Family Wealth Report is excited to announce the launch of the second Family Office Fintech Summit on February 28, 2017 in New York City.
Technology has become a transformational force within financial services and is now central to the wealth management dialogue, particularly in the US, where annual investment is tipped to reach $4.2 billion by 2018. At both ends of the wealth spectrum, institutions are seeking – and achieving – huge gains through technology investment.
Yet the question of where to invest, and how to implement new solutions for optimum impact, remains and for family offices the stakes couldn’t be higher. Clients’ wants and needs are evolving at a startling rate across all segments, but for family offices the need to present truly 21st century wealth management is even more pronounced. Securing the loyalty of the next generation of clients, while also (profitably) tackling the challenges of operational efficiency, data management and security is the weighty task facing family offices’ technology chiefs.
The Family Office Fintech Summit has been designed to present cutting-edge thought leadership on the most pressing technology issues facing single, multi family offices and RIAs serving UHNW clients and to offer actionable intelligence on how to make “solutions” really worthy of the name.
Many of the most influential people and firms in the family office and technology spheres are expected to attend this event, which is exclusively for qualifying members of the Family Wealth Report network and invited guests.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Maintaining regulatory compliance cost-effectively
- Innovating for maximum impact on profitability
- Achieving operational efficiency gains
- Cybersecurity and privacy challenges
- Vendor selection and making best-of-breed work
- Implications of the fiduciary standard on technology
- Evolving fintech in line with investment trends
- Emerging technologies and their place in the family office sphere
- Be informed of the latest thinking and best practice in financial technology and data security
- Raise their awareness about technical and legal compliance with the latest regulations
- Become acquainted with best practices for operational excellence in family office environment
ClearView Financial Media Ltd is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05am Summit Introduction
9:05 – 9:35am Presentation: Do you have to be disruptive to be innovative?
9:40 – 10:30am Panel 1: Right First Time: Best Practices for Vendor Selection and Implementing Technology
10:30 – 11:00am Networking and refreshment break
11:00 – 11:50am Panel 2: Making the Digital Family Office a Reality – The Challenges, Benefits, and Risks to Be Managed
11:55 – 12:10pm Demonstration 1: iPaladin – The New Family Office, Digitized, Secure and in the Cloud
12:15 – 12:30pm Demonstration 2: ATWeb: The Enterprise is Now
12:35 – 12:55pm Demonstration 3: Digital Access to Leading-Edge Alternatives
12:55 – 1:55pm Lunch
1:55 – 3:05pm Panel 3: Cyber-Security: Best Practice Insights on a Constantly Evolving Threat
3:10 – 3:30pm Presentation: The Wealth Management Firm of the Future
3:30 – 4:00pm Networking and refreshment break
4:00 – 4:50pm Panel 4: Alternative Assets: Addressing Aggregation, Accounting and Reporting Challenges
4:55 – 5:40pm Panel 5: Family Investing in Family-Office Technology
5:40 – 5:45pm Closing Remarks
5:45 – 6:45pm Cocktails
If you would like to discuss speaking opportunities or/and make speaker suggestions, please contact Adriana Zalucka @ adriana.zalucka@clearviewpu
Date and TimeDate: Tuesday 28th February • 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Convene Center
Address: 101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10178, United States
Andrew Scharf is a Vice President for OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading next generation venture capital firm that sources its capital through a worldwide 'crowd' of accredited and institutional investors. Andrew’s responsibilities include forging and strengthening strategic investment partnerships, working with our institutional investor base, and helping OurCrowd’s portfolio companies grow toward successful exits. He currently serves on the boards of Surgical Theater, Borro Ltd., Four Sigmatic Foods and Cissé Trading Company. Prior to joining OurCrowd in April 2014, Andrew was a Principal at Scharf Brothers LLC, a family investment firm with offices in New York City and Florida. While at Scharf Brothers, Andrew actively managed a portfolio of publicly traded equities and also established the firm’s real estate practice. Before joining his family’s investment firm, Andrew was an investment banker at Peter J. Solomon Co., a leading boutique investment bank based in New York City. While at the firm he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Andrew graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with distinction.
Annmarie is a litigation attorney based out of New York City. For the past 10 years, she has focused her practice in complex and high stakes litigation. Her experience also includes simple disputes and advising clients before litigation to ensure the best possible position. Annmarie is a regular speaker on the topic of Cybersecurity, having presented on this topic at several conferences for the financial services sector and for attorneys at Continuing Legal Education programs. She also has written the cybersecurity update to a well-regarded legal Privacy treatise, as well as several articles on this topic.
Head of Multi-Asset Marketing
Avi Sharon is chief marketing officer and a principal in the private wealth group at Blackstone. Prior to joining Blackstone, Avi was a managing director at Alliance Bernstein, where he was head of product management for asset allocation and head of marketing for the private client group there.
He is based in New York where, among other things, he has helped in the development of the firm’s global family office initiative.
ClearView Financial Media
Bruce is a Chartered Accountant with over 37 years financial services experience, previously a partner in PwC, latterly as global leader of their wealth management practice and the key driver of their bi-annual Wealth Management Report.
Bruce is now CEO of Weatherill Consulting providing advice on client centricity and wider strategic matters to wealth managers. He is the author of The Value of Trust: the quest by Wealth Managers for Trusted Advisor status and a number of other thought leadership reports.
Bruce is chairman of ClearView Financial Media and a non-executive of a number of companies including Fidelity Holdings UK, The Wisdom Council, ComPeer and JDX Consulting.
Oakbrook Solutions’ Family Office Practice
Chris serves as managing director of Oakbrook Solutions’ family office practice, holding over 20 years of operations and technology expertise within the industry. Prior to consulting, Chris held C-level roles with The PrivateBank, Wilmington Trust, Bingham Legg Advisers, and Webster Management Group, leading business growth and transformational change initiatives.
Chris has driven large-scale system conversions and consolidations, led merger integrations, and aligned people, platforms and processes to increase margins, alleviate costs, and reduce risk. He also has first-hand experience with multi-generational family businesses
Mr. Berkowicz is Managing Director of SS&C GlobeOp Fund Services, the global hedge, private equity, fund of fund and private capital administration unit of SS&C Technologies Inc. He joined SS&C when the company acquired the Eisnerfast LLC fund administration business from Eisner LLP in 2005. Mr. Berkowicz is responsible for oversight of the New York City Hedge Fund Services and global Private Capital Group operations at the 675 Third Avenue location. In addition, Mr. Berkowicz is head of the Total Return, TNR and AdvisorWare technology platforms which support the Fund Administration and Private Capital businesses as well as external clients whom license the technology. At Eisnerfast, LLC, Mr. Berkowicz was responsible for managing the staffing and reporting requirements of clients from 2002 onwards. Mr. Berkowicz also has audit experience in the financial services industry, particularly with hedge funds, private equity funds and fund of funds. Mr. Berkowicz has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Archway Technology Partners
Dennis is vice president of business development and is responsible for developing strategies to help Archway reach new markets, attract new leads and acquire new clients. His responsibilities range from SEO strategy, positioning, communications and sales cycle management to the continual development and improvement of the sales and marketing team.
Prior to joining Archway, Dennis served as managing director of sales and marketing at Financial Navigator, where he was responsible for the company’s growth and market penetration.
Kozusko Harris Duncan
Don Kozusko provides tax and legal advice to family offices, businesses, investors, and philanthropists. He has also served as a mediator, an advocate, and an expert witness in trust and business disputes.
Don graduated from Villanova University and Harvard Law School. After practicing as a partner in two multi-national law firms for over twenty years in litigation, private capital markets, and tax and trust planning, Don became a founding partner of Kozusko Harris Duncan in 2000.
The partners of Kozusko Harris Duncan have advised family offices and trust companies for over 30 years. After working in inter-disciplinary teams, and reflecting back on his career experience, Don has been drawn to the study of risk management, with particular emphasis on scenario planning, cognitive bias, and structural evolution in governance.
Edouard Thijssen is co-founder and CEO of Trusted Family. Trusted Family helps leading family businesses and family offices around the world to communicate with their shareholders, directors, family members and advisors.
Trusted Family is known for it’s online communication and information management platform and iPhone/iPad app, that is now used by over 100 family businesses and family offices around the world.
Edouard is a 2007 graduate of the Solvay Business School. He has also completed the Leading the Family Business program at IMD, Switzerland.
The Riverside Company
Eric Feldman joined global private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global technology strategies including application development, project management, information security and an IT infrastructure supporting 17 global offices. Eric was instrumental in creating Riverside’s Information Security Program which provides a risk-based approach for managing information security for Riverside’s 70+ companies. Eric previously served as the Director of MIS for the Office of the Mayor, City of New York, where he worked on a number of city-wide initiatives focused on improving service delivery and reducing cross-agency inefficiencies. Eric received a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University.
Windward Advisory Group
Hugh Bagatelle is a founding partner of Windward Advisory Group. Windward provides consulting services to financial institutions, focusing predominantly on family offices, assisting clients in selecting service providers, implementing new systems and optimizing internal operations.
Prior to this, Hugh was a managing director and head of technology services at Bessemer. He was responsible for the delivery of all computer systems, which included both internal development of key applications as well as procuring and integrating third-party products. In addition, he had responsibility for various back-office functions, including custody and portfolio trading.
Founder and Chief Executive
J. H. McLaughlin & Co.
In 2010, Jamie McLaughlin founded J. H. McLaughlin & Co., a business strategy and management consulting firm serving the wealth management industry and family offices.
Previously, he was CEO of Geller Family Office Services, the New York-based MFO, a partner at Convergent Wealth Advisors (formerly Lydian Wealth Management) where he built the firm’s New York office, the regional president of Mellon Private Wealth Management’s New York region, and a financial advisor at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he started in the wealth management industry.
Mr. McLaughlin served five terms in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1981 to 1991 as a member of the State House and State Senate.
Archway Technology Partners
Jason Brown founded Archway Technology Partners in 2002. He holds overall responsibility for all aspects of the firm as broad as strategic growth and as detailed as daily company operations. Jason has overseen the growth of the company from one person to today where the firm employs over 100 highly-skilled team members across three separate businesses in three locations.
From 1995 to 1997, Jason worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Grand Rapids, MI, where he worked on developing and implementing enterprise resource planning software systems. In 2001, Jason founded a hedge fund named The Pioneer Group. During this time Jason developed a software application to manage the partnership accounting and back-office accounting functions for hedge funds. In August 2002, Jason closed The Pioneer Group and founded Archway.
Founder and Chief Executive
Jill Creager is the force behind iPaladin, a digital platform that supports the management and administration of family offices. Her more than 20 years’ experience in family private wealth includes serving as a trust and estates attorney, a corporate trust officer, and as chief executive and founder of a multi-family office. Jill developed iPaladin to address the needs of family members, family office professionals, and advisors to share vital information in a secure virtual environment; to support governance, operations, and compliance; and to reduce the complexity, costs, and risks of managing family wealth.
Jill is well versed in every aspect of running a family office. In both 2015 and 2016, Private Asset Management magazine named her one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth.
John F. Curran
Walden Macht & Haran
A veteran trial attorney, John is a partner in the Firm’s White Collar and Investigations practice. John has counseled corporations in designing and enhancing their physical and Cyber-security, fraud, and AML compliance controls, by applying a blend of legal, technical, and data analytic expertise to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
Prior to joining Walden Macht and Haran, John served as an Executive Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg, LLC, a global risk management firm, where he led its Intelligence and Investigations practice.
Earlier in his career, John served as Counsel for National Security Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he counseled FBI senior leadership on terrorism, intelligence, and espionage matters. John also spent more than 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.
Executive Managing Director
Crystal & Company
Linda Bourn leads the Family Enterprise Risk Practice at Crystal & Company, with over 20 years of experience focused on risk and insurance management solutions for business owning families, family offices and private family trust companies. She led the co-development, partnership and release of the 2015 Family Enterprise Risk Index study of 159 US family-owned companies. The study elevated the topic of family enterprise risk management among family shareholders, family office executives and operating company executives.
Recently named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth by Private Asset Management Magazine, her board roles include Babson College Board of Overseers and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises, while her industry advisory memberships include Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and Family Office Exchange.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
The Lupton Company
Marcie Odum currently serves as the chief financial officer of The Lupton Company in Chattanooga, TN. The Lupton Company is a single family office established from the sale of the Lupton family’s Coca-Cola Bottling Companies. The office has been managing the family’s investments and other affairs since the mid-1980s, with Marcie joining the company in 2010.
Prior to joining The Lupton Company, Marcie worked for 18 years as a senior tax manager and business consultant at Burkhart & Company. During her tenure, Marcie managed accounts for large investment partnerships, dynasty trusts and high net worth individuals, provided tax and business strategy consulting and provided transaction planning services.
Michael G. Ricciardi
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Mercury Capital Advisors
Michael G. Ricciardi is a member of Mercury Capital’s Executive Committee. Over the course of his career, he was Managing Director and Head of the Private Equity Funds Group at Merrill Lynch, and received the firm’s Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion Award. Mr. Ricciardi was formerly Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Distribution at Paine Webber and member of the Operating Committee. Previously he was a Managing Director of Citicorp Securities and Head of Distribution for all Fixed Income and Equity products worldwide, sat on the Board of Directors of Citicorp Securities and member of its Executive Committee. He received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was elected Class Marshal. He graduated Phi Betta Kappa from Georgetown University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Economics.
Chief Operating Officer, Americas
Mike Slemmer has over 30 years of experience in investment and treasury technology, and is now chief operating officer for the Americas at FundCount. His past roles include sales and sales management, marketing and product director, and general management for Thomson Financial (now ThomsonReuters), DST Global Solutions and SS&C. Mike is a past contributing editor and advisory board member of the Journal of Performance Measurement. He speaks frequently at investment industry forums and has contributed articles to various industry publications.
Executive Director, Private Client Services & Family Office Advisory Services
Paul McKibbin is executive director in EY’s Americas Family Office Advisory practice. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising families on the creation, management and optimization of family office services tailored to their unique needs. He is a specialist in the information architecture of family offices and has selected, designed and implemented risk management, reporting and accounting infrastructures for some of the world’s most sophisticated family offices.
Prior to joining EY in 2016, Paul was a managing partner with Family Office Metrics, a provider of management consulting to single family offices. Before joining Family Office Metrics, he headed the Guggenheim Partners Family Network, specializing in meeting the technology needs of single and multi–family offices. Prior to his firm being acquired by Guggenheim in 2003, he was founder and president of Private Family Networks, a provider of secure virtual family office platforms for global single family offices.
Executive Vice President
Crystal & Company
Sanford F. Crystal, Executive Vice President, is a third-generation principal of Crystal & Company and a member of the Board. Sandy leads the firm’s Financial Institutions Group and oversees the company’s commercial brokerage operations which consist of Commercial Insurance Services, Employee Benefits Services, and the Management and Professional Risk Group. In this capacity, Sandy leads experienced advisors who advocate for their clients by providing customized risk management solutions and objective support to the unique sectors they serve.
Sandy has 25 years of industry experience, beginning in London as a Lloyd's broker with Crawley Warren & Co. Subsequently, he was an underwriter in the Financial Institutions division of National Union Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of AIG. He has spoken on numerous industry panels and is frequently quoted in industry publications speaking to the risks financial institutions face.
Sandy received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Princeton University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of American Finance in New York City.
ClearView Financial Media
Stephen Harris is chief executive of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of global wealth management news sites WealthBriefing, Family Wealth Report and WealthBriefingAsia; as well as compliance, tax and remuneration-centred Compliance Matters, Offshore Red and Executive Compensation Briefing respectively. He has 25 years’ financial publishing experience, 17 years of which have been running growth companies.
He has written extensively on global wealth management issues and leads ClearView’s global events team. As well as training as an accountant, Stephen has worked as a hedge fund manager and as a private banking headhunter.
Taking his wealth management knowledge from behind his publications, Stephen is often at the centre a variety of thought-leadership events in the industry. He has spoken on a number of panels and webinars as an expert in the field, as well as commentating on television, and leading internal staff training programmes.
Not only has he chaired panels at numerous conferences organised by ClearView in the UK, US and Asia; Stephen has chaired filmed round-tables for firms, such as BNP Paribas and Appway.
Financial Building Blocks
Stephen Martiros is the founder of Financial Building Blocks, a cloud-based software company that provides organizations with a customized knowledge platform for client, employee, and family education. Previously, he founded Summitas, an award-winning cloud application that provides family offices and investment advisors with a secure client portal, for which he was
awarded multiple patents. Martiros also served as the Managing Partner of CCC Alliance, where he helped build America’s largest private network of single-family offices, and led CCC Alliance to the Family Office of the Year award. Martiros earned his BS and MBA from Babson College, where he serves on the Board of Overseers, is an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Babson Institute of Family Entrepreneurship, and is a recipient of the College’s Snyder Award for Distinguished Service.
Chief Technology Officer and Owner
Dr. Tania Neild runs InfoGrate, an information technology consulting company that supports family offices. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Neild supports all aspects of their technology from cybersecurity and data integration to vendor selection and performance reporting. She served as the CTO and COO of Private Client Resources, an aggregation, reconciliation and client performance reporting platform and before that she served as CTO of Envestnet, where she built a separately managed account platform recognized by Forbes in 2001 as “Best of the Web.” Co-founded by Dr. Neild, Envestnet went public in the fall of 2010. Dr. Neild began her career as a scientist for the National Security Agency. She earned a PhD in engineering from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Emory University.
Director, Information Technology
Market Street Trust
As the director for information technology at Market Street Trust, Theresa Pratt's responsibilities include technology systems, infrastructure, and applications integration support. She joined the firm in 2012.
Previously, Theresa worked for CRB Consulting Engineers as their corporate applications manager. In this role, she led the team that supported all major corporate applications, including accounting, intranet, secured client portals and CRB's website. Theresa is an adjunct instructor for Elmira College, teaching Information Technology in their business management program. She also serves on the board of the Chemung County Veterans Monument organization.
Principal, Cyber Risk Management
PKF O'Connor Davies Family Office
Thomas DeMayo is principal for cyber risk management with PKF O’Connor Davies. In this role he is responsible for the implementation and design of the firm’s cybersecurity service offerings, and internal/external audit programs and testing procedures. He is the firm’s leader relating to cybersecurity, information security, governance, privacy, incident response, business continuity and disaster recovery and computer forensics.
ClearView Financial Media
Tom Burroughes is group editor of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of WealthBriefing, WealthBriefingAsia and Family Wealth Report. Tom has worked at ClearView since 2008, reporting on news stories, interviewing industry leaders, writing features and comment pieces, and has spoken at conferences in London, Guernsey and Vienna, among other locations. He has discussed the industry’s issues on Reuters television and the BBC. Previously, Tom was wealth management editor of The Business, the weekly UK magazine run by the Telegraph Group, from 2007 to 2008. Before that, he was a correspondent in various roles at Reuters, the global newswire. Between 1994 and 2000, he was a reporter for Market News International, a New York-headquartered newswire.