Trade Tech Invest Ops 2017

March 21 - 22, 2017

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa FL

(001) 416-597-4753

2017 Speakers

Uday Kiran Bolusani
 Uday Kiran Bolusani 
VP Global Product & Clearing Services 
Fidelity
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’s data initiatives.

Russell Snow
 Russell Snow 
Global Head Derivatives Operations 
Aegon
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 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.

Jay Boyd
 Jay Boyd 
Global Application Services Technology Officer 
Invesco

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.

Henry Kravchenko
 Henry Kravchenko 
Head of Information Technology 
Marshall Wace
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 investment strategies. Jeffrey also works with marketing teams directly to design custom portfolio analytics for current and perspective clients.

Jim Kearney
 Jim Kearney 
Head of Global Investment Operations 
Vanguard
 Lisa Martinez 
Network Specialist 
Capital Group

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. 

Tiffany Fleming
 Tiffany Fleming 
VP, Derivatives Operations 
PGIM Fixed Income
Douglas Faraone
 Douglas Faraone 
Director - Investment Operations 
Franklin Templeton 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 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.

Tom Mclain
 Tom Mclain 
Chief Information Officer, Head of Operations & Technology 
OMAM

Tom McLain is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Operations for OMAM Inc. with a focus on the company’s business operations, strategic change management, business system development, infrastructure management and investment operations. In addition, Tom serves as CEO of Old Mutual Investment Partners which supports OMAM’s outsourced broker/dealer operations. Earlier in his career, he held various positions at Fidelity Investments, Keane, and IBM. Tom holds a BS in Management Information Systems and a MBA from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Scott Linden
 Scott Linden 
MD, Collateral management 
Wilmington Trust

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.

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 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.

Kim St. Hilaire
 Kim St. Hilaire 
Global Head of Investment Operations 
First Pacific Advisors
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.

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. 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.

Steve Wager
 Steve Wager 
EVP, Blockchain Product Solutions 
Paxos
Dan Parsell
 Dan Parsell 
Managing Director, Equities and Prime Brokerage Middle Office 
J.P. Morgan
Sol Steinberg
 Sol Steinberg 
Regional Director 
PRIMA
Thomas Dunlap
 Thomas Dunlap 
Global Head of Reference Data Operations 
Goldman Sachs

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.

Jon Ambos
 Jon Ambos 
Buy Side Operational Leader and Advisor 
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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.

Stephen Ingle
 Stephen Ingle 
Financial Services – Associate Principal 
eClerx

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.

Tom Phipps
 Tom Phipps 
Principal – Practice Lead, Operational Strategy 
Cutter Associates
Mary Storrs
 Mary Storrs 
Head of Research 
Cutter Associates
Mary Harris
 Mary Harris 
Business Manager, North America 
TriOptima

Mary Harris is Business Manager in North America for triResolve, TriOptima’s Counterparty Exposure Management and Portfolio Reconciliation service. Mary is actively involved in industry initiatives and is responsible for assessing North American business needs in post-trade processing. Mary is also instrumental in driving new functionality and global strategy for triResolve. 

Prior to joining TriOptima, Mary was Managing Director at Summit Systems. Mary has more than thirty years of OTC Derivatives experience, primarily in client services management, implementation, software development and integration for front, middle and back-office applications across derivative asset classes. Mary holds a degree in Accounting from Hofstra University.

Marc Mallett
 Marc Mallett 
Vice President, Product Management, North America 
SimCorp

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.

David Pearson
 David Pearson 
Head of Post-trade 
Fidessa

David is responsible for driving new post-trade business ideas across Fidessa's global buy-side and sell-side community. This is based on the evolution of new business processes and workflows that reflect the changing regulatory environment and the practical realities of capital markets today. He provides detailed and broad-ranging input into the restructuring of business flows across financial markets in the post-trade environment. 

David is currently Co-chair of the FIX Trading Community's EMEA Post-trade Working Group, and is actively involved in the global industry debate to promote new post-trade business workflows that improve efficiency and reduce costs. 

David joined Fidessa in 1994 and his previous roles with the firm have included implementation and project management, business analysis and solutions architecture. As head of new business marketing for Europe he played a pivotal role in building Fidessa's sell-side managed services business in Europe. 

Prior to Fidessa David worked at a number of brokerage firms in London, gaining considerable experience of the workflow on the trading floor and the technology that supports it.

David Curran
 David Curran 
Global Director, Risk & Compliance Solutions 
Thomson Reuters

Dave is Global Director Risk & Compliance with Thomson Reuters and works with our major clients to help address and mitigate systemic regulatory, compliance, risk and related challenges. Dave is a senior executive and lawyer who has deep experience at the intersection of business, law, technology, compliance and risk management, and preparedness. He has been on all sides of regulatory change - as General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, advisor, counselor and technology services provider - and has helped many companies navigate the complex waters of regulatory change through technology-driven process improvements. 

Dave was most recently CEO and Founder of Risk Readiness Corporation, a technology company focused on reputational risk, and EVP Business & Legal Affairs at IntraLinks, Inc. He has held senior positions at Integrity Interactive Corporation (compliance/ethics e-Learning) as well as senior legal and compliance roles at Campbell Soup Company, Reader's Digest and Vertis, Inc. 

Dave is a true entrepreneur and highly-respected “connector” who blends subject matter expertise with hands-on business development results. He has helped businesses ranging from start-ups to global powerhouses develop, sell and implement more than $500 million of process and technology solutions for the world’s largest corporations. He has also developed actionable Thought Leadership and industry forums focused on a wide range of global issues.

Chris John
 Chris John 
President, Revenue & Expense Management 
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

With over 20 years of experience in building, implementing and supporting financial service applications, Mr. John leads our Revenue and Expense Management solutions. Prior to his current role, Mr. John was the Director of Fixed Income Trading Systems for Bank Boston Robertson Stephens. There he was responsible for major technology development and implementation projects associated with Fixed Income Trading activity in the Global Markets Division. He has extensive experience project managing multi-tiered application solutions on behalf of the corporate bank.

Maan Bsat
 Maan Bsat 
Head of FusionInvest Business Solutions Group, Americas 
Misys
Maan Bsat leads the Misys FusionInvest consulting team in the Americas. He is responsible for supporting sales activity for new and existing clients as a product and market expert across asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, pension funds and other asset owners. Prior to his current role he led the front-office Professional Services team in North America, responsible for implementing Misys’ buy-side solutions and managing ongoing client relationship. Prior to Misys he worked at MIF, an independent family office in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Babson and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.
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 provides strategic data architecture and technology design services to the firm’s clients and is a thought leader on investment and data management strategy and design. He has presented at numerous industry conferences including LOMA, P2F2, FTF, TSAM, and Institutional Investor.

Jeremy has a BS in Computer Science & Applied Math, and a Post Graduate Degree in MIS from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He also has completed the Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management coursework at the U.C.L.A. Graduate School of Management.
 Ray Kahn 
Senior Director 
ICE

Raymond Kahn has extensive background in developing, managing and transitioning capital markets businesses in changing market and regulatory conditions. Before joining ICE, where he focuses on the company’s interest rates business, Kahn managed the development of Barclay’s OTC clearing platform from inception, managed the firm’s FCM and was an active participant on global industry groups, including the FIA’s Executive and Tech committees. Kahn Joined Barclay’s as part of its acquisition of Lehman Brothers in 2008. He has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Arjun Jayaram
 Arjun Jayaram 
Founder and CEO 
Ubixi
Jeff Zoller
 Jeff Zoller 
Former Buy Side Head of Strategy, Risk and Compliance 
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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 and business management functions within Investment Operations. Jeff led the assessment and selection of a strategic, global operating model for T. Rowe Price’s fund accounting and middle office operational processes, representing over $500 billion in fund accounting net assets and over $750 billion in middle office assets under management. Also during his tenure, Jeff led the operational on-boarding of new instruments, products and markets, the operational due diligence and on-boarding for all new strategic service providers supporting new business, and the development of the division’s STP strategy. Jeff served as Chair of ISITC from 2014 – 2016 and is a former member of the AMF Steering Committee. He is currently an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Jeff worked in the audit division at Price Waterhouse, serving investment management clients in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Jeff holds a B.S. in accounting from Wake Forest University.
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 experiences to ensure the Olmstead team delivers optimum value to its clients. He held senior positions at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), PwC, and Arthur Andersen, where he was the partner-in-charge of the New England financial markets business consulting practice. Prior to Olmstead, Stephen held leadership positions at trading pioneers ITG and Macgregor. He architected and ran the ITG Net business unit, the firm's end-to-end electronic trading and trade processing network, building it to a community of over 750 buy-sides, sell-sides, custodians, and industry utilities. Stephen led Macgregor's Sales and Service, and oversaw the transformation of the firm's financial profile by diversifying revenue, growing recurring revenues, and reducing costs dramatically. A recurring theme through his professional experiences is the weaving together of strategy and execution, business and technology. In his free time you can find Stephen, a graduate of Georgetown university, enjoying time with his wife and three children, around a baseball diamond or on a stand-up paddle board.
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 a unique perspective, having worked for the Buy Side as well as with its counterparties, IT/data vendors, and outsource service providers. Scott’s data expertise also spans the investment lifecycle, enabling him to quickly relate to business drivers for the front, middle, and back office. He has successfully delivered engagements, including data strategy, IT architecture, IT systems and outsource provider selections, data governance, data quality operations, reporting and regulatory reporting.

Scott is a thought leader and has challenged the way firms think about data quality measurement, establishment of data governance, and achievement of a data culture. He has authored thought leadership pieces and presented at industry events, including FTF, FIMA, TSAM, SIFMA, ISITC, SIBOS, and he has been a long-time member of the EDM Council.

Prior to joining Olmstead Associates, Scott’s roles included serving as Data Management Practice lead at InvestTech Systems Consulting. Prior to that, he was Director, Data Management and Control at Liberty Mutual Investments and a Director in PwC’s Asset Management Practice. Scott has a B.A. in Economics and German from Lake Forest College and a Masters in Finance from Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business.
 Herve de Laforcade 
Buyside Solution Manager 
Calypso Technology
Kurt Eldridge
 Kurt Eldridge 
Head of Global Sales 
SmartStream
 Malcolm Khan 
Managing Director, Head of Investment Operations 
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
 James B. Boyko 
Director 
CEIC Data
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 processes. Ed previously served in several Sales and Sales Management roles for Interactive Data Corporation, which was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in late 2015. Ed has more than 25 years’ experience helping the front, middle, and back office find solutions to complex challenges. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Fordham University.