Program

Thursday, May 20

Noon–12:50 p.m.

Concurrent Sponsored Thought Leadership Sessions

BNY Mellon

Transformation Is Already Here

The asset management industry’s data-driven future has arrived. Fundamental changes in the asset management industry have been building for some time and the pandemic has accelerated those changes, intensifying the industry’s focus on the ability to operate digitally with resiliency. A key part of those efforts is managers’ ability to unlock strategic value from their data as an engine of growth. How are asset managers approaching this vital task and what are the optimal solutions that can lead to future growth?

Foreside

Mutual Fund to ETF Conversions: Is This for My Firm?

Hear from those who are trailblazing the path of mutual fund to ETF conversions. From regulatory approval to legal, operational, compliance, and business matters, learn about the myriad of issues firms must address when considering such a conversion. Join our panel as we walk through the specific steps to converting to an ETF, highlighting the analysis necessary on the front end to ensure it makes sense for your firm. We will also walk through some of the challenges and hurdles associated with this significant change and wrap up with some best practices to address operational requirements. If your firm is considering a conversion to an ETF or if you are just curious, this session is for you.

Alexandra Alberstadt

Partner
Practus

Sonja Formato

Senior Director
Distribution Consulting
Foreside

Jennifer Hoopes

Senior Managing Director and General Counsel
Foreside

Mihai Prisacariu

Chief Compliance Officer
EntrepreneurShares, LLC
Capital Impact Advisors, LLC
Foreside

J.P. Morgan

Innovation Through Partnerships

Market participants are continually looking to innovate by modernizing technology and operations, powering new client and employee experiences, and transforming their underlying data and analytics environments. Traditionally, true innovation almost always required a build vs. buy decision. That paradigm has now evolved. Fintechs that used to be looked at as competitors are now co-opetition, and increasingly often, partners and collaborators. Successful partnerships are not always easy and require alignment around several themes such as data security, IP sharing, and client ownership. This panel will focus on several partnerships that have been successful for J.P. Morgan, their technology partners, as well as their clients.

David Nable

Head of Client and Partner Development
Arcesium

Roy Saadon

Cofounder and CEO
AccessFintech

Samir Shah

Global Head of Digital Solutions and Americas Head of Asset Management Sales
J.P. Morgan

1:00–1:05 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Marty Burns

Chief Industry Operations Officer
Investment Company Institute

1:05–1:40 p.m.

Cybersecurity Challenges: Kevin Mandia in Conversation with Mike Catlin

Kevin Mandia

CEO
FireEye

Mike Catlin

Senior Vice President
Chief Information Security Officer
Head of Technology Services and Operations
Capital Group

1:40–2:20 p.m.

Workplace Culture, Employee Engagement, and Relationship Building in a Post‑Pandemic World

Senior operations and distribution executives will discuss key developments in the asset management industry over the past year and what the future may hold for the industry and its workforce. Topics will include:

  • Workplace culture and employee engagement/retention
  • Assessing productivity and maintaining high standards
  • Onboarding strategies in a virtual work environment
  • Virtual networking and relationship building
Maureen Quill
Moderator

Executive Vice President
Executive Director Registered Funds
UMB Fund Services

Carol Geremia

President
MFS Institutional Advisors

Jason Hubersberger

Principal, Mutual Fund Operations
Edward Jones Investments

2:20–2:40 p.m.

Coffee Break Sponsored by AxiomSL

Future-Proofing Your Data: Strategy for Regulatory Reporting in the Age of AI

In a constantly changing, challenging investment management environment, with its expanding regulatory demands for granular data and reporting, firms ask themselves if their compliance systems are holding up under pressure. But especially in the age of big data and AI/ML, they should also be considering if their approach is future-proof. The data-intensive, jurisdictionally sensitive, and complex regulatory requirements for global shareholding disclosures and trade and transaction reporting regimes underscore the pressing need to look ahead.

With such requirements in mind, AxiomSL’s coffee break panelists will explore key elements that pave the way to a future-proof data strategy, including how big data and AI/ML technologies can help efficiently handle the regulatory ask for more data, reported more frequently, and more accurately.

Hopeton Lindo
Moderator

Director
Client Relationships, Asset Management
AxiomSL

Gaurav Chandra

Product Manager Global Shareholding Disclosures
AxiomSL

Jeanette Turner

Managing Director
Global Regulatory and Compliance
SEI

2:40–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:25 p.m.

So, You Think Your Firm Is Operationally Resilient?!

In the past year, the fund industry has demonstrated that we can achieve continuity of operations. But that’s not enough—maintaining the operational status quo will ensure that firms fail to meet regulator and investor expectations. The future will demand that firms evolve to be stronger, smarter, and more effective. Only those that embrace this inevitability will be well positioned to confront future emergencies.

Laurie Wallace Moderator

Senior Principal, Business Continuity
Invesco

Belinda Baldwin

Global Head of IT Strategy and Planning
Janus Henderson Investors

Brian Donadio

Principal and Global Head of Business Continuity
The Vanguard Group

3:25–4:00 p.m.

General Session

4:00–4:40 p.m.

Protecting Wildlife and Finding Harmony in the Natural World

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale will share her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her award-winning work illuminates the unsung heroes and communities working to protect our wildlife and find harmony in our natural world.

Ami Vitale

Photographer, Filmmaker, and Explorer
National Geographic

4:40 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

Marty Burns

Chief Industry Operations Officer
Investment Company Institute

 

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