Program

The Fund Directors Workshop is closed to the media.

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Tuesday, May 20

1:00–7:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

Washington Hilton Foyer: Concourse Level

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall

Refreshments will be available.

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

International Ballroom

Marie A. Chandoha

Marie A. Chandoha
Chair
General Membership Meeting Planning Committee
President and CEO
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

President’s Address

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

3:30–4:45 p.m.

GMM Policy Forum

International Ballroom

Laurence D. Fink, BlackRock’s Chairman and CEO, will engage in a far-reaching discussion about global financial markets and key public policy issues with Paul Schott Stevens, ICI President and CEO.

Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO
BlackRock

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall

Featuring GMM’s Fourth Annual Capital Chef Classic

Sponsored by:

Compliance Science

At this fun event, three critically acclaimed chefs will compete in a cook-off. After the competition, the chefs will participate in a book signing, and the following books will be available for sale.

  • Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler by Geoff Tracy
  • Crazy Good Italian: Big Flavors, Small Plates by Mike Isabella
  • Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Mexican Home Cooking by Pati Jinich

More information about the Capital Chef Classic, including brief biographies of our three chefs, is available.

Chefs

Legal Forum Presentations

The welcome reception will also feature the following Legal Forum presentations.

  • Regulatory Initiatives and Enforcement Cases
    Cipperman & Company
  • Building Your Gateway to Latin American Investors
    BNP Paribas


Wednesday, May 21

6:00 a.m.

Mutual Fund Walk and Jog

Back by popular demand! For a fun and healthy start to your morning, please assemble in the Terrace Lobby.

7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Conference Registration

Washington Hilton Foyer: Concourse Level

7:30–8:45 a.m.

IDC Directors Breakfast

Monroe Room

9:00–10:15 a.m.

GMM Leadership Panel: Serving Investors in an Evolving World

International Ballroom

A cross section of industry leaders will explore various strategies and factors influencing the fund business and how we serve our shareholders.

Edward Bernard

Edward Bernard, Moderator
Vice Chairman
T. Rowe Price Group

Dana M. Emery

Dana M. Emery
President and CEO
Dodge and Cox

Martin L. Flanagan

Martin L. Flanagan
President and CEO
Invesco Ltd.

Daria L. Foster

Daria L. Foster
Managing Partner
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC

William F. “Bill” Glavin

William F. “Bill” Glavin
Chairman and CEO
OppenheimerFunds

10:30–11:45 a.m.

GMM Panel: How Is Investment Management Changing to Meet Shareholder Preferences?

International Ballroom

Experienced investment managers will engage in a lively discussion about influences—including shareholder preferences—affecting investment management strategies today.

John F. Casey

John F. Casey, Moderator
Chairman
Casey, Quirk & Associates

Mortimer J. (“Tim”) Buckley

Mortimer J. “Tim” Buckley
Chief Investment Officer
Vanguard

Colin Moore

Colin Moore
Global Chief Investment Officer
Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC

William F. “William Yun

William Yun
Executive Vice President, Alternative Strategies
Franklin Resources Inc.

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

IDC Workshop Panel: The 2024 Fund Board

Monroe Room

A panel of independent directors will discuss past, present, and potential future developments affecting the composition and responsibilities of fund boards over the next 10 years. Topics will include:

  • The mix of perspectives, expertise, skill sets, and experience that will make up an effective board
  • The use of technology by directors in fulfilling their responsibilities
  • Regulators’ expectations for fund directors and how boards can maintain an appropriate oversight role
  • Whether director responsibilities—and potential liabilities—are expected to increase
Susan B. Kerley

Susan B. Kerley, Moderator
Independent Director
Legg Mason Partners Fixed Income Funds and MainStay Funds

 

Gerald Malone
Independent Chair
Aberdeen Funds

 

Erik R. Sirri
Independent Director
Natixis Funds

 

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

12:45–2:15 p.m.

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker: Tony Blair

International Ballroom

Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will provide a brief luncheon address and then engage in a dynamic conversation about global political and leadership challenges with ICI Chairman William McNabb. Topics will include:

  • The evolving relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom
  • China’s influence as a world power
  • The Middle East peace process
  • The role of faith in conflict zones and conflict resolution
Tony Blair

Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

F. William McNabb III

F. William McNabb III
Chairman and CEO
Vanguard

Luncheon sponsored by:

2014 GMM Sponsors

2:30–3:45 p.m.

GMM Panel: The Art of Good Corporate Governance

International Ballroom

Companies face many challenges in developing and administering appropriate and effective governance regimes. This panel will explore key board director issues, such as board configuration, levels of engagement, and constituencies.

John “Jack” Brennan

John “Jack” Brennan, Moderator
Chairman Emeritus
Vanguard

Carol Anthony “John” Davidson

Carol Anthony “John” Davidson
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
Financial Accounting Foundation

Brackett B. Denniston III

Brackett B. Denniston III
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
General Electric Company

Brackett B. Denniston III

Anne Marie Whittemore
Partner
McGuireWoods

4:00–5:15 p.m.

IDC Workshop Panel: Staying Ahead of the Curve: Anticipating What’s to Come

Lincoln and Jefferson Rooms

This panel, jointly sponsored by the Compliance Programs Conference, will discuss practices for looking beyond day-to-day compliance program responsibilities to identifying trends and developments that will affect compliance processes in the future.

Robert M. Zakem

Robert M. Zakem, Moderator
Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel
RidgeWorth Investments

 

Vanessa C. L. Chang
Independent Director
American Funds

 

Gazala Khan
Chief Compliance Officer
Goldman Sachs & Co.

 

Steven Miyao
CEO
kasina, LLC

5:15–7:00 p.m.

Reception and Legal Forum

Exhibit Hall

Specialty bar sponsored by:

Thomson Reuters

Legal Forum Presentations

The following Legal Forum presentations will take place during the reception:

  • Board Oversight of Alternative Investment Strategies for Mutual Funds
    Drinker Biddle & Reath
  • Cybersecurity: What to Do Once There Has Been an Attack
    Dechert
  • Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Cyberattack?
    eSentire, Inc.
7:00 p.m.

56th Annual GMM Dinner with Entertainment

International Ballroom

Featuring entertainment by Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Enjoy a great selection of classic hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Walk the Line.”

Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet touring cast. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Evening event sponsored by:

Dinner Sponsors


Thursday, May 22

7:00–11:00 a.m.

Conference Registration

Washington Hilton Foyer: Concourse Level

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Session: A Conversation with SEC Chair Mary Jo White

International Ballroom

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

Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White
Chair
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Paul Schott Stevens

Paul Schott Stevens
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

Breakfast sponsored by:

Breakfast Sponsors

9:00–10:15 a.m.

How Does Investor Advice Affect Fund Distribution?

International Ballroom

Today’s investors have many alternatives to acquire investment advice. Join industry executives in a conversation about how advice is delivered and how such delivery channels impact the products and services offered to fund shareholders.

Robert Keith

Robert M. Keith, Moderator
Executive Managing Director
Head of Global Client Group
AllianceBernstein

Bernard J. Clark

Bernard J. Clark
Executive Vice President, Advisor Services
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

Andrew Sieg

Andrew Sieg
Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bob Vorlop

Bob Vorlop 
Head of Products and Advice
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Moving U.S. Policy and Fiscal Objectives Forward

International Ballroom

Former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) strongly supports bipartisan compromise to achieve policy and fiscal goals beneficial to the United States. In this GMM closing session, Snowe will be interviewed by Marie Chandoha, President and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, about her views on how to end partisan obstructions and move policy and fiscal objectives forward.

Olympia Snowe

Olympia Snowe
Former member of U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

Marie Chandoha

Marie Chandoha
Chair
GMM Planning Committee
President and CEO
Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Brunch

International Terrace

Additional sponsors:

2014 GMM Sponsors

SunGard Compliance USB     PWC Boston Financial Data Services DST State Street   Columbia Management