Keynote Speaker

Jonathon Boersma is head of Professional Standards and executive director of the Global Investment Performance Standards at CFA Institute. He is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting the GIPS standards, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, and other CFA Institute standards of practice. This includes coordinating and supporting related educational and public awareness activities. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Boersma worked in the investment management industry in various positions including assistant portfolio manager, trader, and performance specialist. He has experience in asset allocation, fundamental and quantitative research, risk and performance measurement, investment policy and portfolio strategy development, and investment manager selection. Mr. Boersma is a frequent speaker on ethics in the investment industry and the 2014 winner of the Portfolio Institutionell Reader's Choice Award for Industry Achievement. Mr. Boersma is a member of the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) Association advisory council, the advisory board of Investorside Research Association, and the CFA Magazine editorial advisory team. Mr. Boersma is also a member of NYSSA.

Speakers

Lulu Alaqili co-heads GIPS Controllers for the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs.  With more than $1 trillion of AUS, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) provides institutional and individual investors with global investment and advisory solutions across fixed income, money markets, public equity, commodities, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.  GIPS Controllers are responsible for overseeing Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s claim of GIPS compliance, and advising on best practices for the presentation of performance.  Lulu has led several GSAM mergers and acquisitions in determining performance record portability, most recently for an investment outsourcing solutions business.  Lulu joined Goldman Sachs in 2009 as an analyst in GIPS Controllers and was named vice president in 2014.  Prior to joining the firm, Lulu interned at Goldman Sachs in the Private Equity Controllers group.  Lulu earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of South Florida.  She is a member of the Goldman Sachs Women’s Network and served on the Goldman Sachs Finance Women’s Network Steering Committee.

Bruce Feibel, CFA,  is Head of Performance & Risk Analytics at BNY Mellon Asset Management. As Head of Performance & Risk Analytics, Mr. Feibel is responsible overseeing the development and delivery of performance, attribution, and risk analysis to support the oversight of BNY Mellon Investment Management across its investment management boutiques globally. He manages a team of performance, technology, and data operations experts expanding the technology platform and providing ongoing analysis of the firm’s strategies. Prior to this, Mr. Feibel acted as Head of Strategy for the BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Global Financial Institutions business, which is focused on Asset Servicing’s top global investment manager, insurance company, and bank clients. He assisted senior executives with the development and execution of new initiatives aimed at expanding these key corporate relationships. He also managed the GFI client solutioning team. The team is responsible for architecting service solutions for complex new Outsourcing prospects. In this role, Mr. Feibel also established and led the product management function for the companies OnCore middle office outsourcing platform.Mr. Feibel joined BNY Mellon via the acquisition of Eagle Investment Systems, a premier provider of technology to investment managers. He joined Eagle in 1999 responsible for the development of Eagle’s Performance Measurement and Attribution offering. Subsequent to that he oversaw product management, software development, quality assurance, and support as Executive General Manager of Eagle PACE. Eagle PACE is an industry-leading investment data management and portfolio reporting platform. Mr. Feibel acted as product head for Mellon Analytical Solutions guiding the technology integration of the former Russell/Mellon into Mellon. He then served as Eagle’s Chief Strategy Officer overseeing key client relationships and the development of new products. He established Eagle’s financial instrument and investment strategy engineering team, which collaborates with clients to process and analyze derivatives and complex strategies. Prior to joining Eagle, Mr. Feibel worked at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). He was responsible for implementing technology supporting the performance measurement and client reporting functions. Mr. Feibel began his career at State Street Bank as a fund accountant, business analyst, and then technology project manager where he gained global experience via expatriate assignments in Europe, Australia, and Japan. Mr. Feibel is a recognized industry expert on investment performance measurement and investment data management. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. He is a current CFA Institute volunteer guiding enhancement of the CIPM exam curriculum. He is past member of the CFA Institute Risk Working Group and CFA Investment Performance Council, bodies responsible for the ongoing development of the standards guiding the marketing of investment track records to institutional investors. He is the author of the book Investment Performance Measurement and co-author of Complying with the Global Investment Performance Standards, both by Wiley. Mr. Feibel earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Daniel Gulko, CFA, CIPM, is a Head of Performance Measurement and Client Reporting for US in the HSBC Global Asset Management, USA and has been working in the industry since 2005. Prior to joining HSBC Global Asset Management, USA in 2014, Daniel worked as Senior Research Analyst at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. He holds a MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Applied Math from Odessa State University, Ukraine and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds CIPM designation from CFA Institute.

Sidney Hardee, CFA,with over fifteen years in the financial industry, Sidney Hardee is the Managing Partner of Hardee Brothers, LLC . He has a broad base of experience in the areas of fixed income sales and trading, derivatives research, quantitative analysis, and portfolio management. Mr. Hardee is a former Trading Manager at the Bank of NT Butterfield in Bermuda where he led their fixed Income and derivatives trading initiatives. He began his career as a Market Analyst at Salomon Brothers focused on European Bond Markets. Later he joined Lehman Brothers in both New York and London as a Bond Trader. He was also a Vice President in both the Credit Markets Trading and Global Rates Strategy groups at JPMorgan. Mr. Hardee holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University and holds a M.S. in Applied Statistics from Columbia University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), member of the Alternative Investments committee of the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA) and a member of the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC) for the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). He is also a member of the Board of Advisory for the Master of Science Program in Financial Risk Management at the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Steven Horan, Ph.D, CFA, CIPM, is managing director of credentialing at CFA Institute, providing vision and leadership for a nearly 100-member global team that designs, develops, and delivers professional credentialing programs for candidates in the CFA Program, CIPM Program, and Claritas Investment Certificate program. With a unique combination of industry and academic experience. In industry, he has served as an expert witness in support of securities litigation, a forensic economist in private practice preparing economic impact studies, a principal of a financial advisory firm, a financial analyst, and as a buy-side account manager and sell-side stockbroker. He is author or co-author of several books, including The New Wealth Management: A Financial Advisers Guide to Managing and Investing Client Assets and the Forbes/CFA Institute Investment Course, Dr. Horan has also edited the volume Private Wealth: Wealth Management in Practice. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Financial Analysts Journal, Harvard Business Review Latin America, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Wealth Management, and Financial Services Review. He has received numerous research grants and awards, including the 2012 Graham and Dodd Readers’ Choice Award.

Beth Kaiser, CFA, CIPM, is a director of investment performance 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., she has worked with institutional investors on performance measurement and GIPS-related matters. Ms. Kaiser has worked for both investment managers and investors in various performance, risk, and operations-related roles both as an employee and a consultant. Before working for CFA Institute, she was a volunteer 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. Ms. Kaiser holds a BS degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

Maritza C. Matlosz is a Director in Real Estate Equity Risk, Research and Analytics at MetLife Real Estate Investors. She heads Real Estate Performance Measurement and has a leadership role in developing the real estate equity platform. Maritza has more than 30 years of experience working in real estate investment firms including BlackRock, Prudential Real Estate Investors, Clarion Partners, Lend Lease and Schroder Real Estate Associates in various roles including performance measurement, portfolio accounting controller for real estate equity and debt funds, cash management and the development of internal systems/platforms for performance and analytics. She is an active member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF) and has served as a volunteer since 2001. She is currently serving as a member of the NCREIF/PREA Reporting Standards Council. In addition to her NCREIF involvement, Maritza is the chair of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS ®) Real Estate Working Group and has been a CFA Institute volunteer since 2011. Maritza earned a BS degree in accounting from Kean University and an MBA degree from Centenary College.

John Matsikas, CFA, CIPM, is the Vice President, Performance Measurement at Voya Investment Management. John Matsikas has 20 years of investment industry experience, 15 of which have been in an Investment Performance Measurement role. He currently leads the Investment Performance & Portfolio Analytics Reporting Group of Voya Investment Management, responsible for the reporting of total return, performance attribution, and returns-based statistics for the external client business. Previous to that, he was a Business Systems Analyst for various front, middle, & back-office functions. John holds a B.S in Finance from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds both the CIPM & CFA designations.

James H. McCann is Professor of Finance and Global Economics; Gabelli School of Business Fordham University. Professor McCann has been teaching at Fordham since 1999 as an adjunct professor and full-time faculty since 2012. He instructs classes in Corporate Finance, Investments and Security Analysis, and Global Investments. In addition to his teaching duties Professor McCann serves as Fordham University’s University Relations Director for the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) program. He is also faculty adviser to the Investment Banking Society, a student special interest group working with students pursuing investment banking careers, and the graduate school of business summer internship program. Professor McCann also serves as Faculty Adviser to the undergraduate finance concentration students at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus. Professor McCann has been awarded the Gabelli School of Business Dean’s Award for full-time teaching excellence for the 2014-2015 academic years. He has chaperoned students to study abroad programs in China and Chile and is developing a study abroad program to Singapore. Prior to joining Fordham Professor McCann had a 25 year career in the financial services industry. This career spans periods at State Street Bank and Trust, HSBC Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and Citibank in a variety of different roles. Professor McCann has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of performance measurement, analytics, attribution and risk measurement solutions and services. He was manager of JPMorganChase’s middle market investment consulting group working with institutional non-profit and pension clients in performance, risk, attribution and analytic solutions. Solutions for clients ranged from basic reporting to in-depth analysis of appropriate benchmarks and risk measures. At Goldman Sachs Asset Management he was senior relationship manager interfacing with the firm’s largest corporate pension clients and the firm’s investment professionals. His perspective is multi-dimensional from the asset owner, investment manager to the performance solution provider. He is an experienced client relationship executive and has managed teams of client relationship managers and performance measurement professionals. Professor McCann has consulted companies in designing and implementing successful business development strategies. He has published a research report for consulting firm Finadium titled “The State of Performance Measurement for Institutions and Asset Managers” that researched outsourcing options and decisions for asset managers, custody banks and institution clients. He also wrote a white paper titled “Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) for Alternative Investment Strategies and Solutions, What to Expect,” for TurtleBay Advisory Services. Professor McCann is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Economics and has a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also an adjunct professor in the Executive Masters of Business Administration program at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He is also a member of the Council of Examiners for the CFA Institute’s Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) program, responsibilities include exam content and curriculum review. He was former trustee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System and the Harvard Club of New York City pension and 401k salary savings plans.

Ann F. Putallaz, Ph.D., CIPM founded AFP Consulting, prior to that Ann was Director of Data & Communication Services at Munder Capital Management, heading the team responsible for performance and competitive analysis data, compliance with the GIPS® standards, Requests for Proposals, questionnaire responses, and wrap/SMA portfolio management. Before joining Munder Capital in 1995, Ann directed Client and Marketing Services for Woodbridge Capital Management, an investment subsidiary of Comerica Bank. Prior to joining Comerica in 1983, Ann was on the economics faculty at the University of Michigan. Ann is a member and Chair of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) Executive Committee, a standing committee of CFA Institute. She is also involved in volunteer activities for the CIPM program. She holds a B.A. in economics from Smith College, magna cum laude, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Michigan. She is on the Board of Directors of ProAssurance Corp. 

Ken Robinson is a director in the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) area at CFA Institute. Mr. Robinson helps maintain the GIPS through management of the interpretations process, developing guidance for new technical areas, working extensively with volunteer committees, promulgating the GIPS standards and serving as a thought leader. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Robinson was a director in the investment management audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Mr. Robinson is a member of the Quantitative Investing Subcommittee of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS), the Performance Measurement Committee of NCREIF, and the GIPS Task Force of the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards. Mr. Robinson has served as an appointed member of the North American Investment Performance Committee of CFA Institute, the Interpretations Subcommittee of the GIPS Executive Committee, and the Investment Performance Standards Task Force of the AICPA.

Jed Schneider is currently responsible for managing the GIPS compliance process at Lazard Asset Management.  He has over 25 years experience in the performance measurement industry and investment operations. Before joining Lazard, Jed was head of performance reporting for J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank division.  Prior to that, he was responsible for Verification Services at The Spaulding Group, a consulting firm in the performance measurement industry.  At The Spaulding Group, he conducted GIPS® (Global Investment Performance Standards) verifications, performance attestations and consultations for many types of asset management firms.   Jed 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. Jed holds both a CIPM® (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) and an FRM® (Financial Risk Manager) designation.  He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University and a M.S. in Statistics from Baruch College.

Moderators

Krista Harvey, CFA, CIPM,  is the Performance Manager at Jennison Associates, an investment management firm with a range of equity strategies across styles and market capitalizations, as well as fixed income strategies. Previously, she spent 8 years at Goldman Sachs having roles in investment research, equities trading, and as manager of the GIPS oversight team in the Investment Management Controllers division. Krista is a volunteer with CFA Institute. From 2012-current she served on the United States Investment Performance Committee (USIPC), which is the official local country sponsor for the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) in the United States, and has been a member of the GIPS Interpretations Subcommittee from 2014-present. In 2009, Krista co-founded the NYSSA Performance & Risk committee and is currently serving as co-chair of the committee.

Jim Nevola, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CIPM, has over eighteen years of financial services experience.  During his twelve years with BNY Mellon, Jim has helped institutional investors use risk, performance attribution and compliance tools in order to evaluate their investments on both an ex-ante and ex-post basis. Jim received a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  He earned a CFA Charter in 2004, a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) in 2008, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation in 2011 and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2012. Jim co-founded and continues to co-chair the Performance and Risk Analytic Research Group at the New York Society of Security Analysts.  Through these efforts, he has further dedicated himself to the understanding, communication and betterment of industry best practices. Earlier in Jim’s career, he spent three years with Merrill Lynch, working with high-net worth clients to help them meet their long-term financial goals.  Jim also served as a Performance Analyst with Citigroup and as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader with the First Albany Corporation. 

Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA,is Treasurer on the Board of Directors at the New York Society of Security Analysts and a senior manager with the Financial Services practice of RSM US LLP in New York, where she provides auditing and advisory services to private equity funds, hedge funds and registered alternative funds and where she is leading the firm’s GIPS verification practice. Prior to joining RSM, Antonella was at KPMG/Rothstein Kass, where she helped launch RK’s Bay Area practice, and in the global hedge fund practice of EY in San Francisco and in New York. Antonella has worked on a variety of alternative investment funds, ranging from start-up funds to some of the largest players in the industry. Her areas of expertise include GIPS verification, financial reporting and auditing, investment performance measurement and reporting, investment valuation and regulatory compliance for alternative investment funds. Antonella has conducted GIPS verification for a broad range of asset management firms, including global firms as well as private equity and hedge fund managers. Antonella is a co-founder and treasurer of SnehaCares, Inc, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assist children with HIV in Bangalore, India. Antonella has collaborated with the CFA Institute as a Volunteer in the Future of Finance campaign and in a number of initiatives related to the CFA, CIPM and Claritas examination process. She is a member of the GIPS Verification Subcommittee of the CFA Institute and of the GIPS Advisory Committee for Pooled Funds. Antonella is a member of AIMA’s research committee, and the co-chair of AIMA’s recently released Sound Practice Guide to Liquid Alternative Funds. She has been a member of AIMA’s Working Group for the recently published DDQ on Fund Directors and is currently collaborating on AIMA’s Guide to Investor Relations and Fundraising. She has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University and is a frequent speaker at conferences on alternative investments. Antonella is licensed as a CPA in California and in New York, a Certified Valuation Analyst with NACVA, and a member of the Italian Professional Association of Journalists. She holds a degree in Economics with honors from the University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy, and an M.A. from New York University. She has been a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the 420 Italian National Sailing Team.

  
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