Keynote Speaker

Jonathon Boersma is head of Professional Standards and executive director of the Global Investment Performance Standards at CFA Institute. He is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting the GIPS standards, Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, and other CFA Institute standards of practice. This includes coordinating and supporting related educational and public awareness activities.
Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Boersma worked in the investment management industry in various positions including assistant portfolio manager, trader, and performance specialist. He has experience in asset allocation, fundamental and quantitative research, risk and performance measurement, investment policy and portfolio strategy development, and investment manager selection. Mr. Boersma is a frequent speaker on ethics in the investment industry and the 2014 winner of the Portfolio Institutionell Reader”s Choice Award for Industry Achievement.
Mr. Boersma is a member of the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) Association advisory council, the advisory board of Investorside Research Association, and the CFA Magazine editorial advisory team. Mr. Boersma is also a member of CFANY.


Beth Kaiser, CFA, CIPM, is a director of investment performance standards at CFA Institute. She maintains the GIPS standards through management of the interpretations process, develops standards and guidance for new technical areas, and works extensively with volunteer committees. As founder and president of Kaiser Consulting Associates, Inc., she has worked with institutional investors on performance measurement and GIPS-related matters. Ms. Kaiser has worked for both investment managers and investors in various performance, risk, and operations-related roles both as an employee and a consultant. Before working for CFA Institute, she was a volunteer on the North American Investment Performance Committee, the Investor/Consultant Subcommittee of the GIPS Executive Committee, and the Intellectual Property Working Group of the GIPS Executive Committee. Ms. Kaiser holds a BS degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University.

Ken Robinson is a director in the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) area at CFA Institute. Mr. Robinson helps maintain the GIPS through management of the interpretations process, developing guidance for new technical areas, working extensively with volunteer committees, promulgating the GIPS standards and serving as a thought leader. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Mr. Robinson was a director in the investment management audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  Mr. Robinson is a member of the Quantitative Investing Subcommittee of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS), the Performance Measurement Committee of NCREIF, and the GIPS Task Force of the NCREIF PREA Reporting Standards. Mr. Robinson has served as an appointed member of the North American Investment Performance Committee of CFA Institute, the Interpretations Subcommittee of the GIPS Executive Committee, and the Investment Performance Standards Task Force of the AICPA.

David Spaulding, DPS, CIPM, is the CEO & Founder of The Spaulding Group, Inc. He is publisher of  “The Journal of Performance Measurement” and author of “Measuring Investment Performance”, (McGraw-Hill, 1997), Investment Performance Attribution (McGraw-Hill, 2003), Handbook of Investment Performance (TSG Publishing, 2005), Handbook of Investment Performance (second edition; TSG Publishing, 2011). David also is a contributing author to “Performance Measurement in Finance” (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002), co-editor and contributing author to “Readings in Fixed Income Attribution” (TSG Publishing, 2007), co-editor of “Classics in Investment Performance Measurement” (TSG Publishing, 2009). David serves on the Forum?s Hedge Fund Working Group and the Forum?s IRR Standards Working Group. He is a former member of the AIMR-PPS Implementation Committee, Investment Performance Council (IPC), the U.S. Investment Performance Committee (USIPC; formerly the NAIPC), and the IPC Interpretations Subcommittee. 
As a member of the AIMR-PPS Implementation Committee, Dave participated in the development of the 2001 version of the AIMR-PPS standards. As a member of the Investment Performance Council (IPC), he worked on the development of the 2006 edition of GIPS. Dave has over 35 years experience in management and technology, including over 30 years in the financial sector. He has close to 30 years consulting experience and in 1994 was elected a Certified Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants. He speaks regularly at and/or chairs numerous industry conferences. He has conducted training classes for the CFA Institute, as well as local societies, for more than 15 years. He has written numerous articles for various industry publications.  He earned a BA in Mathematics from Temple University, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, an MBA in Finance from the University of Baltimore, and a doctorate in Finance and International Economics from Pace University.     

Richard Kemmling is a Partner and the President of Ashland Partners & Company LLP.  Richard?s duties include setting and implementing the firm?s strategy, business development, client experience development, and increasing staff engagement at the firm.  Richard?s experience at the firm has allowed him to serve in every level of client engagement and has exposed him to the complexities and scenarios that individual firms face.  He has executive account responsibility for over 100 client relationships, spanning Asia, North America, South America and Europe. Richard currently serves on the USIPC (United States Investment Performance Committee), which is the US sponsor of the GIPS Standards. He also has served as a trustee on two various retirement plans.  He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration.  He received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He splits his time between Seattle, Washington and at the Ashland Partners Head Office in Jacksonville, Oregon.

Bruce Feibel, CFA, is Head of Performance & Risk Analytics at BNY Mellon Asset Management. As Head of Performance & Risk Analytics, Mr. Feibel is responsible overseeing the development and delivery of performance, attribution, and risk analysis to support the oversight of BNY Mellon Investment Management across its investment management boutiques globally. He manages a team of performance, technology, and data operations experts expanding the technology platform and providing ongoing analysis of the firm?s strategies. Prior to this, Mr. Feibel acted as Head of Strategy for the BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Global Financial Institutions business, which is focused on Asset Servicing?s top global investment manager, insurance company, and bank clients. He assisted senior executives with the development and execution of new initiatives aimed at expanding these key corporate relationships. He also managed the GFI client solutioning team. The team is responsible for architecting service solutions for complex new Outsourcing prospects. In this role, Mr. Feibel also established and led the product management function for the companies OnCore middle office outsourcing platform.Mr. Feibel joined BNY Mellon via the acquisition of Eagle Investment Systems, a premier provider of technology to investment managers. He joined Eagle in 1999 responsible for the development of Eagle?s Performance Measurement and Attribution offering. Subsequent to that he oversaw product management, software development, quality assurance, and support as Executive General Manager of Eagle PACE. Eagle PACE is an industry-leading investment data management and portfolio reporting platform. Mr. Feibel acted as product head for Mellon Analytical Solutions guiding the technology integration of the former Russell/Mellon into Mellon. He then served as Eagle?s Chief Strategy Officer overseeing key client relationships and the development of new products. He established Eagle?s financial instrument and investment strategy engineering team, which collaborates with clients to process and analyze derivatives and complex strategies. Prior to joining Eagle, Mr. Feibel worked at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). He was responsible for implementing technology supporting the performance measurement and client reporting functions. Mr. Feibel began his career at State Street Bank as a fund accountant, business analyst, and then technology project manager where he gained global experience via expatriate assignments in Europe, Australia, and Japan. Mr. Feibel is a recognized industry expert on investment performance measurement and investment data management. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. He is a current CFA Institute volunteer guiding enhancement of the CIPM exam curriculum. He is past member of the CFA Institute Risk Working Group and CFA Investment Performance Council, bodies responsible for the ongoing development of the standards guiding the marketing of investment track records to institutional investors. He is the author of the book Investment Performance Measurement and co-author of Complying with the Global Investment Performance Standards, both by Wiley. Mr. Feibel earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Thomas A. Peters, CPA, CIPM, has a wide range of experience providing audit, Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS), operational due diligence, and compliance services to firms in the investment industry. In addition, he helps clients maintain GIPS compliance while presenting their performance in the best light possible; assists entrepreneurs with starting investment firms and investment funds; performs operational due diligence for institutional investors seeking to understand
operational risk at their investment managers and for managers seeking to better
understand and control their operating systems; a
ssists with hiring personnel; develops compensation methodologies. As the Investment Industry Group Leader, Tom works with a variety of investment managers, broker-dealers, investment funds, and institutional investors.

Dr. Andre Mirabelli is the Managing Director of Performance Analytics for Opturo. 
He presently concentrates upon the creation and construction of performance measurement, decision attribution and other ex-post models analyzing performance and risk. He has assisted a number of financial and software firms evaluate and enhance their performance measurement, performance attribution and risk attribution applications. He has been the managing director of Investment Analytics at TIAA-CREF, an Intermittent Expert at OFHEO on interest rate and risk modeling, a consultant on equity and fixed income performance attribution to the Head of Operations at Alliance Bernstein and a vice president of Quantitative Research at Kidder Peabody.   Andre has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Boston University, focusing on foundations research, and a B.S. in physics from The Cooper Union.


Jim Nevola, CFA, FRM, CAIA, CIPM, has over eighteen years of financial services experience.  During his twelve years with BNY Mellon, Jim has helped institutional investors use risk, performance attribution and compliance tools in order to evaluate their investments on both an ex-ante and ex-post basis. Jim received a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.  He earned a CFA Charter in 2004, a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) in 2008, the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation in 2011 and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2012. Jim co-founded and continues to co-chair the Performance and Risk Analytic Research Group at the CFA Society New York.  Through these efforts, he has further dedicated himself to the understanding, communication and betterment of industry best practices. Earlier in Jim?s career, he spent three years with Merrill Lynch, working with high-net worth clients to help them meet their long-term financial goals.  Jim also served as a Performance Analyst with Citigroup and as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader with the First Albany Corporation. 

Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA,is
Treasurer on the Board of Directors at the CFA Society New York and a senior manager with the Financial Services
practice of RSM US LLP in New York, where she provides auditing and advisory services to private equity funds, hedge funds and
registered alternative funds and where she is leading the firm?s GIPS verification practice. Prior to joining RSM, Antonella was
at KPMG/Rothstein Kass, where she helped launch RK?s Bay Area practice, and in the global hedge fund practice of EY in San Francisco
and in New York. Antonella has worked on a variety of alternative investment funds, ranging from start-up funds to some of the largest
players in the industry. Her areas of expertise include GIPS verification, financial reporting and auditing, investment performance
measurement and reporting, investment valuation and regulatory compliance for alternative investment funds. Antonella has conducted
GIPS verification for a broad range of asset management firms, including global firms as well as private equity and hedge fund managers.
Antonella is a co-founder and treasurer of SnehaCares, Inc, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assist children with HIV in
Bangalore, India. Antonella has collaborated with the CFA Institute as a Volunteer in the Future of Finance campaign and in a number
of initiatives related to the CFA, CIPM and Claritas examination process. She is a member of the GIPS Verification Subcommittee of
the CFA Institute and of the GIPS Advisory Committee for Pooled Funds. Antonella is a member of AIMA?s research committee, and the
co-chair of AIMA?s recently released Sound Practice Guide to Liquid Alternative Funds. She has been a member of AIMA?s Working Group
for the recently published DDQ on Fund Directors and is currently collaborating on AIMA?s Guide to Investor Relations and Fundraising.
She has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University and is a frequent speaker at conferences on alternative investments.
Antonella is licensed as a CPA in California and in New York, a Certified Valuation Analyst with NACVA, and a member of the Italian
Professional Association of Journalists. She holds a degree in Economics with honors from the University ?Federico II? of Naples,
Italy, and an M.A. from New York University.
She has been a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the 420 Italian National Sailing Team.