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2022 Tax and Accounting Conference

Program

September 18–21 • Aurora, CO

Preliminary Program

All program times are shown in Mountain time (MT).

Sunday, September 18 | Monday, September 19 | Tuesday, September 20 | Wednesday, September 21

Sunday, September 18

4:00–7:00 p.m.

Registration
 

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception
 

Monday, September 19

7:00 a.m.–2:15 p.m.

Registration
 

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
 

8:00–8:10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

JOY LOPEZ
Vice President, Head of Investment Tax
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Chair, ICI Tax Committee
 

8:10–8:35 a.m.

Keynote Address

NATHAN SHEETS
Chief Economist
Citi
 

8:35–9:40 a.m.

The Future of the Industry
  • Changing demographics: meeting the needs of different generations of investors
  • Modernization of regulated funds
  • Alternative investments
  • Challenges and opportunities for global asset managers

RACHEL GRAHAM, Moderator
Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Investment Company Institute
 

9:40–10:05 a.m.

Break
 

10:05–11:10 a.m.

Complex Transactions and Instruments
  • Debt instruments, repos, and other complex securities
  • Tax and GAAP considerations
  • Operational considerations

CHUCK PULSFORT, Moderator
Managing Director
BlackRock
 

11:10–11:40 a.m.

Break/Lunch
 

11:40 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session A: Current SEC/Fund Accounting Issues
  • SEC update
  • FASB and AICPA updates
  • Financial statement review comments

TOAI CHIN, Moderator
Head of Fund Accounting Policy
Vanguard
Chair, ICI Accounting/Treasurers Committee
 

11:40 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session B: International Tax Update
  • OECD initiatives
  • EU developments
  • Specific country updates

KATIE SUNDERLAND, Moderator
Assistant General Counsel, Tax Law
Investment Company Institute
 

12:45–1:10 p.m.

Break
 

1:10–2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session C: New SEC Proposals
  • ESG
  • Money market funds and swing pricing
  • Names Rule

BRIDGET FARRELL, Moderator
Associate General Counsel
Edward Jones
 

1:10–2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session D: Domestic Tax Update
  • EU reclaims and closing agreements
  • Tax impacts of Russian sanctions
  • Tax implications of rising interest rates and inflation

KAREN GIBIAN, Moderator
Associate General Counsel, Tax Law
Investment Company Institute
 

5:00–7:00 p.m.

Reception
 

Tuesday, September 20

7:00–11:40 a.m.

Registration
 

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
 

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

SAMANTHA RADOCCHIA
Cultural Technologist
Blockchain Pioneer
Cofounder, Chronicled, Inc.
 

9:00–10:05 a.m.

Changes in the Work Environment
  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining talent
  • Remote work and state tax implications
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

TAMI SALMON, Moderator
Associate General Counsel, Securities Regulation
Investment Company Institute
 

10:05–10:35 a.m.

Break
 

10:35–11:40 a.m.

Concurrent Session E: Valuation
  • Rule 2a-5
  • Russian sanctions
  • Current developments in valuation

SEAN McKEE, Moderator
Partner
KPMG
 

10:35–11:40 a.m.

Concurrent Session F: Managing Distributions
  • Tax timing considerations, including derivatives, currency, TIPS, and PFICS
  • Section 19 considerations
  • Investor reporting
  • Operational considerations

JOY LOPEZ, Moderator
Vice President, Head of Investment Tax
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Chair, ICI Tax Committee
 

12:30 p.m.

Transportation to golf course (registration required)
 

1:30 p.m.

Golf Tournament
 

Wednesday, September 21

7:00–11:15 a.m.

Registration
 

7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Discussion Groups
  • Use of Technology
  • Digital Assets 201
  • 1940 Act Periodic Reporting
  • Service Provider Outsourcing and Oversight
     

8:40–9:45 a.m.

Making Alternatives Less Alternative
  • Investments in alternative assets
  • Tax and GAAP considerations
  • Operational considerations

TERRY GALLAGHER, Moderator
Executive Vice President, Director of Mutual Fund Accounting and Administration
UMB Fund Services
 

9:45–10:10 a.m.

Break
 

10:10–11:15 a.m.

Independent Director Perspectives
  • Oversight of financial reporting and audit
  • Oversight of tax
  • Oversight of valuation and liquidity

NICOLE BAKER, Moderator
Associate Counsel
Independent Directors Council
 

11:15 a.m.

Conference Adjourns