The 15th Annual Greenwich Associates Competitive Challenges Conference | October 16 - 17, 2018

The Resort at Pelican Hill | Newport Beach, California

2018 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Mark McCombe

Head of the Americas

Mark McCombe, Senior Managing Director, is Head of the Americas region and Co-Head of Client Portfolio Solutions. Mr. McCombe is responsible for driving the growth of BlackRock's businesses in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Iberia.

Mr. McCombe is a member of BlackRock's Global Executive Committee (GEC) and the GEC's Talent Subcommittee,and chairs the Americas Executive Committee. He previously served as the Chair and Global Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors, Global Head of BlackRock's Institutional Client Business, and as Chairman of BlackRock's Asia Pacific region.

Mr. McCombe is also one of the Global Executive Sponsors for the Out and Allies network and a founder of the LEAD program within BlackRock to help grow top talent within the firm to be our future leaders.

Mr. McCombe has had an international career in finance spanning more than 20 years across 11 different countries. Before joining BlackRock, he served as Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong for HSBC. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd. and Chairman of HSBC Global Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Prior to that, he was based in London where he was Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management.

Mr. McCombe has served on a number of finance industry bodies during his career. He was a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, a member of the Banking Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and a council member of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC), an advisory body established by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Mr. McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University and attended Wharton Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program. He was recognized in the Queen's New Year Honours List in 2006 with an OBE.

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Chris Willcox

Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Chris Willcox is the CEO of Asset Management. In this role, Chris is responsible for the overall Asset Management business, including portfolio management, distribution and infrastructure. He chairs the Asset Management Operating Committee.

Chris has more than 25 years of financial services experience. Prior to taking his current role in May 2014, he was the Head of Global Fixed Income & Liquidity for Asset Management. Chris joined Asset Management in 2012 following six years in J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank, where he held a number of senior roles, including Head of Global Rates and Co-Head of Global Rates & FX.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Chris spent more than 14 years at Citigroup, most recently as Head of the Global Rates and Currencies & Commodities business for Citigroup in Asia Pacific. Chris has also served on the Foreign Exchange Committees for the Federal Reserve and Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Joint Standing Committee for Foreign Exchange at the Bank of England, and the Supervisory Board of MTS. He is the former Chairman of Tradeweb, and is a former board member of the London Clearing House. He earned a B.Sc. in economics from University College London and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.

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Emmanuel Roman

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Roman is PIMCO's chief executive officer and a managing director of the firm. As CEO, he serves on PIMCO's Executive Committee and has executive oversight of the firm's client and business areas, including broad strategy-setting and resource management.

Prior to joining PIMCO in 2016, Mr. Roman was CEO at Man Group PLC, one of the world's largest publicly traded alternative asset managers and a leader in liquid, high-alpha investment strategies. Previously, he was chief operating officer at Man Group from 2010–2013, and co-chief executive officer at GLG Partners, Inc., prior to the firm's acquisition by Man Group in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was with Goldman Sachs for 18 years, serving as co-head of worldwide global securities and co-head of the European services division. He has served as a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board Ltd. as well as a trustee of the Paris Review of Books, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, the Tate Foundation and the University of Chicago. He has 29 years of investment experience and holds an MBA in finance and econometrics from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

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Gregory Ehret

Chief Executive Officer
PineBridge Investments

Mr. Ehret is Chief Executive Officer of the firm and an Executive Director of PineBridge Investments' Board. As an experienced executive with over 20 years in the industry, Mr. Ehret has a well-established track record of growing a global business across both developed and emerging markets.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ehret was the President of State Street Global Advisors ("SSGA"), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. He was also a member of SSGA's Executive Management Group and served on the Board of multiple operating entities and fund companies. A 20-year veteran of SSGA, Mr. Ehret served as Global Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that role, he was Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), having moved to London in January 2007 to assume the role of Head of Sales and Distribution in EMEA. Previously, he held a number of executive positions in operations, sales, and product development, including serving as co-head of SSGA's SPDR ETF business. Mr. Ehret holds a BA in Economics from Bates College and an MBA from Boston University.

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Bev Hendry

Chairman - Americas
Aberdeen Standard Investments

Bev Hendry is Chairman of Americas. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aberdeen Funds. He is also an active member of the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation Board which aims to provide a positive economic and social benefit in the communities in which Aberdeen employees live and work.

Bev joined Aberdeen Standard Investments as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life in August 2017. Bev has thirty years of experience in the asset management industry having joined Aberdeen at its headquarters in Scotland in 1987 where he set up Aberdeen's mutual fund business. Bev moved to the United States in 1995 to establish Aberdeen's business in the Americas based out of Fort Lauderdale where the firm's initial focus was Latin America. Following a series of acquisitions Aberdeen relocated its US headquarters to Philadelphia where Bev is now based.

Bev graduated with an MA in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and began his career with Deloitte.

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Erich Gerth

Chief Executive Officer
BlueBay Asset Management

Erich is Chief Executive Officer of BlueBay and an Executive Member of the Board of BlueBay Asset Management (BlueBay), a European-based specialist global fixed income manager uniquely positioned at the convergence point between traditional and alternative asset managers. BlueBay has an alternative investment heritage and over USD60 billion in assets under management, deployed in both public and private markets, with an established track record of performance and innovation across the fixed income investment spectrum.

In addition to his BlueBay responsibilities, Erich is a member RBC's Global Asset Management's Executive Committee (BlueBay's parent). Erich joined BlueBay in 2012 as Partner, Global Head of Business Development and member of the firm's Management Committee. Erich joined the BlueBay Asset Management LLP Board in January 2014 and became the firm's CEO on 1 May 2017.

Prior to BlueBay, Erich was Chief Executive of APAC, Head of Global Business Development and member of the Executive Committee of London based Aviva Investors. Erich has over 30 years' experience in financial services and over 12 years managing global businesses, working across institutional and retail markets in both traditional and alternative asset classes. Erich has an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA (Asia Focus) from the National University of Singapore.

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Adam Spector

Managing Partner
Brandywine Global Investment Management

As the Managing Partner of Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC, Adam is responsible for the overall management of all of the firm's business areas, including Infrastructure, Legal and Compliance, Business Strategy, and Sales and Client Service.

He serves as the Chair of the firm's Global Management Committee and as a member of its Executive Board, and works with each of the firm's investment teams to make sure that they have the resources and personnel necessary to achieve client objectives. Before joining Brandywine Global in 1997, Adam was a director in the international investment management group for SEI Investments (1991-1997) and managing director for Ameritek Business Systems in Prague, Czechoslovakia (1990-1991). Adam earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Public Policy and Anthropology from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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Joseph Dowling

Chief Investment Officer
Brown University

Mr. Dowling is Brown University's Chief Investment Officer responsible for the University's $3.6B endowment and 19-member investment office. Prior to joining Brown, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Narragansett Asset Management LLC.

From its formation in 1998 through 2006 Narragansett managed funds for institutions, pension funds and endowments. From 2006 to 2013 Narragansett managed Mr. Dowling's personal capital. Mr. Dowling is an Advisory Board Member of the Harbor Funds and is a Director of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. Other prior work experience includes the First Boston Corporation, Tudor Investments and Oracle Partners, L.P. Mr. Dowling graduated from Harvard College in 1987 and the Harvard Business School in 1993.

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Warren Stoddart

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

Warren is Co-CEO of Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. His prior career experience includes the position of Vice President Trilon Financial Corporation where he was involved in the firm's merchant banking activities in the power generation sector. Prior to that, Warren worked in fixed income trading and sales at Merrill Lynch Canada. Warren received his B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Jo Ann Quinif

Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales
Diamond Hill Capital Management

Jo Ann serves as Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales for Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. She joined Diamond Hill in 2017. From 2008 to 2017, Jo Ann was Vice President, Director of Sales & Marketing with Weitz Investment Management, Inc. Jo Ann was with Ariel Capital Management from 2005 to 2008 as Vice President – Strategic Account Management and from 2003 to 2005 as Director of Advisory Services. From 2002 to 2003, Jo Ann was Director of Marketing at CinFin Capital Management. From 2001 to 2002, Jo Ann was a Financial Analyst at Kendle International. From 1999 to 2001, Jo Ann was a Commercial Insurance Underwriter at Cincinnati Financial Corp.

Jo Ann has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. She also holds the Series 6, 24, and 66 FINRA securities licenses.

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Judy Marlinski

Fidelity Institutional Asset Management

Judy Marlinski is president of Fidelity Institutional Asset Management® and brings more than 30 years of investment experience to the role.

Fidelity Institutional Asset Management® is Fidelity's distribution and client service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of consultants and institutional investors, such as defined benefit and defined contribution plans, endowments, and financial advisors. It has $659 billion in assets under administration and more than 500 institutional and 50,000 financial advisor clients,1 and serves some of the largest institutional investors in the world.

Previously, Ms. Marlinski was head of Investment Product Solutions and Innovation, with responsibility for product strategy, development, management, and advocacy for Fidelity's investment lineup. From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Marlinski was president of Fidelity International Japan, which had nearly $60 billion of assets under management. Ms. Marlinski's overseas career at Fidelity International began in 2003 when she moved to Japan for the role of chief operating officer, Investment Management. In 2006, she became head of Product Management, where she led Fidelity to become the largest foreign retail asset manager in Japan. Ms. Marlinski joined Fidelity in 1986.

Ms. Marlinski received a bachelor of science degree in business management and marketing from Cornell University, and earned her M.B.A. with honors from Boston University. She was a member of the Management Investor Forum of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; the U.S.-Japan Council Business Advisory Board; and the President's Council of Cornell Women. Ms. Marlinski was named one of the “25 Most Influential Women in Asset Management” by Asian Investor magazine in 2014.

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J. Mark Hancock

First Pacific Advisors

Mark joined FPA in 2010. He is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the firm's client services and business development initiatives. From 2002 until 2010, Mark, along with two partners, was responsible for the management and growth of Tiedemann Wealth Management.

Previously he was with Richemont International, a multinational holding company controlled by the Rupert family. From 1994 until 1998 Mark worked for the Stephens family in Arkansas, as part of the team that oversaw the family's wealth management process. He earned a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from NEOS International Business School (summa cum laude), Italy.

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John Galateria

Head of North America - Institutional

John Galateria is the Head of North America Institutional. In this role, he oversees business development efforts across all institutional channels and segments, including Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and Consultant Relations.

Prior to joining Invesco in 2016, Mr. Galateria spent nearly six years in leadership positions at JP Morgan Asset Management. The most recent role he held was head of the North American institutional business, responsible for direct sales, relationship management, consultant relations and marketing strategy for the company's defined benefit and defined contribution institutional business. During his tenure at JP Morgan, he also was the head of JP Morgan's defined contribution investment solutions business, responsible for all defined contribution investment-only distribution across direct, intermediary and platform channels. Before joining JP Morgan, he served as the head of sales for the retirement plan services division at T. Rowe Price Associates. At T. Rowe Price, he spent 18 years in business development in the defined contribution arena.

Mr. Galateria earned a BA degree from the University of Richmond. He holds the Series 6, 7, 26 and 63 registrations.

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Michael Cantara

Senior Managing Director, Global Client Group
MFS Investment Management

Michael T. Cantara, CFA, is a senior managing director of the Global Client Group with MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In this role, he leads and has management oversight of MFS' Global Relationship Management team. He currently serves as the co-chair of the MFS Sustainability Group and is a member of the MFS President's Council and the Global Distribution Management team.

Prior roles at MFS include institutional equity portfolio manager of the firm's global and international equity portfolios and product manager. Mike is a member of the MFS Responsible Investing Committee and has previously served as a member of the MFS Equity Management Committee and as co-chair of the Responsible Investing Committee. Prior to joining the firm, he spent ten years at Fidelity Management Trust Company as an international portfolio analyst, a director of stable value investments, and a product manager. Mike joined MFS in 2000 and was named to his current position in 2013.

Mike earned his bachelor's degree from Colby College and his master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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Rob Joseph

Managing Director & Global Head of Consultant Relations
Northern Trust Asset Management

Rob Joseph, Managing Director and Global Head of Consultant Relations of Northern Trust Asset Management, leads U.S.-based relations with institutional consultants and collaboration with partners in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to coordinate outreach across regions.

A 26-year veteran of the institutional asset management business, Rob recently returned to Northern Trust, where he had worked in sales and investment product roles earlier in his career. Most recently, he was Managing Director of investor and consultant relations at Evanston Capital Management for the past seven years. Rob also held senior sales and product management roles at the former Allegiant Asset Management, and began his career as a consultant and researcher at Ennis Knupp & Associates. Rob earned a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois, Chicago and an M.B.A. from DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

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Candice Stack

MD, Head, Institutional Client Management US

Ms. Stack is a managing director in the Newport Beach office and leads the U.S. Institutional client management team. In her previous roles at PIMCO, she managed the U.S. corporate team and the endowment and foundation team. She has worked with a diverse set of institutional clients since joining PIMCO and also serves as a board member of The PIMCO Foundation.

Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, Ms. Stack was at Goldman Sachs. She has 16 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University.

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Charlie Shaffer

Managing Director, Head of Distribution
Voya Investment Management

Charles M. Shaffer is a managing director and head of distribution for Voya Investment Management. In this role, he is responsible for distribution of Voya's investment solutions to institutions, including insurance companies, pensions, endowments and foundations, as well as to intermediaries, including DCIO and sub-advisory markets. He leads sales and relationship management, business development, consultant relations, client service, RFP production and database management.

In addition to his role as Head of Distribution, Charlie is a member of Voya Investment Management's Management Committee as well the Voya Financial Enterprise Leadership Team. Prior to joining Voya, he was the global head of distribution at Credit Suisse Asset Management, a global asset manager with over $380bn AUM. At CSAM, Charlie was a member of the Management Committee and was responsible for the global institutional and intermediary distribution platforms, consultant relations coverage, client service and global marketing.

Before his move into asset management, Charlie ran the global transition management team at Credit Suisse. He previously held similar roles managing transition, equity derivatives and program trading distribution platforms at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. Charlie began his career as a securities attorney.

He holds a joint JD and MA from Duke University and is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned a Woodrow Wilson School Award while pursuing his BA degree in English.

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Goran Hagegard

Head of Outsourced CIO Relationships
Western Asset Management Company

Goran S. Hagegard is Head of Outsourced CIO Client Relationships, working with leading providers of fiduciary solutions in support of their clients. He has been with Western Asset since 2014 and has 23 years of industry experience. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hagegard was a Managing Director at Greenwich Associates, where he was also a Trustee of the Pension and Profit Sharing Plan. Prior to this, he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. Hagegard holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar. He earned his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology in Sweden. He holds the Chartered Financial analyst designation.

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