Business District: Prepare to Merge

The asset management industry is consolidating at an unprecedented pace, presenting a host of operational, technological, and human resource implications. How are firms, and the industry as a whole, navigating the intersection of businesses? From overlapping products and people, to fee and distribution alignment, our panel of industry thought leaders will reveal lessons learned from both sides of the deal.


Rhonda Dixon-Gunner, Director of Oversight and Education, Invesco
Mattias Kristol, Co-Head of North America Financial Technology, Wealth & Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co. 
Kevin Quirk, Principal, Casey Quirk, A Deloitte Business
Keith Totten, Managing Director, Partner, Aliter Investment Services

CPE INFORMATION: Nicsa is pleased to offer this webinar learning activity to attendees who are seeking CPE credits. 1 CPE unit may be available for attendees of this webinar. The webinar requires no advanced preparation, no pre-requisite study and is appropriate for all who have a basic understanding of the investment management industry.

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CPEs Earned: 1 CPE 

Field of Study: Business Management & Organization

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based 

Advanced Preparation: None 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Due to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued. Questions or Cancellations: Please contact Jordan DeBettencourt at 508.683.1618.

Rhonda Dixon-Gunner

Director of Oversight and Education, Invesco

Rhonda Dixon-Gunner is Director for the North America Transfer Agency, Oversight, and Education team at Invesco. In this role, she is responsible for oversight and education, which encompasses five functions, including training and knowledge management (NA), retirement plan support (US), fund settlement and reconciliations (NA), regulatory services—including tax reporting and unclaimed property compliance (NA), and risk management, including fraud prevention and controls and risk analysis (NA).

Ms. Dixon-Gunner joined Invesco in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, she was a vice president with Oppenheimer Funds, where she held a variety of servicing and operational leadership roles, including an account management role for third party transfer agency relationships supporting PIMCO and Nuveen.

Ms. Dixon-Gunner earned a bachelor's degree from Regis University. She is a former board member of NICSA, an industry organization, and is currently co-chair of NICSA's Webinar Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Invesco Women's Network (IWN) Governance Committee and oversees its nine North American chapters. She holds the Series 7, 24, and 99 registrations.

Matthias Kristol

Co-Head of North America Financial Technology, Wealth & Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Matthias Kristol is a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan's Financial Institutions Group in New York and Co-Head of North America FinTech, Wealth & Asset Management. He leads the investment banking coverage effort for asset managers, wealth managers, and financial technology companies. He serves as a strategic adviser to clients on Mergers & Acquisitions, IPOs, and other capital raising, and financial advisory activities. Matthias has over 20 years of experience helping financial institutions, in the United States, and in over 20 countries globally.

Matthias joined J.P. Morgan in 2007, and over his tenure worked in J.P. Morgan's London and New York offices.  Before joining J.P. Morgan, Matthias worked in financial institutions investment banking at HSBC Bank, and Putnam Lovell Securities in London and New York.

Matthias holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and grew up in Switzerland. He is fluent in German and French.

Kevin Quirk

Principal, Casey Quirk, A Deloitte Business

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in the asset & wealth management industry. He oversees many of the practices’ key client relationships and is heavily involved in developing its thought leadership. He is based in Stamford CT. 

Kevin’s primary responsibilities are client-facing, personally advising the CEOs and executive teams of leading asset & wealth management firms on their most pressing strategic issues. Kevin has led consulting assignments on four continents and his areas of focus include global business strategy development, M&A/integration advisory, distribution organization design, and investments capability assessment & strategy. 

Prior to joining Deloitte, Kevin was the Chairman and founding managing partner of Casey Quirk, a managing director of the Barra Strategic Consulting Group, a manager in the management consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he began his career at The Boston Company. Kevin earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Providence College, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.  Kevin is also a member of the Deloitte Retirement Committee, which oversees Deloitte’s $20B+ in assets retirement plans.

Keith Totten (Moderator)

Managing Director, Partner, Aliter Investment Services

Keith is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Aliter Investment Services and is primarily responsible for client service delivery and oversight.  He is an industry leader in the financial services industry and has held management and executive roles at State Street (1997-2005), Beacon Consulting Group (2005-2013, acquired by Accenture), and Navigant Consulting (2013-2017).  Keith is an operations and technology expert with experience managing strategic projects for industry-leading service providers and asset managers and owners.  His services focus on business and operations transformation, technology strategy and implementation, risk and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing.  Keith is an expert in the asset servicing business including mutual funds, hedge, pensions, institutional, private equity, real estate, and insurance products. 

Keith advises the world’s top financial institutions on successfully planning and implementing their operations and technology transformation initiatives.  He leads and oversees large engagements, helping clients implement their corporate strategies to grow and improve their business.  His extensive experience in leading technology and operations initiatives for investment management organizations and service providers has allowed him to become a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for his clients as well as an innovator to the financial services community. 

Keith lives in Ipswich, MA with his wife and two children. He supports many community activities and is the President of Ipswich Youth Soccer and Council Member for the Boy Scouts of America.  He is also a member of the Miracle Maker Leadership Council for the Expect Miracles Foundation (Dana Farber).    


Business District: Prepare to Merge
10/08/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  70 minutes
10/08/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)   |  70 minutes