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We look forward to welcoming you in person at the New York Stock Exchange for our Annual ETF Industry Summit, where we will explore the advancements and emerging trends impacting our industry.
This year's lineup includes industry leaders covering:
Tim Huver is a Managing Director in ETF Services at Brown Brothers Harriman where he consults with new and existing issuers to develop leading ETF platforms. Before joining BBH in 2023, Tim spent over 20 years at Vanguard, predominantly in leadership roles within ETF Product and Distribution for platforms in the US, Canadian, Latin American, and European markets. He served as Vanguard’s Head of Product for the Americas, leading regional product teams, before becoming the Head of Distribution for Vanguard Investments Canada. In his leadership role in distribution, Tim was responsible for advancing product adoption with institutions and financial advisors across the country. During his tenure in Europe, he managed the launch of Vanguard’s UCITS ETF platform. He has also held product roles in the US, driving ETF growth through product and capital markets initiatives as a Senior ETF Product Manager.
Tim earned a BS in Marketing from Saint Joseph's University and holds an MBA from Drexel University.
Gavin Filmore is the COO of the Tidal Financial Group. The Tidal Financial Group is a leading ETF investment and technology platform facilitating the creation, operation, and growth of ETFs. Gavin is an innovative industry leader with a depth of knowledge and experience in ETFs, capital markets, product development, and structuring.
Allison M. Fumai, a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, focuses her practice on the representation of registered investment companies and their investment advisers. She regularly advises mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds and their investment advisers on issues relating to the development and launch of new funds, ongoing compliance and regulatory matters, mergers, liquidations and restructuring of funds.
Ms. Fumai also has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings and rights offerings for closed-end funds. She has particular expertise with exchange-traded funds and represents a significant number of exchange-traded fund sponsors and exchange-traded funds in connection with their exemptive relief, launch of unique products and other issues relating to exchange-traded funds.
Ms. Fumai was recently listed as one of the top 10 women leading the '40 Act legal space by Fund Board Views. She was also honored as “Investment Consultant of the Year” at the Women in Asset Management Awards. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer for registered funds by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 (U.S.). In the most recent edition of Chambers, a client stated that she is “a brilliant lawyer.” In a previous edition, clients noted: “Allison is very knowledgeable, presents information succinctly and provides good guidance. She is just terrific.” Chambers has also stated that she is “able to encapsulate and explain how the ETF world works,” and clients declared that “she is thoughtful, articulate and measured; she is great at keeping her clients abreast of new regulatory and legal developments.” A past edition of The Legal 500 noted that she is “a rock star with deep knowledge of the ETF industry.” She has also been recognized in IFLR1000 in the areas of Financial Services Regulatory and Investment Funds. Ms. Fumai was appointed to the Board of Women in ETFs in 2023.
In 2021, she was recognized for her dedication to the New York City Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program. The recognition was part of the NYS Unified Court System’s Office for Justice Initiatives, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyer’s Association Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition Program. Ms. Fumai is also part of a team that won “Best ETF Regulatory/Compliance Adviser” at the ETF Express U.S. Awards, 2021. She has received a number of accolades from industry publications, including: Rising Stars, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides series, investment funds (2017); Rising Stars, Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards, finance (2013, 2016); Fund Action’s Rising Stars (2014); and SuperLawyers New York Metro Area “Rising Star” (2013).
Bryon Lake is Managing Director, Global Head of ETF Solutions for JP Morgan. Prior to leading the Global ETF business, Bryon held roles leading JP Morgan’s Americas and International ETF businesses. Mr. Lake is based in New York City.
Bryon is one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished ETF executives. As one of PowerShares earliest employees, he held various leadership positions with the firm as it advanced from an independent start-up to becoming the fourth-largest ETF provider globally with more than $100 billion in assets under management as part of Invesco. He was Head of Invesco PowerShares EMEA, where he led the firm’s efforts to expand its EMEA team, evolve its portfolio set and maximize growth opportunities. During his 12-year tenure with the firm he also served as Head of Global Business Development and was one of the company’s top sales people.
Mr. Lake Graduated from Taylor University with a Major in International Business and Minors in Finance and Economics.
Dana Martin is a managing partner of the ETF desk at WallachBeth Capital, joining the firm in December 2009. Dana co-manages the group’s sales and trading teams and works closely with institutions as they navigate the complexities of ETF and Portfolio trading. Dana leverages the relationships he has developed over his career on the capital markets side to create value for clients.
Prior to WallachBeth, Dana was on the international trade desk at Citigroup. Before his time in New York, Dana was playing professional basketball in Germany and the ABA. Dana graduated from Skidmore College in 2005 and continues to be active as an alumnus in the career advancement side of his alma mater and the student athlete community.
Morrison Warren is a partner and the co-chair of Chapman’s Investment Management Practice Group. Morrison focuses his law practice in the corporate and securities area with an emphasis on investment companies, including open-end funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, unit investment trusts, and private investment companies. He also represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, and municipal securities dealers, as well as publicly held companies with respect to their compliance with stock exchange requirements and federal securities laws.
Morrison is one of the leading legal ETF practitioners and now serves as fund counsel to over 350 ETFs. Through his representation of these clients, he has helped bring to market some of the most notable products in recent years, including the first 1940 Act commodity ETF, the first blockchain ETF, the first "defined outcome" ETFs, the first levered and inverse single-stock ETFs, and one of the first bitcoin futures ETFs.
Morrison has also been at the vanguard of the emerging blockchain and digital asset industry. He represents clients seeking to offer physically-backed bitcoin ETFs, ETFs principally investing in bitcoin futures contracts, and other issues relating to funds which invest in cryptocurrency in securities offerings. He also represents privately equity funds and private trusts that offer exposure to various cryptocurrencies.
Morrison regularly advises closed-end funds and their advisers on initial public offerings and follow-on rights offerings and oversaw one of the first instances of an interval fund publicly listing its shares on a national securities exchange. He is also part of a Chapman team that regularly serves as fund counsel for the initial offering of approximately 200 unit investment trusts annually.
Ben Slavin joined BNY Mellon in 2020, as the Global Head of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Ben joined the bank with over 25 years of experience in asset management, focused on ETFs. Recently, Ben expanded his mandate to drive the Commercial Strategy across other financial products including Mutual Funds, Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs), Collective Investment Trusts (CITs), alongside ETFs. Role includes BNY’s proprietary Growth Dynamics team which provides distribution insights to clients globally.
After graduating from Columbia University, Ben began his career with PwC which included an extended role with Barclays Global Investors, assisting the firm with the initial launch and development of the iShares business.
Subsequently, he joined SEI Investments where he was responsible for the development of the Company’s ETF distribution platform designed for the iShares business. He subsequently joined ProShares (now a Top 10 ETF platform) as a start-up focused on building the firm’s leveraged/inverse ETF business. Ben returned to New York with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, responsible for product management for the firm’s open and closed-end mutual fund business.
In 2007, Ben returned to ETFs joining WisdomTree as a start-up serving as the Global Head of Product & Business Development playing a key role in building the firm into another Top 10 global ETF platform. He focused on a wide range of responsibilities, which including leading global product for U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. He also worked to develop distribution relationships in Latin America, Asia, and Australia, and managed all key global firm-wide relationships including asset servicing. Ben served as a member of the WisdomTree Global Risk committee, Europe Operating Executive Committee, various corporate boards, and chairman of the ESG committee. Ben also established his own ETF consulting and advisory business, servicing large asset manager and start-ups on ETFs and digital assets. Ben frequently a appears on several media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo talking about markets, flows, and key trends in asset management
Steve Feinour focuses his practice on counseling investment companies and investment advisers on a wide range of issues arising under the 1940 Act and other federal securities laws. He regularly advises clients on matters such as the formation, registration and ongoing regulation of all types of investment companies, including 1940 Act ETFs, 1933 Act only ETPs and mutual funds. In particular, Steve has advised numerous start-up investment advisers and established global investment firms in developing, launching and operating index-based and actively managed ETFs across all asset classes. This includes advising clients on digital asset related 1940 Act ETFs and 1933 Act only ETPs. He is also a frequent speaker on ETF-related topics.
Clare Saperstein is Head of Market Services for the New York Stock Exchange, overseeing the NYSE’s market structure policy and strategy as well as its participation in the National Market System (NMS) plans. She also manages the NYSE’s SIAC and Market Data Administration teams.
Previously, Saperstein was Head of Equities, responsible for strategy, product development and relationship management across the NYSE’s five equity exchanges, TRF, Global OTC and NYSE Bonds. She also served as an Associate General Counsel at the NYSE and as a Senior Vice President at NYSE Regulation, responsible for rule development and oversight of its regulatory relationship with FINRA.
Prior to joining the NYSE, Saperstein was a litigation associate at New York-based firms Patterson Belknap, Webb & Tyler and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Saperstein graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s School of Law. She also holds an A.B. in Political Science and Dance from Columbia University.
Starting at Harbor in 2021, Bryan Moore is the ETF Capital Markets Lead. Prior to joining Harbor, Bryan spent 20+ years in the ETF space. He traded and managed ETF desks at several major banks in the US and been in Capital Markets roles in both the US and Canada. Most recently Bryan has focused on Distribution in the Central South with a focus on RIA’s and Institutions. Bryan received a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Bryan is based in Philadelphia.
Jake Karlsruher is Senior Product Counsel at Grayscale Investments, the world’s crypto asset manager. In this role, Jake oversees Grayscale’s digital asset product creation and development. Prior to joining Grayscale, Jake was a corporate associate at Davis Polk and a member of its Investment Management Group – primarily focused on representing private equity sponsors, hedge funds, digital asset intermediaries, and other stakeholders in corporate finance transactions, as well as advising on securities law and corporate governance matters. Jake earned his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Teddy Fusaro is President of Bitwise Asset Management, creator of the world's first cryptocurrency index fund. In that role, he oversees the implementation of the firm’s strategy and execution of its business objectives to deliver Bitwise’s investment products to clients. Fusaro was previously Senior Vice President and Head of Portfolio Management and Capital Markets at IndexIQ, the ETF issuer unit of New York Life Investment Management, a firm with over $550 billion in assets under management. Prior to IndexIQ, he was Vice President of Portfolio Management and co-head of Trading and Operations at Direxion Investments.
Simeon Hyman joined ProShares in 2013 and is currently the firm’s Global Investment Strategist and Head of Investment Strategy. Mr. Hyman leads a team of investment professionals engaged in portfolio analysis, product research and development, education, and the delivery of investment strategies using the company’s ETFs. He and his team are also responsible for the development and publication of research, white papers, and other content to present ProShares as a leader in the ETF industry.
Prior to ProShares, Mr. Hyman spent several years at Bloomberg, where he was Chief Investment Officer for Bloomberg’s technology-driven wealth management business, BloombergBlack. He also served as Chairman of the Investment Committee and led the team of investment professionals tasked with the continuous delivery of investment advice, research content, and strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance. Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Hyman was Head of Investment Strategy and Due Diligence for UBS. There, he established asset allocation and investment strategies for the $300 billion UBS U.S. Wealth Management business and directed due diligence for the $50 billion separately managed account business. Prior to UBS, Mr. Hyman served as the Chief Investment Officer of Lehman Brothers Trust Company.
Mr. Hyman earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 FINRA registrations and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Frank Koudelka is the Senior Vice President and Global ETF Product Specialist for State Street. State Street is a market leader servicing approximately 50% of global ETF assets. In this role, Frank establishes the strategic direction for ETF servicing, assists with the on-boarding of new clients and drives the product and technology strategy as it relates to ETFs. Previous to this role Frank led the Institutional Transfer Agency business unit. Frank has been with State Street for over 21 years, joining the firm as a part of the IBT acquisition. He has 37 years of experience in the financial services industry. While at Investors Bank and Trust, Frank was responsible for the Transfer Agent teams in Europe and the US. Additionally, Frank ran the Institutional Custody / Wealth Management group; providing back office services to banks, endowments, foundations and registered investment advisors.
Prior to joining Investors Bank and Trust, Frank held diverse roles at PaineWebber, the National Securities Clearing Corporation, First Data and PFPC. This included operations management, product development and marketing. He attended St. John’s University in New York reaching a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
*Agenda subject to change