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2017 Program

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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

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.

IDC Directors Breakfast

Virginia Room

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

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 IDC and GMM 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

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

Virginia Room

The panel will discuss 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

Rajib Chanda, Moderator
Partner
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

John V. Boyer

John V. Boyer
Independent Director
Voya Funds

Gale K. Caruso

Gale K. Caruso
Independent Director
Matthews Asia Funds and Pacific Life Funds

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.

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

Virginia Room

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

Joanne Pace, Moderator
Independent Director
OppenheimerFunds

Thomas C. Bogle

Thomas C. Bogle
Partner
Dechert

Lu Chang

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

Thurgood Marshall 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, particularly when engaging with the board, in order to avoid duplication.

Richard J. Gorman

Richard J. Gorman, Moderator
Chief Compliance Officer
Oakmark Funds

Kathleen T. Barr

Kathleen T. Barr
Independent Director
William Blair Funds

Matt Chambers

Matt Chambers
Chief Compliance Officer
Horizon Funds

Marc S. Joseph

Marc S. Joseph
Independent Director
Thrivent Funds

Todd Kuehl

Todd Kuehl
Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
Legg Mason

5:00–7:30 p.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall C

The reception will feature the following Legal Forum presentations:

  • Selecting and On-Boarding 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

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Breakfast event sponsored by

Deloitte

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

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
President and 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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