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ETFs Global Markets Round Table – New York


May 21, 2019

Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022


8:00-9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30 am
Opening Remarks

9:30-10:30 am
Examining the Impact of Regulatory Developments on ETFs and the ETF Capital Markets

• Update on key regulatory developments impacting ETFs
• Discussion of future ETF rulemakings and reforms
• Examination of the impact of recent trading rule changes on ETFs

Jane G. Heinrichs, Moderator
Associate General Counsel
Investment Company Institute

Edward Baer
Ropes & Gray

Jacob Krawitz
Branch Chief, Division of Investment Management
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ryan Louvar
General Counsel
WisdomTree Asset Management

Barry Pershkow
Chapman and Cutler

Christine Podolak
Senior Director, Exchange Traded Products Surveillance & Investigations

10:30-11:15 am
Facilitating ETF Trading – Creating Better Trading Systems and Trading Tools

• Innovations in trading platforms and trading tools
• Evolving relationship between ETF issuers and market makers
• Discussion on how to trade ETFs more efficiently on exchanges
• Evaluating the ETF trade – best execution issues

Eric M. Pollackov, Moderator
Global Head of ETF Capital Markets

Giang Bui
Director, Listings
Cboe Global Markets

Steve Oh
Head of ETF Listings and Business Development

Andrew Upward
ETF Strategy
Jane Street Group

11:15-11:30 am
Refreshment and Networking Break

11:30-12:00 pm
“Fireside Chat” on the Future of the ETF Industry

Dan Draper
Managing Director of Global ETFs

12:00–1:15 pm
Luncheon and Keynote Address

Hester M. Peirce
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

1:15-2:15 pm
Examining the Impact of ETFs on the Markets, Trading and Corporate Issuers

• Examining the growth of passive investing and the impact on the markets
• Are ETFs really contributing to volatility in the markets?
• ETFs’ impact on corporate governance– proxy voting and related issues

Ari Burstein, Moderator
Capital Markets Strategies

Jill DelSignore
Head of US ETF Distribution
JP Morgan Asset Management

Jim Rowley
Head of Active Passive Portfolio Research
Vanguard Investment Strategy Group

Damon Walvoord
Co-Head, ETF Group
Susquehanna International Group

Douglas M. Yones
Head of Exchange Traded Products
New York Stock Exchange

2:15-2:30 pm
Presentation – Overview of Trends Impacting the ETF Industry

Deborah Fuhr
Managing Partner, Founder

2:30-3:30 pm
Examination of the Use of ETFs by Institutional Investors and Financial Advisors

• Examination of new ETF product offerings and approvals
• Examinations of challenges for ETF startups
• Discussion of the growth of robo-advisers and fund platforms
• Examination of issues surrounding distribution

Deborah Fuhr, Moderator
Managing Partner, Founder

Tim Coyne
Head of SPDR ETF Institutional Sales & Global Capital Markets
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA)

Kevin D. Mahn
President and Chief Investment Officer
Hennion & Walsh Asset Management

Daniel J. McCabe
Chief Executive
Precidian Investments

Luke Oliver
Managing Director, Head of ETF Capital Markets, Americas
DWS Group

3:30 pm
Conference Adjournment