In recent years, a sustained bull in market in stocks and bonds has bolstered asset managers globally, allowing them to focus on the challenges of shifting investor preferences, elusive organic AUM growth, fee pressure, rising operating costs, digitization and increasing regulation . While these risks remain, a potential end to bull markets will introduce a whole new set of challenges that will change the way managers approach the industry.
On March 20th, 2019, Moody's will host the 10th Annual Asset Management Conference at the premier venue, The New York Stock Exchange.
The conference will bring together industry experts, senior executives from the asset management industry and Moody’s analysts for engaging thought leadership and unparalleled peer networking. After a decade of record AUM and earnings growth fueled by strong markets, the event will look ahead to the key industry risks that investors will need to focus on in the late stages of an extended business cycle.
Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc. and LICT Corp. He is Executive Chairman of Associated Capital Group, Inc.Read Full Bio
John Tuttle is Chief Operating Officer & Global Head of Listings for NYSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). As member of the senior leadership team, Tuttle leads NYSE’s Global Listings, Capital Markets, and Exchange Traded Products businesses and is responsible for managing the Exchange’s relationships with more than 2,300 NYSE-listed companies and with the Investment Banking, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Legal communities.Read Full Bio
Tad Rivelle is Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, overseeing nearly $165 billion in fixed income assets, including over $90 billion of fixed income mutual fund assets under the TCW Funds and MetWest Funds brands.Read Full Bio
Vijay Advani is Chief Executive Officer of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA.Read Full Bio
Matt is head of the Global Value team and a portfolio manager of the Global, Overseas, US Value and Gold Funds. He joined First Eagle in September 2008 to lead the Global Value team. Previously, Matt worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London, where he served as co-portfolio manager of Global Equity Partners, a group he co-founded in 2003 that ran a focused global equity portfolio for offshore private wealth clients.Read Full Bio
Alexey Rubtsov is a Research Associate at the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services and is an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Finance at Ryerson University. His areas of focus are Systemic Risk, FinTech, and Asset Allocation. His academic research was published in such journals as Journal of Banking and Finance, Annals of Finance, among others; he presented his work at INFORMS and CAIMS Annual Meetings. He is also a member of Fields Institute's Workshop Scientific Committee "Emerging Topics in Financial Analytics". He holds PhD in Operations Research and MSc in Financial Mathematics from North Carolina State University.Read Full Bio
Jim Miller is a Partner and Co-Head of U.S. Direct Lending and Portfolio Manager in the Ares Credit Group. He serves on the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending and Commercial Finance Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares Management in 2006, Mr. Miller was a at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on building its sponsor finance business, which led the firm’s middle market financing and principal investing. Previously, Mr. Miller was at GE Capital, where he was responsible for a variety of investing and investment banking services to private equity funds including high yield, bank debt, mezzanine debt and rescue financing. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.Read Full Bio
Adrian Marshall is the Chief Investment Officer at Elmwood Asset Management. Previously, Mr. Marshall served as the co-head of BlackRock’s US managed CLO business and lead portfolio manager for BlackRock’s US leveraged loan mandates. While acting in this capacity, Mr. Marshall oversaw a team managing over $18 bn in assets held across CLO, retail and separate account investment vehicles. Mr. Marshall transitioned into the lead portfolio management role for BlackRock US CLOs in 2009.Read Full Bio
Sihan is the founder of Strobus Capital, and has more than 14 years of experience analyzing, trading and investing in global macro and structured investment products. Prior to launching Strobus in 2016, he was a Partner and Managing Director with Paulson & Co. Sihan joined Paulson as an Associate in 2006 and throughout his 10 years at the firm, Sihan held a series of significant investment roles, serving as lead partner responsible for research, analysis, idea generation, trade structuring and risk monitoring of all the firm’s macro and structured product investments.Read Full Bio
Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of the company Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005.Read Full Bio
Christina Padgett is a Senior Vice President in Moody’s Corporate Finance Group and leads the Leveraged Finance practice. She spends most of her time chairing high yield rating committees and producing credit research with a focus on the leveraged finance market and private equity.Read Full Bio
Marc is responsible for a global team which assigns credit ratings to insurers, asset managers, and investment and pension funds. He was previously a Credit Policy Officer and developed stress tests for banks globally during the financial crisis.Marc regularly speaks at industry conferences on trends and developments in the financial services sector. Marc is a sponsor of the Moody’s Network of CFA Charter holders, an active contributor to Moody’s employee professional development initiatives, and a coach in the Women’s Mentoring Program. Marc is also a member of the Asset Management Committee responsible for overseeing Moody’s retirement savings plans.Read Full Bio
Dr. Sam Malone leads the research team within the Credit Risk Analytics Group at Moody’s Analytics and focuses on early warning methodologies and quantitative investment strategies. While at Moody’s he has developed various risk models, including the CreditEdge Deterioration Probability for downgrade risk measurement, the Systemic Risk Monitor and Credit Risk Cascades solutions for systemic and counterparty risk assessment, and the Moody’s AutoCycle Solution for forecasting the value of used cars under different economic scenarios.Read Full Bio
Rory is currently responsible for Moody’s Funds & Asset Management ratings practice in the Americas. This includes ratings on over 60 asset managers and 400 investment funds across 5 countries. He joined Moody’s Global Managed Investments Group in 1998, working on analysis of investment funds. Rory regularly speaks at industry conferences on trends and developments in the asset management sector. He holds a BA in Government from Georgetown UniversityRead Full Bio
Neal has over twenty years of experience working with asset management firms, as an investment banker, analyst, and portfolio manager. He joined Moody’s Funds & Asset Management team in 2011, where he focuses on credit analysis of asset management firms and industry research. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Proctor Investment Managers, a private equity investor in the asset management industry,where he led manager research and due diligence efforts. Earlier, Neal was a Vice President and Director of Research at Putnam Lovell Securities, where he focused on asset manager research and industry strategy. Mr. Epstein earned an M.B.A. and M.A.in Asian Studies from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University and a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he is a member of the CFA Society of New York and the CFA Institute.Read Full Bio
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