August 27, 2020 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Please note our alerts will be on a much-deserved hiatus until the week of September 21st. Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • 100 Women in Finance: Special Invitation to The Future of the World Trade Organisation with Dr Liam Fox MP
  • ICI Webinar: After the Pandemic: The Future of the Global Fund Industry
  • FREE: Sudrania Webinar: Investor Perspectives: Regulation and Oversight Panel
  • Washington DC Compliance Roundtable Webinar: National Futures Association Presentation
  • Washington D.C. Compliance Round Table Webinar: SEC Enforcement Update 2020
  • Mark Your Calendars for Joot: Managing Compliance in a Remote Environment Panel

Events:

100 Women in Finance: Special Invitation to The Future of the World Trade Organisation with Dr Liam Fox MP
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 11:00 A.M. CDT

Join a conversation with The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox MP, the United Kingdom’s nominee for Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, and Amanda Pullinger, 100WF’s CEO. During the interview, Dr Fox will discuss his vision for the WTO and his pledge to fill 50% of the WTO’s senior roles with women.

As one of eight candidates in contention for the director-general role to succeed Roberto Azevêdo who will step down on 31 August 2020, Dr. Fox will share his experience as former UK Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade and impart his views on future of the WTO and its role in enabling global trade in the post COVID-19 environment.

For more information click here.

ICI Webinar: After the Pandemic: The Future of the Global Fund Industry
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 8:00-9:15 A.M. CDT

When the COVID-19 pandemic ends, investors, businesses, and policymakers will face a different world. Global fund managers must navigate this new environment and an array of forces and challenges—weaker economies, stiffer resistance to globalization, distortions in fiscal and monetary policy, and intense emphasis on inequality and sustainability.

How will fund managers meet these challenges? Learn how in a panel discussion featuring these key industry leaders: Paul Schott Stevens of ICI, George C. W. Gatch of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Lisa M. Jones of Pioneer Asset Management USA and Bradley J. Vogt of Capital Research Company.

For more information, click here.

FREE: Sudrania Webinar: Investor Perspectives: Regulation and Oversight Panel
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:00-11:00 A.M. CDT

Even as crypto is rising in interest as an investment, the confusion over how custody, auditing, and valuation is done presents a stumbling block. This panel will look at how technology and fund structuring know-how is being put to work today in easing investors’ concerns over fund managers’ effectiveness in creating and maintaining an institutional-grade portfolio.

The webinar will be moderated by Lisa Vioni of Hedge Connection with panelists: Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon, Mitchell Dong of Pythagoras Investment Management; Brett Ladendorf of IASG Fund Services and Nitin Somani of Sudrania Fund Services.

To register, click here.

Washington DC Compliance Roundtable Webinar: National Futures Association Presentation
September 17, 2020, 3:30-5:00 P.M. CDT

Our discussion with the National Futures Association (NFA) will focus on the best industry practices during COVID-19, new regulatory developments including succession planning and intra-agency regulatory initiatives, as well as the most recent industry trends and ways to strengthen your legal and compliance programs.

The NFA Speakers will include: Dan Driscoll, Special Policy Advisor; Regina Thoele, Senior Vice President; and Christine Roche, Director, Compliance Department and will be moderated by Nicole Kalajian of Stradley and Marina Baranovsky of Scitus Consulting.

Please RSVP at contact@wdccrt.org by COB September 14th to receive log-in information.

Washington D.C. Compliance Round Table Webinar: SEC Enforcement Update 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:00 P.M. CDT

Please join WDCCRT for an interactive webinar discussion of recent enforcement matters and OCIE alerts where the SEC has raised compliance issues. The discussion will include the do’s and don’ts for compliance professionals interacting with SEC staff on these types of issues and steps you can take to minimize the risk of problems.

Marina Baranovsky of Scitus Consulting, LLC will moderate this presentation by Deborah R. Meshulam of DLA Piper and Kevin Spence of Cary Street Partners Financial.

This webinar will be broadcast in video mode and available for on-demand viewing for the registered participants after the live presentation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register, click here.

Mark Your Calendars for Joot: Managing Compliance in a Remote Environment Panel
Wednesday, September 30, 20220, 12:00-1:00 P.M. CDT

Tune in for tips on managing your compliance program remotely; how to address cybersecurity in a remote environment; and managing SEC exams from home. The speakers will include Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon, Jody Foster of Symphony Consulting and Melanie Mendoza of Matarin Capital and will be moderated by Dina Tantra of Joot.

Stay tuned for further registration detail updates.

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