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Investors need standards for investment performance measurement and reporting that are reliable and comparable across markets, along with professionals who can apply them.


Hosted by CFA Institute, CFA Society Phoenix

The 2020 edition of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) was issued on 30 June 2019. Subject experts will address the key points you need to know to comply with, or continue to comply with, the GIPS standards. Asset allocators, regulatory experts, and compliance consultants will also address critical issues and major developments in their fields. This conference is essential for any performance or compliance professional.

Arrive early and attend the GIPS Standards Interactive Workshop on 10 September 2019 (separate registration fee applies).

Please view information about CPE credits for NASBA (PDF). 

12.75 PL

including 1 SER

CFA Institute members/charterholders who log in to register will automatically receive PL/SER credits in their online trackers post-event.

Speakers

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 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 BSc 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 is editor of Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis.

Jill Banaszak
Jill Banaszak

Jill Banaszak is a client success manager at eVestment, which she joined via acquisition of A.S.A.P. Advisor Services. She has more than 10 years of experience providing investment marketing services and database management solutions for institutional asset managers, hedge fund managers, and other financial advisers. Previously, Ms. Banaszak was head of Omni Solutions, a firm that specializes in targeted database marketing and helps asset managers with all facets of data population. In addition, she has worked in the marketing and advertising industry, developing marketing campaigns for various businesses. Ms. Banaszak earned a BS in public relations (with a minor in business administration), with highest honors, from the University of Florida.

Bryan M. Bennett
Bryan M. Bennett

Bryan M. Bennett is associate regional director supervising the examination program in the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He joined the SEC’s Los Angeles office as an examiner and later was named an exam manager and assistant regional director, leading numerous teams in the investment adviser and investment company examination program. During Mr. Bennett’s tenure, exam findings by those teams led to significant enforcement actions, including a case charging a hedge fund manager based in Santa Monica, California, with fraud in a multi-million dollar cherry-picking scheme and a case against an investment adviser who promoted a wealth management strategy that he falsely claimed had been empirically backtested. He also has four years of litigation experience in the private sector. Mr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Iowa College of Law.

Nick Dekker, CIPM
Nick Dekker CIPM

Nick Dekker, CIPM, is a director in the Wealth & Asset Management Consulting practice of KPMG in the United Kingdom. He leads KPMG’s GIPS verification services and is a member of the CFA Institute GIPS Verification Subcommittee. Mr. Dekker also provides operational transformation services to asset management firms, helping them use digital technology and data to better meet the increasing expectations of their clients. He is a chartered accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bruce Feibel, CFA
Bruce J. Feibel CFA

Bruce J. Feibel, CFA, is head of product and strategy at State Street Global Exchange, a firm that provides data management, analytics, and front-to-back technology solutions to leading asset managers and asset owners globally. Previously, he served as head of performance and risk analytics for BNY Mellon Asset Management. Mr. Feibel has also developed products at BNY Mellon’s software subsidiary, Eagle Investment Systems. He is the author of Investment Performance Measurement and a co-author of Complying with the Global Investment Performance Standards. Mr. Feibel earned a BS in accounting from the University of Florida.

Rebecca Fender
Rebecca Fender CFA

Rebecca Fender, CFA, is the Chief of Staff for the Research, Advocacy, and Standards area of CFA Institute. She provides strategic analysis and partners with key stakeholders to develop and implement initiatives, processes, and metrics that will improve the team’s effectiveness.

Previously, she was a member of the industry research team and the founder and leader of the Future of Finance initiative. As the thought leadership platformforCFA Institute, her group published studies to help investment professionals build their careers and serve their clients more effectively.

Ms. Fenderhas testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee AI Task Force on the impact of artificial intelligence on investment roles. She speaks regularly at industry events and has been quoted in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, and the New York Times, among others.

Prior to joining CFA Institute, Ms. Fender was a vice president at BlackRock working with pension funds and endowments, and she also worked at Cambridge Associates, where she published research about manager selection. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Sally Ann Flood
Sally Ann Flood

Sally Ann Flood is an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She is the West Region real estate audit leader and the US leader for real estate funds, and she represents the Global Real Estate Audit practice for Deloitte’s Real Estate Global Executive Committee. Ms. Flood has more than 26 years of professional accounting experience, and she started her career as a chartered accountant in Ireland. Her experience includes providing extensive services to a number of Deloitte’s large real estate clients. Ms. Flood’s clients include private and public REITs, real estate investment advisers, hotel operators, construction companies, and developers. She has served as the accounting co-chair for the National Council for Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries and is the Reporting Standards Council chair for the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards. Ms. Flood regularly presents at both NCREIF and PREA conferences on issues facing real estate funds, including valuations, compliance, and investor reporting matters. Recently, she was involved in the AICPA Accounting and Valuation Guide working group, where she provided the perspective of real estate funds. Ms. Flood is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Sarah Grist, CFA, CIPM
Sarah Grist CFA, CIPM

Sarah Grist, CFA, CIPM, is a portfolio analyst at Albourne America LLC. She is a member of the firm’s portfolio advisory group in San Francisco and is responsible for its work with CFA Institute to promote best practices in alternatives. Previously, Ms. Grist worked for Albourne’s risk team in London, focusing on an open protocol initiative and developing Albourne indexes. In addition, she has worked for a family office in Germany, helping them build out processes to monitor a new hedge fund portfolio. Ms. Grist earned a masters in mathematics from Durham University.

Leilani S. Hall CFA, CIPM, CAIA
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 Schwartz CFA, CIPM

Beth Kaiser Schwartz, CFA, CIPM, is a director of global industry standards at CFA Institute. She maintains the GIPS standards through management of the interpretations process, develops standards and guidance for new technical areas, and works extensively with volunteer committees. As founder and president of Kaiser Consulting Associates, Inc., Mrs. Kaiser Schwartz has worked with institutional investors on matters related to performance measurement and the GIPS standards. She has worked for both investment managers and investors in various performance-, risk-, and operations-related roles, both as an employee and as a consultant. Mrs. Kaiser Schwartz has served as a volunteer for CFA Institute on the North American Investment Performance Committee, the Investor/Consultant Subcommittee of the GIPS Executive Committee, and the Intellectual Property Working Group of the GIPS Executive Committee. She earned a BS in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

Michael McMillan
Michael G. McMillan CFA

Michael G. McMillan, CFA, is director of ethics education and professional standards at CFA Institute. Previously, he was a professor of accounting and finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the George Washington University School of Business. Dr. McMillan also served as a securities analyst and portfolio manager at Bailard, Biehl, and Kaiser and Merus Capital Management. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Dr. McMillan served in a variety of volunteer capacities; he was a member of the Council of Examiners for 10 years and a grader for the Level II and Level III CFA exams for 12 years. He also served as vice president and treasurer of CFA Society Washington, DC. Dr. McMillan is treasurer and a board member for the Alexandria Police Foundation and the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Research and a member of the Society for Business Ethics. Dr. McMillan is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), a Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He earned a BA from the University Pennsylvania, an MBA from Stanford University, and a PhD in accounting and finance from George Washington University.

James O'Leary
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.

Damian Regan
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 System's first asset–liability study, developed the fund's internal manager research and due diligence process, and submitted the fund's 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.

Jed Schneider
Jed Schneider CIPM

Jed Schneider, CIPM, is responsible for compliance with the GIPS standards and performance reporting at Lazard Asset Management. Mr. Schneider has over 25 years of experience in the performance measurement industry and investment operations. Before joining Lazard, his roles have included Head of Performance Reporting for J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank division and Senior Verifier at The Spaulding Group, where he conducted verifications and performance attestations. He also spent time at Morgan Stanley and U.S. Trust managing performance measurement teams and was a statistician for Consumer Reports magazine, responsible for data analysis on all product testing. Mr. Schneider is a former co-chair of the Performance and Risk Committee of CFA Society New York and an active volunteer supporting the GIPS Standards and the CIPM Program. He holds the FRM® (Financial Risk Manager) designation and has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University and a M.S. in Statistics from Baruch College.

Dimitri A. Senik, CFA
Dimitri Senik CFA

Dimitri Senik, CFA, leads the Investor Trust Services at PwC Switzerland. Mr. Senik provides assurance services to investment managers and investors with respect to investment process and governance, investment performance and risk management, GIPS compliance, and ESG Investing. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Pension Funds of PwC Switzerland. Mr. Senik has been a long-standing volunteer in the standard-setting bodies for the GIPS standards and currently chairs the GIPS Standards Technical Committee. He is also a member of the GIPS Standards Expert Group of the Asset Management Association Switzerland. Mr. Senik chairs the ESG Verification Subcommittee of CFA Institute, which is currently engaged in the development of the new ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products. He holds a degree in international economics and is also a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Arin Stancil, CFA, CIPM
Arin Stancil CFA, CIPM

Arin Stancil, CFA, CIPM, is a Managing Director and Principal at Guardian Performance Solutions LLC (GPS), a specialty compliance consulting firm established to help investment managers to comply with the GIPS standards. Mr. Stancil has been working with the GIPS standards for over 20 years and has extensive experience interpreting and applying them to almost any situation. Prior to joining GPS, he served as a Vice President and GIPS Compliance Manager for a global investment adviser with over $2 trillion in assets under management, where he was responsible for maintaining the firm’s ongoing compliance with the GIPS standards. Previously, he was a partner at an accounting firm that specialized in GIPS compliance consultation and verification services, where he conducted and oversaw hundreds of GIPS compliance verification projects for firms around the world of all sizes and levels of complexity. Mr. Stancil is currently a member of the GIPS Standards Technical Committee (TC), a volunteer committee established by CFA Institute. The purpose of the TC includes providing technical oversight of the GIPS standards and guiding the development and adoption of the GIPS standards. He is also a past member of the GIPS Standards Executive Committee (EC) and the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC).

Steven W. Stone
Steven W. Stone

Steven W. Stone is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He is a securities lawyer who counsels clients on regulations governing broker/dealers, investment advisers, bank fiduciaries, and pooled investment vehicles. Head of the firm’s financial institutions practice, Mr. Stone counsels most of the largest and most prominent US broker/dealers, investment banks, investment advisers, and mutual fund organizations. He regularly represents clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission, both in seeking regulatory relief and assisting clients in enforcement or examination matters. Mr. Stone advises major US broker/dealers in the private wealth and private client businesses that offer investment advice and brokerage services to high-net-worth clients and broker/dealers serving self-directing clients. He works as counsel on various matters to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s private client committee and serves as counsel to the Money Management Institute. Mr. Stone advises broker/dealers and investment advisers in the managed account or wrap fee area and counsels various institutional investment advisers and banks on investment management issues, including conflicts, trading, disclosure, advertising, distribution, and other ongoing regulatory compliance matters. He holds a BA from Bates College and a JD from George Washington University National Law Center.

David-Terris
David Terris CIPM

David Terris, CIPM, is director, global industry standards, at CFA Institute. 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 FCU and as a senior portfolio strategist at USAA, where he worked on the asset management side of his prior firm’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.

Phillip Vitale
Phillip Vitale CFA

Phillip Vitale, CFA, is the founder and CEO of Evolytical LLC, a firm that provides registered investment advisers and family offices with specialty consulting services, primarily relating to the selection and utilization of alternative and less liquid investment strategies for private clients. He started his career in research and trading at Russell Investments. Mr. Vitale later worked at Quellos Group, where he managed a quantitative research and modeling team, focused on alternative investments in hedge fund and private market strategies. He has also served as chief investment officer at Filament, LLC, where he was the chair of the investment committee and was responsible for overseeing the investment program. Mr. Vitale has served as president of CFA Society Seattle and has been a member of the CFA Institute GIPS Alternative Strategies Working Group. He earned his BA in business from Washington State University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Agenda

Wednesday, 11 September

Thursday, 12 September

Location

Venue

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
USA

+1-480-585-4848

CFA Institute has arranged for a special group rate at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel or through the link below. You must refer to the “CFA Institute group” when contacting the hotel, and reservations should be made by 9 August 2019 to take advantage of the discounted rate. The CFA Institute rate at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is USD 239 plus tax, subject to availability.

Please note that our group rate has expired. Please visit the hotel's website for current rates and availability.

Pricing

Group Price
CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 1295
Non-Members USD 1595
Early Bird – CFA Institute Members and Candidates (CFA Program, CIPM, or Investment Foundations) USD 1095
Valid through 12 Aug 2019
Early Bird – Non-Members USD 1395
Valid through 12 Aug 2019

What's Included

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

Event Info

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: A cancellation fee of US$150 applies for all cancellations made after 4 September 2019. 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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