Overview

Operations Conference & Exhibition

Date

May 06 - May 09, 2019

Location

Boca Raton, Florida

Early Bird Rates – Until 2/15/19

  • Member $1595
  • Non-Member $1995
  • Regulator $895

Overview

Returning to Boca Raton, Florida, on May 6–9, the 46th annual SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibition will gather operations, technology and regulatory leaders from across the securities industry.

As the industry continues to evolve in response to policy, risk, technology and regulatory changes, Ops 2019 will delve into the dynamic and complex environment that is reshaping operations, the customer experience and market requirements. Gain insight into the developments of key priorities including:

  • Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT)
  • Regulation Best Interest
  • Operational Risk and Resiliency
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Settlement Optimization
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Risk Management and Third Party Risk
  • And more!

Register before early bird ends February 15, 2019.

Featured Speakers

 

Program

12:30pm – 12:30pm

2019 SIFMA Operations Conference & Exhibition

12:30pm – 5:30pm

Sponsored by Gresham Technologies. Golf Outing: Tee off at one of the finest golf resorts in Florida, which was built in 1926. Discover the rich and historic value and tradition…

Sponsored by Gresham Technologies.

Golf Outing: Tee off at one of the finest golf resorts in Florida, which was built in 1926. Discover the rich and historic value and tradition of this exquisite golf course dating back to when PGA professionals Sam Snead and Tommy Armour served at the course.  The Shotgun Tournament will provide plenty of excitement as teams travel throughout the course and experience what this course has to offer.

Cost: $225 per player (includes green and cart fees)
Registration: Email Lizzie Grimm to reserve your spot.
Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received by April 29, 2019 will be granted less a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds for cancellations received after April 29, 2019. Cancellation requests must be in writing.

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration Desk Hours
Sponsored by DTCC

Sponsored by DTCC

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Partner Workshops

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Sponsored by IBM

Sponsored by IBM

7:00am – 6:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

7:15am – 8:15am

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall

8:15am – 12:15pm

General Session

8:15am – 8:30am

Participants

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

Speaker

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.

President and CEO

SIFMA

Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr.’s Biography

8:30am – 8:50am

Participants

James R. Allen

Speaker

James R. Allen

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Hilliard Lyons

James R. Allen’s Biography

8:50am – 9:15am

Participants

Catherine P. Bessant

Speaker

Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Operations and Technology Officer

Bank of America

Catherine P. Bessant’s Biography

9:15am – 9:40am

Featured Speaker

9:40am – 10:05am

Featured Speaker

10:05am – 10:30am

Participants

Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

10:30am – 10:55am

Networking Break – Exhibition Hall

10:55am – 11:50am

The transformative impacts of emerging technologies are not limited to new ways of interacting with customers, but have the potential to reshape the operations, systems, and processes that drive the…

The transformative impacts of emerging technologies are not limited to new ways of interacting with customers, but have the potential to reshape the operations, systems, and processes that drive the securities industry.  This panel brings together operations leaders to explore looking how new technologies and industry initiatives can drive greater efficiency and reduce risk, and how the industry and the role of the operations professional may evolve over the next five years.

Participants

Joseph Guardino, Thomas A. Giacalone, Kelly Metz, Claire Santaniello, Thomas Tremaine

Moderator

Joseph Guardino

Managing Director, Client Operational Services, Global Banking & Markets Operations

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Joseph Guardino’s Biography

Panelists

Thomas A. Giacalone

Managing Director

UBS AG

Thomas A. Giacalone’s Biography

Kelly Metz

Managing Director, Operations

Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

Kelly Metz’s Biography

Thomas Tremaine

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Thomas Tremaine’s Biography

11:50am – 12:15pm

Participants

Michael Wade

Speaker

Michael Wade

Managing Director

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Michael Wade’s Biography

12:15pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch – Exhibition Hall

12:40pm – 1:05pm

Automation technologies, such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), present opportunities to reduce cost and improve quality, leveraging existing legacy platforms. However, firms have struggled to gain significant scale with RPA…

Automation technologies, such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA), present opportunities to reduce cost and improve quality, leveraging existing legacy platforms. However, firms have struggled to gain significant scale with RPA using centralized, top-down efforts.  This struggle is often caused by ineffective opportunity identification mechanisms and ROI hurdles that only allow for large implementations.  PWC and UIPath will introduce the concept of Citizen Led automation, allowing users to drive both ideation and implementation of big and small automation projects, surrounded by the appropriate crowd sourcing mechanisms, change management processes, and control framework.  This approach and framework provide the starting point for key considerations in Digital Upskilling of the workforce and provide a way to engage your staff in framing the Operations analyst of the future.

Participants

Kevin Kroen, Jay McGrath

Speakers

Kevin Kroen

Partner, US Financial Services Digital Labor Leader

PwC

Kevin Kroen’s Biography

Jay McGrath

Vice President, Financial Services and Insurance

UiPath, Inc.

Jay McGrath’s Biography

1:15pm – 1:35pm

Blockchain and Distributed ledger technology has everybody talking about the golden source of truth.  Given that, the state of a singular dataset has been extremely difficult to achieve in practice,…

Blockchain and Distributed ledger technology has everybody talking about the golden source of truth.  Given that, the state of a singular dataset has been extremely difficult to achieve in practice, what constitutes a “golden copy” as it applies to data and how data is actually ensured to be this golden source.  Does DLT truly enhance the notion of Golden source of data and how can we leverage it for production scale applications.

  • Understand applications of single trusted & verifiable representation of data or “golden source” in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Introduces the field of golden source of data, including information systems design for DLT, data normalization & canonicalization.
  • Reviews how a golden source is achieved and its applications in DLT.

Participants

Bala Annadorai

Speaker

Bala Annadorai

Senior Director of Business Development and Strategy

PeerNova, Inc.

Bala Annadorai’s Biography

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is a powerful technological tool that firms can use to transform their operations to build greater efficiency and accuracy, and better understand and manage risk.  As…

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is a powerful technological tool that firms can use to transform their operations to build greater efficiency and accuracy, and better understand and manage risk.  As the industry increasing adopts RPA, this expert panel will explore what you need to do to successfully implement this technology – from identifying the right use cases, applying the technology, and building it into risk management and governance frameworks.

Participants

Todd Lohr, Todd Purdy, Sridhar Rajan, Andrew Wedderburn

Panelists

Todd Lohr

Principal, Technology Enablement & Automation

KPMG LLP

Todd Lohr’s Biography

Todd Purdy

General Partner

Edward Jones

Todd Purdy’s Biography

Sridhar Rajan

Principal

Deloitte

Sridhar Rajan’s Biography

Andrew Wedderburn

Executive Director

UBS

Andrew Wedderburn’s Biography

Participants

Kevin Carroll

Moderator

Kevin Carroll

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel

SIFMA

Kevin Carroll’s Biography

Operations professionals continue to focus on the enhancement of the customer experience while mitigating risk created by the complexity and regulatory requirements in the corporate actions space. This session will highlight…

Operations professionals continue to focus on the enhancement of the customer experience while mitigating risk created by the complexity and regulatory requirements in the corporate actions space. This session will highlight how firms are looking to manage regulatory and operational risk in corporate actions operations. Panelists will also explore the challenges and financial risks associated with worthless securities, 144A restricted to unrestricted voluntary exchanges and proxy, while looking at ways that operational organizations can be better prepared to handle these risks.

Participants

Carly Byrd, Lawrence Conover, James Monahan, John O’Day, Michael Tae, Andrew Zelenka

Moderator

Carly Byrd

Director, Global Tax Utility

Deutsche Bank AG

Carly Byrd’s Biography

Panelists

Lawrence Conover

Vice President, Operations and Services Group (OSG)

Fidelity Investments

Lawrence Conover’s Biography

James Monahan

Executive Director & Regional Head of North America Position Services

Morgan Stanley

James Monahan’s Biography

John O’Day

Director, Global Asset Services

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

John O’Day’s Biography

Michael Tae

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Michael Tae’s Biography

Andrew Zelenka

Director, Product Management

Tata Consultancy Services

Andrew Zelenka’s Biography

November 15, 2019 marks the commencement of industry reporting to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).  The industry – in conjunction with the Exchanges, FINRA, and the SEC – has been…

November 15, 2019 marks the commencement of industry reporting to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT).  The industry – in conjunction with the Exchanges, FINRA, and the SEC – has been preparing for this milestone over the last several years given that the CAT is one of the industry’s most significant builds in recent memory.  During this session, subject matter experts will discuss various aspects of CAT reporting and what should be top of mind for firms as this critical reporting date approaches.

Participants

Ellen Greene, Shelly Bohlin

Moderator

Ellen Greene

Managing Director, Financial Services Operations

SIFMA

Ellen Greene’s Biography

Panelist

Shelly Bohlin

Vice President, Market Regulation

FINRA

Shelly Bohlin’s Biography

Participants

Brian Ruane, Susan Cosgrove, John Morik, Suzanne Sprague

Moderator

Brian Ruane

Chief Executive Officer, Government Securities Services and Broker Dealer Services

BNY Mellon

Brian Ruane’s Biography

Panelists

Susan Cosgrove

Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

DTCC

Susan Cosgrove’s Biography

John Morik

Managing Director

BNY Mellon

John Morik’s Biography

Suzanne Sprague

Managing Director, Credit Risk, Risk Policy, Banking & Solutions

CME Group

Suzanne Sprague’s Biography

Partner Workshop: Deloitte
Partner Workshop: Nomura Research Institute America

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break – Exhibition Hall

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Personal financial data is an increasingly valuable asset in today’s global economy. Improving data quality to enhance the customer experience is critical to business success but protecting data from improper…

Personal financial data is an increasingly valuable asset in today’s global economy. Improving data quality to enhance the customer experience is critical to business success but protecting data from improper use is paramount. Discover the best practices to collect, store and use data while also safeguarding it from internal and external threats in an evolving environment.

Participants

Mark Steinhoff, CIPP, Leigh Feldman, Jodi Pinedo, Stuart Rubinstein

Moderator

Mark Steinhoff, CIPP

Managing Director

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Steinhoff, CIPP’s Biography

Panelists

Leigh Feldman

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Privacy within the Global Privacy and Data Protection Practice

Promontory, an IBM Company

Leigh Feldman’s Biography

Jodi Pinedo

Director & Senior Managing Counsel

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company

Jodi Pinedo’s Biography

Stuart Rubinstein

President, Fidelity Wealth Technologies

Fidelity Investments

Stuart Rubinstein’s Biography

The panel will discuss the Bulk Transfer initiative, a collaboration among regulators and the industry to create a common data and regulatory architecture for the efficient and speedy ‘bulk transfer’…

The panel will discuss the Bulk Transfer initiative, a collaboration among regulators and the industry to create a common data and regulatory architecture for the efficient and speedy ‘bulk transfer’ of customer accounts, from a carrying broker dealer experiencing financial difficulties to a new carrying broker dealer(s). Subject matter experts and regulators will discuss the recently published Bulk Transfer Playbook, and the ongoing effort to standardize Bulk Transfer conversion files with the assistance of Sheltered Harbor.

Participants

Grace Vogel, Michael J. Alexander, Michele Hillery, Carlos Recalde

Moderator

Grace Vogel

Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory Practice

PwC

Grace Vogel’s Biography

Panelists

Michael J. Alexander

President, Wealth & Capital Markets Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.

Michael J. Alexander’s Biography

Michele Hillery

Executive Director, Equity Clearing Services & Fixed Income Product Management

DTCC

Michele Hillery’s Biography

Carlos Recalde

President & Chief Operating Officer

Sheltered Harbor LLC

Carlos Recalde’s Biography

With the Consolidated Audit Trail’s go-live date of November 2019 fast approaching, firms are working through this complex implementation project to ensure they meet their reporting obligations. During this session,…

With the Consolidated Audit Trail’s go-live date of November 2019 fast approaching, firms are working through this complex implementation project to ensure they meet their reporting obligations. During this session, project managers will share how their firms are working through this vast effort including coding, compliance, connectivity, testing, error correction and FDID generation.

Participants

Robert Walley

Panelist

Robert Walley

Principal, Financial Services

Deloitte

Robert Walley’s Biography

While buy-side is driving operational transformation to an ideal end-to-end automation, we still need to deal with the reality of working with archaic structures and processes across counter-parties and custodians.…

While buy-side is driving operational transformation to an ideal end-to-end automation, we still need to deal with the reality of working with archaic structures and processes across counter-parties and custodians. The buy-side operations community is collaborating on the exchange process for single security, implementing the process for initial margin for uncleared derivatives, and determining the impact of moving to SOFR to systems and operations.  Join buy-side operational leaders and experts for an informative discussion on today’s challenges.

Participants

Michael DeBevec

Panelist

Michael DeBevec

Head of Global Investment Operations

BlackRock

Michael DeBevec’s Biography

Disruptive technologies like AI, ML, RPA, and SPA are no longer the stuff of science fiction, nor the “next big thing”. Successful firms are leveraging these technologies today in many…

Disruptive technologies like AI, ML, RPA, and SPA are no longer the stuff of science fiction, nor the “next big thing”. Successful firms are leveraging these technologies today in many facets of their operations: from trade analytics to advisor insights to smarter processes. This workshop will highlight current successes and observation on innovation from industry-leading [banks/brokers], service providers and analysts.

Participants

Ramprasad ‘RP’ Sandilya, Michael Tae

Speakers

Ramprasad ‘RP’ Sandilya

Vice President, Solutions Offerings

Broadridge Financial

Ramprasad ‘RP’ Sandilya’s Biography

Michael Tae

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Michael Tae’s Biography

Partner Workshop: KPMG

Participants

Graeme McEvoy

Moderator

Graeme McEvoy

Managing Director & Global Head, ISG Product Operations

Morgan Stanley

Graeme McEvoy’s Biography

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception – Exhibition Hall

7:00am – 4:30pm

Registration Desk Hours

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast – Exhibition Hall

7:30am – 7:50am

Throughout the industry, firms are looking to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to optimize their business. Text analytics uses AI, ML, and Natural Language Processing to unlock data from documents,…

Throughout the industry, firms are looking to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to optimize their business. Text analytics uses AI, ML, and Natural Language Processing to unlock data from documents, filings, forms, agreements, and other unstructured formats. From risk monitoring and corporate actions processing to client on-boarding and data management, this Learning Lab explains text analytics and provides practical applications of text analytics for capital markets leaders.

Participants

Tony Brownlee

Speaker

Tony Brownlee

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Kingland

Tony Brownlee’s Biography

8:00am – 12:15pm

General Session

8:00am – 8:15am

Participants

Joseph L. Seidel

Speaker

Joseph L. Seidel

Chief Operating Officer

SIFMA

Joseph L. Seidel’s Biography

8:15am – 8:40am

Participants

Timothy C. Gokey

Speaker

Timothy C. Gokey

President & Chief Executive Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Timothy C. Gokey’s Biography

8:40am – 9:05am

Participants

Peter Driscoll

Speaker

Peter Driscoll

Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Peter Driscoll’s Biography

9:05am – 9:55am

This panel will bring together regulators across multiple asset classes to share their views on the emerging regulatory landscape. Regulators will share their perspectives on agency priorities and discuss current…

This panel will bring together regulators across multiple asset classes to share their views on the emerging regulatory landscape. Regulators will share their perspectives on agency priorities and discuss current and potential new regulatory initiatives in 2019 and beyond.

Participants

Ira D. Hammerman, Vic Chakrian, Mark Katzelnick, Peter Driscoll, Bill Wollman

Moderator

Ira D. Hammerman

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

SIFMA

Ira D. Hammerman’s Biography

Panelists

Vic Chakrian

Senior Vice President, Financial Market Infrastructure, Supervision Group

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Vic Chakrian’s Biography

Mark Katzelnick

Chief Operating Officer

Fidelity Investments

Mark Katzelnick’s Biography

Peter Driscoll

Director, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Peter Driscoll’s Biography

Bill Wollman

Executive Vice President, Member Regulation - Regulatory Oversight & Operational Regulation

FINRA

Bill Wollman’s Biography

9:55am – 10:15am

Networking Break

10:15am – 11:00am

Participants

Claire Santaniello, Olga Naumovich, Staci Sullivan

Moderator

Panelists

Olga Naumovich

Managing Director

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Olga Naumovich’s Biography

Staci Sullivan

President, Operations

TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.

Staci Sullivan’s Biography

11:00am – 11:20am

Participants

Steven J. Randich

Speaker

Steven J. Randich

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

FINRA

Steven J. Randich’s Biography

11:20am – 12:00pm

This panel will address the critical role of the DTCC in managing risk, clearing operations and capital on behalf of the industry. You will hear from the senior leaders of…

This panel will address the critical role of the DTCC in managing risk, clearing operations and capital on behalf of the industry. You will hear from the senior leaders of the DTCC who are shaping important capital and cyber risk management efforts and leading innovation as the industry’s largest financial markets utility. The panel will also discuss DTCC led projects for 2019 and beyond including Settlement Optimization and others.

Participants

Phil Davies, Timothy Cuddihy, Lisa Hershey, Murray C. Pozmanter

Moderator

Phil Davies

Managing Director and Global Head of Operations

Morgan Stanley

Phil Davies’s Biography

Panelists

Timothy Cuddihy

Managing Director, Financial and Operational Risk Management (FORM)

DTCC

Timothy Cuddihy’s Biography

Lisa Hershey

Managing Director, Head of Operational Risk Management

DTCC

Lisa Hershey’s Biography

Speaker

Murray C. Pozmanter

Managing Director and General Manager, Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU)

DTCC

Murray C. Pozmanter’s Biography

12:00pm – 1:00pm

LIBOR is the most widely used reference rate in the world, referenced in trillions of dollars of bond and swap transactions. However, its future is uncertain. Global regulators have directed…

LIBOR is the most widely used reference rate in the world, referenced in trillions of dollars of bond and swap transactions. However, its future is uncertain. Global regulators have directed market participants to develop alternatives to LIBOR, and it is unclear whether LIBOR will exist after 2021.  In the US, the Alternative Reference Rates Steering Committee has developed an alternative – SOFR – and trading has commenced in futures, swaps, and bonds referencing this new, more robust rate.

During this session, subject matter experts will discuss open issues and the roadmap. Many issues remain to be addressed, and much work still needs to be done across the industry to prepare for a broader transition to new rates. LIBOR is not just about bonds and swaps – it is also used in internal models, agreements, systems and other areas. Panelists will discuss where we are, where we are going, and what the industry needs to focus on to enhance resiliency and the robustness of our financial markets as we move towards new reference rates.

Participants

Christopher B. Killian, Roy Choudhury

Moderator

Christopher B. Killian

Managing Director, Securitization and Corporate Credit

SIFMA

Christopher B. Killian’s Biography

Panelist

Roy Choudhury

Partner, Financial Services Advisory

EY

Roy Choudhury’s Biography

The role of the operations professional continues to evolve – driving the securities industry’s efforts to adopt new technologies, innovate processes and products, and expand the role to understanding and…

The role of the operations professional continues to evolve – driving the securities industry’s efforts to adopt new technologies, innovate processes and products, and expand the role to understanding and managing risk. As operations changes and evolves, this panel will explore the new skills, responsibilities and the place in the firm that ops professionals will take on.

Participants

Michael J. Alexander, Gavan Corr

Panelists

Michael J. Alexander

President, Wealth & Capital Markets Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.

Michael J. Alexander’s Biography

Gavan Corr

Principal, Financial Services

Google Cloud

Gavan Corr’s Biography

The Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS), with their partner DTCC, have identified opportunities to modernize the transfer process. As we move closer to implementation, this panel of subject matter…

The Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS), with their partner DTCC, have identified opportunities to modernize the transfer process. As we move closer to implementation, this panel of subject matter experts will explore the transfer changes including technology, best practices and regulatory rule changes as well as the benefits to the client.

Participants

Kelly Cornwell, Edward Leddy, Kevin Moran, Evan Oliveaux

Moderator

Kelly Cornwell

Industry Relations Specialist

Vanguard

Kelly Cornwell’s Biography

Panelists

Kevin Moran

Senior Vice President, Operations

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Kevin Moran’s Biography

Evan Oliveaux

Vice President

Fidelity Investments

Evan Oliveaux’s Biography

This panel of industry experts will discuss the techniques and tools that firms are employing to increase resilience and reduce the probability of operational failure. Many failures were the result…

This panel of industry experts will discuss the techniques and tools that firms are employing to increase resilience and reduce the probability of operational failure. Many failures were the result of poor technology change management processes, prompting new regulatory guidance for operational, cyber and technology resilience. How do you manage towards production stability and achieve recovery time objectives including the use of software and other tools without compromising client experience?

Participants

Sean Carroll, Michael J. Alexander

Moderator

Sean Carroll

Managing Director – Chief Risk Officer, Global Operations

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Sean Carroll’s Biography

Panelist

Michael J. Alexander

President, Wealth & Capital Markets Solutions

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.

Michael J. Alexander’s Biography

This workshop reviews the upcoming changes to the “to-be-announced” (TBA) mortgage market with the implementation of the Single Security Initiative going live on June 3rd this year. Representatives from the…

This workshop reviews the upcoming changes to the “to-be-announced” (TBA) mortgage market with the implementation of the Single Security Initiative going live on June 3rd this year. Representatives from the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will present valuable information to any firm that participates in the TBA market or invests in single-family mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Workshop attendees have the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of the optional PC Exchange and the new “uniform MBS,” (UMBS) commingled securities. The GSEs are here to answer questions and assist firms in getting to the finish line.

Participants

Jamie Miller, Stephanie Milner

Speakers

Jamie Miller

Senior Director, Investments & Capital Markets

Freddie Mac

Jamie Miller’s Biography

Stephanie Milner

Director - Capital Markets and Securitization

Fannie Mae

Stephanie Milner’s Biography

Partner Workshop: Google Cloud

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Networking Lunch – Exhibition Hall

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Learning Lab: Verizon Enterprise Solutions

2:10pm – 2:30pm

Learning Lab: Doxim

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Participants

Claire Santaniello

Moderator

10:00pm – 12:00am

8:00am – 11:00am

Registration Desk Hours

8:15am – 11:00am

General Session with Breakfast

8:15am – 8:40am

Participants

Christopher Rigg

Speaker

Christopher Rigg

Principal and Capital Markets Technology Lead

EY

Christopher Rigg’s Biography

8:40am – 9:05am

Featured Speaker

9:05am – 10:00am

General Session Panel

10:00am – 11:00am

Recent advances in Fintech have driven a transformation of middle- and back-office functions. As firms evaluate new products and services, which will be most impactful to their firms? With new…

Recent advances in Fintech have driven a transformation of middle- and back-office functions. As firms evaluate new products and services, which will be most impactful to their firms? With new offerings in robotics to artificial intelligence, big data to cyber, panelists will share how these new initiatives can reduce risk while driving greater efficiencies.

Participants

Gerard Bermingham, Kevin Pleiter

Panelists

Gerard Bermingham

Executive Director

IHS Markit

Gerard Bermingham’s Biography

Kevin Pleiter

Principal, Advisory Services

Grant Thornton

Kevin Pleiter’s Biography

11:00am – 11:00am

Conference Adjourns

Venue

Boca Raton Resort & Club

501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Situated on 356-acres in fabled South Florida, this eclectic property has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. The inspiring environment offers a unique setting for an unforgettable conference event.

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Hotel Accommodations

SIFMA reserved a block of rooms at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Rates will start at $255 per night and are quoted exclusive of applicable room tax, applicable service/hotel-specific fees, or other miscellaneous taxes.

Please note that the group rates are good through Friday, April 12th but rooms are limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis–they may sell out early! Once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date booking.

Make sure to confirm all cancellation policies and forfeiture of deposits directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.

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It has come to our attention that several companies inaccurately representing themselves as our “housing vendor” are contacting individuals in the SIFMA community, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the SIFMA block at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on your behalf, or even offer you a discount from the SIFMA rate.

If you are contacted by a hotel pirating company or any housing group, recognize that they are not endorsed by SIFMA and, despite their claims, they do not have access to our negotiated discounted rates. SIFMA does not initiate calls to sell sleeping rooms and under no circumstances is a full non-refundable payment at time of reservation required.

If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged, but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Phoenix. This is a scam. Reservations for the SIFMA 2019 Operations Conference & Exhibition should be made directly from the official conference website.

Media

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SIFMA will investigate any reported incidents swiftly and confidentially if possible. SIFMA, at our discretion, may act on any reports of inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to removing a participant from the meeting or event and/or bar that person from attending future SIFMA meetings or events. SIFMA shall not refund any money paid for such attendee to attend the meeting or event, or for any travel expenses incurred to attend.

Substitutions
Conference registration substitutions are welcome. Email Lizzie Grimm at [email protected] with the following information and we will confirm the change: original registrant’s full name, substitute registrant’s full name, mailing address, title, phone and email.

Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations made three weeks prior to the start of the event. All cancellation requests are subject to a $100 processing fee and must be made in writing.