Webinars 26 Jun 2018

FI Webinar: Navigating challenges for startup funds

Join us for a webinar where we explore the unique challenges small and startup mutual funds face.

Venue: Online, 1pm EST, 6pm BST

Join Fund Intelligence on Tuesday, June 26 at 1pm Eastern to explore the unique challenges small and startup mutual funds face in a webinar sponsored by Gemini.

Members and those interested in Fund Directions, Fund Action, Fund Operations, Compliance Reporter, Private Asset Management and Fund Map are invited to attend.

We’ll take a look at how startup funds should approach:

    • Attracting assets and the ongoing pursuit of shelf space
    • Specific regulatory hurdles for small or upstart mutual funds
    • Elevating your brand
    • The resource crunch: workflow, ops and tech, cybersecurity, build versus buy
    • Service provider relationships

Joining us on the webinar will be:


Sandra Powers Murphy, Author and CEO, ARK Global

Sandra Powers Murphy is a globally recognized investment management marketing and sales consultant. After more than a decade serving in a marketing and sales capacity on behalf of State Street Global Advisors and State Street Corporation, Sandra founded ARK Global LLC. As CEO, Sandra drives product and business development initiatives on behalf of a diverse group of clients. Sandra has helped numerous managers expand their investor base, add product structures, secure strategic partnerships, define business plans, create market presence and improve their overall profitability. Separately and distinct from ARK Global, Sandra founded Noble Ark Ventures to serve as an educational resource to professionals regarding institutional marketing and sales best practices.

Christopher Menconi, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Chris Menconi is a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius and a member of the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group resident in the Washington, DC office.

Chris regularly counsels clients on organizing, registering and operating investment companies. He assists investment companies and their investment advisers with the development of new products and services, the design of compliance programs, and the structure and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions. He works with regulators on behalf of his clients to obtain interpretive and “no-action” guidance as well as exemptive relief. He also advises boards of directors, including independent directors, on their duties under federal and state law. His clients include passive and active ETFs, multiple series and multi-class funds, funds of funds, manager of managers funds, alternative strategy funds and insurance-dedicated funds.


Alma Piscitello, Executive Vice President, Gemini Fund Services

Alma Piscitello is Executive Vice President for both Gemini Fund Services, LLC and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. Ms. Piscitello, joined The Gemini Companies September 2014 and leads the Strategic Advisor Services team. In this role, Ms. Piscitello oversees the Advisor Services and Strategic Relationship Management teams. These teams are dedicated to forging strong relationships through excellent customer service, while also serving as knowledgeable resources and guides for fund launches, conversions, and distribution.


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