Thought Leadership & Cocktails Event – March 2019

Thought Leadership & Cocktails Event – March 2019 2019-04-10T13:41:41+00:00

In March 2019, partners, clients, and prospects of Gemini (now Ultimus Fund Solutions) gathered in New York City for a Thought Leadership & Cocktails Event where subject matter experts discussed the changing landscape of the financial services industry. 

View the details of the panel discussions below.

The Evolving ETF Landscape


  • The regulatory shifts that will open up the ETF marketplace
  • Best practices for smaller ETF issuers (e.g., seed capital vs. leveraging market makers)
  • How new funds can differentiate their offering and maintain their uniqueness in a crowded marketplace
  • Perspectives on what is next after the proposed SEC rulings come out

Moderator: Paul McMillan, Managing Editor, Fund Intelligence
Brian Privor, Chief Regulatory Officer, Northern Lights Compliance Services
Robert J. Marrocco, Director, Listings, Cboe Global Markets
Kyle Murray, Assistant General Counsel, Cboe Global Markets


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Introduction to Opportunity Zones


  • Update on the latest IRS announcements about tax advantages and implications associated with investing in these areas
  • Some ways fund managers are entering the opportunity zone space
  • Benefits managers/developers may receive, including a heightened interest from investors and an ability to have an impact on social changes through their investments

Moderator: Susan Barreto, Editor at Large, HFM Global
Kurt Koegl, Partner, Marcum LLP
Joseph B. Darby III, Esq., Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Ben Armour, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Skyler Steinke, SVP Business Development, Gemini Now Ultimus Fund Solutions


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What will Allocators Focus on in 2019?


  • Strategy
  • Platforms/Structures
  • Optics
  • Fee Compression
  • Institutional Investors

Moderator: Lisa Vioni, Chief Executive Officer, Hedge Connection
Ryan K. Hart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research, Coquest Advisors
Carlos Cabrera, Founder, JOIA Investments LLC
Jeffrey Spotts, Principal, Prophecy Asset Management


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How Funds are Leveraging Data-driven Insights for Growth


  • The different types of data in the fund industry (e.g., external sources and internal sources created by the fund)
  • Defining classification vs. segmentation
  • Some segmentation best practices
  • Industry specific examples where segmentation was successful

Moderator: Judith Peterson, CMO, Gemini Now Ultimus Fund Solutions
Matthew Franey, Director of Business Development, Celera Systems
Fred Kosanovic, Vice President of Sales, Access Data – a Broadridge company
Mary Abbazia, Author, The Accidental Marketer


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