Overview

SIFMA’s Global Corporate Actions Forum gathers operations and technology professionals from broker-dealers, banks, asset managers, service providers and clearing firms to discuss the latest regulations, challenges, best practices and emerging technologies in Corporate Actions.

Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24 for live discussions:

  • Lessons Learned from 2020 and Evolving Towards Digitization
  • DTCC Modernization and Shortening Settlement
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions: Class Actions, Reorganization, and Dividends
  • Proxy and Shareholder Communications
  • Regulatory Perspectives
  • And more!

Preview the program and stay tuned for more speaker and program updates coming soon.

18th Annual

Global Corporate Actions Forum

Date

June 23 - June 24, 2022

Location

Virtual

Hosted by

Corporate Actions Forum

Registration Rates – Until 6/22/21

  • Member $299
  • Non-Member $399
  • Regulator $99

Overview

SIFMA’s Global Corporate Actions Forum gathers operations and technology professionals from broker-dealers, banks, asset managers, service providers and clearing firms to discuss the latest regulations, challenges, best practices and emerging technologies in Corporate Actions.

Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24 for live discussions:

  • Lessons Learned from 2020 and Evolving Towards Digitization
  • DTCC Modernization and Shortening Settlement
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions: Class Actions, Reorganization, and Dividends
  • Proxy and Shareholder Communications
  • Regulatory Perspectives
  • And more!

Preview the program and stay tuned for more speaker and program updates coming soon.

Program

12:00pm – 12:10pm

Participants

John O’Day

12:10pm – 1:25pm

This panel will provide participants with deep dive discussions on some of the important issues highlighted during the 2020 Global Pandemic.  Hear discussions on key regulatory consideration and how financial…

This panel will provide participants with deep dive discussions on some of the important issues highlighted during the 2020 Global Pandemic.  Hear discussions on key regulatory consideration and how financial services is evolving and modernizing key industry processes to become more effective and create efficiencies.

Participants

John O’Day, Ann Bergin, Charles DeSimone, Ira D. Hammerman, Kevin McCosker, Graham Shute, Bill Wollman

Moderator

Panelists

Ann Bergin

Managing Director & General Manager, Wealth Management Services and Asset Services

DTCC

Ann Bergin’s Biography

Charles DeSimone

Vice President, Technology and Operations

SIFMA

Charles DeSimone’s Biography

Ira D. Hammerman

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

SIFMA

Ira D. Hammerman’s Biography

Graham Shute

Vice President

PIMCO

Graham Shute’s Biography

Bill Wollman

Executive Vice President, Head of Office of Financial and Operational Risk Policy

FINRA

Bill Wollman’s Biography

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Explore liability issues and processes that will change as a review of the shortening settlement cycle.

Explore liability issues and processes that will change as a review of the shortening settlement cycle.

Participants

Daniel Thieke

Speaker

Daniel Thieke

Managing Director and General Manager, Settlement & Asset Services

DTCC

Daniel Thieke’s Biography

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Participants

Steve Cirami, James Tharin

Speakers

Steve Cirami

Vice President, Head of Class Actions & Corporate Actions

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Steve Cirami’s Biography

James Tharin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Clearing Corporation

James Tharin’s Biography

Participants

Kirk Flessas, Scott Reifer

Speakers

Kirk Flessas

Vice President

Jefferies LLC

Kirk Flessas’s Biography

Scott Reifer

Vice President

Pershing

Scott Reifer’s Biography

Participants

Peter Bove, Ileana Laureano, John Price, Barbara Skelly

Speakers

Peter Bove

Director

Peter Bove’s Biography

Ileana Laureano

VP- Operations Manager GT&O

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ileana Laureano’s Biography

John Price

Senior Director

Fidelity Investments

John Price’s Biography

Barbara Skelly

Senior Analyst

HSBC

Barbara Skelly’s Biography

12:00pm – 12:05pm

Opening Remarks

12:05pm – 12:45pm

Tax Panel

12:50pm – 1:15pm

Participants

Martin Koopman, Charles (Chip) Pasfield

Speakers

Martin Koopman

President Bank Broker-Dealer, Investor Communication Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Martin Koopman’s Biography

Charles (Chip) Pasfield

Vice President, Client Services

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Charles (Chip) Pasfield’s Biography

1:20pm – 2:00pm

Participants

Lawrence Conover

Panelist

Lawrence Conover

Vice President, Operations and Services Group (OSG)

Fidelity Investments

Lawrence Conover’s Biography

2:05pm – 2:45pm

Participants

Christopher Thiebaut, Patricia Casimates, Tara Petta, Benjamin Sawyer

Moderator

Christopher Thiebaut

Vice President, Corporate Actions

BlackRock

Christopher Thiebaut’s Biography

Panelists

Patricia Casimates

Vice President of Market Operations

FINRA

Patricia Casimates’s Biography

Tara Petta

Director of Corporate Data Operations

Nasdaq

Tara Petta’s Biography

Benjamin Sawyer

Head of the Corporate Actions and Market Watch Groups

New York Stock Exchange

Benjamin Sawyer’s Biography

Venue

Virtual Gathering


Webinars, Webcasts, Virtual

Join us online for live and on-demand sessions! Participation instructions will be sent in advance of the event.

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Media

Media Inquiries
Contact Katrina Cavalli at 212.313.1181.

Registration
Contact Evan Grogan at 212.313.1134.

Policy
View SIFMA’s official webinar press policy.

Terms and Conditions

Code of Conduct
SIFMA meetings and events are intended to educate and engage our members and industry participants in thoughtful conversations. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. View our Code of Conduct and anonymous incident report form.

Cancellations and Substitutions
Cancellation within 48 hours of the virtual event will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee. No substitutions or transfers will be accepted.