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We are back in person!


Hosted by CFA Institute

Join us in Boston to hear from industry experts and experienced practitioners about the latest trends in investment performance, and to reconnect with industry colleagues. This year’s conference will feature sessions on model portfolio providers, the SEC Marketing Rule, and ESG data challenges. Additional event details will be announced in the near future.

The 26th Annual GIPS Standards  will qualify for Professional Learning (PL) credit hours. Exact amount will be confirmed closer to the event date.

The CFA Institute COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. As an attendee at the event, we will require that you verify you are fully vaccinated.

Speakers

Bradley Alford
Bradley Alford CFA

Bradley Alford, CFA, is the founder of Alpha Capital Management. He has more than thirty years of investment experience. Brad oversees the firm, including Alpha’s partnership with Nasdaq on the Alpha Nasdaq OCIO Indices, the Alpha Capital Peer Universes, and search services. Prior to founding Alpha Capital Management in July 2006, he was a Managing Director at Atlantic Trust from 2002 to 2006, where he worked directly with some of the firm's largest clients. From 2000 to 2002, Brad served as the Director of Investment Advisory Services at MyCFO, a firm focused on managing assets for very large clients. From 1995 to 2000, Brad was the Managing Director of the investment division for the $2 billion Duke Endowment. At Duke, he expanded the alternative asset portfolio from $100 million to more than $1 billion. From 1989 to 1995, Brad was the Director of Endowment Investments for the Emory University Endowment, with assets in excess of $4 billion. Brad holds a BS in Corporate Finance and an MBA from the University of Alabama. In addition, he completed the intensive Senior Investment Manager Program at Princeton University. He is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. He serves on the Finance and Investment Committees of Marist School and of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Paul Andrews
Paul P. Andrews

Paul Andrews oversees the strategic direction and leadership of the Research, Advocacy, and Standards function at CFA Institute, where he seeks to position the organization as an innovator and thought leader in investment management. Previously, he served as secretary general of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Mr. Andrews also served as vice president and managing director, international affairs, at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he directed the organization’s international engagements and worked closely with key regulators and regulatory bodies worldwide, including IOSCO. In addition, he worked at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked in the Division of Market Regulation and the Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Andrews has also worked in private legal practice. He is a graduate of the Catholic University School of Law and Villanova University.

Anne Anquillare, CFA
Anne Anquillare CFA

Anne Anquillare, CFA, is the head of U.S. Fund Services for CSC Global Financial Markets. She’s been active in the private equity industry since 1993. She founded PEF Services in 2002 and served as president and CEO until its sale to CSC in June 2021. Anne and her team focus on bringing best-in-class client and investor customer experiences along with business process improvements to the private capital industry. She is a frequent speaker for industry organizations and actively participates on task forces for key industry organizations such as National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries, Pension Real Estate Association, Institutional Limited Partners Association and the CFA Institute. She has received business awards recognizing her as a leading business executive and entrepreneur and she is active with local university entrepreneurial programs. Anne is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Lehigh University, and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

Carl R. Bacon, CIPM
Carl R. Bacon CIPM

Carl Bacon, CIPM, founded Otos Ltd in April 2000. Otos Ltd provides advice to asset managers on various risk and performance measurement issues. Carl was Chairman of StatPro Plc from 2000 to 2017 and prior to that Director of Risk Control and Performance at Foreign & Colonial Management Ltd, Vice President Head of Performance (Europe) for J P Morgan Investment Management Inc., and Head of Performance for Royal Insurance Asset Management. Carl holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Mathematics from Manchester University and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. A founder member of both the Investment Performance Council and GIPS®, Carl is a chair of the GIS Committee, an ex-chair of the GIPS Executive Committee, and founder of "The Freedom Index Company." Carl is currently Chief Advisor to Confluence. Carl is also the author of “Practical Portfolio Performance Measurement & Attribution” part of the Wiley Finance Series, "Practical Risk-adjusted Performance Measurement", “Performance Attribution: History & Progress”, numerous articles and papers and editor of “Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis."

Chris Callard
Chris Callard

Chris Callard has 15 years’ experience in financial services. Since joining KPMG in 2015, Mr. Callard has been responsible for providing services to wealth and asset managers in the UK and Australia with respect to investment performance, operational due diligence and risk management. He also chairs the KPMG global member network forum for professionals performing verifications. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Callard worked with teams across the Front, Middle and Back Office through his analyst positions in the investment performance, risk and compliance functions during his 8 years at BNY Mellon. He holds a BA degree in accounting and finance from the University of Manchester and is a member of the CFA Institute’s GIPS Standards Verification Subcommittee.

James Cardamone
James Cardamone

James Cardamone is VP, ESG Product & Strategy within the Analytics and Trading business unit at FactSet. James heads up the ESG efforts for the A&T Division working with internal and external stakeholders integrating ESG, Climate risk, and regulatory content to provide comprehensive solutions across the entire Portfolio Lifecycle. James returned to FactSet in November 2020 via the Truvalue Labs acquisition and in his prior role served as Director, Client Solutions. Prior to Truvalue Labs, James spent 5 years at Mackay Shields as Director of Risk Oversight where he focused on enterprise portfolio and risk reporting. James started his career at FactSet spending almost 11 years mainly as a Vice President on the Fixed Income Portfolio Analytics team. James holds a B.S in Finance & Marketing from Lehigh University and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Crista DesRochers, CIPM
Crista DesRochers CIPM

Crista DesRochers, CIPM, joined the ESG team from ACA’s Performance Services team, where she provided Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) consulting and verification services to investment managers across the globe. She brings more than 15 years of investment management consulting experience to the ESG team and specializes in ESG assurance-related services. Crista is an active volunteer with CFA Institute. She is currently a member of the GIPS Standards Technical Committee and the ESG Verification Subcommittee, and a former member of the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC). Crista earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Washington State University and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society of New York.

Lance Dial
Lance Dial

With more than a decade of experience as senior in-house counsel with global investment managers, Lance Dial has a deep understanding of mutual fund law and operation and is fluent in the myriad regulations applicable to investment managers. He is well versed in the creation of investment products and environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability matters. Lance works extensively on regulatory policy matters engaging with various financial services regulators, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and US Department of Treasury.

Michael Ford
Michael Ford

Michael Ford has worked at the intersection of finance and technology for 10 years, developing and supporting robust systems to support front office teams as well as other areas in the investment management industry. He has worked in data visualization and with suites of reporting tools for the better part of his career, creating hyper-focused asset-specific reports as well as enterprise-level reports depending on need. He has helped numerous organizations collate, store, and interpret their data to drive business decisions and standardize their data outputs. He is an expert in data modeling, data design, and data visualization.

Margaret Franklin
Marg Franklin CFA

Margaret Franklin, CFA, leads CFA Institute in promoting the highest standards of education, ethics, and excellence in the investment profession. She assumed her role in September 2019 and has more than 25 years of industry experience. Before joining CFA Institute, Margaret led International Wealth Management for North America and was president of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Advisory Services in Canada. She is a founding member of the CFA Institute Women in Investment Initiative and sits on its Future of Finance content council. Margaret holds a bachelor’s degree in administration in economics from McMaster University, Ontario.

Steven Furst
Steven Furst CFA, CIPM

Steven Furst, CFA, CIPM is the Managing Director at Ares Management, a leading global alternative investment manager, where he leads the firm's Performance and Attribution Group. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Furst was a Consultant at Vincent Performance Services (subsequently acquired by ACA Group). Previously, Mr. Furst was a Manager at Ares Management and a Performance Analyst at Western Asset Management Company. Mr. Furst holds a B.A., with honors, from Claremont McKenna College in Economics and Government. He has been an active volunteer at CFA Institute and currently chairs the GIPS Standards Interpretations Subcommittee.

Sean Gilligan
Sean Gilligan CFA, CIPM

Sean Gilligan, CFA, CIPM, is the Managing Partner of Longs Peak Advisory Services and has over 22 years of experience in the investment industry, with the last 16 years focused specifically on investment performance and GIPS compliance. From the front office to the back office, Sean has seen it all and has a deep understanding of how investment firms and asset owners operate. Sean is passionate about helping firms understand complex topics. With his unique ability to breakdown complicated topics into simple, digestible terms, Sean strives to make GIPS compliance easy enough for any firm in the world to comply.

Krista Harvey, CFA, CIPM
Krista Harvey CFA, CIPM

Krista Harvey, CFA, CIPM, is a Director in the Global Industry Standards department at CFA Institute.  Previously, Ms. Harvey held senior roles on investment performance teams at TIAA, Jennison Associates, and Goldman Sachs.  Prior to joining CFA Institute, she was a longtime volunteer. Ms. Harvey chaired the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC) and was a member of the GIPS Standards Interpretations Subcommittee.  She also co-founded and co-chaired the CFA Society New York Performance & Risk Committee.  Ms. Harvey received a B.A. in Economics from New York University.

Amy Jones, CIPM
Amy Jones CIPM

Amy Jones, CIPM, is a principal at Guardian Performance Solutions LLC. She has worked with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) for the past 15 years and has extensive experience interpreting and applying the Standards to almost any situation. Ms. Jones has consulted with advisers of varying size and complexity, and she works with advisory firms to achieve and maintain ongoing compliance with the GIPS standards and review performance advertisements. She has worked extensively with advisers to create policy and procedure manuals compliant with SEC Rule 206(4)‐7, drafted Form ADV disclosures, and conducted compliance reviews and audits for firms across the United States. Previously, Ms. Jones was a manager at an accounting firm specializing in GIPS verification services, where she conducted and oversaw hundreds of GIPS verification projects for advisory firms. She is a member of the GIPS Standards United States Investment Performance Committee, the official local sponsoring organization for the GIPS standards in the United States. Ms. Jones is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals and an author on topics related to performance advertising compliance and performance measurement. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in business administration and an emphasis in accounting.

Beth Kaiser Schwartz
Beth Kaiser CFA, CIPM

Beth Kaiser, CFA, CIPM, is a Director in the Global Industry Standards department at CFA Institute. Ms. Kaiser helps maintain the GIPS standards through management of the interpretations process, developing standards and guidance for new technical areas, and working extensively with volunteer committees.  Previously, Ms. Kaiser worked for both investment managers and investors in various performance, risk, and operations-related roles, both as an employee and a consultant.  As founder and president of Kaiser Consulting Associates, Inc., she worked with institutional investors on performance measurement and GIPS standards-related matters. Before working for CFA Institute, she was a volunteer on the North American Investment Performance Committee, the Investor/Consultant Subcommittee of the GIPS Standards Executive Committee, and the Intellectual Property Working Group of the GIPS Standards Executive Committee. Ms. Kaiser holds a BS degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.  

Joe Kavanagh
Joseph Kavanagh CFA

Joseph Kavanagh, CFA, has managed the performance measurement department since 2000, and is responsible for the production of investment return analysis, attribution analysis and market risk analysis to the business. Joe attained his CFA charter in 2004, and is a past President of CFA Society Ireland, the local CFA Institute member society. He is a consultant to the CFA Institute on their global CIPM Program, a professional examination program for performance and manager selection professionals. Joe is a global leader in performance presentation standards and has worked within the governance structure of the GIPS standards since 2011. From 1 September 2016, Joe had been a member of the GIPS Technical Committee which is responsible for the technical oversight of the GIPS standards. He rotated off this position in September 2021 following completion of his five-year term.

Deborah Kidd
Deborah Kidd CFA

Deborah Kidd, CFA, is a Director with the Global Industry Standards team at CFA Institute. She contributes to the development, maintenance, and promotion of CFA Institute industry codes and standards, with a focus on the Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products. Before joining CFA Institute in 2019, Deborah was a long-time volunteer and contributed to the organization as an author and editor for CFA Institute publications and CFA exam curriculum. She has written extensively about performance attribution and manager due diligence for the CIPM Investment Risk and Performance Newsletter. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Deborah was a fixed income portfolio manager for institutional and public funds with Boyd Watterson Asset Management, LLC. Deborah also served for ten years as a board member of CFA Society Cleveland. Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ursuline College and is a CFA charterholder.

Julia McDonough
Julia McDonough

Julia McDonough, JD, MA, Ph.D., joined the Professional Conduct Team at CFA Institute in May 2010. As a Senior Investigator and Director, Julia investigates potential violations of the CFA Institute Code and Standards and brings matters to disciplinary hearings. Before joining CFA Institute, Julia worked in Washington, DC, and New York-based law firms. There, she defended individuals and companies in cases involving U.S. and international securities regulators and criminal authorities, counseled boards of directors regarding sensitive and controversial matters, and assisted firms registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in enhancing their compliance systems. Before entering the legal profession, Julia was a University professor specializing in U.S. history and gender studies.

Michael McGrath, CFA
Michael McGrath CFA

Michael McGrath, CFA, is an Asset Management and Investment Funds partner based in the Boston office. His practice focuses on counseling global asset managers across a broad spectrum of asset classes in the formation and operation of investment funds, regulatory compliance, and securities and commodities law. He regularly advises investment managers and broker-dealers on marketing and advertising issues. Michael is a frequent author and speaker on the practical implementation of securities laws in the asset management industry. He is a CFA charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institutee U.S. Investment Performance Committee.

Greta Nathan
Greta Nathan

Greta Nathan is the performance practice leader at Fairview Performance Services where she is responsible for establishing and maintaining the company's products and services. She has over 25 years of industry experience and has performed Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) verification and consulting services in each of her previous positions. Ms. Nathan was most recently with ACA Performance Services, where she worked with some of the firm’s largest, most complex global clients. Previously, she worked at Vincent Performance Services LLC and at CAPS, Inc. Ms. Nathan began her career as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, providing audit and other services to a range of investment management firms. She serves as Chair of the GIPS Standards United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC) and member of the Global ESG Disclosure Standards Verification Subcommittee. Ms. Nathan earned a BS in mathematics and an MBA in accounting from Union College.

Ken-Robinson
Ken Robinson CFA, CIPM

Ken Robinson, CFA, CIPM, is a Director in the Global Industry Standards department at CFA Institute. Mr. Robinson is responsible for leading CFA Institute activities related to the GIPS standards in the Americas region, including managing and developing relationships with GIPS standards sponsors and volunteers. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Robinson was a director in the investment management audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  He is a member of the Performance Measurement Committee of NCREIF and the GIPS Standards Task Force of the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Robinson served as a member of the North American Investment Performance Committee, the GIPS standards Interpretations Subcommittee, the Quantitative Investing Subcommittee of CFA Society Boston, and the Investment Performance Standards Task Force of the AICPA. Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Indiana University.

Antonio Rodriguez, CFA, CIPM
Antonio Rodriguez CFA, CIPM

Antonio Rodriguez, CFA, CIPM, is Director of Investment Strategy at the NYC Board of Education Retirement System where he started NYC BERS Investment Office. Alongside BERS Executive Director and Board of Trustees, Antonio is responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, and the funds overall investment policy and strategy. In his capacity as Director of Investment Strategy, Antonio conducted NYC Retirement Systems first Asset-Liability Study, developed the funds internal manager research and due diligence process, and submitted the funds first independent investment fund for inclusion in the NYC BERS portfolio. Prior to his role at BERS, he was Senior Pensions and Investments Officer at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments where he represented the Finance Commissioner as Trustee on the New York City Police Pension Fund board and New York City Fire Department Pension Fund board. He was also a designated alternate trustee for the Mayor on the New York City Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System of New York City. Prior to working in the Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments, he was Research Director at SEIU Local 1107 in Las Vegas and a Financial Analyst with the SEIU Capital Stewardship program in New York. Antonio is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement, and is an active member of CFA Society New York and the CFA Institute GIPS Asset Owner Subcommittee.

Christine Schleppegrell
Christine Schleppegrell

Christine Ayako Schleppegrell serves as Acting Branch Chief of the Private Funds Branch at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.  She advises on policy matters and counsels staff of the Divisions of Enforcement and Examinations.  Previously, Christine worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.  She is an adjunct professor for the Fordham Law Corporate Compliance Program and serves as Chair of the 100 Women in Finance D.C. Chapter.  Christine earned her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and completed her undergraduate studies at Vassar College and Oxford University.

David-Terris
David Terris CIPM

David Terris, CIPM, is a Director in the Global Industry Standards department at CFA Institute. Mr. Terris serves as the staff liaison for several GIPS standards committees and has primary responsibility for the GIPS Standards Help Desk. Previously he worked for 10 years as a verifier, serving as a Managing Director at ACA Performance Services, LLC, and as a consultant at Vincent Performance Services LLC. Mr. Terris has also served as a fixed-income portfolio manager at Northwest Corporate Federal Credit Union and a senior portfolio strategist at USAA, where he worked on the asset management side of USAA’s pension plan. He earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MBA in Finance from St. Mary’s University. 

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

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

Agenda

Tuesday, 25 October

Wednesday, 26 October

Location

Venue

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116-3912

+1-617-426-2000

Hotel

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116-3912

+1-617-426-2000

CFA Institute has arranged for a special group rate at the Boston Park Plaza. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel via the link below. Reservations should be made by Friday, 30 September 2022 to take advantage of the discounted rate. The CFA Institute rate at the Boston Park Plaza is USD 324.90 (inclusive of tax), subject to availability.

Please note, room reservations may be cancelled without penalty up until 3:00 p.m. three (3) days prior to arrival. Cancellation after such time will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax.

Book hotel reservation

Pricing

Group Price
In Person Early Registration - CFA Institute Members, Charterholders and Candidates USD 1395
Valid through 23 Sep 2022
In Person Early Registration - Non-Members USD 1895
Valid through 23 Sep 2022
In Person Traditional Pricing - CFA Institute Members, Charterholders and Candidates USD 1495
In Person Traditional Pricing - Non-Members USD 1995
Digital Content Package USD 449

What's Included

In Person Package: Your registration includes access to all in-person sessions. Those in attendance will enjoy a continental breakfast, networking lunch and breaks, and a reception with the opportunity to catch up with colleagues from around the world. Following the event, you will have complete access to the digital content package.

Digital Content Package Only: Can't make it to Boston to join us in person? The digital content package will consist of select recordings from our live sessions along with additional content from CFA Institute and our sponsors, that you can watch in your own time. It will be accessible following the event starting 2 November.

Vaccination Policy for In Person: The CFA Institute COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. As an attendee at the event, we will require that you verify you are fully vaccinated.

Pricing Details

Attendance space is limited. Payment is due at time of registration. Registration forms submitted without payment will be confirmed on a space-available basis when payment is received.

Cancellation Policy:  
In-Person: A cancellation fee of USD 200 applies for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received within 24 hours of program start.

Digital Content Package: A cancellation fee of USD 200 applies for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received after 18 October 2022.

Modifications: Registered participants may change their registration selection from in-person to digital until 19 September. After 19 September, you may request to change your registration selection from in-person to digital by submitting a written request for approval. Requests will be granted for health and safety concerns, illness, or family emergencies. Please direct written requests to [email protected]
 
Please Note: Any person attending a CFA Institute conference, seminar, or other program grants permission to CFA Institute to use and publish his or her image or likeness collected in connection with the program, for any usual and customary purpose of CFA Institute, including advertisements for CFA Institute and its programs.

CFA Institute reserves the right to refuse registration to anyone for any reason. Please review the complete  conference terms and conditions for more information.

Event Info

What is the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy? 

The CFA Institute COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires event attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated is defined as two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. As an attendee at the event, we will require that you verify you are fully vaccinated.

What if I have a special request or dietary restriction? 

Please contact CFA Institute for services to accommodate any special requests or to inform CFA Institute of any dietary restrictions. Please include this information when you register for the conference.

Will I earn Professional Learning (PL) Credits?

Attendees are eligible to earn Professional Learning (PL) credits. PL Credits will be automatically added in our online tracking system for CFA Institute members/CFA charterholders. Exact credit amount will be confirmed closer to the event date.

What is the dress code? 

Business casual attire is appropriate for this conference.

Who do I contact for more information?

For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Please Note: Any person attending a CFA Institute conference, seminar, or other program grants permission to CFA Institute to use and publish his or her image or likeness collected in connection with the program, for any usual and customary purpose of CFA Institute, including advertisements for CFA Institute and its programs.

CFA Institute reserves the right to refuse registration to anyone for any reason. Please review the complete  conference terms and conditions for more information.