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. An expert panel will discuss how to navigate some of the major issues that new startup funds face, focusing in particular on:
- 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.
James Ash, Senior Vice President of National Sales, Gemini
As Senior Vice President of National Sales, James Ash is responsible for managing a sales process focused on converting existing mutual funds, ETFs, and variable insurance trust (VIT) funds to Gemini for their administration, compliance, shareholder servicing, and distribution services. Through this role, James consults with advisors to understand their unique needs and build highly nuanced, comprehensive, and efficient plans that yield conversions that are seamless for all parties involved.
Members and those interested in Fund Directions, Fund Action, Fund Operations, Compliance Reporter, Private Asset Management and Fund Map are invited to attend.