East Coast Sub-Advisory Roundtable 2021

Sep 28th - Sep 29th 2021
Four Seasons Hotel
Boston, MA + Virtual
Both Eyes on the Wheel: Navigating the Present, Mapping the Future
For most of us after more than a year of working from home, endless Zoom meetings and Teams calls, taking long walks, and (hopefully) enjoying a change of pace in life, the return to offices, in-person meetings and social interactions means a welcome return to the before times. Yet the world we are now facing is radically different from the one we left back in March 2020 – we as an industry are facing everything from new macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds and regulatory environments to exciting new opportunities and concerning new pitfalls that have arisen during the pandemic.
For sub-advisory gatekeepers at the forefront of the asset management industry, the need to balance both the immediate issues ahead with those that are still far-off has never been of more importance. Yet as we often know in hindsight, immediate issues are sometimes overhyped, and opportunities that appear far-off can suddenly appear in your rear-view mirrors. As investors, both near- and far-sightedness can turn into regrets – so join the Sub-Advisory Institute in our first return-to-live conference at the Four Seasons Boston in September to discuss, debate, and engage with your peers on traversing the ever-delicate and complicated balancing act.


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Hybrid Agenda for Virtual Attendees
  • Tuesday September 28
  • Wednesday September 29
Roundtable Chairman
Christopher E. Vella is the chief investment officer of multi-manager solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for manager research and portfolio construction processes across the group. He is responsible for the global manager research platform at Northern Trust, consisting of approximately $75 billion in assets under management, across more than 200 investment strategies. He manages a team of more than 25 investment professionals across all traditional asset classes. The team covers all external manager relationships on behalf of Northern Trust's private and institutional clientele. Previously, Christopher was a founding member of Goldman Sach's external manager business, which consists of institutional and private client assets. While at Goldman Sachs, he managed the international and emerging markets equity team. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Christopher spent close to six years at SEI Investments working primarily on international equity and emerging markets equity manager research. He has 20 years of manager research experience. He received a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in finance with a minor in applied mathematics from Lehigh University and was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He is a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts. Christopher is a CFA charterholder.



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2021 Advisory Board

Zoe Brunson, Senior Vice President - Investment Strategies, AssetMark, Inc.

Jasmine Yu, Head of Global Manager Research, BNY Mellon Asset Management

Jordan Wruble, Head of Manager Research, Brown Advisory

David Eisenberg, Managing Director - Pensions, Cambridge Associates

Andrew Corwin, AVP, Portfolio Construction and Research, Great-West Investments

Matthew Brenner, Managing Vice President, Investments, ICMA Retirement Corporation

York Lo, Head of Institutional and Product Development, John Hancock Investments

Harold Singleton, Head of Manager Selection, Lincoln Financial

Safia Mehta, Managing Director, Manager Analysis Services, LLC

Peter Di Teresa, Head of Manager Selection and Oversight, Morningstar

Christopher Vella, Chief Investment Officer, Multi-manager Solutions, Northern Trust Global Investments

Carleton Muench, Vice President, Investment Oversight, Pacific Life

Rick Babich, Head of Manager Research, PGIM

Stephen Beinhacker, Managing Director of Manager Research, SEI Investments

Jana Holt, Global Director, Sustainable Investing Solutions, SEI Investments

Gregory Trinks, Head of Manager Research, UBS Wealth Management 

Gregory Maddox, Managing Director, Head of Global Manager Research, Wells Fargo Investment Institute

About The Sub-Advisory Institute

The Sub-Advisory Institute is a private membership organization for buyers of sub-advisory services and manager research, selection & oversight executives representing mutual fund companies, OCIOs, insurance firms, retirement platforms, and other asset managers which out-source. Through expert-led panel discussions, presentations, guest speakers and live market research, each of our two annual events will bring together leading participants in the sub-advisory landscape to assess how the investment objectives of institutions are changing and how firms that offer sub-advised strategies can respond to these needs.


Four Seasons Hotel

200 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 United States
+ 1 617 338 4400 

Located in Boston’s upscale Back Bay neighbourhood, Four Seasons Hotel Boston is a 15-minute drive from Logan International Airport and steps from the city’s premier attractions including Boston Common, the Freedom Trail and the Italian North End.


Physical Distancing

All physical distancing mandates will be followed by Institutional Investor and the hotel venue. In addition, we ask that all attendees adhere to social distancing mandates when interacting at the event.

Disinfect and Sanitize

All event spaces will undergo increased disinfection and sanitization daily. Hand sanitizer will be readily available at multiple locations.

Face Masks

If recommended by the local health authority guidance, we will ask all participants to wear a face covering. Face coverings will be available on arrival should participants not have their own.

Temperature Checks

Depending on the relevant health authority guidance, we may include temperature checks or other screening measures upon arrival at the event.
Health & Safety Advisory: If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and do not attend the event.

For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Huynh

Director, Investor Relations
+1 212 224 3688

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