Program

The IDC Fund Directors Workshop is closed to the media.

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

 
11:00–11:50 a.m.

IDC Session: Effects of Industry Trends on Fund Boards

Virginia Room

This panel will explore the impact in the boardroom of the distribution, investments, technology, and other trends discussed on the earlier GMM panels.

  Keith F. Hartstein
Keith F. Hartstein, Moderator

Independent Director
PGIM Funds

 
T. Neil Bathon
T. Neil Bathon

Managing Partner
FUSE Research Network LLC

 
Sarah Ketterer
Sarah Ketterer

CEO and Cofounder
Causeway Capital Management

 
Ronald E. Toupin Jr
Ronald E. Toupin Jr.

Independent Director
Guggenheim Funds and Western Asset Inflation-Linked Fund

 
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.

IDC Session: Views from CCOs and Their Directors on Effective Practices

Virginia Room

CCOs and directors will discuss practices for effective and productive engagement between the fund’s CCO and the board.

 
Susan C. Coté, Moderator

Independent Director
SEI Funds

 
Stephen M. Alderman

Independent Director
Brighthouse Funds

 
Randall S. Fillmore

Chief Compliance Officer
Aquila Investment Management LLC

 
Steven Hartstein

Chief Compliance Officer
Brighthouse Funds

 
Glenn P. O’Flaherty

Independent Director
Aquila Funds

 
2:50–3:40 p.m.

IDC Session: Exploring Fund Governance Trends

Virginia Room

Governance experts will examine trends in board composition, succession planning, and other practices, and offer insights on ways to enhance the effectiveness of a fund board.

 
John Griffin, Moderator

Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

 
Robert J. Chersi, Moderator

Independent Director
Thrivent Funds

 
Cynthia R. Plouché

Independent Director
Northern Funds and Baring Funds

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

7:30–8:45 a.m.

IDC Directors Breakfast

Delaware Room

Directors will engage in roundtable discussions about current industry, regulatory, and governance topics.

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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