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Spring Conference 2024

  • 04/11/2024
  • 11:30 AM
  • 04/12/2024
  • 1:00 PM
  • Willard Hotel - Washington DC
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SPRING Conference 2024

April 11 & 12 / Willard Hotel, Washington DC


Thursday April 11 - All member events in the Willard Room

10 AM - 11:15 AM - NOIP Board Meeting, Peacock Lounge

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Networking Lunch - Join fellow NOIP members for a casual networking lunch.  This is a great way to kick off the conference while you catch up with colleagues.

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM - Litigation and it's Impact on the SEC’s Regulatory Agenda

As impacted parties are turning more and more to the courts to challenge SEC agency actions, the panelists will recount their perspectives of the legal challenges to rulemaking during Chairman Clayton’s administration and how those challenges paved the way for how litigation is being used to contest Chair Gensler’s regulatory agenda.  They will also discuss the influence of comment letters on how a proposed rule may be modified before it is made final and what that might mean for the remaining SEC proposed equity market structure proposals.  Finally, they will discuss how pending legal challenges could be reshaping not only how deferential courts will be to agency actions, but also how firms are regulated by both the SEC and SROs. 

Moderator: Clare Saperstein* - Head of Market Services, NYSE   Saperstein Bio


Elad Roisman - Corporate Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP  Roisman Bio

Nicholas J. Losurdo - Partner, Goodwin Proctor  Losurdo Bio

1:00 PM - 1:40  PM - Buy Side Town Hall Forum

NOIP is at its best when its members are actively discussing today's issues.  We have gathered a group of leaders from the buy side to lead a freewheeling discussion on what they are seeing in their day to day role.  This no-agenda panel is unscripted and dependent upon audience participation so please bring your ideas and questions.

Teresa Woodard* - Head of Trading Analytics - T. Rowe Price

David Meyer* - Senior Multi-Asset Trader - Wisconsin Investment Board

Tony Godonis* - Principal, Director of Trading - Copeland Capital Management LLC

Brian Busby* - Head of Trading - Ranger Investment Management

1:45  PM - 2:30 PM - 2024 Capital Markets Legislative and Regulatory Outlook 

The panelists will opine on the role that the 118th Congress has played in exercising its oversight authority to push back on the SEC’s rulemaking activity, as well as the prospects for any legislative activity before November.  They will also offer their election prognostications, including jockeying for leadership on key committees including House Financial Services and Senate Banking. Finally, they will discuss anticipated regulatory and legislative priorities in the capital markets space depending on whether Trump or Biden occupies the White House next year.

Moderator:  Ben Brown, Principal, Blue Ridge Law and Policy  Ben Brown Bio


Shahira Knight, Managing Principal, Policy & Government Relations, Deloitte  Shahira Knight Bio

Andy Blocker, Global Head of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Invesco  Andy Blocker Bio

Lucas Moskowitz, General Counsel, Robinhood  Lucas Moskowitz Bio

2:30  PM - 2:45 PM - BREAK

2:50  PM - 3:10 PM -  Ken Bentsen, President and CEO of SIFMA 

Moderator Jim Burns, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb joins SIFMA’s CEO Ken Bentsen for an informative discussion on the broad ramifications of Basel III and other issues impacting the securities industry. Basel III is the latest update to global capital standards which will have a dramatic impact on the current US risk-based capital framework. While intended to improve the international banking sectors regulation, supervision, and risk management, the industry remains concerned that the new rules will penalize banks’ capital markets activities, which in turn could reduce liquidity, thereby hurting growth in the real economy. Ken will share his views on industry engagement on Basel III and other U.S. agency rulemaking such as the new Department of Labor’s retirement security rule and the litany of proposals and final rules from the Securities Exchange and Commission.

Ken Bentsen Bio

Jim Burns Bio

3:15 PM - 4:05 PM - Tom Bevan - Founder and President - RealClear Politics  - A look ahead to November 2024; The Battle for the White House, the Senate, the House and Governorships. 

Tom returns to NOIP for an in-depth discussion on how the elections may play out and impact the country and our industry.

Tom is a trusted political source in Washington. He publishes original content and selects the must-read stories and analysis from each side of the debate. With seven million monthly views, the site’s calling card is its innovative RCP polling average, the first of its kind and trusted across the aisle. Bevan addresses politics and elections.

A political junkie, he also offers the historical context of today’s political events so that his audience can get a better understanding of what is happening in Washington and more importantly, why.

Bevan Bio

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM -  Neil Howe  - Managing Director of Demography, Hedgeye Risk Management 

Neil Howe is a historian, economist, and demographer who writes and speaks frequently on generational change, American history, and long-term fiscal policy. He coauthored seven books with William Strauss, including Generations13th GenThe Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising. In 1991, Howe and Strauss coined the term “Millennial Generation.” Howe’s other books include On Borrowed Time (with Peter G. Peterson) and The Graying of the Great Powers (with Richard Jackson). He is managing director of demography for Hedgeye, an investment advisory firm. He is also a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and at the Global Aging Institute. He grew up in California and holds graduate degrees in history and economics from Yale University. He lives with his family in Great Falls, Virginia.

Neil will be joined by NOIP member Justin Kane*, Vice-President and Senior Trader at Northern Trust for a wide ranging discussion on Neil's work across various disciplines. 

5:00  PM - 6 PM - Free time

6 PM - 7 PM Cocktails at The National Press Club

7 PM - Dinner at The National Press Club

Friday April 12 - All member events in the Willard Room

6:15 AM - Spartan Workout with Joe De Sena     

An easy run around a few monuments with breaks to stop and do some basic exercises.  Fun for all ages and abilities!  Meet right outside the Willard front door at 6:15 AM SHARP!!!

5 Things to Know about Joe

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast and NOIP Annual Meeting

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Congressman Josh Gottheimer - D (NJ-5) and Congressman Mike  Lawler - R (NY-17)

Cogent Strategies Managing Director Dave Oxner leads the Congressmen through a discussion of topics including their work together on the Problem Solvers Caucus, International aid, and all things SEC and regulation realted. 

Rep Gottheimer Bio

Rep Lawler Bio

Dave Oxner Bio

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM - Finance and the Unexpected

Jessica Wachter - Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA)

Life is full of outcomes that we do not know for certain and thus have the potential to take us by surprise.  How do investors and the markets deal with this uncertainty and what is the role of regulation? 

Jessica Wachter Bio

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM - The Future of Trading 

Some challenges - like figuring out how to integrate AI into one's trading process, or keeping pace with developments in crypto - are new. Others, like how to navigate the ever-changing buy-side/sell-side relationship dynamic, are not so new. In this panel, we'll ask a trio of rising stars to give their views on trading challenges old and new. In the process, we hope to shift the focus from how trading may evolve over the next 1, 3, or 5 years, to how it could change over the next 10, 20, or 30 years.

Moderator: Kimberly Russell*, Head of ETF Market Structure and Advocacy, State Street Global Advisors


Jeremy Coste -  Head of Electronic Execution Consulting -  BofA Securities

Bradly Florio - Trading and Execution Developments -  Ashler Capital/Citadel  

Kelsie Palumbo -  Vice President - Fixed Income Trader - T. Rowe Price

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM - Break

10:30  AM - 11:00 AM - Andy Laperriere- Piper Sandler - Head of US Policy

Andy will share his thoughts on how the election could impact different sectors of the economy and specific businesses that could benefit from / face more headwinds depending on the outcome of the presidential election and down-ballot races. Andy analyzes how tax, budget, trade and other policy changes could impact the economy and financial markets. He also tracks geopolitical developments, elections and political trends, so we look forward to an engaging and timely conversation. 

Andy Laperriere Bio

11:00 AM - Noon - Joe De Sena - Founder and CEO of Spartan 

Spartan shares the road-map to success…its the journey everyone must take…once taught…life comes easy.

Joe De Sena Bio

Noon - Optional Lunch


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