InvestOps USA 2018

March 26-March 27, 2018

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay


Our Speakers

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2018 Speakers

Kevin Geraghty
Senior Vice Presisent Invesment Operations
Pinebridge Global Investors
Evan Fire
Evan Fire
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.
Jeff Leschen
Jeff Leschen
Association Invesmnet Operations Direction
Bramshill Invesment Management
Miquel  Noguer Alonso
Miquel Noguer Alonso
Executive Director Investment Management
UBS Asset Management
Vince  Pasqualicchio
Vince Pasqualicchio
COO - Investments
American Family Insurance
Tara Mccloskey
Head of Derivatives Middle Office
Carol  Kuha
Carol Kuha
RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.
David Benevides
David Benevides
Director Investment Operations
Manulife Asset Management
David is the Investment on the Operations Lead on Global Optimization project at Manulife Asset Management. He has recently and successfully Implemented Global platforms and processes to support: Centralized Trade confirmation matching and settlement notification, Voluntary Corporate Action event lifecycle management, Fail Trade Settlement monitoring, operational FX for passive trading, and support Strategic Alpha generating model. David will be sharing key tips on how to optimize the operational support process, through technology and process enhancements, on a global scale on the global operating panel at the end of Day 1.
Stephen Gouthro
Stephen Gouthro
Head of Investment Operations
Putnam Investments
Ky Dong
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

Eric Kiran Boulsani
Global Product and Clearing Vice President
Mark Whitcroft
Mark Whitcroft
Founding Partner
Illuminate Financial Management
Jay Boyd
Jay Boyd
Global Application Services Technology Officer

Jay is a seasoned technology executive, and is currently building out and leading Invesco's new Global Application Services group. He is responsible for the future state, architecture, and delivery of Business Intelligence, Data Transformation & Transport Services, Client Reporting, and Data Architecture & Governance. In addition, Jay is also the program director for a $100M+ transformation program of the middle office. In his previous role at Invesco, he led the Global Fixed Income Technology team through such activities as the completion of over 300 projects, a move from local-centric teams to global-centric teams, the integration of several acquisitions, and the implementation of an on-shore/off-shore model. Jay keeps a strong focus on continuous improvement in all he does to gain flexibility and increase effectiveness in an ever changing environment.

Cinda  Whitten
Cinda Whitten
Managing Director, Global Operations
Principal Global Investors
Charles  Dwyer
Charles Dwyer
Former Director, Global Technology and Operations
Deutsche Bank Asset Management
Eric  McCalley
Eric McCalley
Head of Investment Operations
Insight Investments
Cynthia  Meyn
Cynthia Meyn
Executive Vice President, Operations
Cynthia Meyn is currently Executive Vice President and co-head of Investment Operations at PIMCO. Cynthia joined PIMCO in 2008. At PIMCO, Cynthia co-leads PIMCO’s U.S. operations team and has responsibility for PIMCO’s post-trade operations globally across all asset classes and channels. Cynthia also leads many of PIMCO’s strategic growth and automation projects, and oversees the operational aspects of broker and custodial relationships. Cynthia serves on several financial service industry initiatives on behalf of PIMCO and its clients. Cynthia has 31 years of investment operations, technology and risk management experience. Given her industry connections and reputation, Cynthia serves as a leader within several financial services industry forums focused on systemic risk reduction through operational excellence. Currently, she serves as a member of the CUSIP Board of Trustees, the Operations and Technology Steering Committee within SIFMA, is the Vice Chairman of the Asset Manager Group Operations Forum within SIFMA, and serves on the Securities Operations Advisory Committee of the Investment Company Institute (ICI). In 2017, she completed a five year term serving on the Board of Directors of the DTCC, and a six year term serving on the Board of Managers of Omgeo. In 2014, Cynthia won the FTF News Innovation and Technology Award for Operations Business Person of the Year for her contributions to systemic risk reduction through global reconciliation improvements. In 2014, Cynthia was published as co-author of two Harvard Business School case studies that examined crowd-sourced technological innovation and the subsequent intellectual property rights within Netflix. In December, 2015, Cynthia was nominated by CLS Bank for the 2016 Women’s Bond Club annual Merit Award, again for global contributions to reductions in systemic risk within financial services operations. Cynthia currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Prior to PIMCO, from 2006 – 2008, Cynthia served as Managing Director of North American Operations for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. From 2000 – 2006, Cynthia served as global co-director of Fixed Income and Derivatives Technology at AllianceBernstein. Before this, Cynthia held leadership roles as Managing Director of Global Fixed Income Technology at Cantor Fitzgerald; Chief Technology Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Mizuho Capital Markets; and Vice President of Derivatives Technology at Lehman Brothers. Cynthia started her career at Morgan Stanley in 1985 within both the Technology and Controllers & Accounting departments supporting the derivatives product business. Cynthia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, and her Masters in Business Administration at Duke University Fuqua School of Business. She also serves as Chairperson of the Backgammon Committee and on the Members Nominating Committee of the University Club of New York City, and is a member of the steering committee of the Smith College Women’s Business Network. Cynthia has three children and currently lives in New York City.
Katie  Oliverio
Katie Oliverio
Vice President Derivatives Regulation
Alliance Bernstein
Noel  Fernandez
Noel Fernandez
Vice President Derivatives
Wellington Management
Christoph  Kuhene
Christoph Kuhene
Investment operations Director
Lord, Abbott & Co.
Michael Denorscia
Head of Operations
Nisa Investment Advisors
Cynthia  Seebach
Cynthia Seebach
Managing Director
TD Asset Management
Ed  Selker
Ed Selker
Director - Data Management Operations
Federated Investors
Matt Sweeney
Director of Investment Operations
MFS Investment Management
Cihan  Kasilkara
Cihan Kasilkara
Global Trade Services Vice President
Franklin Templeton Investments
Elliot Noma
Elliot Noma
Managing Director
Garrett Asset Management
Dr. Noma is the founder of Garrett Asset Management, a systematic trading firm that uses technical systems to invest in futures, ETFs, and currencies. His ETF strategies utilize the structural characteristics of the underlying instruments. He is also involved in research on applied decision-making and the application of technology to solve real world problems. Prior to founding Garrett Asset Management, Dr. Noma was a portfolio manager running a fund of hedge funds and was the Chief Risk Officer at Asset Alliance, a seeder of hedge funds. In 2013 Dr. Noma was awarded a patent on a new type of leveraged ETF, and will be sharing his significant expertise on how ETF’s can be leveraged to increase alpha returns.
Anita Karier
Investment Operations Director
Jim Kearney
Jim Kearney
Head of Global Investment Operations
Marc Mallett
Marc Mallett
Vice President
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.
J. Bradley Bennett
J. Bradley Bennett
Former Enforcement Chief
Verner  Wetsch
Verner Wetsch
Aegon USA Investment Management
Gabriel  Schofield
Gabriel Schofield
Head of Investment Operations
Charles Schawb Investment Management
Russell  Snow
Russell Snow
Director Operations
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Eric Bolisay
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.

Sonia Maloney
Sonia Maloney
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.
Uday Kiran Boulusani
Global Product and Clearing Vice President
Tom Phipps
Tom Phipps
Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy
Cutter Associates
Tom Phipps has more than 25 years of experience in the investment management industry, with a background in the automation of the investment process including portfolio management, risk analytics, trading, compliance, performance, and technology integration. Tom heads up the Operational Strategies practice at Cutter Associates and provides strategic advice services to our asset management clients and delivers leading industry perspectives at client events and conferences. His consulting experience includes strategic advisory engagements for some of the world’s most prominent investment management firms. Tom gained his expertise in technology and operations at software vendors and asset management firms, where he held leadership roles in technology management. Tom holds a B.S. in Operations Management and an M.I.S. from Florida State University.
Alexandra  Lajoux
Alexandra Lajoux
Chief Knowledge Officer
National Association of Corporate Directors - Emeritus
Jeff Zoller
Jeff Zoller
Independent Expert, Former Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance
T. Rowe Price
Jon Ambos
Jon Ambos
Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor

Jon has spent the past twenty years as a results-oriented senior operational leader with extensive technology experience on the buy-side dealing with both institutional asset managers and hedge funds. He’s been a change agent with a demonstrated ability to analyze issues, conceptualize and implement STP (straight through processing) solutions, balancing competing agendas while driving process improvements enabling growth, client satisfaction, and development of staff while achieving cost savings. Recently, Jon was an Advisor in PwC’s Asset Management Practice where he was responsible for delivering global projects to Asset Managers and Hedge Funds. Prior to that Jon was a Global Product Manager in Citi’s Investment Administration Services, focusing on the middle and back office outsourcing business. Jon rejoined Citi from Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), where he was Head of Operations, Americas. Prior to CSAM, Jon’s position was Head of Transaction Processing at Deutsche Asset Management, where he led the off shoring of core operations to Bangalore, India. In addition, he led the development of the oversight model, creating benchmarks, KPI’s, and metrics that are still in use today to manage service levels.

John  McPartland
John McPartland
Senior Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank
Sol Steinberg
Sol Steinberg
Founding Principal
The OTC Partners
Laurie  D Battaglia
Laurie D Battaglia
MS-OD, PCC, CEO & Workplace Strategist
Aligned at Work
Jeremy Hurwitz
Jeremy Hurwitz
Managing Director
Jeremy Hurwitz is a Managing Director at Accenture and previously InvestTech Systems Consulting's CEO and Founder. Jeremy has over 25 years of experience in asset management and investment technology working with institutional investment organizations. He has extensive knowledge across a wide range of investment business models, technology platforms and architecture services. In the past 15 years, Jeremy has become a thought leader in Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and has led many global strategic EDM transformation programs, including the implementation and optimization of the leading EDM vendors’ platforms and services.
Eric Bernstein
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.