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The InvestOps Summit 2017 (WBR)
Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 8:00 AM – Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT
The Only Gathering of the Most Influential Buy Side Heads of Investment Operations
Are you eager to benchmark your pre and post trade operations with those best-in-class?
If so, secure your place at Invest Ops. Only here will you rub shoulders with 100+ heads of investment operations from leading buy side institutions. All sharing their first-hand experiences on the do’s and don’ts to successfully enhance your front-to-back investment operations.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to benchmark your people, processes and technology with those leading the way.
FROM THE EDITOR
The InvestOps – Revolutionizing cross-asset front-to-back investment operations
Your role as an operations leader is becoming ever more challenging as you grapple with ongoing regulatory reforms, and mounting pressure to support a global and expanding business. Streamlining complex processes that support the backbone of the business has never been more critical. In the midst of this ongoing pressure, improving data integrity, eliminating manual processes and adopting innovative ways to revolutionize operations are just some areas of performance separating those that survive from those that thrive in the current investment landscape.
As the only conference designed by the buy side for the buy side, InvestOps provides an invaluable opportunity to benchmark your pre and post trade operations with those leading the way and revolutionize your front to back
cross asset operations.
Why you cannot afford to miss InvestOps:
Access to buy-side driven content in 3 interactive streams across 2 days designed to help you dramatically improve the efficiency of your operations to add value to the bottom line in current tough market conditions.
A world class speaker faculty with the most speakers from the largest buy side firms in the US- giving you the best possible learning and benchmarking opportunity from the leading pioneers in the industry, including head of investment operations from Blackrock, Vanguard, State Street Global Advisors, BNY Mellon Investment Management, Capital Group and many more sharing their insights on how to revolutionize your operations
- An agenda built on buy side to buy side interactivity with exclusive buy side only sessions, giving you the perfect opportunity to source proven solutions to tackle common challenges head on in roundtables, workshops boardrooms and interactive case study sessions.
In this complex landscape, collaboration is key, and with 200+ operations leaders from the full value chain – key regulators, buy side, sell side, market infrastructure and technology partners - all exclusively under one roof, you will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with those shaping the future of the operations landscape. If you are serious about revolutionizing your investment operations to add real value to the bottom line, mark March 21st 22nd 2017 in your calendar to join us at InvestOps.
I look forward to welcoming you in sunny Tampa!
******** 2017 Speakers ********
Director, Investment Operations Group
Louis J. Rosato, III, Director, is a member of BlackRock's Investment Operations Group. He is responsible for Trading Operations in the Americas and has oversight responsibility across the Confirmation and Settlements functions for all global products including Cash Securities and Derivatives, and is a member of the firms Fixed Income, Equity and Liquidity Trading Oversight Committees.
MD, Collateral management
Scott is responsible for overseeing the Collateral Management business for Wilmington Trust. In this role he oversees the product serviced out of our Institutional custody offices in Wilmington, DE and Buffalo, NY. Scott is responsible for all administrative aspects as well as growth and product development. Scott joined Wilmington Trust in 2016 with over three decades of experience in the financial services industry. Scott has been in the Collateral Management capacity for 18 years in a variety of roles responsible for Collateral Operations, Middle Office, and Product Management. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Scott worked at Perficient as Director of their Collateral Management consulting practice. Prior to that Scott was at The Bank of New York Mellon for 9 years as a Product Manager developing and managing Collateral Management and Derivatives related service offerings.
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.
Managing Director, Investment Operations
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
James is responsible for North America Client Service, Portfolio Services, Transfer Agency Oversight; Global Change the Bank and Global Vendor Management. He has recently and successfully lead the implementation of Money Market Reform as well as preparations for Mifid II. Having previously headed up Vendor Management for Morgan Stanley Operations (Sell side, Wealth Management and Investment Management), he is perfectly placed to share expertise on the Day 1 panel: Re-thinking Vendor Management
Director of Investment Operations
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) provides retirement benefits to California’s public school educators. It is the largest education-only pension fund in the world, and second largest pension fund in the U.S. Investment Operations has a team of 18. Their primary function is to provide middle office support for internal and external portfolio activities by performing pre-settlement and post trade portfolio controls, including trade confirmations, collateral management, portfolio reconciliations, corporate action processing, data integrity and cash management. Additionally, Investment Operations manages the global master custodian relationship as well as a number of data providers and servicers.
They have recently enhanced our pricing oversight process, segregating controls within Investment Operations for both internally and externally managed portfolios. They have outlined controls around pricing vendor selection and hierarchy, price challenges, pricing validation, worthless securities, and private asset pricing.
Manager FIX Trading and Connectivity
American Century Investments
Scott Atwell is the Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity for American Century Investments, a leading investment manager committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since 1958. Mr. Atwell developed American Century’s FIX system providing FIX connectivity to virtually all of the brokers used for their equity trading worldwide. He currently serves as a Director for the FIX Trading Community organization, the non-profit organization which manages the FIX Protocol. He has served as Co-chairperson of the Global Steering Committee for FIX Trading Community from 2004 through 2011, has served as Co-chairperson of the FIX Global Technical Committee from 1997 through 2005 and actively participates in several other FIX committees and working groups.
Head of Investment Operations
Steve is an investment operations executive with a proven track record leading strategic initiatives, and service teams in both operations and technology. My experience covers all asset classes in support of portfolio management, investment research, product & marketing and client services for mutual funds, institutional investors and hedge funds. Focus areas include strategic planning, transition management, relationship management, investment operations, data management, portfolio and competitor analysis, market data, sales & client reporting, new product implementation and product information management. As, head of investment operations, he is responsible for product information management, performance, analytics & attribution, investment & market data, vendor management & contract negotiation, sales support, client reporting and various strategic initiatives.
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
Lisa is an analyst at Capital Group with network management responsibilities. She has 22 years of industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 16 years. Earlier in her career at Capital, she was a senior analyst in portfolio control and worked in global securities administration. Prior to joining Capital, she worked for Summit Advisors, a subsidiary of Wilshire Associates.
Director, Fixed Income Derivatives
Lisa A. Cavallari, CAIA, FRM is a director of fixed income derivatives and commodities for Russell Investments. Prior to Russell, Lisa spent over six years as a portfolio manager and trader on the structured products desk at Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock). Prior roles involved managing derivative overlays for large pension plans, creating a hedge fund at ZGI Group and a year as a researcher at Ibbotson Associates. She holds Series 24, 7 and 63 licenses and is both a CAIA and FRM charter holder.
VP, Trade Operations
BNY Mellon Asset Management
Christopher Ramirez is a Vice President in Trade Operations for BNY Mellon Asset Management Operations LLC. He has 10 years of operations experience in the Asset Management industry covering all asset classes, with a concentration in Fixed Income. BNY Mellon Asset Management Operations LLC supports multiple investment subsidiaries at BNY Mellon. In his role he has responsibility over day to day post-trade middle and back office support functions and serves as subject matter expert for many business initiatives. Prior to joining BNY Mellon Asset Management, Chris worked for Standish Mellon Asset Management where he was the Middle Office and Trade Settlements Manager.
Senior VP, Fixed Income
James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AllianceBernstein’s Fixed Income group. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Wallin was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Evergreen Asset Management Corp. as Senior Counsel and Yamaichi Capital Management Inc., where he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Wallin also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz. He also had been with Alliance Capital previously, from 1982 to 1986. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
Vice President, Global Trade Services
Cihan Kasikara based in Short Hills New Jersey serves as the Vice President of Global Trade Services for Franklin Templeton Services, LLC. His main responsibility is to supply Middle Office Support and Client Services, Trade Operations and Settlements, and Derivatives Operations to Franklin Templeton Investments and its clients. He oversees the Global Trade Services teams in 16 different global locations where the teams’ responsibilities include all aspects of the investment and trade operations support and client service to Franklin Templeton Investments including fund and adviser level reporting, trade operations & settlements, trade break resolutions, custodian bank and prime broker account and relationship management, collateral management, and also maintain relationships with the traders, sector analysts, portfolio managers and internal FTS clients.
Senior VP and COO
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.
Partner, Director Investment Operations
Christoph Kuehne is responsible for the operational infrastructure that supports the administration and accounting of the firm’s institutional and sponsor-driven, separately managed accounts and trading support for all of Lord Abbett’s portfolio management trading activities. In addition, Mr. Kuehne heads up the operational support for the firm’s data initiatives.
Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
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.
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.
Director of Operations
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.
Global Head of Data Service Operations, Head of Operations – Americas
Deutsche Asset Management
Norrep Capital Management
Sonia leads Norrep’s Operations division. Previously, Sonia was Director of Operations at Mawer Investment Management Ltd., where she was focused on developing operational excellence across the firm as well as building high performance teams, process and infrastructure in the areas of compliance, trading, technology and investment operations. Sonia also served on Mawer’s Management Committee. Sonia has worked in financial services and investment management industries since 1991 gaining a broad range of experience through increasing more senior roles.
Global Head of Reference Data Operations
Tom is global head of Reference Data Operations and the Salt Lake City head of Operations Data Quality Management. He serves as co-chair of the Pricing Consistency Governance Group and as a member of the firm’s Federal Reporting Oversight Committee, the Private Wealth Management Valuation Committee, the Operations Data Digitization Council and Financial Reform Steering Group. Tom is co-sponsor of the Salt Lake City Veterans Network and a member of the Salt Lake City/Irving Operations Regional People Development Committee. Previously, Tom was based in Hong Kong, where he was head of Asia Regulatory and Tax Operations from 2009 to 2011. He had regional oversight for the Asia Operations Risk Management, Asia Operations Project Services and Asia Operations Technology Strategy groups. In 2008, Tom was head of Private Wealth Management International Operations. Prior to holding these responsibilities, he managed various Private Wealth Management Operations functions while based in Salt Lake City from 2002 to 2007. Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 within Investment Management Operations in New York and was named managing director in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Tom was a vice president in the Worldwide Securities Services division at Citibank. Tom serves on the Board of Directors of the Enterprise Data Management Council and the Guadalupe School. Tom earned a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
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.
Financial Services – Associate Principal
Stephen Ingle is responsible for Business Development and Product Strategy within the Financial Services business unit at eClerx. Based out of London, Stephen works with clients, prospects and industry partners to deliver real, measurable performance efficiencies across all eClerx’s core product offerings. In addition to this, he ensures that eClerx’s product set continuously evolves to meet our client’s needs by focusing on the regulatory and strategic changes taking place within the Financial Services industry.
Prior to joining eClerx, Stephen worked at Deutsche Bank and The Bank of New York Mellon in a number of product development roles. At Deutsche Bank, Stephen oversaw the ongoing development of their OTC Clearing and Prime Brokerage solutions, delivering solutions to meet Dodd-Frank, EMIR and MiFID requirements for both house and client businesses. Before that, Stephen built and managed the Derivative product set globally for Bank of New York Mellon’s Asset Servicing business. Stephen holds a first-class B.Comm (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, and is also a holder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.
From The Editor
The InvestOps –
Revolutionizing cross-asset front-to-back investment operations
Meet The Speakers
Director, Investment Operations Group
Partner, Director Investment Operations
Vice President, Global Trade Service
Vice President- Head of Derivatives Strategic Operations
Head of Global Investment Operations
Managing Director, Investment Operations
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
VP, Operations Manager
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Tuesday March 21st 2017
INVEST OPS DAY 1
Wednesday March 22nd 2017
INVEST OPS DAY 2
Who is eligible for a complimentary buy side pass:
Buy side’ firms are any end user client who have AUM on their books and do not have any trading clients – so buy side firms are asset managers, hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, CTAs and corporates.
Any firm that have trading clients of their own- sell side tier 1, 2 and 2 banks, broker dealers, prime brokers, prime of primes, technology providers, platforms and venues- do not fall into the definition of a ‘buy side’ firm.
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