Program

Wednesday, May 1

10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

Noon–3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall C

Lunch with exhibitors

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marriott Ballroom

 
Yie-Hsin Hung

Chair
GMM Planning Committee
CEO
New York Life Investment Management

 

Chairman’s Address

 
George C. W. Gatch

Chairman
Investment Company Institute
CEO, Global Funds Management
JP Morgan Asset Management

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Joseph C. Tsai in Conversation with Paul Schott Stevens

Marriott Ballroom

  Joseph C. Tsai
Joseph C. Tsai

Cofounder and Executive Vice Chairman
Alibaba Group

 
Paul Schott Stevens

President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

4:30–7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

Sponsored by
 

Legal Forum Presentations

 

Thursday, May 2

7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:30–8:40 a.m.

Regulatory Breakfast Session: A Conversation with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton

Marriott Ballroom

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

  Jay Clayton
Jay Clayton

Chairman
US Securities and Exchange Commission

 
Paul Schott Stevens

President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

 
Breakfast sponsored by
9:00–9:50 a.m.

Facing the Future: Leadership Perspectives

Marriott Ballroom

In a dynamic conversation, fund leaders will explore the following topics:

  • The challenges of running an asset management business
  • The power of transformation/turnarounds
  • Leadership transition and succession strategies
  • Firm culture and global talent challenges
  • Where to locate offices and staff, including portfolio management
  Sarah Ketterer
Sarah Ketterer, Moderator

CEO and Cofounder
Causeway Capital Management

 
Martin Flanagan
Martin Flanagan

President and CEO
Invesco

 
Joseph A. Sullivan
Joseph A. Sullivan

Chairman and CEO
Legg Mason

10:00–10:50 a.m.

The Evolving Distribution Landscape

Marriott Ballroom

This panel of fund distribution experts will explore varying paths for success of investment firms with regards to product mix, pricing, positioning, and service and support.

  T. Neil Bathon
T. Neil Bathon, Moderator

Managing Partner
FUSE Research Network LLC

 
Sandy Bolton
Sandy Bolton

Managing Director, Head of Managed Investments
Merrill

 
T. Scott Burns
Scott Burns

Head of Data, Research and Index Products
Morningstar, Inc.

 
Kenneth Worthington

Equity Analyst—Brokers, Asset Managers, Exchanges
JP Morgan

 
10:50–11:50 a.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

Legal Forum Presentation

 
11:50 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now

Marriott Ballroom

If you read the news today, you might conclude that the human race is doomed, that democracy is on the decline, and that authoritarianism and tribalism are on the rise. But is the world really falling apart? In a timely and hopeful keynote address, Steven Pinker, one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

 
Steven Pinker

Professor
Harvard University
Author, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

 
Sponsored by
1:50–2:40 p.m.

Adapting to Global Change: How Asia Will Shape the World

Marriott Ballroom

Global strategist Parag Khanna will address how Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and university admissions, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. With America’s tech sector dependent on Asian talent and politicians praising Asia’s glittering cities and efficient governments, Asia is permanently in our nation’s consciousness. This session will provide an accurate picture of what the Asian century will look like.

Following Khanna’s presentation, he and Allianz’s Doug Eu will engage in a Q&A session.

 
Parag Khanna

Founder and Managing Partner
FutureMap
Author, The Future Is Asian and Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

  Douglas Eu
Douglas Eu

CEO
Allianz Global Investors US Holdings LLC

2:50–3:40 p.m.

Global Markets: Navigating Regulatory and Policy Developments

Marriott Ballroom

ICI’s Paul Schott Stevens will engage global leaders in a timely discussion about key regulatory, policy, and political developments worldwide.

 
Paul Schott Stevens, Moderator

President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

 
Peter De Proft

Honorary Director General
European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)

 
David Wright

Partner
Flint
Secretary General (Retired)
International Organization of Securities Commissions

3:45–4:30 p.m.

50 Years of Apollo Missions: The Next Giant Leap

Marriott Ballroom

Ellen Stofan, director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will recount the challenges of the Apollo Program and the remarkable technologies that made the moon landings possible. She will then share with the GMM audience what the future may hold for space exploration.

 
Ellen Stofan

Director
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Former Chief Scientist
NASA

 
Yie-Hsin Hung

Chair
GMM Planning Committee
CEO
New York Life Investment Management

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Reception with Book Signing and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

 

Come meet GMM speaker Parag Khanna, who will be signing his latest book, The Future Is Asian. Registrants may purchase this book in advance of the conference, pick it up in the Exhibit Hall, and have it signed. A limited number of books also will be available for purchase onsite.

 
Sponsored by
 

Legal Forum Presentations

 
7:00–10:00 p.m.

2019 GMM Dinner Reception

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

 
Enjoy excellent networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres while exploring the exhibition space at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
 
Bus transportation from the Marriott Wardman Park to the museum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Buses will be departing from the 24th Street lobby entrance of the hotel.

Sponsored by

Friday, May 3

7:00–11:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

Marriott Ballroom Foyer

7:45–8:45 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

Jonathan Isaac, Discussion Leader

Director of Product Management
Eaton Vance

 

2. Diversity and Inclusion in the Asset Management Industry

Washington Room 4

Sue Toigo, Discussion Leader

Cofounder
Toigo Foundation

 
Laura Fergerson, Discussion Leader

President, Franklin Templeton Services
Franklin Templeton

 

3. Exploring ETFs

Washington Room 2

Melissa S. Gainor, Discussion Leader

Senior Special Counsel
Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission

 
Kay-Mario Vobis, Discussion Leader

Senior Counsel
Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission

4. Understanding Brexit’s Impact on the Global Regulated Fund Industry

Washington Room 3

The United Kingdom’s June 2016 decision to leave the European Union has shaken the landscape for offering and managing funds in Europe, no matter when or how a UK exit actually transpires. Join us for a discussion about how Brexit has affected almost every aspect of the value chain for funds—from delegation of portfolio management, to cross-border distribution of funds, to trading issues—and how global fund managers are addressing these challenges.

Robert Grohowski, Discussion Leader

Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
T. Rowe Price Associates

 
Sean Tuffy, Discussion Leader

Director
Citi Fund Services

 
9:00–9:50 a.m.

Marketing Innovations and Imperatives: Insights from Senior Executives

Marriott Ballroom

Senior marketing and innovation experts will share their thoughts on organizational transformation and the evolving role of marketing at asset management firms; purpose-driven marketing; the role of social media in building communities; and the importance of employing an agile, lean technology staff to ensure that the organization as a whole has real-time access to customer data.

 
Frank Cooper III, Moderator

Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Marketing Officer
BlackRock

 
Simon Mulcahy

Chief Innovation Officer
Salesforce

 
Martha “Marty” Willis

Chief Marketing Officer
Nuveen

10:00–10:50 a.m.

The Technology Horizon

Marriott Ballroom

Accenture’s Kelley Conway will provide an overview of key fintech trends, including the impact of sentiment analysis and broader artificial intelligence tools on the asset management industry, and then moderate a panel of technologists, who will share their thoughts on what’s coming in the technology pipeline.

 
Kelley Conway, Moderator

Managing Director
Accenture Financial Services Technology Advisory

 
Chris Ackerson

Head of Product: Search and AI
AlphaSense

 
Dave Hannibal

Global Head, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Duco

 
 

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