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John Arnesen

Global Head of Agency Securities Lending
BNP Paribas

John Arnesen, Global Head of Agency Lending, BNP Paribas Securities Services John was appointed as the Head of the Agency Lending for BNP Paribas Securities Services in January 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of the business and is mandated to develop and drive the business forward with desks in London, New York and Sydney. Prior to 2011 he was a Senior Business Consultant with Data Explorers that he joined in 2009 as part of the DX Consulting team, which has a strong pedigree for the provision of research and consulting services to practitioners throughout the securities financing industry. They use performance and risk benchmarking tools to improve beneficial owners' underst ... (view full description)

Patrick Avitabile

Global Head of Product Strategy & Development

Patrick is the Global Head of Product Strategy and Development for Citi’s Agency Securities Finance program where he is responsible for managing global product strategy. Under Pat’s leadership, the business endeavors to identify and capitalize on new opportunities in a changing market, tax and regulatory environment. Pat is responsible for client management with a primary focus on aligning our client goals with our product strategy. Prior to this role Patrick was the Global Head of Equity Trading for Citi’s Agency Securities Finance program where he was responsible for the business’s trading units in Australia, Hong Kong, London, Dublin and New York for 14 years. Patrick began his Citi care ... (view full description)

Kevin Bannerton

Managing Director, Head of Americas Liquidity Management
Deutsche Bank

Kevin is responsible for all sales, distribution and business management activities in the Americas for the Liquidity Management Group at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management. The Liquidity Management Group represents a range of investment solutions including money market funds, customized fixed income separate accounts and FDIC sweep services for Corporate, Institutional and Financial Intermediary clients globally. Kevin joined the DB Advisors in 2007 after 14 years of experience as a portfolio strategist/product specialist for cash and short-duration fixed income strategies at BlackRock/Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). His previous roles at MLIM included various sal ... (view full description)

Peter Bassler

Managing Director, Business Development

Peter is the Global Head of Business Development and is responsible for developing and implementing eSecLending’s business development strategy on a global basis, with a focus on sales to the institutional investor community across the Americas. Peter joined eSecLending in 2008, having been in the financial services industry since 1996.  Preceding eSecLending, Peter worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Agency Securities Lending (now Deutsche Bank), Allianz Global Investors and Deutsche Bank. Peter received his Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

Chris Benedict


Chris Benedict is Director of DataLend, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend. As DataLends lead business analyst, project manager and quality assurance expert, he helped oversee the development and subsequent launch of the business in January 2013. Benedict previously was vice president of Product Development at EquiLend, and worked in various roles at BearingPoint, Pershing Securities, Sherwood Securities and Yamaichi International (America). He has an MBA in Finance and MS in Information Systems from Boston University and is a frequent contributor to various industry publications on a wide range of securities finance topics. He holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Ed Blount

Executive Director
Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution

Ed Blount has testified as an expert in fiduciary services and securities finance before all three branches of the United States federal government. He serves as executive director of the Center for the Study of Financial Market Evolution (CSFME), in Washington, D.C., and senior research fellow at Fordham University's Center for International Policy Studies in New York. Ed is also president of Advanced Securities Consulting, LLC., a regulatory compliance and litigation support firm. In 1993, while CEO of ASTEC Consulting, a firm he later sold to SunGard Data Systems, Ed created the first securities lending benchmarks for an institutional research cooperative of 150 securities lenders, 30 len ... (view full description)

Jeff Bonaldi

Head of Americas Sales

Jeff is a global product sales specialist in the Securities Finance group at Citi. In addition, Jeff works on the development and execution of Citi's marketing and branding strategy for the OpenLend product. Previously, Jeff served as a Portfolio Manager on Citis U.S. Cash Collateral Reinvestment desk where he executed cash investment and trading strategies on behalf of Citis securities lending clients. Prior to joining Citi, Jeff spent four years at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). At MLIM, Jeff was as an Associate Portfolio Manager, where he helped manage the flagship Institutional Money Market and Enhanced Cash funds.Jeff holds a B.A. in political science from The Col ... (view full description)

Christine Bosco

Sr. Securities Lending Analyst, Trader
Franklin Templeton

Vic Chakrian

Vice President
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Vic Chakrian is currently a Vice President in the Financial Institution Supervision Group (FISG) for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), managing teams that focus on various products including tri-party reform at the clearing banks, dealers, investors, and custodians. Prior to joining FISG, Vic spent seven years with the Bank's Markets Group overseeing the clearance and settlement of Foreign Central Bank assets as well as open market operations. Before joining FRBNY, he spent over 10 years as a Vice President of Treasury Services with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., with responsibility over the Asset Liability Management desk. He holds a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance from S ... (view full description)

G. Scott Clemons

Chief Investment Strategist
Brown Brothers Harriman

Scott Clemons joined Brown Brothers Harriman in 1990 and has held a variety of investment roles at the firm since that time. His career began in international equities, where he was an analyst and portfolio manager of European and Asian equities, working out of the firms New York and London offices throughout the 1990s. In 2001 he broadened his responsibilities into domestic equity management and research, and from 2005 through 2010, he managed the New York office of the firms Wealth Management business. Mr. Clemons was appointed Chief Investment Strategist in 2010 and is today one of the firms primary writers and speakers on topics related to the economy, financial markets and investing. Mr ... (view full description)

Edward Corral

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Ed Corral is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. Ed is in charge of Collateral Management globally for the Firm. Responsibilities include; enhancing Morgan Stanley’s Tri-Party Repo internal and external infrastructure, managing the Firm’s external Tri-Party Repo agents, supporting new business development efforts, optimizing the Firm and client’s collateral postings and contributing to the most efficient funding of the Firm’s balance sheet. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in May, 2009, Ed worked the previous 20 years at JP Morgan Chase & Co. and its predecessor firms. Ed held a variety of different positions while at JP Morgan Chase & Co., including; Global Head of Clearan ... (view full description)

Robert Crossen

Portfolio Investments & Cash Management Officer
Illinois State Treasurer

Robert Crossen has been the Cash Management Officer for the Illinois State Treasurer�s Office since April 2007. As Cash Management Officer he forecasts cash investable balances, creates scenario analyses for the State Portfolio balance and performance, oversees Securities Lending reporting and analysis, serves as an investment officer for fixed income, oversees debt management policy and reviews legislation pertaining to the State Treasurer's Office investment, debt policy and cash management functions. He received two B.A. degrees from Illinois State University, Economics and Foreign Languages in 1979. He received an M.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois in Septemb ... (view full description)

Tim D'Arcy

Senior Vice President – Astec Analytics

Tim D’Arcy is Senior Vice President of SunGard ASTEC Analytics, responsible for day to day management of securities lending research and market data services. Tim works closely with a variety of market participants, providing the market information and analysis needed to properly manage their programs. He is also active in providing benchmarking and other market information services to beneficial owners The SunGard ASTEC Analytics has been a leader in providing information and analysis on securities finance, secured lending, and transitional economies for over 25 years. Today, ASTEC offers a wide range of securities lending market services and program review tools. These tools help its many ... (view full description)

Josh Galper

Securities Finance Monitor

Josh Galper is the lead for Finadium's research and consulting practice. His expertise focuses on trading, clearing, settlement and custody. Josh has conducted numerous consulting assignments on prime brokerage, securities lending, market data, custody and clearing. His prior roles include corporate development at Merrill Lynch and running Electronic Trading at Sanford Bernstein & Co., LLC. Josh has been quoted in major international newspapers and magazines and in most industry publications covering hedge funds, securities lending and the markets. He holds an MBA in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS from Cornell University and a BA from Connecticut Co ... (view full description)

Paul Grimm

SVP, Mgr Securities Lending
Frost National Bank

Frost Securities Lending Paul F. Grimm Senior Vice President Managing Director, Securities Lending Paul Grimm has over twenty five years experience in the Securities Services industry, with extensive knowledge in Securities Lending, American Depository Receipts, Investing,Fiduciary Trust Services and Operations. Paul and his team joined Frost Bank in 2001 and has built a relationship based program.This allows Frost to offer a Client drived program within the Frost Bank foot print. This approach allows for greater client relationship building and expanding the overall Frost product offerings. Paul has been in Texas since 1989, where he managed the Global Securities Lendi ... (view full description)

Keith Haberlin

Global Head of Securities Lending
Brown Brothers Harriman

Keith Haberlin acts as Global Securities Lending Co-Product Head for Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). Mr. Haberlin joined the firm in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in the securities industry. The last five of his nine years with BBH have been in leadership positions within securities lending. Mr. Haberlin came to BBH from SWIFT where he was responsible for efforts to automate the distribution of cross-border funds. He began his career in fixed income operations at Hambros Bank Ltd in London and has also held senior sales and relationship management positions in the fund administration, clearing and custody divisions of BNP Paribas Securities Services, Fidelity and Cle ... (view full description)

Theresa Hajost

Special Counsel, Office of Trading Practices
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Hajost is an attorney in the Office of Trading Practices, Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Andrew Hollenhorst

Fixed-Income Strategist

Andrew Hollenhorst is a fixed-income strategist at Citigroup. His weekly publication "Short-End Notes" provides in-depth analysis of the drivers of money market yields including Federal Resrve policy, regulation, market structure and economic fundamentals. Andrew received a BA in math and economics from UC Berkeley and a PhD in economics from UCLA.

Mike Johnson

Investment Officer

Bill Kelly

Head of Global Client Relationship Management & Business Development
BNY Mellon

Bill directs global client service management and business development for BNY Mellon’s securities lending unit and is responsible for maintaining the overall delivery of exemplary service to clients. Bill’s experience in the securities industry spans nearly 20 years. Prior to the merger of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation, he joined The Bank of New York in 2002 after 13 years with Deutsche Bank (Bankers Trust). His previous responsibilities at Deutsche Bank were managing the Global Sales and Client Management activities of the Global Portfolio Management Group, which was responsible for both securities lending and short term money management products. Pri ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Kidwell

Industry Expert

Jeffrey Kidwell graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University in 1982. He has been an active senior architect in the repo and securities lending industry ever since. From 1982 to 2004, Jeff worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was the Head of the North American Repo Desk (Trading and Sales) and an Executive Director and helped build the business into one of the top repo desks on the Street. While there, he also helped build the European Repo Desk and managed the Canadian Repo Desk.  He then became the Co-Head of the Global Repo Desk (Trading and Sales) and Managing Director for Cantor Fitzgerald from 2004-2008, where he helped build it into a successful, brand-new ... (view full description)

Dan Kiefer

Investment Manager, Opportunistic Credit

Dan joined CalPERS in August 1993.  He is currently the Investment Manager within the Global Equity Unit and oversees the Securities Lending Program as well as CalPERS Credit Enhancement Program.    As the manager of the Securities Lending Program, Dan provides direction and oversight for the program and developed an on-line principal bidding process.  While developing the on-line bidding process, he formed a joint venture with eSecLending, who assists major institutional investors worldwide in designing and implementing customized securities lending programs.     Dan holds the professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), which was granted in Septemb ... (view full description)

Steven Kuettel

Fixed Income Manager
Minnesota State Board of Investment

Michael Landolfi

Managing Director, Securities Finance Product and Strategy
BNY Mellon

Michael Landolfi is a managing director and Derivatives Product Manager within BNY Mellons Markets Group and Global Collateral Services business. He oversees BNY Mellons Derivatives360SM suite of products which cover the entire lifecycle of a derivatives transaction, from trade execution to post-trade operations. Prior to transitioning to Global Collateral Services, Mike was the Head of Derivative Product for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing in the Americas. Mike joined BNY Mellon in year following several senior management positions at Premier Global Securities Lending LLC, State Street Corporation and Price Waterhouse LLC. Michael has a wealth of experience in financial s ... (view full description)

Paul Lynch

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Lynch joined eSecLending in 2011. He is responsible for business operations including trading and administration. Having over 20 years of financial service experience, Paul has specialized in securities lending since 1996.  Throughout his career, Paul has achieved significant industry and corporate accomplishments across a broad range of finance, investment, and banking related disciplines.  Most recently, he was a Senior Managing Director at Premier Global Securities Lending (PGSL).  Prior to PGSL, Paul was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Trading and Risk Management at State Street in their Securities Finance division.  During his 14 years at State ... (view full description)

Larry Mannix

Managing Director, Cash Collateral Reinvestment
BNY Mellon

Larry Mannix, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer The Bank of New York Mellon Larry is Chief Investment Officer for the BNY Mellon Securities Lending Division. He is responsible for the reinvestment of all cash invested on behalf of Securities Lending clients. Larry joined the Bank in 1978 after a brief period at E.F.Hutton. During his 34 years at the Bank, he has held a number of senior positions in Securities Lending, including Manager of Government Trading activity, and Head of Investment Desk. He has been an active member of various oversight committees including the Investment Strategy, Market Risk, ALCO and Valuation Committees. Larry received a finance degree fro ... (view full description)

Ed Marhefka

Managing Director
Markit North America Inc.

Ed Marhefka is Managing Director and Head of Markit’s Securities Finance data product. He joined Markit in April 2013. Prior to joining Markit, Ed was the head of sales for securities lending, repo and secured funding at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career Ed worked at Lehman Brothers in their equity finance business and held various positions in custody, clearing and cash management at Bank of America, Bankers Trust and Chemical Bank. Ed received his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS from The College of New Jersey.

Richard Marquis

Regional Head of Equity Finance, The Americas
BNY Mellon

Richard is a Managing Director and the Regional Head of Equity Finance Americas (excluding Canada) at BNY Mellon based in New York. His role also includes the strategic development of the U.S. and international trading platform. He began his career in securities lending at Royal Bank of Scotland in London. After holding numerous positions of increasing responsibility at Royal Bank, he joined PaineWebber in London to head the company’s Collateral Management department and later moved to New York to develop the company’s international trading desk in the U.S. Following the PaineWebber/UBS merger, Richard accepted a role on their International Equity Finance team as Executive Director. In 2009, ... (view full description)

Catherine Martin-Miller

Event Producer
Information Management Network (IMN)

Antoine Martin

Vice President and Function Head
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Antoine Martin is currently a Vice President in the Research Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and heads the Money and Payment Studies Function. Antoine has recently been doing research and providing policy advice on money markets, notably the US tri-party repo market and money market mutual funds. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Michael McAuley

Managing Director, Global Head of Product Strategy
BNY Mellon

Mike McAuley is Managing Director and Global Head of Product Strategy for BNY Mellon's Securities Lending group. He is responsible for leading the securities lending business' efforts to identify and capitalize on new opportunities in a changing business, tax and regulatory environment. Prior to BNY Mellon, Mike was a Senior Managing Director for Premier Global Securities Lending, a start-up company founded to develop a new third-party lending model. Prior to Premier, he was a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Product Officer for securities finance at State Street Bank and Trust Company. In this role Mike was responsible for the global expansion of the agency and principal securities fi ... (view full description)

Jim McDonald

Senior Managing Director
State Street Securities Finance

James (Jim) McDonald, senior managing director, is the head of Global Trading for State Street's Securities Finance division. As the manager of the Global Trading product, Mr. McDonald has responsibility for the global product strategy, daily pricing and distribution for Equities and Fixed Income assets globally.Mr. McDonald joined State Street in 1991 and in 1993 joined Securities Finance in the US Equity trading group. After extensive experience with trading in the Global Equity products, Jim assumed responsibility for managing Equity Trading in 2005. In 2007 he was appointed head of the Global Trading business across all asset classes.Mr. McDonald received a Bachel ... (view full description)

Bruce McDougal


Bruce is a member of BlackRock's Securities Lending team. He is responsible for coordinating regulatory strategy and risk management within the securities lending business. He has been with BlackRock since 2001, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which was acquired by BlackRock in 2009. Previously, he held the position of Senior Counsel in the BGI legal group. Prior to BGI, Mr. McDougal was an attorney at K&L Gates, advising clients in the financial services industry including mutual funds, investment advisors, banks, and broker-dealers. Mr. McDougal earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the College of William & Mary. He serves on t ... (view full description)

W. Tredick McIntire

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs Agency Lending

Tred leads Goldman Sachs Agency Lending, the agency securities lending business in Prime Services. He serves as a member of the Goldman Sachs Bank USA Management Committee. Tred joined Goldman Sachs in the Finance Division in 1984 and later worked with Operations and Private Wealth Management. He moved to the Boston office in 1998 to join the agency lending business after spending the previous two years as the chief financial officer of the Equities Division. Tred was named managing director in 2008.Prior to joining the firm, Tred worked for five years in the audit and consulting practices of Price Waterhouse, during which time he qualified as a certified public accountant. ... (view full description)

Steven Meier

Executive Vice President, CIO, Global Fixed Income, Currency and Cash
State Street

Steven is an Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and is the CIO of Global Fixed Income, Currency and Cash. Steven, who joined SSgA in 2003, has more than 30 years of experience in the global cash and fixed income markets. Previously, he was SSgA's CIO of Global Cash.Prior to joining SSgA, Steven was a Senior Managing Director in State Street's Global Markets group responsible for developing its global fixed income business. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of State Street's electronic bond trading subsidiary, Advanced Auctions LLC, and was a member of its European subsidiary's Board of Directors. He received extensive capital markets experience an ... (view full description)

Robert Meyers

Analyst, Fixed Income
ERS of Texas

Robert Meyers is a senior analyst with 24 years of investment experience working for institutional pension funds. Robert currently works for ERS of Texas after having worked 17 years in the investment department of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. His current responsibilities include Fixed Income Portfolio Analytics and Risk Manager and Securities Lending Manager. At the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Robert managed Fixed Income Analytics and the Investment Department Cash, as well as serving as the Chief Appraiser for the Real Estate Portfolio. Prior to TRS, Robert served as the Chief Appraiser for the City of Austin, responsible for all real estate valuation for the m ... (view full description)

Kristin Missil

Senior Vice President and Head of Securities Lending Risk Management
Northern Trust

Kristin A. Missil is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Kristin currently manages the Securities Lending Financial Analysis and Reporting team. Prior to her current position, she had various risk oversight and reporting roles in the Global Securities Lending Division since she joined Northern Trust in 2000. Kristin worked in the controllers department at Ford Motor Credit performing both risk and finance duties before working at Northern Trust. She had also spent four years building various financial and operational models at Comerica Bank.Kristin received Bachelors and Masters degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Mic ... (view full description)

Patrick Morrissey

Head of Product, Strategy, and Implementation- Securities Lending
The Vanguard Group

Patrick Morrissey is the Head of Trading for its internally lent domestic and international lending programs and has had management responsibilities since 2013. He joined The Vanguard Group in 2005 and has 9 years of experience in Securities Lending.Prior to this, Mr. Morrissey worked as an American Depositary Receipt analyst and trader within the Broker and Institutional Marketing group at The Bank of New York.Mr. Morrissey holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University and a Masters degree in Financial Engineering from Temple University.

Frederick Nadd-Aubert

Managing Director, Prime Services
Credit Suisse

Frederick Nadd-Aubert is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. Within Prime Services, he is the Global Head of Institutional Securities Lending Sales and Strategy. Frederick joined Credit Suisse in April 2009 from Goldman Sachs (International) where he was an Executive Director in the Prime Brokerage Securities Lending Team. Previously, he held positions in Equity Finance Sales at Lehman Brothers and Sales at JPMorgan. Frederick holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He sits on the board of University Settlement, the nation's first settlement house established i ... (view full description)

Owen Nichols

Managing Director
State Street Global Markets

Owen Nichols is a managing director in State Street's Securities Finance division and manages new business development and relationship management for registered fund clients in the United States. His team works with existing and potential lending clients helping them customize programs that will provide opportunities and alternatives to help enhance risk-adjusted returns.Mr. Nichols has more than 15 years of experience in the securities lending industry with extensive knowledge of mutual fund lending. He is responsible for all aspects of account management, from performance analysis and reporting to overall customer satisfaction and retention. Mr. Nichols is a Vice President ... (view full description)

Scott Olson

Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Product Development, Product Tax and Regulatory Affairs
State Street Global Markets

Scott W. Olson, senior managing director, is Head of Global Product Development, Regulatory Affairs and Product Tax for State Streets Securities Finance division. This Group is responsible for new product development, industry and regulatory affairs, product tax, agency trading support and product lifecycle management.Mr. Olson joined State Street in 1997. Before joining the Securities Finance division in 2006, he served as the associate general counsel in State Streets legal division. His prior professional experience includes serving as deputy general counsel of Mellon Trust/The Boston Company and work on international tax and ERISA issues while in private practice. ... (view full description)

Mark Payson

Global Head of Business Development
Brown Brothers Harriman

Mark H. Payson Jr. is a founding member of Brown Brothers Harrimans (BBH) Global Securities Lending team and is Global Head of Business Development. Mr. Payson joined the firm in 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Payson began his tenure with BBH as the Global Head of Securities Lending Trading. Prior to joining BBH he co-managed the Securities Lending trading desk at Boston Global Advisors, both before and subsequent to its acquisition by Goldman Sachs. He has also worked as an equity lending trader at State Street Bank and Trust Company.Mr. Payson is a frequent speaker at industry conferences; and has been featured pr ... (view full description)

Erin Perales

General Counsel
Houston Municipal Employees Pension System

Erin Perales has served as the General Counsel for the Houston Municipal Employees Pension System since 1997. Prior to HMEPS, Erin was a City of Houston Assistant City Attorney in the Labor Division. Erin previously worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the areas of labor, employment and benefits law. Erin received her B.S. from the University of Houston, and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Erin is a member and past-President of the Texas Association of Public Pension Attorneys. She is also a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, and serves on the organizations Investment Committee. ... (view full description)

Susan Peters

Global Head Sales and Marketing
Scorpeo LLC

Susan Peters is COO at the SCORPEO group.  She began her career as an attorney and practised at Ogilvy Renault in Montreal and in the Boston and Tokyo offices of Skadden Arps before becoming legal counsel at State Street.  While at State Street she managed the product development  function for the securities lending division and went on to manage the trading desk.  She established the New York securities lending desk for Credit Suisse and is the former CEO of eSecLending and Chairman of Securities Finance Trust.  In 2006 and 2007 she was named one of the top 40 on-line CEOs by Institutional Investor Magazine.  She holds a BSc (Biology) from Carnegie-Mellon Unive ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Petro

Vice-President Head of Money Market Trading
Federated Investors

Jeffrey Petro, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Money Market Trading.  Responsible for management of global taxable and tax-free money market trading.  Jeff is also responsible for management oversight of Federated’s Security Lending program.  Jeff is an active participant in industry task force work related to tri-party repo, securities lending, payments risk and central clearing.  Previous associations:  Desk Head of Taxable Money Market Trading.  Senior Trader, Agencies, Federal Funds and Repurchase Agreements; Account Administrator, Broker Dealer Division, Federated Investors.  B.S., Robert Morris University.  Professional affiliations:  President, Pittsburgh Societ ... (view full description)

Gene Picone

Director, Global Prime Services
Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.

Gene is a Director in Scotiabank Prime Services Division.  In addition to overseeing Scotia’s agency securities lending offering Gene has responsibility for various aspects or sales, product and client management within the prime brokerage division. He recently has been tasked with the roll out of Scotia’s prime services products in the Latin America region.   Prior to joining Scotia Gene was a Managing Director at Wachovia Global Securities Lending, a division of Wachovia Bank. While at Wachovia Gene was responsible to Global Distribution, Client Management and Product Development. Gene was also a member of the firms Executive, Investment and Credit Committees.   Pri ... (view full description)

Judith Polzer

Head of Securities Lending Product
J.P. Morgan

Judy Polzer is a managing director in the Trading Services area of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) and is the head of Quantitative Research and Analytics for Securities Lending. Ms. Polzer is a member for the Trading Services management team. In this role Ms. Polzer focuses primarily on capital, regulatory and business risk aspects for the business, working with the management team to adapt the product to meet these changes. As part of this role, she liaises with various regulatory bodies in outreach programs and response groups to assess the current market conditions and impacts to the Sec Lending business caused by governmental policies and facilities. In addition to ... (view full description)

Bill Pridmore

William F. Pridmore, Ltd.

Charles Rizzo

John Hancock Investments

As Chief Financial Officer, Charles oversees Fund Administration, which is responsible for the technical and operational service delivery of the fund platforms that support mutual funds and variable insurance products. This includes John Hancock Group of Funds, John Hancock Worldwide Investments Plc. (UCITS), Variable Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and U.S. Life Insurance. The Fund Administration department encompasses over 120 professionals responsible for compliance, valuation, tax, financial reporting, accounting, vendor management, and expense budgeting and analysis. Fund Administration is also responsible for all operational requirements associated with mergers, liquidations, and n ... (view full description)

Michael Saunders

Head of Securities Lending Investments & Trading
BNP Paribas

Michael Saunders is Head of Investments & Trading, Securities Lending North America at BNP Paribas. In this capacity, Mr. Saunders is responsible for managing client lending and cash collateral reinvestment portfolios with a focus on risk management. Mr. Saunders is also a member of the securities lending groups Investment Committee and Product Management Committee. Mr. Saunders has extensive knowledge of investment grade, short-duration investment products which assist in the construction of client portfolios consisting of 2a-7 like assets including corporate bonds, asset-backed commercial paper, securitized products and other liquid assets. His professional experience also ... (view full description)

William Smith

Managing Director, Sales Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank - Securities Lending
J.P. Morgan

William Smith, Managing Director, is the Head of New Business Development for Securities Lending for the Americas Region of the Corporate and Investment Bank at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Smith is responsible for managing sales and new business development for J.P. Morgan’s global securities lending business. In this capacity, he directs the overall sales strategy for both custodial and non-custodial securities lending, focusing on positioning the business for growth by delivering innovative, market-leading products, services and client-facing technology to prospective and existing J.P. Morgan clients. Mr. Smith joined J.P. Morgan in 2007 bringing more than 20 years of business management expe ... (view full description)

Tim Smollen

Global Head of Agency Securities Lending
Deutsche Bank

Tim Smollen is the Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Agency Securities Lending (ASL) Program and is based in New York.   As Global Head of ASL, Tim currently oversees all aspects of the business and the 80+ strong lending team which is based in NY, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Dubai and Sydney.  Tim has over 26 years of securities lending experience which includes running both custodial and 3rd party lending platforms in both global markets and securities services organizations.  Prior to Deutsche Bank, Tim was based in London where he was initially Global Co-Head of the Dresdner Bank Agency Securities Lending business which he and his team built from scratch and h ... (view full description)

Sam Sparhawk

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Sam Sparhawk, IV is a Managing Director within BNY Mellon's Markets Group. His responsibilities include business development and client relationship management. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2010 with the acquisition of PNC Global Investment Servicing, Mr. Sparhawk spent 25 years with The PNC Financial Services Group in various management positions including Corporate Trust, Global Custody, and Securities Lending. Mr. Sparhawk received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the Investment Company Institute , the Securities Lending Division of the RMA, and the American Bankers Association, and holds the Certified Securities Operations Professi ... (view full description)

Craig Starble


Craig Starble is the Chief Executive Officer at eSecLending where he leads the development and implementation of eSecLending’s overall strategy. Craig joined eSecLending in 2013 and began his career in financial services in 1984. Prior to eSecLending, Craig was the Founder and CEO of Premier Global Securities Lending, LLC (PGSL), Executive Vice President and Head of State Street Bank’s global securities lending division from 2004 to 2009, was a Co-Founder and CFO for, and was Managing Director for the Treasury Funding Group at BankBoston Corporation. Craig received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Connecticut College.

Matthew Steinaway

Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Cash Management
State Street Global Advisors

Matt is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of CashManagement. Matt, joined SSgA in June 2003, and has over 23 years of credit and investments experience.

Previously, Matt was Head of Global Cash Credit Research forState Street Global Advisors where he led a team of creditanalysts who provided global research coverage of theinvestment-grade corporate and asset-backed markets. Healso leads FICC's investment technology and infrastructure building efforts.

Matt has a BA in Philosophy from Saint Anselm College, graduated with an MBA from Bentley College and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Jason Strofs

Managing Director

Jason Strofs, CFA is a Managing Director & Global Head of Product Strategy within BlackRock's Securities Lending & Financing business. Mr. Strofs' service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was director of investment strategy for its Securities Lending business. Prior to this role, he was a portfolio manager and strategist in firm's Structured Solutions Group as well as head of channel strategy for the indexing, transition, securities lending, and allocations businesses at BGI. Prior to joining BGI, he was an asset/liability manager in the securities lending business of State Stre ... (view full description)

James Templeman

Managing Director

James Templeman, Managing Director, joined BlackRock in 2001 (BGI at the time) and has overall responsibility for trading non-US equities and bonds as well as management oversight of the Securities Lending business in EMEA. James has worked in the financial services industry for nearly twenty years, and is currently a member of the European Board of Equilend. He has served on the International Securities Lending Association's Executive Committee since 2004, previously as Chairman.

Anthony Toscano

Head of North American Global Securities Lending Solutions

Tony joined MUFG in January 2020 as part of a new initiative to build a new global securities lending platform.  Prior to MUFG Tony was Head of the Americas for Deutsche Bank’s Agency Securities Lending business from 2009 to 2019. Prior to the 2009 acquisition of Commerzbank’s program by Deutsche, Tony held the same position with Dresdner Kleinwort from 2002. Before 2002 he was the head of US domestic lending for Deutsche Bank’s pro ... (view full description)

George Trapp

Senior Vice President, Head of North American Securities Lending Client Service
Northern Trust

George Trapp is a senior vice president and head of securities lending client relations at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. George acts as the manager for the securities lending client sales and servicing team for Northern Trust's securities lending business in North America. He is responsible for ensuring that securities lending clients receive quality and coordinated services from our operations, trading and investment areas.   George participates in the global securities lending management team and various committees around the bank including the securities lending collateral committee, security watchlist group, corporate and institutional services management group, corpor ... (view full description)

James Vance

SVP and Treasurer
Western & Southern Financial Group

James Vance, Vice President and Treasurer, The Western & Southern Financial Group, was appointed Treasurer in 1999. As Treasurer, Jim oversees enterprise wide Corporate Finance, Cash Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management, Mortgage Loan Servicing, and Payroll. Jim manages the Insurance Company as well as the Pension Fund Securities Lending Program and also review of the Touchstone Mutual Fund Securities Lending Program, owned by Western & Southern. Jim also has managerial oversight for enterprise wide Collateral Management. Prior to joining Western & Southern Jim Director of Corporate Finance had numerous Treasury responsibilities with Eastman Kodak, ... (view full description)

Lance Wargo

North American Head of Agency Securities Lending
BNP Paribas

Paul Wilson

Managing Director, Global Head of Agent Lending Product and Portfolio Advisory, Investor Services
J.P. Morgan

Paul Wilson is the global head of Agent Lending Product & Portfolio Advisory, where he has responsibility for management and development for the securities lending product, defining and managing the business and product strategy, driving and delivering the product development process to improve client satisfaction, reduce risk and improve operating leverage. Paul partners with other groups across Investor Services and J.P. Morgan to develop beneficial client solutions and approach in order to foster competitive advantage. Portfolio Advisory helps clients review and optimise the earnings and revenue potential from securities lending given their unique parameters; articulates how revenu ... (view full description)

Barry Winter

Managing Director

Barry Winter is a Managing Director and the North American head of Citi's Agent Securities Finance business, as well as the North American head of Fixed Income Trading, and Cash Investments. Securities Finance serves global institutional clients, and offers solutions related to Securities Lending, Collateral Management and related services. Barry has been with Citi for over twenty years, all of it spent within the Securities Finance business.Prior to joining Citi in 1992, Mr. Winter spent nine years with Security Pacific National Corp., a Los Angeles based financial services company. At Security Pacific, Barry initially headed a short-term Money Market sales group, and event ... (view full description)

Robert Wittie

K&L Gates LLP

Mr. Wittie concentrates in securities and financial transactions and the regulation of investment companies and financial institutions.  He represents investment company and other beneficial owners, as well as lending agents, in connection with their U.S. and international securities lending programs.  He also regularly assists financial services clients in connection with a range of matters, including secured credit, derivatives, equity finance, regulatory compliance and documentation issues.  Mr. Wittie has spoken frequently on securities lending and other topics. Mr. Wittie has written and lectured on a variety of legal topics and has served on the special drafting committees ... (view full description)

Brian Yeazel

Managing Director - Fixed Income
Northwestern Mutual

Mr. Yeazel is a senior portfolio manager at Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Co, an investment subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual Life. He has over 25 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management and trading. As a portfolio manager, Mr. Yeazel is responsible for Treasury securities, short-term investments and securities lending across all client portfolios at Mason Street Advisors. He is also responsible for asset allocation and duration strategy for client portfolios. Mr. Yeazel earned his Bachelors degree in Economics (1987) and an MBA in Finance (1988) from the University of Wisconsin. He earned his CFA in 1993.

Rory Zirpolo

Managing Director Global Head
Cowen Equity Finance Group

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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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