett

Lisa Shalett
Head of Investment and Portfolio Strategies
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Joint GMM and IDC Session:
Diversity in the Asset Management Industry

Marriott Ballroom

Research studies show that diverse teams and organizations perform better than homogenous ones. Yet many firms in the asset management industry struggle to build truly diverse organizations. This panel will discuss practical steps managers can take to ensure their teams benefit from the power of diverse perspectives.

Gregory Davis

Gregory Davis
Principal, Global Head of Fixed Income
Vanguard

Marie L. Knowles

Marie L. Knowles
Independent Director
Fidelity Fixed Income & Asset Allocation Funds

Sonnia T. Shields

Sonnia T. Shields
Executive Director, Head of Diversity
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

The reception will feature the following Legal Forum presentation:

  • Where Are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets
    Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
    Speaker: Bruce W. Leppla (11:55 a.m.–12:40 p.m.)

12:45–2:30 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Jeff Immelt

Marriott Ballroom

Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt
Chairman and CEO
GE

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Luncheon sponsored by

NextShares Solutions LLC

2:45–3:45 p.m.

Global Asset Management

Marriott Ballroom

Global asset management leaders will share their perspectives on regulatory developments, related business challenges, and client concerns worldwide.

William F. “Ted” Truscott

William F. “Ted” Truscott, Moderator
Chairman
Investment Company Institute
CEO
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert
CEO
Aberdeen Asset Management

David J. Semaya

David J. Semaya
Executive Chairman
Nikko Asset Management

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Polar Obsession

Marriott Ballroom

As a photojournalist working in some of the world’s most remote environments, Paul Nicklen faces incredible hardships and danger in pursuit of powerful images of iconic wildlife. At this inspiring session, Nicklen will share with GMM attendees many of his adventures and the award-winning photos that have brought attention to challenges facing species residing in some of the world’s most isolated regions.

Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen
Wildlife Photojournalist

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

The reception will feature the following Legal Forum presentations:

  • Selecting and Onboarding Directors: Preserving Board Culture and Integrating New Members
    Goodwin Procter LLP
    Speakers: Marco Adelfio and Paul Delligatti (5:05–5:50 p.m.)

  • SEC Enforcement and Civil Litigation: What Went Wrong and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Speakers: Amy Pershkow and Stephanie Monaco (5:55–6:40 p.m.)

  • Securities Lending: An Evolving Tool for Shareholder Value Relating to Return, Financing, and Liquidity
    eSecLending
    Speakers: Craig Starble and Peter Bassler (6:45–7:30 p.m.)

7:30 p.m.

GMM Dinner Event

Marriott Ballroom

Featuring entertainment by Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct Jazz Band

Dinner event sponsored by

Dinner sponsors

FRIDAY, MAY 5

7:00–11:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Washington Today: A Regulatory Update

Marriott Ballroom

Breakfast will be served until 8:00 a.m.

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Breakfast event sponsored by

Deloitte

8:45–9:45 a.m.

The Future of Investment Advice

Marriott Ballroom

Wealth management leaders will explore the future of investment advice, including:

  • How investment advice will be delivered in coming years to different marketplaces
  • The roles that technology and aggregation will play
  • How robo-advisers are evolving
Stuart Parker

Stuart Parker, Moderator
President
PGIM Investments

Eli Broverman

Eli Broverman
Cofounder
Betterment

Kelly Coffey

Kelly Coffey
CEO, U.S. Private Bank
J.P. Morgan

Ben Huneke

Ben Huneke
Managing Director
Head of Investment Solutions
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Managing Risk in an Unstable World

Marriott Ballroom

Ian Bremmer, noted political scientist, author, and analyst of world markets, will discuss today’s global political risks and how political developments move markets. Following his presentation, Bremmer will engage in a question-and-answer session with James McNamara, chairman of this year’s GMM.

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer
President and Founder
Eurasia Group
Author

James McNamara

James McNamara
Chairman
GMM Planning Committee
President and CEO
Goldman Sachs Mutual Funds


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