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Event Detail

Building Investor Trust Through GIPS (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
33 N. LaSalle Street, Lower Level (Vault), Chicago, IL  60602   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) are an ethical framework for the calculation and presentation of the investment performance history of an investment management firm. This program will discuss the benefits to firms claiming compliance with the standards including marketing and operational best practices. The panelist will discuss practical solutions to common challenges and insight into the future of GIPS.

  • Learn how GIPS compliance can give firms advantages in more ways that just marketing
  • Discover the operational best practices and benefits to firm claiming compliance with GIPS
  • Understand challenges facing firm coming into compliance and maintaining compliance and practical solutions to overcome these challenges

Anju Grover, CIPM - Senior GIPS Analyst, Investment Performance Standards Policy Group, CFA Institute

Daniel Brinks, CPA, CFA - Compliance Examiner, SEC Chicago office
Richard Kemmling, CPA, CIPM, CGMA - Partner & President, Ashland Partners & Company LLP
Matthew Lyberg, CFA, CIPM - Senior Vice President, Director of Performance Attribution, Acadian Asset Management

Members - $45 or FREE with Function Ticket
Student Members - $10
Nonmembers - $65
CIPM - $45
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

*Limited sponsorships available, please contact Kim Augustyn at kaugustyn@cfachicago.org

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1.5 credit hours

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments

Registration: Online

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Registration & Networking
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Program

Hosted by: Education Advisory Group

Moderator Bio:
Grover Anju Grover, CIPM, is a senior GIPS analyst in the Investment Performance Standards Policy Group of CFA Institute. She develops new project ideas for the GIPS® standards and acts as a staff liaison for numerous global volunteer committees that oversee the development and promulgation of the GIPS standards. Some of her key responsibilities include management of the annual firm notification requirement and working closely with country sponsors, particularly in the Americas region.


Speaker Bios:

Brinks Daniel J. Brinks serves as a compliance examiner in the Chicago office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His responsibilities include leading examinations of investments advisors and investment companies, many of which include a review of performance marketing and an evaluation of a firms claimed compliance with the GIPS standards. Brinks has often served as a valuation and pricing subject matter expert throughout his career. Prior to joining the SEC he worked in public accounting for BDO Seidman and KPMG. He has also worked as a regulatory liaison for the Michigan Department of Treasury. Brinks graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Information Systems in 2005 and a Master of Science degree in Accounting in 2006.


Kemmling Richard Kemmling, CPA, CIPM, CGMA, is a partner and the president of Ashland Partners & Company LLP. Kemmling's duties include setting and implementing the firm's strategy, business development, client experience development, and increasing staff engagement at the firm. His 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. Kemmling 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. Kemmling 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.


Lyberg Matthew Lyberg, CFA, CIPM is a senior vice president, director of performance attribution with Acadian Asset Management, a quantitative investment firm. Previously, Lyberg worked with State Street Associates Currency Management. He began his finance career with State Street Wealth Manager Services. He has co-authored articles appearing in The Journal of Performance Measurement and Global Pensions. Lyberg holds an MBA with Distinction from Hult International Business School, a BA in Russian Language and Literature from Boston College, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine. He is completing his post-bac studies in applied mathematics and computer programming. Lyberg is a member of The CFA Society Boston, The Boston Economic Club, IAQF, and QWAFAFEW.


*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, May 3.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.

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