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2018 Tax and Accounting Conference
September 30–October 3
San Diego, CA



4:00–7:00 p.m.  |  Palm Foyer

Conference Registration

5:00–7:00 p.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Welcome Reception

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7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  |  Palm Foyer


7:00–8:00 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:10 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Welcoming Remarks

Jonathan G. Davis
Vice President
Fidelity Investments
ICI Tax Committee

8:10–8:35 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Keynote Address

Susan Olson Susan Olson
General Counsel
Investment Company Institute

Susan Olson, ICI’s general counsel, will discuss the Institute’s regulatory and legislative agenda, and industry challenges going forward.

8:35–9:50 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Disruptive Technologies Affecting Investment Management

  • What is blockchain?
  • What are artificial intelligence and robotics?
  • How will they affect accounting, audit, tax, and operations?

Marty Burns, Moderator
Chief Industry Operations Officer
Investment Company Institute

Griffin Anderson
Founder, Balanc3

Giovanni Gentile
Managing Director, Technology Resource Group
State Street Bank

Nathan Rodewald
Head of Operations

Michael Talbot
Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche LLP

9:50–10:20 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

10:20–11:35 a.m.

Concurrent Session A: International Tax Issues Affecting Funds and Their Investors  |  Seaport Ballrooms F–G

  • EU reclaims
  • OECD issues
  • Brexit

Katie Sunderland, Moderator
Counsel, Tax Law
Investment Company Institute

Alina Kirzner
Vice President
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Uljana Molitor-March
Director, International Tax
ATOZ Tax Advisers

Jessica Reif-Caplan
Senior Tax Counsel
Fidelity Investments

Concurrent Session B: Current Accounting/SEC Developments  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

  • SEC update
  • FASB proposals and standards affecting funds
  • PCAOB developments

Toai Chin, Moderator
Head of Fund Accounting Policy
Chair, ICI Accounting/Treasurers Committee

Michael Barkman
Ernst & Young
Chair, AICPA Investment Companies Expert Panel 

Sean McKee
National Leader, Public Investment Management

Alison Staloch
Chief Accountant, Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission         

11:35 a.m.–12:05 p.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Box Lunches Will Be Provided

12:05–1:20 p.m.

Concurrent Session C: International Tax Issues Affecting Management Companies  |  Seaport Ballrooms F–H

  • Implications of 2017 US Tax Act
  • Recent activity in the European Union
  • Global changes on the horizon

Keith Lawson, Moderator
Deputy General Counsel, Tax Law
Investment Company Institute

Erik Corwin

Gwen Shaneyfelt
Senior Vice President
Franklin Templeton Investments

Angela Simons 
Head of Investment and International Business Tax
HM Treasury (UK)

Concurrent Session D: SEC Reporting Modernization  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

  • N-PORT and N-CEN
  • Industry implementation
  • Technology and data management considerations

Chuck Pulsfort, Moderator
BlackRock Funds

Gary Casagrande
Vice President of Global Market Strategy

Alan Dupski
Vice President
T. Rowe Price

Harry Dahlman
Executive Director
JPMorgan Securities Services

Jacob Krawitz
Branch Chief, Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission

1:45–4:00 p.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Diversity and Inclusion Forum and Networking Reception

Stephen Young

Stephen Young
Senior Partner
Insight Education Systems

Stephen Young’s program—The MicroInequities: Managing Unconscious Bias™—focuses on techniques for identifying and managing unconscious bias in the workplace. “Microinequities” represent the tangible manifestations of our unconscious bias and how we send messages across businesses, borders, and cultures. The program provides self-awareness skills to identify microinequities, giving participants immediate takeaways that they can use to improve the quality and productivity of their daily interactions in the workplace.   

This event is closed to the press.  

5:00–7:00 p.m.  |  Manchester Grand Hyatt Main Pool

Conference Reception

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7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Palm Foyer


7:30–8:30 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:30 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Keynote Address

Morgan Housel Morgan Housel
Wall Street Journal and Motley Fool

Award-winning financial analyst Morgan Housel uses history, psychology, and business trends to explain how investors and other market participants go astray, and what they can do to overcome their own biases and pitfalls.

9:30–10:45 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Investing in Cryptocurrencies

  • What is cryptocurrency?
  • Issues associated with fund investment in cryptocurrencies
  • Status of SEC and CFTC regulatory oversight

Terry Gallagher, Moderator
Executive Vice President

Laurie Dee
Morgan Lewis

Greg Nowak
Pepper Hamilton

Mark Kronforst
Ernst & Young

Matt Stover
Chief Executive Officer
MG Stover & Co.

10:45–11:15 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session E: Domestic Tax Update for Funds and Management Companies  |  Seaport Ballrooms F–H

  • Legislative developments
  • Regulatory developments
  • State tax issues

Karen Gibian, Moderator
Associate General Counsel, Tax Law
Investment Company Institute

Zachary Alexander
Stradley Ronon

Mike Horn
Vice President and Tax Counsel

Tracey Keevan
Tax Partner

Amy Snyder
Senior Counsel

Concurrent Session F: Regulation S-X Changes and Responding to SEC Financial Statement Reviews  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

  • Regulation S-X changes in reporting modernization
  • SEC review and comment on N-CSR
  • Responding to SEC comments

Craig Brown, Moderator
Vice President, Regulatory and Financial Reporting
Fidelity Investments

Jennifer Berg
Legg Mason

Matthew Giordano

Helen Hedberg
Vice President
Eaton Vance

Jenson Wayne
Assistant Chief Accountant
Division of Investment Management
US Securities and Exchange Commission

1:00 p.m.

Transportation to Coronado Golf Course (registration required)

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament

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7:00–11:00 a.m.  |  Palm Foyer


7:00–8:00 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:15 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Outsourcing and Oversight Considerations

  • Drivers and decision to outsource
  • Oversight and management of outsourced functions
  • Data management and control

Joy Lopez, Moderator
Vice President
Dimensional Fund Advisors

Deanna Flores

Gerry Healy
Managing Director

Jesper Nergaard
Vice President and Treasurer

Brian Petersen
Senior Vice President and Fund Treasurer

9:15–9:45 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballroom Foyer

Networking Break

9:45–11:00 a.m.  |  Seaport Ballrooms A–E

Board Perspectives

  • Board oversight of financial reporting, audit, and tax
  • SEC board outreach initiative
  • Reaction to recent regulatory initiatives

John Capone, Moderator

Don Boteler
Independent Director
Parnassus Funds and Fenimore Funds

Keith Hartstein
Independent Director
Prudential Funds

Cynthia Hostetler
Independent Director
Invesco Funds

11:00 a.m.

Conference Adjourns

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