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2017 Preliminary Program

The IDC Fund Directors Workshop is closed to the media.

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

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 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

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

7:30–8:45 a.m.

IDC Directors Breakfast

Directors will engage in roundtable discussions of governance practices and other topics of current interest to fund directors.

9:00–9:50 a.m.

Facing the Future: Fresh Perspectives

Marriott Ballroom

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, Intermediary Distribution
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

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

 

Sean Tuffy
Senior Vice President, Investor Services
Brown Brothers Harriman

10:00–10:50 a.m.

Investing Today: Insights from Chief Investment Officers

Marriott Ballroom

Tyler Mathisen

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

 

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

11:00–11:45 a.m.

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

Marriott Ballroom

 

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

Tyler Mathisen

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

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

IDC Session: Building and Maintaining an Effective Board

Independent directors will lead a discussion on effective fund governance, including succession planning and recruitment, informative reports at the committee and board levels, and the board’s relationship with management.

Rajib Chanda, Moderator
Partner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

John V. Boyer
Independent Director
Voya Funds

12:45–2:30 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Jeff Immelt

Marriott Ballroom

Walter Isaacson

Jeff Immelt
Chairman
GE

William F. “Ted” Truscott

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Luncheon sponsored by

NextShares Solutions LLC

2:45–3:45 p.m.

IDC Session: Liquidity Risk Management and Data Reporting: Director Responsibilities Under the New SEC Rules

The panel will discuss the current status of funds’ implementation of the liquidity risk management and data reporting rules and the new responsibilities boards will have under the rules.

Joanne Pace, Moderator
Independent Director
OppenheimerFunds

Thomas C. Bogle
Partner
Dechert

Lu Chang
Chief Risk Officer  
Angel Oak Capital

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Joint IDC and Compliance Programs Session:
Reporting Up: The CCO’s Relationship with the Board

Marriott Ballroom

This panel will discuss a variety of issues relating to a CCO’s engagement with fund boards including, for example: how to make sure boards receive all necessary information without overwhelming them; managing the volume of information provided to boards; how to ensure boards are up to speed on new and emerging issues; and effective tips for engaging with fund boards. In addition, the panel will discuss how the compliance, risk, and audit functions within a complex coordinate their activities in order to avoid duplication, particularly when engaging with the board.

Richard J. Gorman, Moderator
Chief Compliance Officer
Oakmark Funds

Kathleen T. Barr
Independent Director
William Blair Funds

Matt Chambers
Chief Compliance Officer
Horizon Investments, LLC

Marc S. Joseph
Independent Director
Thrivent Funds

Todd Kuehl
Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
Legg Mason

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall

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.

Regulatory Address

Marriott Ballroom

Breakfast event sponsored by

Deloitte

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

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Fund Distribution Trends and Opportunities

Marriott Ballroom

Kevin Kajiwara

Stuart Parker, Moderator
President
Prudential Investments

 

Eli Broverman
President and Cofounder
Betterment

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.

Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer
President and Founder
Eurasia Group
Author


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