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2014 Operations and Technology Conference Photos

Kathy Joaquin, ICI’s chief industry operations officer, welcomes attendees to the Institute’s 2014 Operations and Technology Conference.

 

The opening session of ICI’s 2014 Operations and Technology Conference featured a panel of fund industry leaders who discussed challenges specific to their areas, and what opportunities the future might hold.

 

(From left) Barry Benjamin of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chris Perretta of State Street Corporation, and Matt Walker of Vanguard Financial Advisor Services listen as Maureen Leary-Jago of MFS Service Center makes a point during the 2014 Operations and Technology Conference leadership session. The group explored such topics as cybersecurity, customer data management, intermediary and vendor oversight, and governance.

 

Tim O’Sullivan of Deloitte & Touche (second from right) and Stuart Bateman of Franklin Templeton Investments lead a breakfast discussion session titled, “Intermediary Oversight and the Role of the Financial Intermediary Controls and Compliance Assessment (FICCA).”

 

Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Bill McNabb, CEO and chairman of Vanguard, share a laugh during a lively Q&A session at the 2014 GMM luncheon that covered global political and leadership challenges.

 

During a joint session of the Operations and Technology Conference and the Mutual Fund Compliance Programs Conference, D.J. Gorman of Oakmark Funds and Bob Adams of National Financial Services examine the impact of evolving intermediary relationships on oversight and board reporting.

 

At a joint session of the Operations and Technology Conference and the Mutual Fund Compliance Programs Conference, Basil Fox of Franklin Templeton Investor Services discusses intermediary oversight and the Financial Intermediary Controls and Compliance Assessment (FICCA), as Renee Esfandiary of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Kelly B. Whetstone of Homestead Funds’ listen.

 

During a panel titled “Fund Distribution: Evolving Opportunities and Challenges,” Neil Bathon of FUSE Research Network (left) and Bill Connolly of Putnam Investments share their thoughts on the topic.

 

Also involved in the “Fund Distribution: Evolving Opportunities and Challenges” panel, George Riedel of T. Rowe Price Associates (left) and Matt Witkos of Eaton Vance Distributors discuss the role of data and technology in transforming mutual fund distribution.

 

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White discusses regulatory matters with ICI President and CEO Paul Schott Stevens during the breakfast session on day three of ICI’s Operations and Technology Conference.

 

(From left) Mark Clancy of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Carl Herberger of Radware, and Brandon Hines of Dimensional Fund Advisors discuss the evolving cybersecurity environment.

 

Attendees gather to network and share information in the exhibit hall.

 

You may also be interested in viewing the 2014 General Membership Meeting Photos.

 

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