2021 IDC Conference

2021 Fund Directors Virtual Conference Program

October 20–21

Program

All times are shown in eastern time (ET).

Wednesday, October 13 | Thursday, October 14 | Wednesday, October 20 | Thursday, October 21

Wednesday, October 13
 

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Core Responsibilities of Fund Directors

Time subject to change

PATTY LOUIE
Independent Trustee
Oakmark Funds

CHRIS PALMER
Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP
 


Thursday, October 14
 

1:00–4:00 p.m.

Core Responsibilities of Fund Directors

Time subject to change

DAVE CARSON
Senior Vice President, Client Strategies for Ultimus Fund Solutions
Trustee of Unified Series Trust and Ultimus Managers Trust

LAURA FLORES
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

PETER JONES
Independent Trustee
MFS Trusts
 


Wednesday, October 20
 

11:00–11:50 a.m.

Optional Sponsored Thought Leadership Sessions
  • Citi

    Beyond Bitcoin: What’s Next for Digital Assets?

  • State Street

    The Opportunity for ESG

  • Vedder Price

    Board Oversight of Innovative Investments and Strategies
     

Noon–12:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks from the IDC Governing Council Chair

KATHIE BARR
Independent Director
William Blair Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios
 

12:05–12:55 p.m.

General Session
Overview of Global Markets and the Economy

DAVID KELLY
Chief Market Strategist
JP Morgan Asset Management

KATHIE BARR
Independent Director
William Blair Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios
 

12:55–1:30 p.m.

Coffee Break
  • Stradley Ronon

    Board Perspectives: How Will Board Oversight Change Under the New Derivatives Rule?
     

1:30–2:20 p.m.

General Session
A Conversation with Sarah ten Siethoff

SARAH TEN SIETHOFF
Acting Director, Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission

THOMAS T. KIM
Managing Director
Independent Directors Council
 

2:20–3:20 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
  • Distribution Trends

    JOHN KENNEY, Moderator
    Independent Director
    Principal Funds

    MAUREEN MITCHELL
    Trustee
    Natixis/Loomis Sayles Funds

    KEVIN QUIRK
    Principal
    Casey Quirk

  • Regulatory Developments

    KARRIE McMILLAN, Moderator
    Independent Director
    Principal Funds

    PAUL CELLUPICA
    Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, US Regulatory
    PIMCO

    ANNE CHOE
    Partner
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

  • Trends in Fund Governance

    TOM LEMKE, Moderator
    Independent Director
    JP Morgan ETF Trust and SEI Funds

    AMY PERSHKOW
    Shareholder
    Vedder Price

    GREG SMITH
    Senior Director, Fund Accounting and Compliance
    Investment Company Institute
     

3:20–3:40 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

3:40–4:30 p.m.

General Session
Perspectives on DEI Efforts in the Fund Industry and Beyond

CYNTHIA PLOUCHÉ, Moderator
Vice Chair, IDC Governing Council
Independent Director, Northern Trust Funds

DARYN DODSON
Managing Director
Illumen Capital

DORRI McWHORTER
William Blair Funds/YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

FIDEL VARGAS
President and CEO
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
 


Thursday, October 21
 

11:00–11:50 a.m.

Optional Sponsored Thought Leadership Sessions
  • BBH

    Current ETF Trends: Board Oversight Considerations

  • Dechert

    Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain for Fund Directors

  • Ropes & Gray

    Board Considerations for Securities Lending Programs: Current Landscape
     

Noon–12:50 p.m.

General Session
Remarks from IDC Managing Director followed by Interview with ICI Chief Executive Officer

THOMAS KIM
Managing Director
Independent Directors Council

ERIC J. PAN
President and CEO
Investment Company Institute

JOANNE PACE
Independent Director
Invesco ETF Trusts
 

12:50–1:40 p.m.

General Session
Update from Industry Executives

KATHIE BARR, Moderator
Independent Director
William Blair Funds and Professionally Managed Portfolios

YIE-HSIN HUNG
CEO
New York Life Investment Management

ANDREW SCHLOSSBERG
Senior Managing Director and Head of the Americas
Invesco
 

1:40–2:25 p.m.

Coffee Break
 

2:25–3:25 p.m.

Topical Discussion Sessions
  • Cybersecurity and Ransomware

    PEG McLAUGHLIN
    Independent Director
    Manning & Napier Funds

    LLOYD WENNLUND
    Independent Director
    Calamos Funds

    MARTY BURNS
    Chief Industry Operations Officer
    Investment Company Institute
     

  • Digital Assets

    RAJIB CHANDA
    Partner
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

    RON TOUPIN
    Independent Trustee/Director, Chair of the Board
    Guggenheim Funds

  • ESG Investing

    KARLA RABUSCH
    Independent Director
    Lord Abbett Funds

    ANNETTE CAPRETTA
    Associate General Counsel
    Investment Company Institute
     

  • ETF Developments

    JANE HEINRICHS
    Associate General Counsel
    Investment Company Institute

    BARRY MENDELSON
    Independent Trustee
    American Century ETF Trust
     

  • Governance Practices

    ERNIE CALDERON
    Independent Trustee
    Aquila Municipal Trust

    LISA HAMMAN
    Associate Managing Director
    Independent Directors Council
     

3:25–4:15 p.m.

General Session
ESG from an Economist’s Perspective

OLGA BITEL
Global Strategist
William Blair

BILL EBSWORTH
Independent Director
Wells Fargo Funds
 

4:15–4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjournment