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
Norrep Capital Management
Head of Derivatives Middle Office
Director, Investment Data Platform
AXA Investment Managers, Rosenberg Equities
Director of Operations
Head of Operational Delivery
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.
Vice President, Product Management
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