Joseph J. Allessie, Esq.Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Control – Americas,UBSJoe is the Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Operational Risk Control with oversight for traditional and alternative investment businesses in the United States, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. Prior to his role as Head of Compliance and Operational Risk Control – Americas, he was Deputy General Counsel from 2005-2014. Joe joined the firm in 2005 and manages a team of compliance professionals responsible for the Americas Compliance and Operational Risk Program. Prior to joining the team, Joe was Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Office at Kenmar Advisory Corp, a hedge fund of funds. Prior to joining Kenmar, Joe spent five years as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Global Asset Management (GAM), where he was responsible for legal and compliance functions for the Americas. GAM was an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of UBS AG. Prior to joining GAM, he was counsel to the Bureau Chief for the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Prior to that, Joe was an associate in the McDonald Group Law Firm and a former clerk to the Bureau of Securities of the State of Michigan.

Dennis BowdenManaging Director of U.S. Mutual Fund Research,Strategic InsightDennis is Managing Director of U.S. Mutual Fund Research at Strategic Insight and leads SI’s U.S. fund distribution practice. In this role, Dennis contributes to SI’s research and advisory services focusing on the U.S. fund industry – with a particular emphasis on intermediary-sold fund distribution. Dennis earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Jack W. MurphySenior Partner,Dechert LLPJack W. Murphy is a senior partner in the Financial Services Group of Dechert LLP, where he advises money market funds, other registered investment companies and their sponsors. He joined Dechert in 1997 from the SEC, where he served as Associate Director and Chief Counsel of the Division of Investment Management. Mr. Murphy began his career with the Division of Investment Management in 1985. He left the SEC in 1988 for private practice in New York, after which he served as Associate General Counsel of PaineWebber/Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management in New York, before returning to the SEC in 1994.

Mr. Murphy has been designated as one of a handful of leading lawyers for investment management by Chambers USA, has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of mutual funds law and was recently named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Mutual Funds Lawyer of the Year for Washington, D.C. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Boston College Law School and the State University of New York at Albany.

Avi NachmanyExecutive Vice President & Research Director,Strategic InsightAvi, Executive Vice-President, is also the Research Director and co-Founder of Strategic Insight, an Asset International company. Today he oversees 100+ studies the firm publishes annually – from innovations among U.S. funds and variable annuities to lessons and developments in the global asset management business. In addition, Avi regularly consults with many of SI's clients. In his public role as an industry observer, Avi frequently comments to the media and has become a sought-after speaker in both U.S. and international forums. Avi received his MBA degree, with distinction, from NYU's Stern Business School.

Bruce A. RosenblumShareholder,Vedder Price Bruce A. Rosenblum is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the Investment Services team. Mr. Rosenblum focuses his practice on the representation of mutual fund independent directors, investment companies and investment advisors. Mr. Rosenblum focuses his practice on the representation of mutual fund independent directors, investment companies and investment advisors. He provides legal counsel on an extensive variety of legal, business and operational issues.

Mr. Rosenblum was selected by his peers from 2013 to 2015 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Mutual Funds Law

Kevin ShineSenior Managing Director, U.S. Research & Advisory,Strategic InsightKevin manages Strategic Insight’s US Research & Consulting and Board Services Groups, and directs the development of the firm’s cross-border fund data effort. Kevin is responsible for product development, client relationship management and the research agenda. He also writes research addressing mutual fund industry trends with special focus on fund fees and regulatory changes impacting boards of directors/trustees.

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