InvestOps USA 2019

March 05 - 07, 2019

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL

(+44) 207.368.9576

Speakers

Speakers 2019

Tobias Fritsch
Chief Operating Officer
Allianz Investment Management
Jim Kearney
Head of Investment Operations
Vanguard
Eric Bolisay
Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
T.Rowe Price
Eric Bolisay is a Vice President within T. Rowe Price’s Enterprise Risk Group and Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations. Within that role, Eric is responsible for the build out and global support of OTC, cleared, and listed derivatives trading operations at T. Rowe Price. Eric is chairman of the Complex Products Committee and a member of the Investment Derivatives Committee, in addition to a member of several derivatives-related working groups. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Eric has over ten years of derivatives and risk management experience and joined T. Rowe Price from MetLife, where he was a Director and Head of Derivatives Risk & Analytics and Collateral Management within Global Investment Operations.
Marc Chandler
Chief Market Strategist, Managing Partner, Former Global Head of Currency Strategy
Bannockburn Global Forex, Brown Brothers Harriman
Uday Kiran Bolusani
Vice President, Global Product & Clearing Services
Fidelity
Uday Kiran Bolusani is vice president, Global Product & Clearing Services (GPCS) at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), the investment advisor for Fidelity’s family of mutual funds. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. In this role, he leads the GPCS team in driving the on-boarding, prioritization, and execution of Asset Management’s derivative and clearing initiatives to help the firm keep pace with business and regulatory change. Prior to joining Fidelity in his current position in December 2015, Mr. Bolusani led derivative operations strategy & middle office at AEGON Asset Management. In this role, he was responsible for managing strategic initiatives surrounding new complex derivative products and regulatory change impacting the operating model. He also established a new middle office function that involved trade support located on the trading desk. Mr. Bolusani began his derivatives career on the sell side with Morgan Stanley, on the structured credit trade support desk. In this role, he oversaw the team that provided day to day support to traders making markets in CLNs, bespoke CDS Index tranches, standard CDS Index tranches, CDS Index Swaptions, iBoxx TRS, and the appropriate linear hedging in various products. Mr. Bolusani helped launch new product initiatives and also coordinated complex impacts such as credit events across the entire firm. Prior to his derivatives roles, he held various positions in accounting & tax that have helped him gain a front to back view of derivative impacts to all operational aspects in a firm. Mr. Bolusani earned his bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Rutgers University Business School. He is also an active member of the OTC Derivatives industry and regularly participates on panels for varied industry forums.
Dominick Chiusano
Global Head of Derivative Operations
Invesco
Matthew Cipriano
Director, Trade Operations
Campbell & Company
Estuko ‘Ekko’ Fuseya Jennings
Global Head of Operational Risk
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Etsuko “Ekko” Jennings,   has been a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a financial services firm, since January 2007 and, since December 2004, has been the head of the Operational Risk group for Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Global Risk and Analysis division, responsible for ongoing analysis as well as reporting and mitigation of operational risk.  Her recent areas of focus include 3rd party risk management, operational risk appetite/tolerance and KRI/KPI implementation.   Ekko received an undergraduate degree from Keio University in Japan and has a Master’s Degree in International Relations from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.    She serves as a co-chair of SIFMA AMF Operational Risk Committee.

Charles Kim
SVP, Head of Data Governance & Strategy
Voya Investment Management
Eric Bernstein
President of Asset Management Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Eric Bernstein has been the President of Asset Management Solutions at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc since May 1, 2017. Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Operating Officer of Americas at eFront S.A., and served as its Chief Operating Officer of North America since his joining in May 2011. Mr. Bernstein is responsible for coordinating all business operations across the United States and Canada at eFront. Prior to eFront, Mr. Bernstein spent four years as Chief Operating Officer of the North America region for Sophis Technology (Ireland) Limited (also known as, Sophis, Inc.) since October 22, 2007. Previously, Mr. Bernstein spent six years at Linedata Services in various roles including Senior Vice President and Head of sales in North America. Prior to Linedata Services, he held positions at PaineWebber as head equity trader and at Melvin Specialists as a market maker and equity trader. He offers a tremendous track record of solution selling and delivery in the financial industry. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York.
Leonora Xhekaj
Head of Operational Risk Management
Voya Investment Management
Gabriel Schofield
CSIM Technology
Charles Schwab Investment Management
Vincent Pasqualicchio
COO - Investments
American Family Insurance

Vince is the Investments Chief Operations Officer for American Family Insurance. Vince has responsibilities for Trade Operations (trade settlement, cash and position reconciliation, cash management, custody), Investment Risk Management, Performance and Attribution, Compliance,  Information Technology, Data Management and Reporting. Vince’s also has responsibility for the Investment department strategic goals, budget, program management, market data and vendor management. Prior to American Family Vince worked for Cutter Associates as a Senior Consultant. He worked with Insurance and Global Investment Management firms to develop strategies, select system solutions, improve business processes and lead system implementations for Cutter Associates which provides the investment management industry with specialized benchmarking, consulting and research services. Prior to Cutter Associates Vince worked at Metlife as a VP of Investment Technology and Operations and supported the Investments Global Operations.

Ed Selker
Director - Data Management Operations
Federated Investors
18 years of investment management and asset servicing experience (both the operational and technical layers. Responsible for providing senior and strategic direction around data management operations within the Investment Management Department of Federated. Established and build data management discipline within middle office operations. Team responsibilities include: COE Security Master, Data Management Functions around structured data, Data Warehouse business management, Data Engineering services, Data Delivery and Reporting services. Previously at BNY Mellon Global Outsourcing, serviced global asset managers, fund managers and insurance companies.
Jay Boyd
Global Application Services Technology Officer
Invesco
Jay Boyd is a Technology Executive at Invesco responsible for Invesco’s transformation initiatives. He has 19 years' experience with Invesco and prior experience with Ernst & Young and the US Government. Jay has spent his career envisioning and executing strategic transformative programs in multiple industries and across the value chain within the Asset Management space. He is currently overseeing a $120M transformation program at Invesco, that is completing in Q2 of 2017. He is now overseeing 7 other transformative programs while also supporting the firm’s Data and Investment Services initiatives. In previous roles at Invesco, he has built investment decision making systems, portfolio management and risk systems, as well as overseen the deployment of several front-office systems such as BlackRock's Aladdin. He has repeatedly demonstrated the right balance of vision, strategic positioning and execution to enable large transformational change in large scale organizations.
Ky Dong
Senior Complex Securities Specialist
Franklin Templeton Investments
KY DONG is a Senior Complex Securities Specialist at Franklin Templeton in the Global Trade Services group with over 10 years operational experience within the mutual fund industry. Ky is currently the business lead for Global Trade Services regulatory projects such as Dodd-Frank Act and EMIR. In this role, Ky is responsible for driving the strategic development of key initiatives such as changes to derivative trade and collateral management processing. Since joining Franklin Templeton in May 2005, Ky has been involved with various Investment Operations processes such as: domestic trade processing, emerging market trade processing, FX, and OTC derivatives trade processing and collateral management. Ky was the architect and developed the existing OTC bilateral collateral management process at Franklin Templeton. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Ky worked at E*TRADE Securities LLC as a Senior Financial Service Associate. Ky is an active member of several industry groups including: International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC), Asset Managers Forum and various DTCC derivative working groups. Within ISITC, he is a Co-Chair for the Derivatives Working Group. Ky has a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis.
Elise Bourret
Vice President, Global Investment Services
Manulife Asset Management
In her role, Elise is accountable for several functions within the global investment operations team, which support General Account assets and those of third party institutional investors and wealth management clients. She is a member of Manulife’s Quebec Executive Committee. Elise joined Manulife through the Standard Life acquisition, where she was VP, Investment Operations. She originally joined Standard Life in 2001, as Manager, Investment Operations. Prior to this, Elise was Senior Manager, Trust and Fund accounting at StrategicNova Investment Funds. She began her career as an auditor at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen. She was recognized as a 2016 Champion of Change by Women in Capital Markets in Canada. Elise has 22 years of work experience, of which 19 years are in financial services. She graduated from the University du Québec à Montréal with a Bachelor of Commerce. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a CFA charterholder.
Marc Buonomo
Head of Asset Management Operations
Deutsche Asset Management
Katie Oliverio
Vice President Derivatives Regulation
Alliance Bernstein
Katherine Oliverio is a Vice President and Manager of the Derivatives Legal team, which is responsible for counterparty onboarding for AB derivatives users globally. Her role includes negotiating documentation regarding over-the-counter derivatives, cleared swaps, futures, listed options, prime brokerage, repurchase agreements, foreign exchange, mortgage-backed securities and securities lending. Oliverio also tracks global regulatory developments related to derivatives, and is a member of AB’s Counterparty Risk Committee, Clearing Oversight Committee, and a voting member of the ISDA Determinations Committee. Before joining the firm, she worked in the legal department of Barclays, where she was a member of the Prime Brokerage Contract Negotiation Specialist Group. Oliverio began her career in the Counterparty Risk Solutions department of S3 Partners. She holds a BBA in finance from Pace University. Location: New York
Dave Winter
Head of Investment Operations, Americas
Aberdeen Standard Investments
David Winter serves as the Head of Investment Operations - Americas for Aberdeen Standard Investments located in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2011, David worked for State Street IMS, where he was an Assistant Vice President serving as a business analyst as well as oversight of the portfolio accounting team as part of his 25-plus years of industry experience. David graduated with a BS from Widener University and an MBA from Villanova University.
Sonia Maloney
COO
Norrep Capital Management
Sonia Maloney is the Chief Operating Officer at NCM – Norrep Capital Management Ltd, an independent investment management firm, based in Calgary, Canada. In her role as COO, Sonia leads the operating side of the business incorporating operational risk management, finance, investment operations, technology, dealer & client services, and vendor relationship management. Sonia also serves on the firm’s executive team, responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategic plan as well as the day to day management of the business. Sonia has over 20 years of diverse, global experience in financial services and holds a Master of Applied Finance as well as a Bachelor of Business with an accounting major.
Deborah White
VP Asset Operations
Aegon
Tara Mccloskey
Head of Derivatives Middle Office
MetLife
Tara McCloskey is a Director and Head of the Derivatives Middle Office and Collateral Management, which is part of the Investments Department’s Global Operations Unit. Her organization is responsible for trade valuation, trade confirmation, collateral management and analytics for derivatives. Tara joined MetLife August 2015 and has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining MetLife, Tara held many roles in her 12 year tenure at JPMorgan including managing the Credit Portfolio middle office and eventually trading credit derivatives and leveraged loans for the Bank’s Credit Portfolio.. Tara graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Finance.
Yves Chauvin
Director, Investment Data Platform
AXA Investment Managers, Rosenberg Equities
Yves Chauvin is the Director of the Investment Data Platform at AXA-IM, Rosenberg Equity. He is responsible for data processing from supplier data to data integration and for the construction of data quality tools used in computer models for asset management. He started work in Machine Learning more than 20 years ago, when Machine Learning was seen as an alternative statistical tool to extract relevant knowledge from noisy data. One current topic of interest is how recent advances in Machine Learning may change or add constraints to data processing and knowledge management in the financial industry.
John Roach
Principal, Director of Operations
SouthernSun Asset Management
Jeffrey Leschen
Director of Operations
Bramshill Investments
Jeffrey is a Director, Investment Team Specialist & Portfolio Trader at Bramshill Investments. His primary focus is on trade desk analytics and operations and his responsibilities includ, maintaining portfolio positions, calculating portfolio performance and designing and maintaining proprietary order management and risk solutions across all investment strategies. Jeffrey also works with marketing teams directly to design custom portfolio analytics for current and perspective clients.
Richard Bezanson
Head of Operational Delivery
Aviva Investors
Rich Bezanson is the North American Head of Operational Delivery for Aviva Investors America. Rich has over 20 years of experience in the financial services business covering front, middle and back office operations. Rich’s considerable knowledge and expertise covers a wide range of areas including data governance, security valuation, and product launches. His recent focus has been optimizing operational interactions for clients across multiple platforms to deliver successful experiences. Prior to joining Aviva, Rich was Vice President at JPMorgan for US regulatory change and worked to develop a broad range of solutions to implement organizational and platform changes to comply with the ever changing regulatory landscape.
Evan Fire
CIOO & CISO
Pzena Investment Management
Pzena Investment Management; LLC (“PIM”) maintains extensive security for its IT environment. Evan Fire is ultimately responsible for ensuring that PIM maintains a technology environment that guards against cybersecurity threats and reports all material cybersecurity issues and requirements directly to the company’s Executive Committee. As the cybersecurity threat and technology environment evolves, PIM’s workforce must continue to adapt, design, develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve the necessary cybersecurity practices within IT infrastructure.
April Wilcox
Director, Investment Operations
CalSTRS

April Wilcox is the Director of Investment Operations for California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator-only pension fund in the world with an investment portfolio valued at $228 billion. Ms. Wilcox has over 15 years of professional front, middle, and back office experience in the investment industry. She joined CalSTRS in 2004 from California Housing Finance Agency. Prior to managing Investment Operations, Ms. Wilcox spent five years in Fixed Income, overseeing the Fixed Income opportunistic portfolio. Ms. Wilcox obtained a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Sacramento; awarded the Investment Foundations certificate by CFA Institute; and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation. 

Charles Dwyer
Former Director, Global Technology and Operations
Independent
Charlie is an experienced financial services executive having managed global operations and technology teams supporting Asset Management, Wealth Management and Asset Servicing Business. Formerly a Director of Deutsche Bank – Asset and Wealth Management Operations and Technology as head of US technology support. Charlie is a CFA and graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor of Business and from Pace University with an MBA
Russell Snow
Director Operations
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Mr. Snow is an executive manager with over eighteen years’ experience in all aspects of sales, trading and operations. He has extensive knowledge of financial products and the processes, controls and regulations that surround them with a concentration in derivatives and securities. His most recent focus has been global derivatives operations oversight at Aegon with responsibilities for Dodd-Frank and EMIR compliance. His prior roles were at Morgan Stanley as Vice President U.S. Credit Operations. Goldman Sachs VP & Bridgewater Head of Derivative & Securities Operations
Jenny Tsouvalis
Senior VP & Enterprise Head, Investment Reporting, Operations and Applications
OMERS

Jenny Tsouvalis is Senior Vice-President, Investment Operations and Applications for OMERS, one of Canada’s larger pension plans.  She manages OMERS investment operations, reporting and analytics and investment systems.

Michael Atkin
Strategic Advisor
EDM Council

Mike is a strategic advisor to the Enterprise Data Management Council - a business forum focused on data content management, best practices, ontology and standards in the financial industry.  He previously held the position of the Managing Director of the EDM Council from its formation until 2017.  Mike is recognized as an expert in content management, reference data strategy, governance, quality and content engineering and has been providing strategic advice to financial industry participants on the requirements associated with managing data as a business asset since 1985.  He served as a member of the SEC Market Data Advisory Committee, the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee, various ISO Working Groups and the Financial Stability Board’s Advisory Group for LEI.  He was a two-term Chair of the Data and Technology Subcommittee for the US Treasury’s Financial Research Advisory Committee.  For the past three years, Mike has been on the faculty of Columbia University teaching master’s degree candidates about the principles, practices and operational realities of data management.   

Jim Keogh
Head of Operations
Brigade Capital Management
Craig Peretz
COO, CFO & CCO
Sierra Global Management
Laurie Battaglia
CEO and Workplace Strategist
Aligned at Work®

Thought Leader, Author, Speaker, and Transformer of people, cultures and workplaces, Laurie is CEO and Workplace Strategist of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Laurie is the creator of the Aligned at Work® Model, which combines the Success Factors of Vocation, Relationships, Finances, Wellbeing, and Spirit into an integrated work/life model. Her book Aligned Workplaces: Integrating Life and Work is a practical guide for leaders and teams to reflect and learn together, using the Aligned at Work® Model.  Laurie’s 35+ year career as a corporate leader spanned the smallest to the largest of investment and banking companies, including Vanguard and Wells Fargo. She works with Senior Leaders to build engagement and inclusion into their cultures and practices and helps them build high performing teams. Laurie has an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Ron Quaranta
CEO
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Ron is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, with 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors. He currently serves as Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, an advocacy group with a mission to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of digital currency technology across financial markets. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Currency Labs, a financial technology and strategic advisory firm focused on bridging the gap between the emerging world of digital currencies and Wall Street. As a digital currency specialist, Ron will be hosting an interactive workshop where he will be showcasing the future of digital currencies in FX markets, and how you can incorporate this new phenomenon into your portfolio. This session is limited to a maximum of 20 participants so ensure you sign up now to ensure you do not miss out.

Andy Burgin
MD, Client Account Director
Accenture
Marc Mallett
Vice President, Product Management
Northern Trust
Marc Mallett is the Vice President of Product Management at SimCorp North America. Marc has 20+ years of experience in the financial markets and has worked directly with asset servicers, asset managers, investment technology providers and professional services firms. He has held key roles at Northern Trust, Fidelity Investments, Navigant Consulting and Citisoft.
Jason Nabi
Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation
HSBC Securities Services
Herve de Laforcade
Head of Marketing
Calypso
David Nable
Managing Director and the Head of Commercial Strategy
Arcesium

David Nable is a Managing Director and the Head of Commercial Strategy for Arcesium. In this role, David is responsible for new business initiatives, marketing, analyst and consultant relations, external communications, product definition, and client relationship management. Prior to joining Arcesium, David was the Head of U.S. Sales and a member of the global operating committee for Credit Suisse Prime Fund Services, a fund services business that was acquired by BNP Paribas. Earlier, David spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in sales and client management roles across both the Prime Brokerage and Fund Administration businesses. David earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a CFA Charterholder.

Paul Chung
Vice President, Client Services
Electra

Paul Chung joined Electra in 2016.  He brings more than 19 years of industry experience, working in a variety of capacities across sales, consulting and relationship management with a concentration in the middle and back office reconciliation. His current responsibility is delivering reconciliation solutions and client services to asset managers and hedge funds and to help them strategize how the solutions can best be used in their businesses. Mr. Chung is a graduate of Western University (London ON) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government.

Russell Feldman
Head of Sales
CBXmarket
Paul Migliore
CEO
Citisoft
Paul has over 28 years’ experience providing asset management strategic, systems, and operations services to the world’s leading investment management companies. Prior to joining Citisoft, he was the lead partner with PwC Consulting (IBM Global Business Services) and was responsible for its US Investment Management practice. Paul has extensive business and systems expertise in all areas of asset management operations and still participates in many of Citisoft’s strategic engagements as a subject matter expert and client relationship partner. He is actively involved in industry conferences and is called upon as a thought leader to provide general trends and perspectives on the current state of the investment management industry.
David Bates
Managing Partner
Citisoft
David Bates is Managing Partner of Citisoft's North America business and part of the executive management team responsible for Citisoft’s operations. With over 19 years’ experience servicing the asset management industry, he has a long track record of developing operational and technology strategies and leading complex transformation initiatives. David has experience working with investment firms, asset owners, hedge funds, and insurance firms with a focus on aligning technical and operating capabilities to business objectives. He began his consulting career in the US Investment Management Practice at PwC.
Liz Blake
Global Head of Managed Services
Eagle Investment Systems
Liz Blake has over 20 years of diverse experience in the investment management industry. In her current role as Head of Eagle Managed Services, Liz has responsibility for growing and managing the Global Managed Services business line, including operations, technology, client relationship and the strategic direction of the group. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Liz was Managing Director, Head of Operations, Alternative Investments at Manulife Asset Management, where she was responsible for the development and management of the global operations for a business providing investment products in alternative asset classes of Real Estate, Commercial Mortgages and Private Placements. Prior, she was Managing Director of Investment Operations for the United States, Manulife Asset Management.
Sean Lynch
Global Head of Derivatives Middle Office
J.P Morgan Asset Management

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