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Finance and Faith Forum

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Please join The King's College Meraki Honors Program in Finance, Christian Union, and Gordon College on Thursday evening, October 24 for a panel discussion about faith and finance.

What does it mean to be a Christian in the financial services industry? Are there unique challenges? What opportunities exist within the industry to glorify God? Our panel of distinguished speakers will share and discuss their views on these topics, among others.


Panelists

Scott Amyx, Chair and Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures
Torry Berntsen, CEO of Standard Chartered in the Americas
Catherine Flax
, Managing Director at CRA, Inc.
Michael Luciano, Managing Director and COO of DWS Alternatives
Kim Mustin, Managing Director at AllianceBernstein


Moderator

Alexander Lowry, Professor in the Practice of Finance at Gordon College




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6:30 PM - Cocktail Reception Begins, 1st Floor Lobby
7:30 PM - Discussion Panel Begins, 5th Floor City Room
8:30 PM - Cocktail Reception Resumes, 1st Floor Lobby


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MEET THE PANEL


Scott Amyx, Chair and Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures

Scott Amyx is the Chair and Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, Forbes New York Business Council Member, Singularity University / Smart City Accelerator mentor and startup board member and SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) judge. Scott is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, a disruptive innovation awards program of Tribeca Film Festival. Scott is a national Sloan Fellow / Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He has spoken at TEDx on exponential technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution and Success. Scott is a global thought leader on breakthrough innovation, voted top global innovation keynote speaker, and author on smart cities, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and winner of the Cloud and DevOps World Award for Most Innovative and was voted Top Global Exponential Technologies Expert by Inc. Magazine, HP Enterprise, and Postscapes, and Top 10 Global Innovation Keynote Speaker by Speaking.com. Scott has been nominated to the World Economic Forum as a committee member for the Future of the Internet. The Republic of Korea nominated Scott to present at the ITU Telecom World, United Nations. Sovereignties, governments, multinationals, and international consulting & research firms look to Scott for unrivaled insights and pulse on the changing landscape.



Torry Berntsen, CEO at Standard Chartered in the Americas

Torry Berntsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered (“SC”, “the Bank”) in the Americas. He also holds the role of Regional Head, Corporate and Institutional Banking, Americas. Torry is based in New York City and is responsible for all of the Bank’s businesses in both North America and Latin America.

Before joining SC in October 2016, Torry was President and a Director of Independent Bank Group (“IBG”), where he was involved in all aspects of the Company’s operations, including spearheading its investor relations efforts as well as managing all of its financial institutions relationships and partnerships. Prior to IBG, he spent 25 years in various senior management roles at The Bank of New York Mellon ("BNY Mellon"). His last position in BNY Mellon was Senior Executive Vice President, Sector Head, Global Client Management where he was responsible for leading the relationship efforts with financial institutions, corporate, government, not-for-profit and real estate clients worldwide. At BNY Mellon, he was a member of the Firm's Executive and Asset/Liability Committees. Previous to BNY Mellon, he spent four years at JP Morgan.

Torry served from 2009 to late 2016 as Vice Chairman of Virtu Management, LLC, a private family management company located in New York City, and was a Board member of some of its various entities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of British American Business. Additionally, Torry is a member of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Institute of International Bankers’ Executive Committee. Torry is also an Advisory Board member of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance. Torry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from New York University.


Catherine Flax, Managing Director at CRA, Inc.

Catherine is a Managing Director at CRA, Inc., focusing on providing leadership coaching to executives in Financial Services, Fintech, Commodities, Professional Services and the Non-Profit sectors. She brings decades of expertise in business and strategic growth, innovation, talent development, regulatory affairs, diversity and inclusion, and more. Prior to this, Catherine was the CEO of Pefin, the world’s first AI financial advisor, and before Pefin, she was the Managing Director and Head of Commodity Derivatives, Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets Sales and Trading for the Americas at BNP Paribas, and as Chief Marketing Officer of J.P. Morgan, as well as many other roles. Catherine has been a leader in Financial Services, serving on the boards of many organizations. She currently is on the Advisory Board of Jai Kisan (India), Darisami (Mauritius), Parameter Insights (Canada), and the Living Centerline Institute (US). She was formerly on the board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and Digital Asset Holdings, a market leading blockchain company. She also advised Pefin for two years in matters of Marketing, Regulation, Business
Development and International Growth prior to becoming CEO.

Catherine has won numerous accolades, including ‘Most Influential Woman in European Investment Banking’ in 2012 and being one of the ‘100 Most Influential Women in European Financial Markets’ in 2010 and 2011. A long-time champion of diversity, she has also served on the J.P. Morgan Investment Banking Inclusive Leadership Council as well as on the J.P. Morgan Chase Diversity Council. Service to the community has always been a priority for Catherine, and she has worked with a number of significant non-profit organizations, and is currently on the board of Cristo Rey Brooklyn, a college preparatory high school serving the population of New York City with extremely limited economic means. She is on the Wall Street Advisory council for the Texas A&M business school. Her contributions led her to being inducted into the Academy of Women Leaders by the YWCA. Catherine has bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in Economics from Brown University. She lives in New York with her husband and has three sons
and one beautiful granddaughter!


Michael Luciano, Managing Director and COO at DWS Alternatives

Michael Luciano lives in Garden City, Long Island with his beautiful wife Connie and their four equally beautiful daughters. He has been with Deutsche Bank for 19 years and is the Chief Operating Officer of the Alternatives business within DWS Asset Management. Nine years ago, God called Michael to minister to the lost men and women of Rikers Island as part of the Reach Out and Touch Prison Ministry, an organization dedicated to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ behind prison walls. He is passionate about the plight of the incarcerated and restoring them to right relationship with their Savior and Society. He is also on the board of Exodus Transitional Community, which provides supportive services to the formerly incarcerated. Michael was ordained as a minister with the Assemblies of God in May 2016.


Kim Mustin, Managing Director at AllianceBernstein

Kim Mustin is a Managing Director at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, a passionate thought leader on retirement security, advocate for financial literacy, avid supporter of at-risk youth, entrepreneurial investor, philanthropist, mom and wife of a Navy Admiral who has dedicated her passions and expertise to helping like-minded individuals manage and grow their wealth.

Kim focuses on holistic planning, working closely with clients to identify investments that match their beliefs and goals. Her expertise in serving complex clients coupled with her desire to enable clients to feel secure in their wealth benefits high-net-worth individuals and families over multi-generations.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, she held progressively senior roles as the Global Head of Distribution for BNY Mellon and Global Head of Strategic Accounts at OppenheimerFunds providing bespoke investment solutions to large complex institutions globally. Prior to her global roles, Kim was the Co-Head of Distribution for Legg Mason and the Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Deutsche Bank working with large asset owners across endowments and foundations, pensions, private banks and wealth advisors. She began her career at the Treasury Department where she developed her passion for retirement planning and security.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in accounting and finance from the University of West Florida. Kim is also a proud board member of Sheltering Arms NY, and serves as the head of the Development Committee. Sheltering Arms’ unwavering commitment since 1831 has been to strengthen the education, wellbeing, and development of vulnerable children, youth and families across the New York metro area. The organization’s mission is enabled with a broad but focused portfolio across education, mental health, early intervention, juvenile justice and foster care.



Alexander Lowry, Professor in the Practice of Finance at Gordon College

Alexander Lowry brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic world, having spent 15 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance.

Alexander joined Gordon from J.P. Morgan Chase. In four and a half years at the bank, he served in senior roles ranging from deputy to the chief operating officer of the U.S. Private Bank to his recent role helping lead the firm’s private foundation. Supporting the deputy director, Alexander led a wide range of management and administrative functions to help direct the firm's global philanthropic investments, giving and investing $240 million annually across 40 countries.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Alexander spent a dozen years with PA Consulting Group, Europe’s leading management consultancy. As a management consultant, Alexander specialized in leading major change and business transformation programs in blue chip organizations. After working in the London headquarters for seven years, Alexander was moved to New York and became co-head of the Americas Project Management Centre of Excellence. While at PA Consulting, Alexander served on the firm’s pension board. He guided the Investment Committee to manage the $750 million portfolio, including evaluating, selecting, and monitoring investment managers.

In addition to his leadership and teaching responsibilities at Gordon, Alexander serves as an Advisor and Board of Directors Member for fintech and financial services companies. He's also a frequent speaker at gatherings of business leaders, corporate events, and academic conferences. His views are often cited in the media, including in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Economist, Forbes, Reuters, radio, and the major television networks.




CONTACT

Please contact events@tkc.edu or 212-659-7200 with questions or comments.


This event is sponsored by The King's College Meraki Honors Program in Finance, Gordon College, and Christian Union.



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