Expanding Access for Investors and Institutions to Alternative Investing Through Enhanced Technology Platforms
FinTech solutions continue to evolve, requiring industrywide commitment to new ways of doing business. One size does not fit all, and the evolution does not touch only one segment of the industry. The IPA continues to bring the leading technology firms and industry stakeholders together as we reflect on the progress made to date and the work required to push our industry forward.
Listen in on a conversation bringing together senior leadership from across the industry to address current opportunities and challenges, and the degree to which stakeholder involvement is necessary to achieve the ultimate goal of true straight-through processing.
Angie FisherVice President, Operations, Strategic Planning & Projects, CIM Group
Angie Fisher serves as Vice President of Operations, Strategic Planning & Projects at CIM Group®. In this role, she is responsible for new fund on-boarding, capital markets projects supporting sales, marketing, legal, compliance, accounting and shareholder relations along with operational transfer agent aspects of retail, institutional and global products.
Prior to joining CIM, Ms. Fisher served in a similar capacity at Cole Capital. Her experience also includes various leadership roles at Edward Jones, OppenheimerFunds, Davis Funds, and American Century Investments where she worked with brokerage clients, transfer agents, operations teams, and project teams implementing new business and process improvement initiatives.
Ms. Fisher received her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s degree in organizational management. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. In addition, she is certified in Agile methodologies, is a certified Agile product owner and has a CMFC® designation.
Bill RobbinsChief Executive Officer, Wealthforge
Bill brings more than 25 years of experience in growing brokerage platforms and provides strategic oversight and leadership at WealthForge. Prior to joining WealthForge in 2015, he served as President of BB&T Securities Services leading teams that supported the firm’s brokerage platform and operations. He earned both an MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.
Brad WestCOO, Alternative Investment Exchange
Brad joined as COO of AIX in 2019. Brad has made a career of leveraging technology to re-engineer and restructure businesses to enable commercial product strategies, streamline operations, and drive scale and profitability. Having a passion for evoking change, Brad saw joining AIX as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enable a transformation that impacts the way an entire industry does business.
At AIX, Brad arbitrates possibility and change across the industry. His role is to help firms see the benefits of authentic data and process connectivity, understand why it matters and realize their true potential for growth. The reward is helping every AIX partner become stronger, and more vital by creating a connected eco-system for alternatives, for the first time in history.
When he’s not working, Brad can be found spending time with his wife and children, attending his daughter’s soccer games and walking his two labs Kash and Lincoln.
Eileen DuffManaging Partner, iCapital Network
Eileen Duff is Managing Partner and Head of Product Development & Origination for iCapital Network. She is responsible for the origination and development of new investment products, life cycle management of existing offerings and new fund launches across all iCapital’s client relationships, including asset managers, wirehouses and private banks, and independent advisors. Eileen previously spent two years as iCapital’s Head of Distribution leading sales and relationship management supporting the RIA, broker-dealer, private banking and family office communities. Prior to joining iCapital, Eileen was Head of Alternative Investments, North America at Credit Suisse, where she built and oversaw the origination and distribution functions for private equity, hedge funds, managed futures, real estate and other key alternative asset classes. Eileen began her career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where she was responsible for global marketing in the private client group. She is a graduate of University of Delaware and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.
Eric BernsteinPresident of Asset Management Solutions, Broadridge
Mr. Eric Bernstein has been the President of Asset Management Solutions at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. since 2017. He offers a tremendous track record of solution selling and delivery in the financial industry. Mr. Bernstein served as Chief Operating Officer of Americas at eFront S.A. and served as its Chief Operating Officer of North America since his joining in 2011.
At eFront, Mr. Bernstein was responsible for coordinating all business operations across the United States and Canada. Prior to eFront, Mr. Bernstein spent four years as Chief Operating Officer of the North America region for Sophis Technology (Ireland) Limited (also known as, Sophis, Inc.) since 2007.
Previously, Mr. Bernstein spent six years at Linedata Services in various roles including Senior Vice President and Head of sales in North America. Before Linedata Services, he held positions at PaineWebber as head equity trader and at Melvin Specialists as a market maker and equity trader. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York.