Trade Tech Invest Ops 2017

March 21 - 22, 2017

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa FL

(001) 416-597-4753

Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd March 2017

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8:00 AM Women in Investment Operations Breakfast - How can the investment operations industry better attract, develop and retain top female talent?

Tiffany Fleming, VP, Derivatives Operations, PGIM Fixed Income

 Tiffany Fleming
Tiffany Fleming
VP, Derivatives Operations
PGIM Fixed Income

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast

Women's breakfast

Continues

Opening Remarks

8:50 AM Chairpersons’ Opening Remarks

Jon Ambos, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

 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, b ...[Read More]

Women's breakfast

Continues

9:00 AM Industry Perspective: InvestOps 2020: Achieving Middle and Back Office Hyper-Automation while Reducing operational Costs and Risk

Jeremy Hurwitz, President, InvestTech Systems Consulting

 Jeremy Hurwitz
Jeremy Hurwitz
President
InvestTech Systems Consulting
Jeremy Hurwitz has over 25 years of experience in the investment systems technology field working with global investment organizations. He has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in investment theory and process, operational efficiencies as applied to Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and technology architectures disciplines. Jeremy provid ...[Read More]

Adding Value To The Bottom Line
9:20 AM All Star Panel: Building a data warehouse that delivers significant ROI: How to develop an enterprise-wide strategy that efficiently receives, consumes and distributes data

James B. Boyko, Director, CEIC Data

Douglas Faraone, Director - Investment Operations, Franklin Templeton Investments

Scott Knous, Managing Director, Data Management Lead, Olmstead Associates

Moderated By:
Jon Ambos
, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

James B. Boyko
Director
CEIC Data

 Douglas Faraone
Douglas Faraone
Director - Investment Operations
Franklin Templeton Investments

 Scott Knous
Scott Knous
Managing Director, Data Management Lead
Olmstead Associates
Scott is a Managing Director at Olmstead Associates, leading the Data Management Practice. He is an industry expert with more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. The majority of Scott’s career has been spent helping firms overcome people, process, and IT challenges impacting the value they receive from data. He offers ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 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, b ...[Read More]

10:00 AM Fireside Chat: Guaranteeing data integrity in pricing procedures: How can you build robust controls that can validate and confirm price accuracy?

April Wilcox, Director of Investment Operations, CalSTRS

Moderated By:
Edward Addvensky
, Senior Director, Americas Sales, ICE Data Services

 April Wilcox
April Wilcox
Director of Investment Operations
CalSTRS

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 ex ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Edward Addvensky
Edward Addvensky
Senior Director, Americas Sales
ICE Data Services
Ed Addvensky serves as Senior Director for Americas Sales at ICE Data Services. He leads the company’s Sales and Relationship Management activity for its Pricing and Analytics business, and uses ICE Data Services fixed income evaluations, reference data, analytics and indices to help clients develop insights, make informed decisions, and optimize p ...[Read More]

10:25 AM 360 Perspective: Staying ahead of the game: How is the investment landscape evolving and what can operations do to guarantee their readiness for adapting to these trends?

Herve de Laforcade, Buyside Solution Manager, Calypso Technology

Jeff Zoller, Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance, .

Stephen Gouthro, Head of Investment Operations, Putnam Investments

Sonia Maloney, COO, Norrep Capital Management

Moderated By:
Jon Ambos
, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

  • What impact will increase M&A activity have on trading volumes and workflows? What will be required in terms of operational infrastructure? 

  • How will clients change their criteria for investment advisor selection? How can operations be optimized to create a more attractive model to new clients? 

  • Active vs. Passive funds: How can active funds compete in a low-cost, low-touch environment and what will be the implications for operations? 

  • How will changing technology, a shift in global wealth, and risk management disrupt the investment management industry over the next three to five years? Are asset managers becoming more like sell side institutions?

Herve de Laforcade
Buyside Solution Manager
Calypso Technology

 Jeff Zoller
Jeff Zoller
Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance
.
Jeff is an operations leader with twenty-five years of extensive experience in investment operations management, strategy, risk management and third party vendor management. Most recently, Jeff was a Vice President at T. Rowe Price responsible for the operational strategy, operational risk and compliance, service provider relationship management a ...[Read More]

 Stephen Gouthro
Stephen Gouthro
Head of Investment Operations
Putnam Investments

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 fund ...[Read More]

 Sonia Maloney
Sonia Maloney
COO
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. S ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 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, b ...[Read More]

10:05 AM Morning Break

Maximizing Operational Efficiency
11:45 AM Industry Perspective Investing in the right people, processes and technology: How to best allocate and manage resources in your department to best support business needs

Jeffrey Leschen, Director of Operations, Bramshill Investments

 Jeffrey Leschen
Jeffrey Leschen
Director of Operations
Bramshill Investments

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 i ...[Read More]

12:05 PM Fire-Side Chat Revolution: Eliminating the risk of human error at the earliest opportunity: How can you minimize and rectify mistakes in an environment characterized by speed, increasing volumes and unpredictable volatility?

Christoph Kuehne, Partner, Director Investment Operations, Lord Abbett

Moderated By:
Tom Phipps
, Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy, Cutter Associates

Uday Kiran Bolusani, VP Global Product & Clearing Services, Fidelity

  • A front or middle office concern? How to ensure accurate affirmation and confirmation as it increasingly occurs immediately after execution 

  • Minimizing operational risk when closing the books: How to secure a bird’s eye view of all trades across every PM 

  • How to build robust controls that will quickly identify and rectify errors in both high and low touch trading 

  • Pinpointing areas of concern: How to bolster the control framework to overcome issues surrounding risky, manual and complex processes

 Christoph Kuehne
Christoph Kuehne
Partner, Director Investment Operations
Lord Abbett

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’ ...[Read More]

 Uday Kiran Bolusani
Uday Kiran Bolusani
VP Global Product & Clearing Services
Fidelity

Moderated By:

 Tom Phipps
Tom Phipps
Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy
Cutter Associates

12:50 PM Case Study Revolution: Industry collaboration and leveraging standards. Buy Side case study of the adoption of FIX to automate post-trade communication

Scott Atwell, Manager FIX Trading and Connectivity, American Century Investments

  • FIX Buy Side working group focused on post-trade
  • Group of buy side firms jointly designed and adopted a consistent use of FIX 4.4 for Confirm/Affirm flow
  • Ability to leverage and extend existing FIX connectivity in place for orderflow
  • Success and benefits achieved
 Scott Atwell
Scott Atwell
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 us ...[Read More]

The Future Of Investment Operations
1:10 PM Crystal Ball Session: Investment Operations in 2027- What does the future hold in the next decade- assessing the potential implications on your people, process and technology requirements

Moderated By:
Jon Ambos
, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

Cihan Kasikara, Vice President, Global Trade Services, Franklin Templeton

Jeff Zoller, Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance, .

Stephen Alepa, CEO, Olmstead Associates

Jenny Tsouvalis, Senior VP and COO, OMERS

 Cihan Kasikara
Cihan Kasikara
Vice President, Global Trade Services
Franklin Templeton

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 ...[Read More]

 Jeff Zoller
Jeff Zoller
Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance
.
Jeff is an operations leader with twenty-five years of extensive experience in investment operations management, strategy, risk management and third party vendor management. Most recently, Jeff was a Vice President at T. Rowe Price responsible for the operational strategy, operational risk and compliance, service provider relationship management a ...[Read More]

 Stephen Alepa
Stephen Alepa
CEO
Olmstead Associates
Stephen is CEO of Olmstead Associates. He has 25+ years as a management consultant and financial technology executive, helping global financial markets firms of all sizes define and achieve their business objectives. Stephen draws on his many strategic advisory, systems integration, business re-engineering, and merger integration consulting experie ...[Read More]

 Jenny Tsouvalis
Jenny Tsouvalis
Senior VP and COO
OMERS

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.

...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 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, b ...[Read More]

1:40 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Jon Ambos, Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor, .

 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, b ...[Read More]

1:45 PM Lunch and Afternoon Networking

3:00 PM End of Conference