As the finance industry grows ever more interconnected, investors need standards of investment performance measurement and reporting that are reliable and comparable across markets along with professionals who can apply them.

Topics: Ethics & IntegrityProfessional StandardsFinancial RegulationValuationFee Structures & DisclosuresProfessional StandardsCareer DevelopmentFirm ManagementManager SelectionAlternative Assets

Hosted by CFA Society Austin, CFA Institute

The GIPS Standards Annual Conference is the only conference of its kind focused on the implementation and application of the Global Investment Performance (GIPS) standards. Subject experts share best practices and speak to the key issues and major developments in the performance measurement field, making this conference essential for any performance or compliance professional.


Carl Bacon, CIPM
Carl R. Bacon CIPM

Carl Bacon, CIPM, is chief advisor of StatPro Group plc and runs his own consultancy business, providing advice to asset managers on various risk and performance measurement issues. He is also founder of the Freedom Index Company. Mr. Bacon is a founding member of the Investment Performance Council and the Global Performance Presentation Standards Subcommittee and chair of the GIPS Executive Committee as well as a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. He has served as chair of both the GIPS Interpretation Subcommittee and the Verification/Practitioner GIPS Subcommittee. Mr. Bacon is the author of Practical Performance Measurement & Attribution and Practical Risk-Adjusted Performance Measurement and editor of Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis. He holds a BSc in mathematics from Manchester University.

Frances Barney, CFA
Frances Barney CFA

Frances Barney, CFA, is head of global risk solutions at BNY Mellon. She is also the head of asset owner product management, responsible for product strategy for all of the services supporting asset owner clients. Previously, Ms. Barney worked at State Street Corporation, where she oversaw one of three regional offices supporting the delivery of performance analytics for its US custody clients and managed the US performance outsourcing service for investment managers and consultants. She has also worked at Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, where she was head of performance analytics, and at Bankers Trust, where she held a variety of product and risk management roles in the global markets and investor services divisions. Ms. Barney is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and consults with CFA Institute in the ongoing development of the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM®) Program. She received an award for one of the 2018 Women in Performance Measurement from the Journal of Performance Measurement. Ms. Barney holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook is senior counsel in the private funds branch of the Investment Adviser Regulation Office, a unit of the Investment Management Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he provides legal advice and interpretive guidance to other divisions and offices within the Commission and to various participants in the industry, including registered investment advisers and exempt reporting advisers. Before joining the Commission, Mr. Cook was a senior associate in the asset management practice at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, focusing on private fund formation and private fund adviser regulation. He holds a BA from Colgate University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Simon Filteau, CFA
Simon Filteau CFA

Simon Filteau, CFA, is performance senior director at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. In this role, he leads the team responsible for producing performance and attribution on all liquid and non-liquid asset classes, communicating results to clients and management, reporting GIPS compliance, and managing benchmarks. Mr. Filteau’s other responsibilities include strategic reporting on performance and contributing to IT solutions. He also serves on the Canada Investment Performance Council. Mr. Filteau graduated with a BA in finance from Sherbrooke University.

Justin S. Guthrie, CFA
Justin S. Guthrie CFA

Justin S. Guthrie, CFA, is a partner at ACA Performance Services, a division of ACA Compliance Group. His primary responsibilities include serving as a partner on traditional and alternative GIPS verification engagements and overseeing the performance services division of ACA. He is also a member of ACA’s executive committee. Previously, Mr. Guthrie served as an auditor at Ernst & Young. He is a current member of the GIPS Executive Committee and has presented at numerous industry conferences and webinars on GIPS compliance, hedge fund and private equity performance reporting, and industry best practices. He is a co-author of “The Value of GIPS Compliance—2014 Manager and Consultant Survey.” A past president of CFA Society East Tennessee, Mr. Guthrie also served as a member of the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC), including two years as chair. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Guthrie holds a BS in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Lynn A. Hoover
Lynn A Hoover

Lynn Hoover is controller at the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS Ohio), where her responsibilities involve investment performance, accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting including the system’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. She directed the effort for STRS Ohio to claim compliance with the GIPS standards and have an annual verification and performance examination conducted. Previously, Ms. Hoover served as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. She is a member of the GIPS Asset Owner subcommittee and was a previous member of the United States Investment Performance Subcommittee. Ms. Hoover chaired the working group that created the Guidance Statement on the Application of the GIPS Standards to Asset Owners. A Certified Public Accountant, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and CFA Society Columbus. Ms. Hoover is a graduate of Capital University.

Christine Iannacone CIPM

Christine Iannacone, CIPM, is an investment vice president at Prudential Financial. She manages the performance reporting and analytics team within the alternative assets group of the chief investment office. Previously, Ms. Iannacone worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she was a vice president in the alternative investments and manager selection group. She serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. Ms. Iannacone received a BS in economics from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from LaSalle University.

Matthew Lyberg, CFA, CIPM
Matthew Lyberg CFA, CIPM

Matthew Lyberg, CFA, CIPM, is a senior vice president, director of performance attribution at Acadian Asset Management, a quantitative investment firm. He has coauthored articles appearing in the Journal of Performance Measurement and Global Pensions. Mr. Lyberg is a member of the Boston Economic Club, the International Association for Quantitative Finance, and the Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance, Education, and Wisdom. A Fulbright scholar to Ukraine, he holds a BA in Russian from Boston College and an MBA with distinction from Hult International Business School. Mr. Lyberg is completing a BS in mathematics at Boston University Metropolitan College.

Iain McAra
Iain McAra

Iain McAra is a director of investment performance standards for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region at CFA Institute. He is responsible for leading CFA Institute activities in the EMEA region related to the GIPS standards, including managing and developing relationships with country sponsors and volunteers. McAra serves as a spokesperson, conducts outreach to industry stakeholders, and provides oversight on regional and technical committees and working groups.

Michael McMillan
Michael G. McMillan CFA

Michael G. McMillan, CFA, is the director of ethics education at CFA Institute, where he is responsible for creating and developing educational content in ethics and professional standards for CFA Institute members and investment professionals. He is also responsible for providing ethical decision-making workshops to pension plan trustees, investment professionals, regulators, and university students. Previously, Dr. McMillan was a professor of accounting and finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and at the George Washington University School of Business. Prior to his career in academia, he was a securities analyst and portfolio manager at Bailard, Biehl, and Kaiser and at Merus Capital Management. Dr. McMillan has served in a variety of volunteer capacities, including as a member of the CFA Institute Council of Examiners, a grader for the CFA Program Level II and Level III exams, and vice president and treasurer of CFA Society Washington, DC. He currently serves as the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Alexandria Police Foundation and of the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Dr. McMillan is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Research. A member of the Society for Business Ethics, he is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), a Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Dr. McMillan has a BA from the University Pennsylvania, an MBA from Stanford University, and a PhD in accounting and finance from George Washington University.

Kate Misic, CFA
Kate Misic CFA

Kate Misic, CFA, is head of alternative investments at Telstra Super Pty Ltd, an Australian corporate superannuation fund with over 95,000 members. She is responsible for the hedge fund and private markets programs. Ms. Misic has more than 17 years of experience in investment manager research and performance analysis. Previously, she was senior portfolio analyst for the Australian equities funds at Warakirri. Ms. Misic has also worked at Frontier Investment Consulting, a leading asset consultant, and Wilshire Associates, a private equity specialist. She has served as president of CFA Society Melbourne. Ms. Misic earned a bachelor of science at the Australian National University and a graduate diploma of applied finance and investment from FINSIA.

Ann F. Putallaz, CIPM
Ann F. Putallaz CIPM

Ann F. Putallaz, CIPM, is principal at AFP Consulting, LLC. Previously, she served as director of data and communication services at Munder Capital Management, where she headed the team responsible for performance and competitive analysis data, compliance with the GIPS standards, requests for proposals, and wrap/separately managed account portfolio management. Dr. Putallaz has also worked as a director of client and marketing services at Woodbridge Capital Portfolio Management and was a member of the economics faculty at the University of Michigan. Dr. Putallaz holds a BA in economics from Smith College and an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

Dimitri A. Senik, CFA
Dimitri A. Senik CFA

Dimitri A. Senik, CFA, leads the investment performance services at PwC Switzerland. He chairs the GIPS Interpretations Subcommittee and is a member of the GIPS Technical Committee. Mr. Senik is also a member of the GIPS Expert Group of the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association. He regularly teaches GIPS standards and performance training courses and moderates the Swiss Investment Performance Roundtable. Mr. Senik is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Pension Funds of PwC Switzerland. He served as chair of the EMEA Regional Investment Performance Subcommittee and was member and chair of the GIPS Executive Committee. He holds a degree in international economics and is Chartered Certified Accountant.

David D. Spaulding, CIPM
David D. Spaulding CIPM

David D. Spaulding, CIPM, is the founder and CEO of The Spaulding Group, Inc. He has more than 40 years of experience in management and technology, including more than 30 years in the financial sector. Dr. Spaulding has conducted training classes for clients, CFA Institute, and CFA Societies. He has authored four books, been co-author or editor of five more, and written numerous articles for various industry publications. Dr. Spaulding has served on a variety of industry committees and working groups. He earned a BA in mathematics from Temple University, an MS in systems management from the University of Southern California, an MBA in finance from the University of Baltimore, and a doctorate in finance and international economics from Pace University.

Scott D. Stewart, CFA
Scott D. Stewart CFA

Scott D. Stewart, CFA, is a clinical professor of finance and accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is also co-faculty director of Cornell’s Parker Center for Investment Research. Previously, Professor Stewart served as a research associate professor at Boston University’s School of Management and the faculty director of the school’s graduate program in investment management. Prior to his academic career, he was a portfolio manager of global long and long–short equity, fixed-income, and asset allocation strategies. Professor Stewart was founder and equity group leader of the Structured Investments Group at Fidelity Investments, senior adviser to equity research at Fidelity, and a portfolio manager at State Street Bank Asset Management Division (now State Street Global Advisors). His research interests include investments, the behavior of institutional investors, and management education. Professor Stewart is a member of the board of CFA Society Boston, associate editor of the Journal of Risk Finance, coauthor of Running Money: Professional Portfolio Management, and author of Manager Selection. He earned an MBA and a PhD in finance at Cornell University.

Karyn D. Vincent, CFA, CIPM
Karyn D. Vincent CFA, CIPM

Karyn D. Vincent, CFA, CIPM, serves on the GIPS® Executive Committee and chairs the GIPS Technical Committee. Previously, she was managing partner for client services at ACA Performance Services. Ms. Vincent founded Vincent Performance Services LLC, which subsequently merged with ACA. She also served as the global practice leader for investment performance services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Vincent also chaired the GIPS Interpretations Subcommittee and the Verification/Practitioner Subcommittee, served on the CIPM® Advisory Council, and chaired the AIMR-PPS Implementation Committee. She co‐authored with Bruce J. Feibel Complying with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). Ms. Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

David Yuska
David Yuska

David Yuska is the founder and president at CAPS, Inc. Since starting the company, he has worked with investment management firms as they strive to maintain compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards. Previously, Mr. Yuska worked as a verifier for the AIMR Performance Presentation Standards. He has also served as chair of the United States Investment Performance Committee. Mr. Yuska holds a bachelor's degree in business and chemistry from the University of Oregon.


  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Professional Standards
  • Financial Regulation
  • Valuation
  • Fee Structures & Disclosures
  • Professional Standards
  • Career Development
  • Firm Management
  • Manager Selection
  • Alternative Assets

Thursday, 13 September

Friday, 14 September



Renaissance Austin Hotel

9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX 78759


CFA Institute has arranged for a special group rate at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel. You must refer to the “CFA Institute group” when contacting the hotel, and reservations should be made by 16 August 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rate. The CFA Institute rate at the Renaissance Austin Hotel is US$189, subject to availability.

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Group Price
Early Bird – CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 1095
Valid through 16 Aug 2018
Early Bird – Non-Members USD 1395
Valid through 16 Aug 2018
CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 1295
Non-Members USD 1595

What's Included

Continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, a networking reception, the opportunity to meet with investment colleagues and speakers from around the world, access to presentation materials online, and a notebook containing extensive conference materials.

Event Info

Payment is due at time of registration. Forms received without payment will be confirmed on a space-available basis when payment is received. All fees are payable in U.S. funds. Attendance is limited. Please register early.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of US$150 applies for all cancellations made after 6 September 2018. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received within 24 hours of program start. Substitutions from the same company are accepted with fee adjustment, if appropriate. Sharing of registrations is not permitted.

Special Needs: Please contact CFA Institute for services to accommodate a disability or to inform CFA Institute of any dietary restrictions. (Please include this information when you register for the conference.)

Attire: Business casual attire is appropriate for this conference.

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