May 19, 2023 | 10:00 am ET – May 19, 2023 | 5:00 pm ET

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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management will host an inaugural Conference on Emerging Trends in Asset Management. The conference will bring together a variety of asset management industry participants and academics. The event will be open to the public via live webcast on and archived for later viewing. Registration for the event will be open until May 17. 


  • 10:00-10:05 a.m. ET | Welcome, Associate Director Brent J. Fields

  • 10:05-10:20 a.m. ET | Introduction, Director William A. Birdthistle

  • 10:20-10:40 a.m. ET | Remarks, Chair Gary Gensler

  • [+]10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET | Session 1: Asset Managers, Corporate Governance and Civic Democracy

    Session Moderator: Co-Chief Counsel Kaitlin Bottock


    • Dalia O. Blass, Former Head of External Affairs, BlackRock and Former Director, Division of Investment Management, SEC
    • Carsten Stendevad, Co-CIO for Sustainability, Bridgewater Associates
    • Lisa M. Fairfax, Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET | Lunch Break

  • [+]1:00-2:00 p.m. ET | Session 2: Private Funds, Investor Protection and Industry Concentration

    Session Moderator: Deputy Director Sarah G. ten Siethoff


    • Elisabeth de Fontenay, Professor, Duke Law School
    • Cathy Hwang, Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. ET | Break

  • [+]2:15-3:15 p.m. ET | Session 3: Investment Complexity, International Effects and Outsourced Services

    Session Moderator: Co-Chief Counsel Thoreau Bartmann


    • Adriana Z. Robertson, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Business Law, University of Chicago School of Law
    • Professor Dirk Zetzsche, ADA Chair in Financial Law, University of Luxembourg
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. ET | Break

  • [+]3:30-4:45 p.m. ET | Session 4: Retail Investors, Fund Trends and Investment Innovation

    Session Moderator: Senior Special Counsel Jennifer B. McHugh


    • Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
    • Anne E. Robinson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
    • Urska Velikonja, Anne Fleming Research Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • 4:45-5:00 | Concluding Remarks, Associate Director Timothy Husson

Event Webcasts
This event will be webcast (May 19, 2023 10:00 am ET)