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2015 Client Forum – Day Two Recap


If you missed the Client Forum day one recap, read it here.

attendees-on-terraceDay two of the Client Forum was not to be missed. The agenda was set to cover two of the most important topics in the industry – compliance and cybersecurity.

After opening remarks from Terry Metzger, Boston Financial President and CEO, a panel of compliance experts took the stage for a session titled Compliance Matters. Participants included:

  • Jeff Morton, Partner & Co-Founder, ACA
  • Craig Hollis, Chief Compliance Officer, Boston Financial
  • Joe Melcher, Chief Compliance Officer, Hartford Funds
  • Tamara Salmon, Senior Associate Counsel, Investment Company Institute

The group shared their perspectives on a number of different regulatory topics including transparency, liquidity management, risk management, and state escheatment. They also provided great insights into current areas of focus for the SEC.

The next and final session of the event was Cybersecurity: Getting Ready for the Inevitable. Boston Financial CTO, Mike Rizzo, took the podium to introduce the topic. He explained that the increasingly complex environment that we operate in has made it difficult to detect who the bad guys are. We have to operate under the possibility that there will most likely be a breach and we should mitigate risk through information sharing and improved detection. He then introduced Don Ainslie, Vice President, Security, Privacy and Risk, DST Systems.

Ainslie spoke from the DST/Boston Financial enterprise perspective. Throughout his presentation, Ainslie stressed that clients want more engagement from us and we want engagement from them, as well. He expressed that we need to dig deeper into what we can do collectively. He talked about the nature of the threats that are out there and the fact that cyber breaches are a global issue. He also discussed the investments being made by DST and the overall organization and some of the new approaches to risk management.

Following the cybersecurity session, Terry Metzger closed out the event and thanked everyone for their attendance. The 2015 Client Forum was a great success. Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from attendees and sharing more in depth insights at some of the sessions right here on the Perspectives blog.

Kristin Ferguson

Kristin Ferguson

Kristin joined Boston Financial in 2012 as Social Media Community Manager. Kristin is responsible for Boston Financial's social media strategy as well as developing and managing internal and external online communities. Prior to joining Boston Financial Kristin worked in online marketing at Edvisors where she was also responsible for social media and community management. Kristin is a graduate of Stonehill College. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kferguson10.

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