Listen, Learn & Lead | The AAPI Community
Recorded On: 05/28/2021
Nicsa's Listen, Learn & Lead program is a series of important discussions around diverse segments in the asset management industry. This installment will focus on the dynamics specific to the AAPI community in the asset management industry. Advocating for the advancement of AAPI individuals, addressing the model minority myth and the challenges that poses, and fostering sponsorship to create pathways for individuals at different stages of their careers.
Take away actionable guidance and tips that all business leaders - across all levels, racial identities and backgrounds - can leverage to address inequalities and prejudices in the workplace, to build more inclusive organizations, and harness the benefits of a diverse workforce.
This program is sponsored by:
York Lo, CAIA, CIMA (Moderator)
Head of Alternative Product and LLCs, John Hancock Investment Management
John Hancock Investment Management
York has been a key member of the team responsible for manager selection and oversight and product development and management for global fund platforms. While at the firm, he’s launched products across structure types, asset classes, and styles, which has contributed significantly to the firm’s growth.
He brings 25 years of experience in the asset management industry in the United States and Asia, previously working for firms such as UBS and Putnam Investments in business development and research roles. York holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Certified Investment Management Analyst designations and serves on the DEI Advisory Board of the CAIA Association. Education: M.B.A., MIT Sloan School of Management; B.S.B.A., Finance, Boston University Questrom School of Business. Joined the company: 2008, Began career: 1998
SVP, Personal Financial Solutions
Wayne Park is senior vice president of Personal Financial Solutions for American Century Investments, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Park oversees the business strategy and execution for American Century’s retail direct business and client operations, which serves more than 600,000 clients. He is based in the firm’s Kansas City office.
Before joining American Century in 2020, Mr. Park served as head of individual investors and president of both T. Rowe Services, Inc. and T. Rowe Advisory Services, Inc.
Previously, he served in multiple leadership positions with Vanguard, including market strategy for the high net worth segment, head of outbound marketing and head of participant services and participant education in its institutional retirement plan services division.
Mr. Park holds a bachelor's degree in economics from State University of New York, Stony Brook, and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. He also attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania's executive education in marketing program.
President & CEO
Northern Trust Global Advisors, Inc.
Alice Fang is President & CEO of Northern Trust Global Advisors, Inc. and Head of Northern Trust Asset Management in Canada. She is responsible for the Canadian asset management operations and business strategy, and oversees the development and delivery of institutional investment management products and services and business development. She is Chair of the NT Global Advisors, Inc. board and sits on the Canadian Investment Oversight Committee.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Alice was Vice-President of Investment Solutions for a leading Canadian bank, where she oversaw over $85B in investments for high net worth investors, private clients and organizations. She was responsible for product and distribution strategy, investment oversight and ongoing client portfolio supervision. She was engaged in family office, asset management acquisitions and integration, was Chair of the Asset Mix Committee and sat on the Investment Committee.
Alice is a tenured wealth and asset management professional, driving client experience and investment excellence across solutions development, oversight, distribution, client engagement and marketing and communications. She is a graduate of Trinity College, University of Toronto. Complementary to her professional life, she is an outdoor enthusiast. She is an avid runner and skier, with a traveling spirit that takes her to diverse places like Everest, Kilimanjaro or the temples in Koyasan. She loves music, is voracious reader and is currently writing a book.