March 05 - 07, 2019
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, FL
Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
Chief Market Strategist, Managing Partner, Former Global Head of Currency Strategy
Bannockburn Global Forex, Brown Brothers Harriman
Vice President, Global Product & Clearing Services
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.
President of Asset Management Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
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.
Director - Data Management Operations
Global Application Services Technology Officer
Senior Complex Securities Specialist
Franklin Templeton Investments
Vice President, Global Investment Services
Manulife Asset Management
Vice President Derivatives Regulation
Head of Investment Operations, Americas
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Director, Public Markets Business Management
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Sonia Maloney is Director, Public Markets Business Management in the Capital Markets & Factor Investing department at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, based in Toronto, Canada. With over 20 years of global experience in financial services, Sonia has an extensive background in leading investment operations, business transformation, technology, operational risk management, vendor management and dealer & client services. Sonia holds a Master of Applied Finance as well as a Bachelor of Business.
Head of Derivatives Middle Office
Director, Investment Data Platform
AXA Investment Managers, Rosenberg Equities
Director of Operations
Head of Operational Delivery
CIO, CIOO & CISO
Pzena Investment Management
Director, Investment Operations
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.
Former Director, Global Technology and Operations
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Senior VP & Enterprise Head, Investment Reporting, Operations and Applications
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Strategy for Asset Servicing, Americas
Marc Mallett is the Director of Strategy for Asset Servicing, Americas at Northern Trust. Marc has more than 20 years of experience in financial services consulting, technology and operations. He has held key roles at Fidelity Investments, Citisoft and most recently SimCorp, where he led Sales and Product Management for North America. Marc earned his BS in Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s College.
Managing Director and the Head of Commercial Strategy
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.
Vice President, Client Services
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.
Global Head of Managed Services
Eagle Investment Systems
Director – Capital Markets and Securitization
Stephanie Milner is Fannie Mae's Director – Capital Markets, reporting to the Senior Vice President – Capital Markets. Stephanie joined Fannie Mae in 2006 and since 2014, she has served as Fannie Mae’s lead for Market Outreach and Single Security Industry Readiness. Prior to her current role in Single Security, Stephanie spent 8 years at Fannie Mae managing the issuance and product development of mortgage-backed structured transactions – including Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), Stripped Mortgage-Backed Securities, and Mega Pools. Before joining Fannie Mae, Stephanie practiced law in the areas of Affordable Housing and Structured Finance. She has a BS in Finance from Florida State University and a JD from the Emory University School of Law.
Director, Project Outreach and Communications – Securitization
Jamie Miller is a Senior Director in the Securitization department of Freddie Mac’s Investments & Capital Markets Division. Jamie is responsible for Freddie Mac’s outreach and marketing for the Single Security Initiative, including working with critical infrastructure providers and vendors, dealer and investor communications, Freddie Mac’s Single Security and CSP web content and the Single Security and CSP Industry Advisory Group. Jamie supports management of Freddie Mac’s joint venture with Fannie Mae, Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), and serves on several of the governing committees at CSS. Jamie has held positions in Securities Marketing, Operations, Vendor Management, Capital Markets and new product development in her tenure at Freddie Mac. Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Jamie worked in consulting. She holds a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary.
President of the Consulting Division
John Clark has more than 30 years of experience in the investment management industry. At Cutter Associates, John serves as President of the Consulting division. John actively participates in consulting projects, as a trusted client advisor for high-level planning and strategy, including setting priorities and managing capital investments. John also provides expert oversight and guidance on more complex strategy engagements. John’s experience covers all aspects of investment management. John is well known in the industry and is sought out to speak at industry conferences and events. He has also been quoted in many industry periodicals. Prior to joining Cutter Associates, John held senior roles as President and COO for several software companies, including DST Belvedere, Longview Group, SunGard. John holds a B.A. from Tufts University.
Director, Business Development for GlobeTax - Custodial Banking and Corporate Trust Subject Matter Expert
Thomas Grande is a member of GlobeTax’s Sales and Marketing team focusing on the promotion of the company’s withholding tax relief services to financial intermediaries and asset servicing firms in the U.S. Tom has over 25 years of experience within the asset servicing industry, specializing in custodial banking and developing outsourcing technology and operational service models for clients. Before joining GlobeTax, he headed up his own firm, Grande & Kerpen Advisory Consultants, LLC, and served as a business development subject matter expert at Navigant Consulting. Prior to that, Tom held executive positions at both JP Morgan and BNY Mellon, where he successfully led and managed large scale operational outsourcing initiatives.
Chief Development Officer
As Chief Development Officer for SS&C’s Institutional and Investment Management division, Dominic provides the strategic and operational direction for I&IM’s Technology and Software Development functions. Dominic ensures that I&IM’s system architecture leverages the best modern technologies to ensure that the business delivers scalable, reliable, secure cloud-enabled solutions to our customers.
EVP, Head of Business and Solutions Strategy Institutional and Wholesale
Tony Warren serves as executive vice president and head of business and solutions strategy for the Institutional and Wholesale business at FIS. In this role, Tony is responsible for formulating the business’s global vision and organic growth strategy across the asset management, fund administration, brokerage, insurance, and global trading markets. Leading a team of analysts and strategists, Tony has authored numerous white papers, articles and blogs and is a frequent speaker with expertise on the complex market dynamics, industry trends, and emerging technologies that drive innovation and shape the future of the fintech industry. With a strong background in fund administration and asset servicing operations in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, Tony has over 25 years of industry experience. Before joining FIS, he held leadership positions at a number of London-based asset management firms.
Chief Client Officer
Harry Chopra is the Chief Client Officer of AxiomSL. He joined the company in 2017 and is based in New York City. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in global sales and financial services, Harry is responsible for overseeing AxiomSL’s global business development efforts, implement go-to-market strategies and build worldwide client-driven growth. Prior to joining AxiomSL, Harry was the Chief Commercial Officer for Credit Benchmark, where he developed the concept of consensus credit estimates by working with the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer community across national, regional and global banks. Before that, Harry led the global sales and client services function for S&P Capital IQ. Besides these roles, he also served as the head of International Retail and head of Institutional Marketing at Citigroup Asset Management. Harry received his Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Delhi, and he holds an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from The University of Michigan.